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How to Make Instant Pot Mushrooms

Instant Pot mushrooms you can make in just 10 minutes! Our favorite side dish served with chicken or beef comes out perfect every time with butter.

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We made Instant Pot mushrooms the other night with chicken and WOW were they good! So good I thought we’d share our easy Instant Pot recipe with you. (affiliate links present)

Mushrooms in Instant Pot

I mean even if you weren’t a fan of this brown veggie you may just fall in love with them prepared like this! You can make them in your Ninja Foodi or Crockpot Express as well as this brand of pressure cooker.

You want them buttery, tender and savory with every single bite. Use button or baby bella for this but we think the brown latter and a bit firmer version is better. Test for yourself and see.

If you are new to pressure cooking we have a lot of easy one pot meal recipes for you here. To begin with let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have (a 6 quart) and use for all recipe creations.

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This was literally one of those “this would be good, I have some of that, and let’s try this” side dish.

They don’t always work out the first time I try them but this one did. May be one of our favorite Instant Pot vegetables thus far.

  • Baby bella mushrooms
  • Onion
  • Butter or olive oil but butter is better
  • Minced garlic
  • Garlic salt
  • Broth
  • Parmesan cheese on the top is fantastic
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Here are a few questions you might have in mind before you get going:

What is the difference between white and baby bella mushrooms?

The simple answer is that white or button mushrooms are lighter in color and softer, especially when cooked. Bellas are harvested at an intermediate stage of maturity in the growing process.

How do you properly clean mushrooms?

This answer is up for debate. You don’t want to “wash” them and need to be very gentle when removing dirt. You can either use a damp paper towel or run over cold slowly running water to do this.

Which mushrooms are the healthiest?

They’re all pretty healthy to eat if you don’t add a bunch of fat or sodium to them when cooking. Oyster and shiitake have the most fiber, where portobellos are among the highest in vitamin D. 

Can you eat the stems of baby bella mushrooms?

Absolutely. Once you have wiped the dirt off you can cook them as is, or remove stems if you’d rather.

How do you steam mushrooms in Instant Pot?

I don’t steam them, I saute and pressure cook them in the sauce. It is way better this way I tell you!

This is what they look like. Small / medium is the best size.

baby bellas

This is what bellas look like and are usually about the same price as the ever popular white mushroom (or button) variety.

I use these in many dishes such like my Instant Pot mushroom rice and air fryer vegetables because they don’t fall apart as easily.

Instant Pot Portobello Mushrooms

  • To keep them a bit firm as well I didn’t slice or halve them either.
  • The larger you keep them the longer you can cook them to draw in those other great flavors.

I tend to under season to begin with and test when it’s done. Adding a bit more salt and pepper once they’re done is better than having too much. You can’t fix over seasoned anything really.

I kid you not, pressure cooking has changed my life!

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How long to cook mushrooms

Under high pressure it certainly doesn’t take very long at all. On the stovetop with the lid on would take the longest, or maybe the oven might be a tie.

Time needed: 9 minutes

Pressure cooker mushrooms

  1. Saute

    Set pot to saute and add your butter, garlic and diced onions. Allow butter to melt and onions to soften a bit.

  2. Clean mushrooms

    Clean dirt off shrooms with a wet paper towel or run under slowly pouring cold water just to get debris off. Put on a few paper towels and roll up gently to get water off the outside of them.

  3. Add ingredients

    Add mushrooms into pot with onions. Saute for 3-4 minutes stirring often (but gently) just to soften slightly. Turn pot off.

  4. Cook

    Close lid and seal release valve. Set to high pressure for 5 minutes followed by a quick release.

  5. Serve

    Use a slotted spoon to lift out sauteed mushrooms and draining juices. Leave extras in pot with butter sauce until served.

When using an Instant Pot I always use wooden utensils, this slotted spoon is my favorite one. I use it for everything.

wooden slotted spoon
  • Essentially what you’ll have are perfectly cooked sauteed mushrooms once they’re done.
  • Why do I prefer this method? Because I don’t have to stand and watch them for 15 minutes at the stovetop.
  • It’s just add garlic and mushrooms in the pot and set to high pressure for a few minutes with a quick release at the end.

If you wanted to double this amount I would set the cook time for the same amount.

Of course the softer you want them the more minutes you’d need. Five seems perfect for us, not mushy at all.

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Instant Pot Mushrooms

Instant Pot mushrooms you can make in just 10 minutes! Our favorite side dish served with chicken or beef comes out perfect every time with butter.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot, mushrooms, ninja foodi, pressure cooker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 90kcal
Author The Typical Mom



  • Set pot to saute, add butter, garlic and onions. Cook until onions soften.
  • Rinse and dry with a paper towel your mushrooms, add them into your pot. Gently stir and cook for 3-4 minutes. Turn pot off.
  • Add broth, then close lid and steam valve.
  • Set to high pressure for 5 minutes followed by a quick release.
  • Use slotted spoon to serve, top with parmesan and sprinkle with salt and pepper.


Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Mushrooms
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 90 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 286mg12%
Potassium 254mg7%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 299IU6%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Saturday 29th of April 2023

You forgot to put in the broth!


Thursday 4th of January 2024

@The Typical Mom, The recipe card directs it on step 3, the story version of the directions does not. These came out awesome, thanks!

The Typical Mom

Saturday 29th of April 2023

I don't understand your comment, it says add in step 3


Wednesday 2nd of September 2020

Used mY instant pot for first time today. I love your directions. Very easy to understand. I threw in spinach and Cajun season ( the no salt added ). It was great! Tomorrow I think I will make creamed version. By adding flour during sautéed phase of onions, I also chopped up steams and added during this phase. Maybe some jalapeño. I have an over abundance from my garden.

Thank you for sharing, Josephine

The Typical Mom

Wednesday 2nd of September 2020

OH good!


Wednesday 22nd of July 2020

These Are Amazing 😉, Thank you

The Typical Mom

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020

Yay glad they were a hit

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