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Soup Made Simple: Instant Pot Salmon and Tortellini

It’s that time again! Fall is the season of cozy evenings, where the chill in the air makes us long for warmth and comfort. But the hustle and bustle of a busy autumn doesn’t always allow for leisurely stovetop cooking, which leaves us tempted to opt for a less nutritious choice as we rush home from work or after-school activities. What better way to satisfy these cravings in a healthy way than with a steaming bowl of Salmon Tortellini Soup?! 

This recipe is a lifesaver on hectic weeknights, thanks to our trusty Instant Pot! In the realm of kitchen appliances, this all-in-one pressure cooker is nothing short of a game-changer.  It’s a versatile and time-saving device that has found a permanent place in our Dish on Fish kitchen. So, for seafood lovers looking to whip up a meal in a hurry, this comforting recipe is for you!  

The combination of flaky salmon, tender tortellini and hearty vegetables creates a meal that’s not only delicious but also packed with vitamins, minerals and omega-3s. Plus, the added convenience of using frozen ingredients (no thawing required) makes it a go-to option for those days when you need a satisfying meal that’s not only stress-free but also incredibly delicious. In just 15 minutes, you can tuck into a nourishing bowl of comfort that everyone—little Seafoodies included!—will enjoy. 

Bon appétit!

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Instant Pot Salmon and Tortellini Soup

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 2/3 cup onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 to 2 strips bacon, diced
  • 12 to 16 ounces frozen boneless salmon
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen mixed vegetables
  • 10 ounces frozen tortellini
  • 1 quart chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning (optional)
  • 2 to 3 handfuls fresh baby spinach


  1. Set the Instant Pot to sauté and add chopped bacon, onions and garlic to the pot. Sauté for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  2. Switch Instant Pot off. Add frozen salmon (cut into 3 or 4 pieces if not already portioned), frozen vegetables, frozen tortellini, broth and seasonings to the pot and stir.
  3. Cover and use the manual (or pressure cook) button to set timer for 6 minutes. Use quick release once finished, flake salmon into chunks with a fork and stir in fresh baby spinach.
  • Author: Dish on Fish
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Salmon

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