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Instant Pot Salmon Broccoli And Potatoes. Salmon, broccoli and potatoes cooked perfectly in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker in just 4 minutes. The ultimate quick Instant Pot healthy lunch or dinner.

Instant Pot Salmon Broccoli & Potatoes Instant Pot recipe
Instant Pot Salmon Broccoli & Potatoes Instant Pot recipe
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Instant Pot Salmon, Broccoli & Potatoes was one of our first recipes in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. Originally cooked in late 2016 and published in early 2017, it has become a readers favourite. We decided to take a trip down memory lane and update our Instant Pot Salmon and Broccoli for you today.

Instant Pot Salmon Broccoli & Potatoes

Instant Pot Salmon Broccoli & Potatoes was the fourth recipe in a sequence of showing people how to steam healthy food in the Instant Pot.

Firstly, we shared with you Instant Pot Broccoli, then Instant Pot Salmon & Broccoli and then third on the list was Instant Pot New Potatoes, it all led up to sharing with you this recipe for Instant Pot Salmon, Broccoli + Potatoes and how easy it is for newbies with their electric pressure cookers.

In my mind they very much fall under the idea of the perfect lunch.

But Dominic thought I was crazy for wanting to put them altogether in the Instant Pot at once because they were just not meant to be shoved in the Instant Pot together but I like to challenge his skills.

So, this is probably the recipe that he has probably worked at for the longest.

This of course has been good for me though, as I ended up with a huge amount of tester salmon and potatoes to eat, not to mention vast portions of broccoli to go at.

Well you can’t say my diet is not balanced after this!

This final part of the recipe though, is to show you that with some clever thinking that you can make your steamed lunch all in one steamer basket without thinking about it as that typical dump meal.

This meal would never be a dump meal in the normal sense but here you have it and it is cooked so quick too.

Instant Pot Recipes – The Outtakes

For a bit of fun this is what we said about making salmon, broccoli and potatoes in the Instant Pot, after the first time doing so back in late 2016.

The problem with being married to a chef is that they take everything seriously and are brought up on making everything from manual devices and don’t really get into the kitchen gadget craze.

When I ask Dominic to do the second recipe again but to add potatoes, he thinks I need shipping off to the funny farm.

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I mention it’s about completing the recipe, but I don’t think he gets me.

He tells me that it can’t be done, and I tell him to make it happen!

Thankfully he listens to me as I have the most delicious salmon, broccoli and potatoes for my trouble ????

How Long To Instant Pot Salmon?

Instant Pot Salmon Broccoli And Potatoes in 4 minutes

Instant Pot Salmon falls under the 4 minute rule. You steam your salmon in the Instant Pot for 2 minutes with your favourite vegetables and potatoes and then allow it to complete natural pressure release for a further 2 minutes.

This brings your cooking time to just 4 minutes for delicious Instant Pot Salmon!

Instant Pot Salmon Dinner

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Though what I am cooking here today is a full Instant Pot Salmon Dinner. You’re cooking not only Instant Pot Salmon, but Instant Pot potatoes and vegetables to go with it.

Because it is such an easy cooking process you can easily recreate your Instant Pot Salmon Dinner at home. You can also swap it for your favourite vegetables and potatoes.

For example, if you want Instant Pot Salmon on Paleo you could use sweet potatoes or cubed butternut squash or pumpkin.

Instant Pot Steamer Baskets

Best of all I love using my Instant Pot Steamer Baskets. They are our most used Instant Pot Accessory and I couldn’t imagine not using them.

Instant Pot Accessories. Read all about the best accessories for the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker including this Instant Pot Steamer basket.

You can place your salmon, broccoli and potatoes into your steamer basket, lower it into the Instant Pot and it will steam your food for you. Whether this is for steaming salmon or for something else it does the trick.

Instant Pot Salmon Broccoli And Potatoes
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Instant Pot Salmon Broccoli And Potatoes

Instant Pot Salmon Broccoli And Potatoes. Salmon, broccoli and potatoes cooked perfectly in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker in just 4 minutes. The ultimate quick Instant Pot healthy lunch or dinner.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Servings: 2
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Recipe Ingredients:

  • 72 g Salmon Fillet
  • 70 g Broccoli
  • 250 g New Potatoes
  • 1 Tsp Butter
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Fresh Herbs optional


  • Chop up your broccoli into florets and put to one side.
  • Place 160ml of water into the bottom of your Instant Pot.
  • Season your potatoes with salt, pepper and fresh herbs and also season your salmon and broccoli with salt and pepper.
  • Start by placing your broccoli into the steamer basket and placing the salmon and potatoes over them. Smother your potatoes with the butter so that the butter will melt as you cook them.
  • Set the valve to sealing for 2 minutes on the steam function.
  • When it is finished, wait 2 minutes and then flick the valve to release pressure.
  • Serve.


Its important the broccoli is the lowest in the steamer basket. Because it is full with other things it will slow down the cooking process and stop you having mushy broccoli.
Remember our portion sizes are small as we have them for a small lunch. Therefore, if you wanted to double the size then please add an extra minute to your cooking time.
Our favourite place to source salmon is Butcher Box and you can sign up for a membership here. Or read our Butcher Box Review.


Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 813mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 281IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg
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About Sam & Dom

Hi! I am Sam and along with my chef hubby Dom we love sharing with you easy everyday recipes using kitchen gadgets. We are also the authors of The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook, an amazing air fryer cookbook filled with 140+ everyday air fryer recipes.

Beyond the air fryer we also love the instant pot, slow cooker, soup maker, ninja foodi, pie marker and several other kitchen gadgets.

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  1. 5 stars
    I have made this three times and it’s delicious. I made a couple minor changes. I found the butter didn’t stay on the potatoes during cooking so I added the butter at serving time. Be sure to cut potatoes if they’re not all the same size. I found they were better if I cooked them for three minutes. I also used fresh green beans recently. After everything was cooked, I took out the potatoes and beans and browned the salmon with the Mealthy CrispLid–3 minutes at 375 degrees. Another time I might try leaving the potatoes in when crisping the salmon.

  2. I dont have an instant pot but I do have a Cuisinart pressure cooker. I dont have a steam button. Would I use high pressure or low pressure to make your recipe?

    1. Hi Joan

      We always use high pressure for our recipes unless stated. If you have a pressure cook button then that hould do the same as our steam or pressure cook button on the Instant Pot 🙂