8 Delicious Instant Pot Fish Recipes for Any Night of the Week

Put your favorite appliance to use for a decadent bowl of paella, low-country boil, or hearty fish packet.

The electric multicooker is a kitchen staple used in many households these days to get a quick homemade meal on the table stat. Soups and chicken dishes are great ways to get acquainted with the handy appliance, but maybe you've wondered how to make fish and other seafood in your pressure cooker. Good news: Our Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has some Instant Pot fish recipes that are delicious and easy to make. You'll be enjoying fork-tender salmon and indulging in a bowl of paella in no time.

Pressure Cooker Lemon and Dill Fish Packets
Adam Albright

Pressure Cooker Lemon and Dill Fish Packets

Lemon and dill are the perfect flavors to compliment a buttery, flaky white fish. This 5-ingredient pressure cooker fish recipe (plus a few pantry staples) gets wrapped up in a cute little package that gets nice and steamy after a quick 5 minutes in the Instant Pot.

Simplified Paella in bowls
Jacob Fox

Simplified Paella

Our quick and easy take on the (usually) longer-cooked recipe is so good that even paella connoisseurs won't be able to tell the difference after tasting this Instant Pot paella. We've packed in some shrimp, mussels, and sausage into our spiced tomato base for an extra impressive meal. Got extra time? Let it simmer on low in the slow cooker for a few hours instead.

Crab Stuffed Peppers on plate
Jason Donnelly

Fast or Slow Crab Stuffed Peppers

Tender lump crab meat is combined with a rich spiced cream cheese mixture before getting stuffed into colorful bell peppers for a seafood meal that doubles as comfort food. You'll want to use your pressure cooker's steamer basket or silicone rack to allow the peppers to steam and not get overcooked on the bottom.

New England Style Clam Chowder in bowls
Andy Lyons

Fast or Slow New England Style Clam Chowder

So long, canned soup! A quick five-minute cook leads to a bowl of super creamy chowder loaded with juicy clams, smokey bacon, and tender bits of potato. This is one speedy soup recipe you'll want to make on repeat.

Low-Country Shrimp Boil with potatoes and corn on plate
Blaine Moats

Pressure Cooker Low-Country Shrimp Boil

Seafood boils are a Southern favorite, but they can take a lot of time to prepare. Our pressure cooker shrimp recipe (we have slow cooker instructions, too!) is a quick dump dinner with little hands-on time. Don't forget the extra butter and lemon wedges for serving.

Lemony Mussels with Cherry Tomatoes and Potatoes in pan
Blaine Moats

Lemony Mussels with Cherry Tomatoes and Potatoes

Don't let those little shells scare you away. Mussels actually contain a healthy amount of protein and iron as well as vitamins and minerals. This Instant Pot seafood recipe features an herb-scented broth with a hint of white wine to round out the flavor.

Garlic-Ginger Shrimp with Coconut-Curry Vegetables on two blue plates
Jason Donnelly

Garlic-Ginger Shrimp with Coconut-Curry Vegetables

Rich and vibrant curry dishes aren't just for takeout. This pressure cooker shrimp and veggie curry recipe gets some nice heat from red curry paste and is balanced out by cooling coconut milk. Enjoy a bowl on its own or serve over some hot cooked rice.

Seafood Cioppino in bowl
Jason Donnelly

Fast or Slow Seafood Cioppino

Halibut, sea bass, or any firm white fish you have on hand will work in this classic Italian-American stew recipe that can be made in your multicooker or slow cooker. Enjoy a bowl with some crusty homemade bread for dipping into the fish-infused tomato broth.

If you don't have any fresh fish on hand, feel free to use frozen fish. Just make sure the fillets are properly thawed first unless the recipe states otherwise. After you've enjoyed some delicious pressure cooker fish, give your air fryer a try for some crispy shrimp or fish cakes.

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