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Instant Pot Lemon Butter Salmon and Vegetables on black plate

Instant Pot Lemon Butter Salmon

Instant Pot Lemon Butter Salmon is a quick, healthy and delicious meal that is so easy to make!

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword pressure cooker lemon butter salmon
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 326 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 1 cup Water (for the pressure cooker) 2 cups for 8 qt pot
  • 2 (5-6 oz) Salmon Filets (with skin)
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 pinch Pepper
  • 2 cloves Garlic (pressed or grated/minced)
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Chopped Dill (or 1 1/2 tsp dried)
  • 4-6 Fresh Lemon Slices (thinly sliced)
  • 2 Tbsp Butter (sliced into 4 pats)
  • 2 Tbsp Water (or white wine)
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice


  1. Pour 1 cup of water into the inner liner of the pressure cooker. Then set the trivet/rack inside.

  2. Place the salmon filets into the pan, skin side down.

  3. Sprinkle the filets with the salt, pepper, and the garlic.

  4. Place the dill on the salmon, followed by the lemon slices, then the butter pats on top.

  5. Add the water and lemon juice to the pan.

  6. Place the pan into the pressure cooker, onto the trivet.

  7. Close the lid and set the steam release knob to the Sealing position.

  8. Press the Pressure Cook/Manual button or dial, then the +/- button or dial to select 5 minutes. High Pressure.

  9. When the cook cycle has finished, immediately turn the steam release knob to the Venting position to Quick Release the steam/pressure.

  10. When the pin in the lid drops back down, open the lid and carefully remove the pan.

  11. Serve immediately with some of the lemon butter sauce over the filets.

Recipe Notes

  1. Larger (thicker) filets and frozen will need additional cook time.