Making perfectly steamed broccoli in the Instant Pot is so easy and fast! This basically foolproof method makes tender, delicious broccoli every single time.
Why This Recipe Is So Good
- Broccoli in the Instant Pot couldn’t be easier! In less than 10 minutes, you have the perfect steamed broccoli.
- This method is perfect for a quick and easy side dish. This recipe only has a zero minute cook time. Zero minutes!
How To Cook Broccoli in the Instant Pot
- Wash off the broccoli and cut off the florets.
- Place trivet in the bottom of the Instant Pot. Add the water and broccoli florets.
- Cover the Instant Pot with the lid . Put vent in “sealing” position. Click on “manual” or “pressure cook” and set on high for 0-1 minutes.
- Allow Instant Pot to come to pressure. Then release the steam and open the lid.
- Remove the broccoli and serve.
Top Tips For Making
- For really tender broccoli, cook for 1 minute. We like ours a little bit more firm, so we cooked for 0 minutes.
- Make sure the Instant Pot lid and vent are properly in place. The Instant Pot will take about 6 minutes to come to pressure.
- This Instant Pot broccoli is delicious plain, with a little salt and pepper, creamy cheddar cheese, or even some ranch dressing.
- Just in case you wondered, the florets are the tree-like parts of the broccoli! Chop them off the large stem and discard the rest.
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Instant Pot Broccoli
- Instant Pot or pressure cooker
- 1 pound broccoli uncooked
- 1/2 cup water
- Wash off broccoli and cut off florets.
- Place trivet in the bottom of the Instant Pot and add water and broccoli florets.
- Cover Instant Pot with lid and put vent in "sealing" position. Click on "manual" or "pressure cook." Set on high for 0-1 minutes (see notes).
- Allow Instant Pot to come to pressure. Release steam and open lid after cooking is complete.
- Remove broccoli. Serve.
- Cook time: 0 minutes for firm broccoli, 1 minute for very tender broccoli.
- Instant Pot notes: Make sure lid and vent are properly in place. Will take about 6 minutes to come to pressure.
- Serving suggestions: With ranch dressing or cheese.
- Florets: Florets are the top, tree-like part of the stalk of broccoli.