Instant Pot Beets

Steamed beet slices on plate topped with chopped chives
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All you need are three simple ingredients to make these Instant Pot Beets. They're healthy, they're delicious - and everyone in the family is going to love them.

When it comes to a fast and simple gluten-free side dish, don't miss out on this. It's a great way to put healthy food into your belly to give you energy and fuel for the day!

Steamed beet slices on plate topped with chopped chives

When you want to cook beets but aren't quite sure how, your Instant Pot will never let you down. It's the fastest way to make beets that are perfectly cooked every single time.

Why This Recipe Works

The more veggies that you can have for dinner, the better! Beets get a bad rap, and I don't know why! They're actually a really flavorful side dish that pairs perfectly with just about anything.

  • You can flavor beets in any way that you want
  • You can cook a huge batch and have plenty for leftovers
  • Beets are great to add to salads as well! (once you cook beets, they're so versatile!)

Recipe Ingredients

ingredients to cook beets in the Instant Pot

Beets - Fresh and clean beets are all you need!

Water - Poured into the base of the Instant Pot.

Butter - This is optional but a great way to add flavor. I like you use salted butter.

How to make Instant Pot Beets 

Make sure that you gather up the ingredients before getting started. Since you only need a few of them, don't delay or leave any out.

Step One: Pour the water into the Instant Pot and then add the metal trivet.

Step Two: Trim the beets and then put them on top of the trivet in the Instant Pot.

Step Three: Put on the Instant Pot lid and select manual on high pressure. Cook the beets for 15 minutes.

Step Four: Once the time has passed, do a quick pressure release.

Step Five: Peel the beets and serve. You can top them with butter, slice them and drizzle with coconut oil, or just gobble them up once they're on your plate.

Variations

Add seasonings - The best way to flavor beets is to add whatever seasonings you'd like. It can be as simple as sprinkling on some chili powder, or even topping with lemon pepper, too. Beets are basically a blank canvas where you can change them up as much as you want.

Add toppings - I like to add butter to my beets, but you can easily add coconut oil or anything else that you think would be a great flavor enhancer.

Recipe Notes

  • If you're nervous about peeling the beets, don't be! Once you cook them in the Instant Pot, the skin of the beets will come off super easy!
  • Just be sure that you let the beets cool down slightly before trying to peel them because the skin is going to be really hot.

How to serve 

Stop stressing out over how to serve beets! They're actually a really simple side dish, ever. You can add some butter to it, add your favorite toppings, or just add it as a topping to a salad.

It's also delicious to mix with brown rice and other vegetables as well.

If you have leftovers, you can also use them to make this Instant Pot borscht (Beet soup)!

FAQs

Can I cook beets in the Instant Pot without a trivet?

If you don't have a trivet, you would just place the beets in the water and cook. They may be a bit soggy, but they'd be cooked!

Are beets better hot or cold?

Beets are good however you want to eat them! This recipe is meant to be eaten hot, but you can store them for later, and they can be chilled too.

How do you store cooked beets?

Cooked beets need to be stored in the fridge. For the best results, eat within 1-2 days.

How do you reheat cooked beets?

If you want to eat the beets warm, you can warm them up easily in the microwave.

Instant Pot Healthy Recipes 

Love the idea of eating more healthy recipes? I'm right there with you! Here are some other great healthy dishes to add to your cooking radar!

Looking for more ideas? Check out the healthy Instant Pot recipes page.

Instant Pot Beets

Instant Pot Beets are a great way to enjoy a healthy dinner or side dish with minimal effort and planning on your part!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beets, Instant Pot Beets
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 5
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 4 whole fresh beets unpeeled, with the ends trimmed off
  • 1 cup water
  • butter to taste. optional.

Instructions

  • Clean the beets and trim the ends.
  • Put the trivet into the bottom of the Instant Pot and pour in 1 cup of water.
  • Add the beets directly onto the trivet.
  • Put on the lid and cook at high pressure for 15 minutes.
  • Once the cooking time passes, do a quick release.
  • Take off the lid and peel the beets.
  • Top with butter and enjoy!

Nutrition

Sodium: 2mg Calcium: 1mg

Notes

  • If you're nervous about peeling the beets, don't be! Once you cook them in the Instant Pot, the skin of the beets will come off super easy!
  • Just be sure that you let the beets cool down slightly before trying to peel them because the skin is going to be really hot.
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2 thoughts on “Instant Pot Beets

    1. Good question! First, I would cook the beets according to the recipe exactly. After they are cooked, peel and slice them, then place them into a pickling liquid. A simple pickling liquid would be 1/2 cup vinegar + 2 tbsp of sugar or honey with some salt and pepper. Then let them sit for at least 24 hours and they will be pickled!

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