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Instant Pot Lemon Butter Garlic Salmon with Homestyle Vegetables

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4.7 from 18 reviews

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes (plus 5 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 19 minutes
  • Yield: 4 large servings 1x


Flaky wild Alaska salmon is steamed on the top of red potatoes and carrots in your electric pressure cooker and topped with garlic, fresh lemon juice and butter. A one pot meal that is healthy and delicious!


  • 1 cup chicken broth or water
  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds of red potatoes
  • 5 peeled carrots
  • 4 (6 oz) frozen fillets of wild Alaska salmon
  • 3 Tbsp melted butter
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (plus more for serving)
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Pour water/broth into bottom of Instant Pot.
  2. If you have small red potatoes, add them into the pot whole. If you have large or medium red potatoes cut them into halves or quarters.
  3. Cut your carrots in half lengthwise and then in half in thickness. Add them to the pot.
  4. Place your frozen salmon fillets on top of the carrots.
  5. In a small bowl stir together the butter, garlic and lemon juice. Drizzle over the salmon and the vegetables. Salt and pepper the salmon.
  6. Cover the pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook time to 4 minutes (high pressure). Let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes and then move the valve to venting.
  7. Remove the lid. Test the salmon for doneness. The internal temperature* should be at least 145 degrees F. Scoop the salmon and vegetables onto plates. Squeeze extra lemon on top of fish and veggies. Salt and pepper to taste.


I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*.

  • Category: Seafood
  • Method: Instant Pot


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of the recipe
  • Calories: 518
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 184 mg
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Carbohydrates: 42 g
  • Protein: 48 g