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Instant Pot Broccoli

Making perfectly steamed broccoli in the Instant Pot is so easy and fast! This basically foolproof method makes tender, delicious broccoli every single time.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time9 mins
Course: Vegetables
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy recipe, healthy side dish, pressure cooker
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 39kcal
Author: Cheryl Malik
Cost: $0.45


  • Instant Pot Pressure Cooker


  • 1 pound broccoli florets uncooked
  • ½ cup water


  • If using fresh broccoli, rinse and cut off stems.
  • Place trivet in bottom of Instant Pot. Add water and broccoli florets.
  • Place lid on Instant Pot and set valve to Sealing position. Set to Manual High Pressure for 0 minutes (for firm broccoli) or 1 minute (for very tender broccoli).
  • Allow Instant Pot to come to pressure. After cooking is complete, Quick Release and remove lid.
  • Remove broccoli from Instant Pot. Serve as desired.


We used a 6-quart Instant Pot for this recipe.
Recipe yields approximately 4 servings. Nutritional values shown reflect information for 1 serving. Macros may vary slightly depending on the specific brands of ingredients used.
To determine the size of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed, then weigh the entire finished recipe. Divide the total weight of the recipe (not including the weight of the bowl, pot, or plate the food is in) by 4. Result will be the weight of one serving.


Serving: 1serving | 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 | Net Carbs: 5g