Tons of easy Instant Pot vegetable recipes and a free Instant Pot vegetable cooking times printable so you know how long each one takes to steam to perfection.
When I first got my Instant Pot I was clueless. I didn’t know what to do and how long to cook vegetables (or anything else for that matter). I also was in search of some easy Instant Pot vegetable recipes to try. It’s helped us create a lot of easy Instant Pot recipes here on The Typical Mom. (originally published 1/18, affiliate links present)
Vegetable Recipes Instant Pot
I hope this free printable vegetable cooking times cheat sheet of sorts helps you too. From how to cook bok choy, to carrots, corn and more it should help you immensely too.
Here’s where it all began. I made Instant Pot vegetarian soup and that was easy but used canned veggies that were already tender. But how to soften fresh produce was next on the list of things to figure out. I did it!
FIRST – You should sign up for my free newsletter so you get new posts emailed to you twice a week and never miss out on anything! Now let’s start with a few basic tips:
- Make sure to Bookmark our InstaPot recipes page. We add new ones each week!
- Then PRINT this —–> Instant Pot cooking times cheat sheet that will help you understand how long meat, vegetables and beans take to cook in your pressure cooker.
For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have (a 6 quart) and use for all recipe creations.
- I first started with this Instant Pot cooking times printable which helped me gage how long I should cook meat in the Instant Pot
Then I needed one for beans too so this printable bean cooking times for pressure cookers was created as well which helped when I made my Instant Pot baked beans without soaking them ahead of time….game changer!!
Instant Pot Vegetable Cook Times
I used many of the Instant Pot cooking times listed on the Instant Pot website sharing how long to cook both fresh and frozen vegetables.
For the most part this is what you need to do, no matter what you’re steaming.
- Put 1.5 c. water in the bottom of the pot
- Get a trivet or steamer basket to hold vegetables – I like this steamer basket
- Times are for high pressure
- Use quick release
- You’ll be ready to make Instant Pot steamed vegetables now!
- Then we’re going to tempt you with a Instant Pot brussel sprouts recipe…
Instant Pot Vegetable Cooking Times Sheet
So first we’ll share this printable ——> Steaming vegetables in the Instant Pot
All times are set to pressure high and of course vary slightly depending on how large your pieces are, how much you’re cooking, and how tender you prefer them to be.
However this is a good guide to follow in general when you’re estimating how long cooking vegetables in your Instant Pot should take.
- If you’re new to using your fancy pressure cooker we speak regular in our recipes on how to use an Instant Pot you can start out with.
There are a few things you should remember when you are steaming vegetables in your Instant Pot or pressure cooker.
Instant Pot Vegetable Cook Times Cheat Sheet
- Use a trivet or vegetable steamer (this one is my favorite one)
I just bought these small oven mitts made specifically for the Instant Pot which enables me to lift steaming baskets and pots out easily without burning myself (super cheap & so worth it)
- Always put 1.5-2 c. of water in the bottom (essentially you’re steaming them)
- Once you’ve found the time you need on this Instant Pot printable time sheet close your lid, close steam valve, and set to manual-pressure-high.
- Quick release
Always remember to keep your face and body away from the steam valve and open the lid away from you.
Then we’d love to share some of our favorite Instant Pot vegetable recipes with you here:
- Easy Instant Pot stuffed peppers are a hearty meal with ground beef and cheese
- Cheesy Instant Pot cauliflower is keto friendly and a low carb yummy dish
- These pressure cooker carrots are great
- How to cook spaghetti squash fast in your Instant Pot
- Instant Pot beets are to die for.
If you love collard greens or turnip greens we have a recipe with bacon for Instant Pot greens of all kinds here.
- Healthy Easy Instant Pot artichokes
- Pressure cooker pumpkin
- TenderInstant Pot corn
- Yummy Instant Pot spinach
- Keto friendly and cream cheesy Instant Pot cauliflower mash
Many times we will have just a bowl of yummy vegetables for dinner. I have made these pressure cooker artichokes as an entire meal. They’re super filling, delicious, full of fiber and great for you!
Made in my Instant Pot it takes less than 20 minutes total and a total winner when I’m watching what I’m eating and/or need a yummy side dish.
Here are a few yummy dishes and the corn casserole we’ve made for years in the oven but made it in our pressure cooker this time! Pretty and delicious.
- Instant Pot asparagus
- We love Instant Pot green beans
- Italian Instant Pot herb potatoes
- Tender Instant Pot broccoli
- Instant Pot corn casserole
If you’ve never tried mashing vegetables other than potatoes here are a few to try. My cauliflower mash above is yummy and if you find colored cauliflower like I did (I used purple) you can surprise your kids and they are sure to try it because it will look so cool! 😉
Instant Pot vegetable recipes
- Instant Pot Autumn mash turns out great, you can even cook frozen broccoli Instant Pot style in just 1 minute.
- These Instant Pot garlic butter mushrooms are yummy
- Spaghetti squash in the Instant Pot
Pressure cooker mashed potatoes is a super cheap side dish that kids and adults love.
- If you’re looking for a great soup packed with veggies here a yummy Instant Pot vegetable beef soup recipe
- Please refer to our Instant Pot Recipes tab at the top of my website for tons of other easy Instant Pot vegetable recipes as we create them
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