Instant Pot Fish Stew

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Main Courses
fish stew

Do you love trying out new recipes in the kitchen, but find that you’re always short on time? Well, what if we told you that creating tasty meals like Fish Stew doesn’t have to take hours of prep and cooking? With an Instant Pot it can be done in a fraction of the time!

This easy-to-follow Fish Stew recipe has all the classic notes of a delicious fish stew without any hassle. Allowing for simple meal planning for even the busiest people, this one-pot wonder can have dinner ready in no time. Check out below for all the details on how to make your own restaurant-worthy Fish Stew with an Instant Pot!

How to Make Fish Stew

Fire up that Instant Pot—it’s time for dinner! Get ready for a flavorful seafood feast. Start by pressing SAUTE on your Instant Pot, add some olive oil and get those  onions and garlic sizzling. Once they’ve had their chance to cook down nicely, add sliced green bell peppers and diced potatoes so everything can start getting cozy together. Let that cook another three minutes or so.

Pour in salt-free crushed tomatoes, seafood broth, plus any seasonings that strike your fancy. We use a combination of cumin, smoked paprika, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Seal it all off with the lid, then set it MANUAL style for 10 minutes. After that time’s passed, get ready because dinner is nearly done! Once finished, let it naturally release for 10 minutes and then fully release.

Move back to SAUTE mode again before tossing spinach leaves into the pot followed quickly by whatever type of fish you prefer. We use cod filets in our recipe. Let those last eight minutes fly as your meal takes shape beneath its bubbly golden surface until almost too delicious not try at least one spoonful right now (don’t worry; we won’t tell).

Finally stir in some creamy coconut milk—perfection awaits just around this tasty corner. Top it all off with fresh parsley and a drizzle of lime juice, then dive on and savor every morsel.

Each bowl of this fish stew with potatoes contains 246 calories. If you’re on Nutrisystem, you can log it in the NuMi app as half of a SmartCarb, one PowerFuel, one Extra and two Vegetables.

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Servings: 6

Calories per Serving: 246

On Nutrisystem, Count As: ½ SmartCarb, 1 PowerFuel, 1 Extra and 2 Vegetables


  • 1 lb. cod fillets
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 medium white potatoes, diced
  • 1 (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes, no salt added
  • 1 cup seafood broth
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups spinach leaves
  • ¾ cup light coconut milk (canned)
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Turn Instant Pot on SAUTE and add olive oil. Once hot, add onions and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Add bell peppers and potatoes. Cook for another 3 minutes.
  3. Add crushed tomatoes, seafood broth, and seasonings. Stir to combine.
  4. Add lid and move toggle to SEAL and set to MANUAL for 10 minutes.
  5. Once finished, let it naturally release for 10 minutes and then fully release.
  6. Change setting back to SAUTE and add in spinach and fish. Let it cook for about 8 minutes, until fish is fully cooked.
  7. Stir in coconut milk.
  8. To serve, garnish with fresh parsley and a drizzle of lime juice.
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