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Instant Pot Broccoli

from kristineskitchenblog.com
Instant Pot Broccoli cooks up perfectly crisp tender and bright green with a 0 minute cook time. It's the perfect healthy side dish for your favorite meals!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Pressurize Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 58kcal


  • 1 ½ pounds broccoli
  • 1 cup water
  • salt, pepper, lemon juice, Parmesan, etc. as desired for serving


  • Cut broccoli into florets.
  • Pour 1 cup of water into the Instant Pot inner pot. Add a steamer basket to the pot.
  • Place broccoli florets in the steamer basket.
  • Close the Instant Pot lid and set the steam release valve to the sealing position.
  • For crisp-tender broccoli, set the pressure cook time to 0 minutes at high pressure. (If your Instant Pot will not allow you to set a 0 minute cook time, you can set it to pressure cook for 1 minute and then cancel the cooking cycle as soon as the pot reaches pressure. Then immediately quick release.)
    For softer broccoli, set the pressure cook time to 1 minute at high pressure.
  • The Instant Pot will take about 10 minutes to reach pressure and then the cook time will begin. As soon as the cook time ends, quick release the pressure by carefully moving the valve to the venting position.
  • Once all of the steam has escaped and the pin drops down, immediately open the pot (to prevent over-cooking). Serve broccoli with salt, pepper, and other toppings, as desired.


  • If you do not have a steamer basket, you can stack the broccoli florets on the Instant Pot metal trivet.
  • You can cook frozen broccoli florets using the same method and cook time.


Calories: 58kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 538mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1060IU | Vitamin C: 152mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition information is only an estimate.
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