Instant Pot Spinach

cooked spinach in a white bowl topped with minced garlic with spinach leaves on side

Spinach is a superfood that is loaded with nutrients, and you can make it easily using your Instant Pot!

Instant Pot Spinach makes a great and vegan side dish for your daily meal.

This Instant Pot Spinach is a feel-good dish that packs a punch in both flavor and nutrition to your recipe.

cooked spinach in a white bowl topped with minced garlic with spinach leaves on side

Can I Use Frozen Spinach?

Yes you can. Please note I recommend you to use fresh baby spinach for this recipe.

Frozen spinach contains a lot of water, and we are already adding vegetable broth to the recipe so that might make a mess.

Otherwise, if you want to use frozen spinach, assure to fully defrost and drain.

Instant Pot Spinach Recipe Video  

What else can I add to my recipe?

If you aren't vegan or vegetarian, try adding diced bacon or salted pork pieces that work well along with it.

If you’re going that route or leftover ham bits would work great as well if you’re making this after the holidays.

You can also try adding diced mushrooms or make it creamy!

Do let us know afterward how did it go in the comments 🙂

How to serve?

Serve this nutritious side dish with Basmati Rice or Brown Rice.

Can I make Malabar Spinach?

Yes. Feel free to use malabar spinach for this recipe. Instructions and cooking time stay the same.

Can I store my leftovers?

This Instant Pot Spinach being super filling and healthy also is a perfect leftover recipe.

Store the leftover Spinach in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

What are the health benefits of Spinach?

There's a ton of benefits of having Spinach. Some of them are taken down:

  • Healthy for skin, hair, and bone health.
  • Source of protein, iron, vitamins, and minerals.
  • Helps in improving blood glucose control.
  • Reduces the risk of cancer.
  • Dietary magnesium source, for healthy energy metabolism.
  • Maintains muscle and nerve function, and a healthy immune system.

How to make Instant Pot Spinach

Gather the necessary ingredients.

Instant Pot Spinach

Take your instant pot and pour in some olive oil.

Instant Pot Spinach

Add minced garlic, chopped onions, and set it to Saute for 5 minutes.

Instant Pot Spinach

Now add vegetable broth so our veggies don't get burnt.

Instant Pot Spinach

Add in our magical ingredient, Spinach!

Instant Pot Spinach

Add chili powder to add a bit of spice.

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A teaspoon of salt.

Instant Pot Spinach

Add a teaspoon of black pepper and set the pot to High Pressure for 4 minutes.

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Do a Quick Release and open the lid.

Dish out and serve :]

Instant Pot Spinach

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cooked spinach in a white bowl topped with minced garlic with spinach leaves on side

Instant Pot Spinach

A nutritious and delicious spinach plate to accompany your meaty meals…
4.86 from 7 votes
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Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baby spinach, Garlicky Spinach, Instant Pot Spinach, spinach
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 ½ cup baby spinach leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder


  • Press saute and add olive oil.
  • Add onion and garlic and saute for 5 minutes.
  • Saute for 5 minutes.
  • Add vegetable broth, spinach, chili powder, salt and pepper and close the lid.
  • Cook on high pressure for 4 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, do a quick release and open the lid.
  • Serve and enjoy 🙂


Calories: 214kcal Carbohydrates: 20g Protein: 4g Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 2g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 10g Sodium: 3340mg Potassium: 514mg Fiber: 4g Sugar: 7g Vitamin A: 5327IU Vitamin C: 24mg Calcium: 103mg Iron: 2mg


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7 thoughts on “Instant Pot Spinach

  1. 5 stars
    Taste great!! Its a keeper. I put 16 oz. Of fresh ßponach and 10 cloves of garlic with 5 Tbsp. Of EVOO. Enough for the family. Thanks!!!

  2. Amazing recipe! Made it for my boyfriend (he is from Pakistan and adores spice), he says - better than any restaurant! Thank you!

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