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a plate of steamed broccoli and lemon wedge.

Instant Pot Asparagus (Steamed Broccoli)

Let me show you how to make the best perfectly steamed, crisp-tender and delicious Instant pot asparagus at all times. This pressure cooker asparagus is a perfect side for many dishes and super quick to make too.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, British
Servings 3
Calories 30 kcal


  • Instant Pot


  • 1 lb Asparagus 500g use thick spear asparagus
  • Salt
  • 1 cup cold tap water

To serve

  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice and lemon zest
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • Wash the asparagus and trim off the tough end (use a knife or snap with your hands)
  • Add water to your instant pot, add a cup of cold water then place the trivet or the steamer basket in the pot
  • Carefully arrange the washed asparagus on the trivet, criss crossing them if need be.
  • Lock the instant pot and turn the valve to the seal position. Select the manual or pressure cook and cook on MEDIUM pressure for ZERO MINUTES (asparagus is crisp-tender and not soggy when you use medium settings, if you would like it softer, select the high pressure, I have tested both ways and prefer the medium pressure one)
  • Once the cooking cycle is completed, carefully do a quick release.
  • Using a thong, carefully transfer the asparagus from the trivet to a plate. Add salt, squeeze of lemon or melted butter, serve and enjoy.


Use thick spear asparagus to avoid overcooking the vegetable
Add cold water to cook the vegetable.


Calories: 30kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 7mgPotassium: 305mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1143IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 3mg

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