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steamed broccoli in instant pot

Instant Pot Steamed Broccoli

Learn how to make Instant Pot Steamed Broccoli with a comprehensive step by step guide. Steaming broccoli in Instant Pot is easy and it makes an excellent healthy side dish within minutes.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Broccoli in Instant Pot, Instant Pot Broccoli, Instant Pot Broccoli without steamer basket, Instant Pot Steam Broccoli, Instant Pot Steamed Broccoli
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Pressure Build Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 103kcal
Author: Meghna
Cost: $1


  • 1 head fresh broccoli 12 florets in total
  • 1 cup water normal
  • Crushed pepper according to taste.
  • Salt (to taste)


How to Steam Broccoli in Instant Pot?

  • Cut the fresh Broccoli head into florets. Wash the florets very well under running tap water.
  • Pour 1 cup water into the steel pot of the Instant Pot.
  • Place the steamer basket inside the inner pot of the Instant Pot.
  • Dump the washed fresh broccoli florets on the steamer basket and pressure cook on HIGH for 0 minute (crisp), 1 min (tender) & 2 mins (soft) broccoli.
  • When the Instant Pot begins to beep once the pressure cooking time is up do a quick pressure release and immediately open the lid of the pot once the floating valve drops.
  • Immediately bring out the steamed broccoli from the Instant Pot to stop over cooking.

How to season Instant Pot Steamed Broccoli?

  • You can drizzle some extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle cracked pepper and salt on the steamed broccoli florets. Toss them and serve hot as a side dish.



  • Measuring Units used, 1 cup = 240 ml & 1 teaspoon = 5 ml.
  • Season the steamed broccoli for best taste.
  • Something about Zero Minute: It's a REAL cooking time and not a typo :D After pressing the PRESSURE COOK button on the Instant Pot set the time to zero minute and keep it on HIGH. The pressure will need sometime to build up inside the pot and by the time that phase is over the broccoli will be perfectly cooked (crisp consistency, will have a bite). That means by the time the Instant Pot comes to pressure the broccoli will be cooked and that's what is Zero minute all about.
  • Do Play around with the cook time and the method of pressure release (Quick, or Natural) for the exact texture that you prefer. Because what might be a crisp broccoli for me might not be the same for you :)
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Steamed Broccoli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 103 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 107mg5%
Potassium 961mg27%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 1894IU38%
Vitamin C 271mg328%
Calcium 143mg14%
Iron 2mg11%
* Read our privacy policy - Calorie information is provided as a courtesy only and should be leveraged as an estimate rather than a guarantee.Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 961mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1894IU | Vitamin C: 271mg | Calcium: 143mg | Iron: 2mg