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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!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 30.94kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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!
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Weight Watchers Points 0 points per serving on all plans

Nutritional

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.