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Instant Pot Asparagus

This Instant Pot Asparagus will be your new favorite quick and easy method to cooking this delicious vegetable! Asparagus is lightly seasoned with garlic and lemon, then perfectly cooked in under 10 minutes.
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy vegetable, less than 10 minutes, low carb
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 129kcal
Author: Cheryl Malik


  • Instant Pot


  • 1 pound asparagus ends trimmed
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Add all ingredients to an Instant Pot, close lid and set steam release knob to sealing position.
  • Pressure cook on high for 0 minutes, then quick release the steam.
    Instant Pot Asparagus Process Photo 1
  • Remove asparagus and serve immediately.


  • Make it Vegan: Use vegan butter or olive oil in place of the butter in this recipe.
Recipe yields approximately 4 servings. Nutritional values shown reflect information for one serving of asparagus. Macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands of ingredients used.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 398mg | Potassium: 245mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1212IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg | Net Carbs: 3g