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Instant Pot Broccoli | Steamed to Perfection

  • Author: Rachel Steenland
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Steamed Instant Pot Broccoli is THE QUICKEST and healthiest way to enjoy this powerhouse green vegetable in just a few minutes!


  • 1lb (450g) broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 cup water

To serve

  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • See Notes section for topping ideas


  1. Place steamer rack or basket into the Instant Pot, fill with broccoli florets and water. Place the lid and turn the valve to sealing.
  2. Select Pressure Cook and adjust time to zero minutes. The broccoli will cook perfectly while coming to temperature (which takes around 5-10 minutes).
  3. Once you hear the signal that the cooking time is complete, carefully turn the steam release handle to venting. Allow all of the pressure to be released (around 5 minutes), and then remove the lid as soon as all steam has vented (to prevent the broccoli from over cooking!).
  4. Transfer steamed Instant Pot broccoli into a serving bowl, and sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper.  See post for tasty flavor boosters/toppings!
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes

Keywords: instant pot broccoli