Instant Pot Mediterranean Cod


Looking for healthy and high in protein meal? This Instant Pot cod is the recipe for you :]

This is a great & classic fish recipe you can make easily in your Instant Pot (or any other pressure cooker) for a quick and easy dinner.

Can I use frozen Cod?

Yes, you an use frozen fish for this Instant Pot Mediterranean cod recipe. Just add 2 minutes to the cooking time.

What other fish can I use?

I you don’t have cod, this Instant Pot recipe would work great with Haddock, Pollack, Stripped Bass, Hake or Mahi Mahi.

How to serve?

For a complete and healthy meal, you can serve the Instant Pot cod with plain rice, brown rice, farro or as I did – with Zoodles (zucchini noodles) .

Instant Pot Mediterranean Cod
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: butter, cod, Mediterranean Cod
Prep Time: 6 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
  • 4 pieces cod frozen or fresh
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Add butter and remaining ingredients (except fish) into the Instant pot and select “Sauté”.
  • Sauté and stir for about 9 minutes.
  • Add the fish and use a spoon to cover each piece of fish with sauce.
  • Close the lid and cook at high pressure for 5 minutes (frozen fish) or 3 minutes (fresh fish).
  • When cooking ends, do a quick pressure release.
  • Open the lid and serve :]


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15 thoughts on “Instant Pot Mediterranean Cod

  1. Why are we Sautéing a cup of tomato sauce for nine minutes?
    Wouldn’t the cooking time be different for frozen or fresh

    1. Sorry Corrie
      Taking a second look at the recipe I see that you do give the different cooking times. (insert embarrassed face here)
      Mel Heinrichs

  2. I’ve never had cod before, and haven’t tried baking fish of any kind for about 40 years due to unsuccessful experiences. Your recipe is so very simple, that its encouraged me to give it a shot…if I can find fish in this shopping-limited world I now inhabit. But I’m looking forward to preparing it, Corrie. Thanks!

  3. My Instant Pot instructions say to not use tomato sauce as a base liquid because it won’t generate adequate steam pressure. It says to use 2 cups of water, with the sauce, and food, on, or in, an inner plate or pot.

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