Skip to Content

Instant Pot Broccoli

Ready for the easiest steamed broccoli ever? This instant pot broccoli is so easy to make and perfectly steamed every time. No steamer basket needed!

broccoli florets in an instant pot

Steamed broccoli is a go to side dish that pairs well with pretty much any meal. You can’t go wrong with a classic like that!

The instant pot is my new favorite appliance for steaming vegetables. It is so easy to do and cooks in no time while you finish the rest of dinner.

This instant pot broccoli recipe requires hardly any work and comes out perfect every time! We use the same method whenever we make steamed cauliflower.

It’s fast become one of our favorite pressure cooker recipes along with this instant pot mac and cheese, instant pot creamy noodles, instant pot stir fry, and instant pot cabbage.

Ingredients needed to make broccoli in the instant pot

  • fresh broccoli: cut into similar sized florets
  • water: for steaming
  • butter
  • salt: to taste
broccoli florets in a strainer

How to make instant pot steamed broccoli

Step 1: Wash and cut your fresh broccoli into similar sized florets.

Step 2: Add one cup of water to the bottom of the instant pot, then place the trivet down over the water.

Step 3: Place the broccoli florets on top of the trivet. Place the pat of butter in the center of the broccoli florets.

1 tablespoon of butter added to the broccoli

Step 4: Place the lid on the instant pot and set to sealing. Set the instant pot to manual pressure for 0 minutes.

The instant pot will take a few minutes to come to pressure before it will start the count down once it finishes.

Once the timer beeps, do a quick release immediately to avoid overcooking the broccoli. Wait for the steam to release and the pin to drop all the way, then safely remove the lid.

Remove the trivet and salt the broccoli to taste before serving.

Serve as is or make some of our favorite cheese sauce for broccoli to pour over the top!

spoon scooping broccoli from the instant pot

This recipe is so easy and results in the perfect buttery broccoli side dish.

I find that salt and butter are plenty of flavor, but of course you can switch the seasonings up to try different flavors!

Are you making this recipe? I want to see! Don’t forget to tag me on instagram @buildyourbite and hashtag #buildyourbite with your recipe creations!

spoon scooping broccoli from the instant pot

Be sure to pin this recipe for later and follow Build Your Bite on Pinterest for all the latest delicious recipes!

steamed broccoli in the instant pot

Did you make this recipe? Be sure to leave a star rating below!

This is the best easy steamed broccoli and is ready in under 10 minutes. Give it a try next time you need a quick veggie side dish for dinner!

Yield: 4 cups

Instant Pot Broccoli

steamed broccoli in the instant pot

Easy foolproof steamed broccoli recipe made in the instant pot!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Add the water to the bottom of the instant pot insert. Place the trivet down, then add the broccoli florets. Place the butter in the center of the broccoli
  2. Place the lid on the instant pot and set to sealing
  3. Turn to manual pressure for 0 minutes
  4. Do a quick release after the 0 minute countdown is over
  5. After the pin has dropped, remove the instant pot lid
  6. Salt the broccoli to taste and serve immediately

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 89mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 5gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g

Did you make this recipe?

Be sure to tag me on instagram @buildyourbite and hashtag #buildyourbite with your recipe creations!

Sharing is caring!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Skip to Recipe