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Steamed broccoli in a wood bowl with an orange napkin and salt to the side
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Instant Pot Broccoli

Instant Pot Broccoli is the easiest way to steam broccoli! It comes out super tender and you don't have to watch a boiling stove!
Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time1 minute
Coming up to pressure5 minutes
Total Time9 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Low Calorie, Low Fat, Low Lactose, Low Salt, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Instant Pot Broccoli, Steamed broccoli
Servings: 4
Calories: 52kcal
Author: Lara Clevenger, MSH, RDN, CPT




  • Wash and chop your broccoli into florets. Place 1/2 cup to 1 cup of water in the bottom of the Instant Pot insert.
  • Place the trivet inside the Instant Pot and then place the chopped broccoli into the trivet. Secure the lid on the Instant Pot and make sure the knob is set to the sealed position.
  • Select the “manual” button. Choose high pressure and set the timer to 1 minute. Once the broccoli comes up to pressure (5 to 8 minutes) it will cook for one minute.
  • After it has cooked for one minute, preform a “quick pressure release.” This will release the pressure, but be sure to do this carefully as to not burn yourself on the steam.
  • Carefully lift up the trivet from the Instant Pot. Transfer the broccoli to a serving bowl and top with salt and pepper if desired.


  1. For crunchy broccoli, reduce time to 0 minutes. Yes, you can actually set the timer to 0!
  2. If you have a large head of broccoli (making 2-3 cups of florets), consider increasing the time to 2 minutes for them to be tender.


Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 480mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 947IU | Vitamin C: 136mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg