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steamed broccoli

Delicious Steamed Broccoli - In Instant Pot

This delicious steamed broccoli recipe is healthy all by itself or as a side dish. Gluten-free, vegan and naturally healthy, this recipe is perfect for pleasing a crowd or pairing with your favorite dish.
5 from 30 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 52 kcal


  • 1 head broccoli
  • 1 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Wash and cut broccoli into bite-sized florets.
  • Add water to the instant pot insert.
  • Place the steamer basket inside of the instant pot.
  • Add broccoli to the steamer basket.
  • Set the instant pot to Manual for 0 minutes on high pressure with vent in sealing position.
  • When instant pot beeps, quick release the pressure manually. Remove steamer basket carefully as it is hot.
  • Place basket under cold water to stop the cooking of the broccoli, or serve immediately.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!



For the 0 minutes on high pressure, this will result in a crunchy texture for the broccoli. If you want a softer texture, you can add 1 minute on high pressure and quick release the pressure manually.


Calories: 52kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.05gSodium: 53mgPotassium: 480mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 947IUVitamin C: 136mgCalcium: 73mgIron: 1mg
Keyword gluten-free fettuccine alfredo, Low Carb, Paleo, vegan fettuccine alfredo
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