Recipe: Pot-within-a-pot instant pot salmon with broccoli

Erin Chase, of $5 Dinners, shares simple, inexpensive family dinner idea

SAN ANTONIO – Want to make a healthy, restaurant quality meal without the hassle? Bust out your new instant pot and give this recipe a try!

Erin Chase, of $5 Dinners, says, “Lemon and dill are by far my favorite ingredients to use when making salmon. I’ll bake, slow cook, grill, and sauté salmon with lemon and dill. I’ll use lemon slices, or lemon juice, or even lemon essential oil with olive oil.”

Check out the recipe below and for more dinner ideas from Chase, click here.

Pro tip: Wrap the broccoli in foil and steam it in the instant pot with the salmon for a quick, easy dinner.

Easy salmon dinner in an instant pot with Erin Chase of $5 Dinners. ( 2021)

Instant pot salmon (from $5 Dinners)


  • 1 pound salmon fillet, cut into 3 pieces
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup and 3 teaspoons lemon juice, divided
  • 3 teaspoon fresh dill, chopped
  • Rice, as side dish
  • Fresh veggies, as side dish


Add 1 cup water plus 1/4 cup lemon juice to the electric pressure cooker insert. Add the steam rack.

Place the salmon pieces, skin side down, on the steam rack. Season with salt and pepper.

Drizzle 1 teaspoon of lemon juice onto each salmon fillet. Sprinkle the fresh dill on top of each salmon fillet. Close the lid.

Set to “sealing.” Steam, adjust to 2 minutes. Let the electric pressure cooker cook salmon to perfection. Natural release.

Cook the rice and veggies, as directed.

Serve with lemon and dill with side of rice and veggies.

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