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Cooked Broccoli in a white bowl in front of a pressure cooker

Instant Pot Broccoli

Instant Pot Broccoli is a quick and easy way to steam your fresh broccoli. Pressure cooker steamed broccoli is a healthy and simple way to cook this awesome vegetable.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword pressure cooker broccoli
Prep Time 7 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 1 - 6
Calories 31 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 1/4 - 1 lb Broccoli, fresh (or more as desired)
  • 1 cup Water (for the pressure cooker)


  • Any Size Pressure Cooker
  • Steamer Basket or Rack


  1. Pour 1 cup of water into the inner pot of the pressure cooker (2 cups for 8 qt).

  2. Break up the head of broccoli into florets. (Not too small). Put them into the steamer basket.

  3. Place the basket of broccoli into the pot and place the lid on. Set the steam release knob to the Sealing position.

  4. Press the Pressure Cook (or Manual) button or dial, and then the +/- button or dial to select 0 minutes. High Pressure. This will yield a soft broccoli.

    If you want a bit firmer broccoli, use hot water in the pressure cooker, and set to 0 minutes at LOW pressure.

  5. As soon as the pot beeps that the cook cycle is finished, turn the steam release knob to the Venting position to do a Quick Release of the steam/pressure.

  6. As soon as the pin in the lid drops down, open the lid and use a potholder to remove the basket and serve hot.