Instant Pot Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower

Roasted Broccoli And Cauliflower

This recipe is an excellent option if you are watching calories, since it has only 30 calories per serving (this recipe has 4 servings total).

Broccoli and Cauliflower works amazing together and can be added to any main dish you make.

If you like this recipe, try the Instant Pot beef and broccoli or the Instant Pot cauliflower soup.

For this recipe I’m using a steamer basket. You can use one of these options:

1. Stainless steel steamer basket
2. Silicone Steamer Basket
3. Any steamer basket that fits your Instant Pot.

Roasted Broccoli And Cauliflower
Instant Pot Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Take a bowl and mix the broccoli florets, cauliflower florets, butter, salt and black pepper.
  • Add water to the Instant Pot.
  • Place the steaming basket on the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  • Place the broccoli and the cauliflower on the steaming basket.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 1 minute.
  • When cooking time ends, do a quick pressure release.
  • Open the lid and serve. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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23 thoughts on “Instant Pot Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower

  1. Tried it, followed the directions exactly. Came out more like broccoli and cauliflower soup. Not at all what I expected from the picture or the intent.

    1. I agree. I even self vented the pressure and took lid off right after. It was hard to take a second bite, it was so mushy.
      Next time I will try 1 minute instead of 10.

      1. I don’t see “10” min anywhere in the directions. I only see “1 min”. It may take 10 minutes for the pot to come to pressure but the cook time is only 1 min.

    2. Mine did same thing…like mush. I think adding a full cup of water is way too much. I followed a recipe for brussel sprouts which also said to add a full cup of water…and couldn’t even eat baby food…mush. Tried with 1/2 cup and cut the timer for the pressure cooker down to 2 min (was recommended at 3) and almost same thing. Every time I’ve tried cooking just vegetables in the pressure cook cycle…it’s been awful.

  2. Ok, I must be missing something, here…

    The recipe is titled “Instant Pot Roasted Broccoli And Cauliflower” and the picture shows beautifully cooked and browned caramelized broccoli and cauliflower, just the way I like it…

    But there is nothing in the instructions to explain this step…

  3. This was great! To everyone concerned about the cooking time – I did the commonly recommended 0 minutes/high pressure/quick release for broccoli/cauliflower and it turned out perfect. Still slightly crunchy, but not soggy. I have the Crock Pot pressure cooker, so it doesn’t have a manual option. In order to achieve 0 minutes I let it get to pressure, and as soon as it set I turned off the pressure cooker and did a quick release. Very good!

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