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Pressure cooked diced beets garnished with chopped parsley and served on a white plate

Instant Pot Beets

Instant Pot Beets are delicious and so easy to make in a pressure cooker. Instant Pot Steamed Beets will reward you with fork tender, juicy beets.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to cook beets in Instant Pot, How to steam beets in instant pot, Instant Pot Beets, Pressure Cooker Beets, Steamed Beets Instant Pot, steaming beets instant pot
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Servings: 3 large beets
Calories: 117kcal
Author: Meghna


  • 3 large Beets cleaned, rinsed and stalks trimmed


  • Prep the Beets: Clean and rinse the beets well. Trim the stalks leaving about 1.5 or 1 inch.
    rinsed beets on a wooden chopping board
  • Set the Instant Pot: Now, pour 1 cup water into the steel insert and place the metal trivet inside the pot.
    pouring water inside instant pot steel insert
  • Pressure Cook: Place the cleaned whole beets on the metal trivet. Close the lid, seal the vent. Press the PRESSURE COOK button and set it on HIGH for 30 mins for large beets, 15 mins medium beets & 10 mins for small beets. (Refer the post for exact diameters & cook time). When the cooking cycle is over the Instant Pot will begin to beep. Wait for complete Natural pressure release.
    rinsed whole beets on the metal rack inside the instant pot
  • Check for Doneness: Open the lid and check insert a fork or kitchen knife inside the beets to check for the right doneness. If the knife penetrates without much resistance that means that the beets are well cooked and fork tender.
    inserting a knife inside cooked beets to check for doneness
  • Prep cooked beets: Carefully take out the metal trivet along with the beets. Allow them to completely cool down or you may even dip them inside a bowl of cold water to cool them faster. Trim the tips of the cooked beets and slide off the skin of the cooked beets with the help of your fingers. The peel slides off easily.
    peeling cooked beets
  • Serve Beets: Dice or chop the cooked beets and serve with your favorite seasonings. Here's an easy beet salad recipe that you can fix easily. It makes a great, delicious, nutrition packed and healthy side.
    diced beets served on a white plate garnished with parsley

Easy and Quick Beet Salad Recipe

  • Easy quick beet salad: Slice, dice or chop the peeled cooked beets into desired sizes.. Add a generous amount of extra virgin olive oil, a few sprinkles of balsamic vinegar, a dash of sugar, salt to taste and crushed black pepper to taste. Toss well. Serve immediately. You can even garnish with chopped cilantro or parsley.



  1. Peel or no peel? No need to peel the beets first. The skin slides off beautifully after the beets are pressure cooked. 
  2. How long can you store cooked beets? They should last for 7 days in the fridge when stored in air tight containers.
Calorific details are provided by a third party and are to be used as indicative figures only.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Beets
Amount Per Serving
Calories 117 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 212mg9%
Potassium 884mg25%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 44mg4%
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: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 884mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg