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Best Buttered Instant Pot Spinach

If you’re looking for a great vegetable side dish you can make in your pressure cooker this Instant Pot spinach recipe is great. Add bacon and it’s a cheap great addition to any meal.

spinach in instant pot

Are you all about using your pressure cooker nowadays?? I know I am. I have made over 101 easy Instant Pot recipes here on The Typical Mom and here is one focusing on vegetables! Ok so you can make this the healthy way or add a bit of bacon and/or diced pork and add a lot of flavor to it too. Either way this Instant Pot spinach recipe is a great side dish, or meal really, you can make in just minutes.

Instant Pot Spinach

I will admit, I wasn’t a huge fan of vegetables when I was younger but after my mom served this easy spinach quiche over and over again that became of favorite of mine and I’ve been trying to incorporate more veggies in our meals ever since then.

Now my kids would probably rather eat a whole plate of vegetables instead of meat, go figure. I have tried different veggies to make and serve with meals over the years and surprisingly this buttery dish has become a favorite.

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pressure cooker spinach

You shouldn’t have trouble finding fresh spinach in the store and it is really healthy for you so pack it in! Like I said, if you’re going for the really healthy side dish then skip the pork entirely but let me tell you it adds a wonderful flavor and aroma to this side dish.

Diced bacon or salted pork pieces work well if you’re going that route, or leftover ham bits would work great as well if you’re making this after the holidays. Your choice…..

Instant Pot Spinach Recipe

I’ve thought to add diced mushrooms into the mix as well but haven’t done that. If you do let me know how it turns out with that mixture.

  1. Fresh spinach leaves
  2. Onion
  3. Diced bacon or salted pork
  4. Olive oil
  5. Salt and pepper
  6. Garlic
  7. Chili powder – optional

Remember that these instructions work in a Crockpot Express or Ninja Foodi as well. Using the high pressure function they all work similarly.

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Pressure Cooker Spinach

This is how it turns out! Full of flavor and a great side dish with dinner or served during the holidays for sure. If you’re looking for more Instant Pot vegetable recipes we have a lot more too, and a few more you’ll love

If you want to make a few different kinds of Ninja Foodi spinach you can make it this way or create air fryer spinach as well. Here is a printable recipe for you too……

Creamed Spinach recipe
instant pot spinach

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Instant Pot Spinach

If you’re looking for a great vegetable side dish you can make in your pressure cooker this Instant Pot spinach recipe is great. Add bacon and it’s great. 
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot, pressure cooker, spinach, vegetables
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 146kcal
Author The Typical Mom



  • Turn your Instant Pot to saute, add 1 tbsp olive oil. Saute bacon, onion and garlic for 4-5 minutes stirring on and off until pork is cooked and onions are softened. Turn pot off/cancel button.
  • (deglaze your pot, link to how to do this in post) – basically you add chicken broth, scraping bottom of pan and stirring. 
  • Add spinach to the pot and then add seasonings. Turn pressure valve to sealing and set manual pressure on high for 4.
  • Do a quick release when done and serve!
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Spinach
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 146 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 690mg30%
Potassium 387mg11%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 4580IU92%
Vitamin C 19.7mg24%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
4.67 from 3 votes (1 rating without comment)
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Thursday 24th of September 2020

Made this for my friend and I. It was so yummy! I LOVE ❤️ my instant pot!!!!!

The Typical Mom

Friday 25th of September 2020

Glad it was a hit

Pamela Piper

Saturday 8th of February 2020

I made this tonight for my husband. He really liked it. However, I think one and a half cups chicken broth was way too much. I had to strain it before I could put it on a plate. That was the only thing I saw when with his recipe though.

Jim Levi

Friday 6th of March 2020

It says 3/4 cup broth NOT more

Patricia R Clark

Sunday 9th of February 2020

I agree. I just made it for dinner and it was delicious! I used a 3 qt pot and I also had to drain it but is was sooo good.

Cambria Prigan

Friday 14th of December 2018

Trying to delete comment ?. I promise I can read ;).

Cambria Prigan

Friday 14th of December 2018

Hi, when do I add in the vegetable broth? I am not adding the meat. Thank you!

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