Instant Pot Broccoli

Back to basic with this easy Instant Pot broccoli. this is a steamed broccoli recipe, means it's oil-free which is always a good thing :]

Using this recipe, you will cook it perfectly and get a delicious and nutritious side dish.

Unlike beets or potatoes, broccoli needs a short cooking time.

If you cook it too much, you will get a soggy broccoli. So make sure you stays near the Instant Pot and do a quick pressure release right when the cooking time ends.

Why should I eat broccoli?

Broccoli is a superfood! Although it is composed almost entirely of water , it contains a lot of fiber, rich in various minerals , has low carbohydrates and is also an exceptional source of vitamin C. vitamin K and vitamin B9 . Impressive and super healthy!

Which steamer basket should I use?

For steaming the broccoli you can use one of these accessories:
1. Stainless steel steamer basket
2. Silicone Steamer Basket
3. Any steamer basket that fits your Instant Pot.

broccoli in Instant Pot

Can I make Instant Pot Broccoli without steamer basket?

In order to make broccoli without steamer basket, follow these steps:

1. Pour 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot

2. Place the broccoli on the bottom of the Instant Pot

3. Close the lid and cook at high pressure for 1 minute.

4. Do a quick release, season with salt and pepper and serve.

Please note you will get a better result using a steaming basket.

Can I use frozen broccoli?

Yes you can. Fresh one would be much better but you can use frozen broccoli as well. If you do so, add 1 minute to the cooking time and cook for 2 minutes on high pressure.

Can I double the recipe?

Yes you can! You can cook 2 heads of broccoli (16 ounces) at once. The recipe stays the same - use 1 cup of water (no need to add more!) and cook for 1 minute on high pressure.

Oh , and if you are into broccoli, you really have to make this Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli.

If you are looking for a lighter option, check out this Instant Pot Broccoli Soup this Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup.

How to steam broccoli in Instant Pot

Cut the broccoli into florets:
Add water to the Instant Pot and place a steaming basket.
Cook on high pressure for 1 minute only.
Open the lid and enjoy!

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Instant Pot Broccoli

An easy and simple way to perfectly cook broccoli in the Instant Pot.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: international
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 1 head broccoli around 8 ounces
  • 1 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Wash and cut the broccoli in florets.
  • Add 1 cup of water to the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  • Place the steaming basket in the instant pot.
  • Put the broccoli inside the steaming basket.
  • Close the lid and cook at high pressure for 1 minute.
  • When cooking time ends, do a quick pressure release and take out the broccoli.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste and enjoy 🙂

Nutrition

Calories: 103kcal Carbohydrates: 20g Protein: 9g Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Sodium: 106mg Potassium: 961mg Fiber: 8g Sugar: 5g Vitamin A: 1894IU Vitamin C: 271mg Calcium: 146mg Iron: 2mg
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