Go Back
+ servings
close up of cooked broccoli fresh out of the instant pot in a bowl

Instant Pot Broccoli

Instant Pot Broccoli is steamed perfectly every time and is cooked in about 5 minutes! Great for a quick side dish!
Print Pin
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 30.94kcal



  • 2-3 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2-1 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Pour water into the Instant Pot
  • Add broccoli florets. If you are using a steamer basket place it in the pot then add the broccoli.
  • Turn the valve to the sealing position. Set the Instant Pot to 0 minutes on high pressure. Once it beeps perform a quick release. **If you are looking less than 2-3 cups of broccoli see recipe notes below.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and favorite spices.

How To Cook a Whole Head of Broccoli in the Instant Pot

  • Pour 1 cup of water into the inner pot.
  • Add Instant Pot trivet and place on top.
  • Cover and turn the valve to sealing position. Cook on manual pressure for 1 minute. Set to 2 minutes if you like broccoli more tender. Then perform a quick release.


Cooking times vary depending on the number of florets you use. If you are using 1 cup or less pressure cook for 1 minute and quick release. For 2-3 cups or more, set the Instant Pot for 0 minutes, the pressure release.
This is because your Instant Pot starts cooking the moment you turn it on. So the broccoli does need much time when you include the 5 mins of pressurizing. Also, the more that’s in the IP the lower it takes to come to pressure, which means more cooking time before the time actually starts!
Tried this recipe?Mention @slapdashmom1 or tag #slapdashmom!
Share on Facebook
Weight Watchers Points 0 points per serving on all plans


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 30.94kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.04g | Protein: 2.56g | Fat: 0.34g | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 32.98mg | Potassium: 287.56mg | Fiber: 2.37g | Sugar: 1.54g | Vitamin A: 566.93IU | Vitamin C: 81.17mg | Calcium: 42.77mg | Iron: 0.67mg

Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently.