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Instant Pot Broccoli

Broccoli in the Instant Pot is the easiest way to get perfect broccoli every time.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Course: Vegetables
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy recipe, healthy side dish, pressure cooker
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 39kcal
Author: Emily Stallings
Cost: $0.45


  • 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.


Calories: 39kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 358mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 706IU | Vitamin C: 101mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg