Instant Pot Steamed Vegetables


Sometimes your body asks you for something healthy. In those cases, I like to make these pressure cooker Steamed vegetables.

It's really easy and can be added to any meal as a healthy side dish or even alone as a light dinner.

What vegetables to use?

Feel free to use any veggies you like : Zucchini, bell peppers, broccoli, carrots etc.

If you gonna use carrots, add 1 minute for the cooking time. For a  vegan recipe, just leave out the butter.

Do I need a steamer basket for this recipe?

Usually, I'm using my steamer basket on these kinds of recipes. But I got some comments from users who are just starting out with the Instant Pot and don't have all the fancy accessories yet. So I decided to make this Instant Pot steamed vegetables recipe inside the pot, to show you that it's possible.

If you DO prefer a steamer basket, you have a few options:
1. Stainless steel steamer basket
2. Silicone Steamer Basket
3. Any steamer basket that fits your Instant Pot.

if you are into healthy vegetable dish, try this Instant Pot vegetable soup.

Instant Pot Steamed Vegetables
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Steamed Vegetables, vegetables
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 6
  • ½ lb green bean
  • ½ lb yellow bean
  • 1 cauliflower cut into florets
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Add water in the Instant Pot
  • Place the vegetables in the Instant Pot (or on the steamer basket) and sprinkle with garlic powder.
  • Close the lid and cook at high pressure for 3 minutes.
  • After cooking ends, do a quick pressure release.
  • Open the lid, add butter, stir a bit and let it melt completely.
  • Serve and enjoy. Feel free to add salt and pepper to taste.
Calories: 52kcal Carbohydrates: 11g Protein: 3g Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 1mg Sodium: 37mg Potassium: 455mg Fiber: 4g Sugar: 3g Vitamin A: 265IU Vitamin C: 59mg Calcium: 56mg Iron: 1mg


    Reader Interactions

  1. John Lewis

    When do you use pressure/manual versus steam to cook fresh vegetables?

  2. Kitty

    How much water do u add?

    • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

      1/4 cup.

      • Carole

        So I don’t need 2 cups of water in my 8 qt pot to cook these veggies? I thought I needed to add at least 2 cups to properly build steam

        • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

          1/4 cup is enough for this recipe ^_^

        • Amanda C.

          As I understand it, this is because these vegetables all release water themselves, whereas grains or dried beans will absorb it.

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