Instant Pot Broccoli is a tasty way to enjoy those little green trees on your plate. With broccoli being packed with nutrients, enjoying cooked broccoli at meals is a great way to eat healthier.

Instant Pot Broccoli

Cooking broccoli in the Instant Pot is an incredibly fast way to cook it from raw to ready in no time flat. This recipe is so simple and easy that it can quickly become a favorite way to prepare your veggies!

Instant Pot Steamed Broccoli ends up bright green and vibrant on your plates, making it look delicious. You can enjoy it with your eyes before enjoying it with your mouth.

We all know that foods that look good, taste good, but these are good for you too!

Instant Pot Broccoli

Steamed veggies are a fantastic way to enjoy fresh vegetables without a lot of time or effort in the kitchen. This cooking method also helps to keep a lot of the nutrients in the vegetables which is awesome!

If you enjoy this Instant Pot Broccoli recipe, you’ll love my Instant Pot Green Beans too! 


Instant Pot Broccoli Ingredients

  • 1 lb Broccoli
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste


  • Lemon Juice
Instant Pot Broccoli
Instant Pot Broccoli

How to Make Broccoli in the Instant Pot

  • Wash and Cut your Broccoli into small bite sized florets
  • Place them in the Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker Steamer Basket
  • Set Instant Pot / Pressure Cooking to “Pressure Cook” for 0 Minutes
  • Do a Quick Release of the Pressure
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • Optional – Drizzle Lemon juice on top for added flavor

Pressure Cooking for Zero (0) minutes. How does that work? 

Yes, you really can pressure cook for zero minutes. use your +/- buttons to adjust down to zero. It’s the perfect amount of time for delicate veggies that you don’t want to be over cooked.

Instant Pot Broccoli

Can I roast Broccoli in the Oven? 

Yes! Roasting broccoli in the oven is very simple and easy to do. It gives a nice color and crunch that goes great with the green vegetable. If you want to try roasting them in the oven, I recommend trying my recipe.

Do you need a steamer basket for the Instant Pot?

Instant Pot’s don’t normally come with a steamer basket so they are purchased additionally. For this recipe you will need to use one.

Can you cook Frozen Broccoli in the Instant Pot?

Yes you can cook frozen broccoli in your Instant Pot. Just follow along with the same recipe above.

Instant Pot Broccoli

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Instant Pot Broccoli

A quick and simple way to enjoy your favorite vegetable in a new way. Your healthy vegetable side dish is going to brighten up your plate with it's vibrant green colors.
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Calories: 154kcal


  • 1 lb Broccoli
  • Salt and Pepper To taste
  • Lemon Juice Optional


  • Wash and Cut Broccoli into small bite size florets
  • Place in Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker Steamer Basket
  • Set Instant Pot / Pressure Cooking to "Pressure Cook" for 0 Minutes
  • Quick Release Pressure
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • Optional – Drizzle Lemon juice on top for added flavor


Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 1433mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2826IU | Vitamin C: 405mg | Calcium: 213mg | Iron: 3mg
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