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Instant Pot Broccoli

You will make perfectly steamed broccoli with this easy Instant Pot recipe.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Vegan, Western
Keyword instant pot broccoli, steamed broccoli
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 34kcal


For The Broccoli

  • 400 g 2 1/3 cups of raw Broccoli florets cut into medium pieces (from 2 heads)
  • 250 ml 1 cup water
  • Salt

For Grilled Broccoli

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • Dash of lemon juice
  • 1 mild chili sliced
  • Lemon wedges for garnish
  • salt and pepper


Instant Pot Broccoli

  • Wash the broccoli.
  • Add the water to the Instant Pot insert.
  • Place the steamer basket inside the Instant Pot insert and then add the broccoli florets to it.
  • Select the manual or pressure cook button (dependent upon IP model), select high pressure and set the timer to 0 mins.
  • As soon as Instant Pot comes to pressure and beeps, do a Quick Release. When complete, remove the lid.
  • Season to taste. You can use salt, chilli, citrus, sesame oil etc.

To Make Grilled Broccoli

  • Add the oil, garlic and the chilli to a pot over medium heat until garlic starts turning golden brown. Garlic and chilli burn very quickly so as soon as they start changing colour,  pour the mix into a cool container to stop the cooking.
  • Heat a grill pan or broiler over high heat and grill the broccoli in batches making sure to turn the florets halfway through so all sided get char marks.
  • Transfer the grilled broccoli to a bowl, pour the garlic and chilli mix and a dash of lemon juice (if using).
  • Adjust seasoning, add in lemon wedges (if using) and serve.



Cook time does not include time to come up to pressure or for pressure to release.

Instant Pot Broccoli Tips

  • If you want softer broccoli or if you prefer bigger florets you can set the time for 1 min under high pressure.
  • For a super-nutritious drink, save the cooking water, chill it in the fridge and drink it. I know this may sound a bit strange, but it actually does taste good and it is full of all the good vitamins and minerals extracted from the steamed broccoli during the cooking process.
  • The total cook time does not include the time it takes for the Instant Pot to get to pressure and the time for the natural pressure release.

 Broccoli Instant Pot Broccoli Weight Watchers Points 

There are ZERO Freestyle and PointsPlus points in Instant Pot Broccoli.

Serve your Instant Pot Broccoli with:


Calories: 34kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 316mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 625IU | Vitamin C: 89.2mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 0.7mg