How To Instant Pot Vegetables

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6 Instant Pot Zero Minute Vegetables

These Starbucks egg bites are incredible and they are so easy. You can freeze them and reheat them in the microwave whenever you need a quick hot breakfast on the go. I love to make these for the whole family. They are healthy but also budget friendly. That means you can enjoy these as often as you want without worrying about spending tons of money!

Ingredients For Steamed Veggies In Instant Pot

This Instant Pot steamed vegetables recipe is as flexible as you need it to be! Use any veggies you like and only 3 other ingredients! As easy to make as Instant Pot eggs and Instant Pot yogurt recipe.

  • Vegetables: Broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, baby carrots, green beans, asparagus, zucchini coarsely chopped.
  • Water: You want the water cold, to heat up along with the veggies. Adding hot water will steam the veggies too quickly. See my Instant Pot guide for other 15 tips.
  • Butter: Adding melted butter to steamed veggies is drool-worthy. Its the only way to eat them!
  • Everything bagel seasoning: To taste. Add as much or as little as youd like. You can use store-bought or whip up this homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning.

Heres How You Make Steamed Root Veggies In The Instant Pot:

STEP ONE:Wash and scrub the skins of approximately 4-5 lbs of various root veggies: -Potatoes of any color, -sweet potatoes of any variety. -Carrots, parsnips, turnips or beets, or other root veggies. -1 or 2 onions

STEP TWO:Plug in the Instant Pot. Place the rack in the bottom of the stainless steel pot. Add approximately 1 cup of water to the bottom of the pot. Place the stainless steel pot inside its housing in the Instant Pot multi cooker.

STEP THREE:Fill the stainless steel pot with the various cleaned root veggies on top of the rack or steamer basket.

STEP FOUR:Put the lid on and twist it to the LOCK position. Be sure to move the lever to the SEALING position.STEP FIVE:Select the STEAM setting by pushing the STEAM button.

Now press the + or button until you get to 12 minutes. Thats it! Now just stand back. The Instant Pot will AUTOMATICALLY START in 10 seconds.

STEP SIX:At this point, you can walk away and just let the Instant Pot do all the work!

When you come back an hour or more later, the little silver pressurenailhead on top of the lid should be down, and you may then unlock the lid and open the cooker. Once the hissing stops, thenailhead will drop down, and you may then unlock the lid and open the pot.) And if by chance you didnt make it back until hours later, its still ok, because the pot will automatically keep everything warm for hours, until you get back!

Now just open the lid and see your PERFECTLY COOKED ROOT VEGGIES!

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Kale & Other Sturdy Leafy Greens

Kale is the ultimate superfood. You just feel healthy when you eat kale. Its a fact of life. Its actually quite tasty. Most greens are jam-packed with micronutrients that our bodies love. These micronutrients help us stay healthy and avoid deficiency. They also provide antioxidants and help us to naturally detox and fight off oxidative damage. We all know we need to eat our greens. Let the Instant Pot make it easier.

Instant Pot Vegetable Soup

Instant Pot Steamed Vegetables
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Healthy and delicious, this Instant Pot Vegetable Soup is packed full of fresh carrots, turnip, cabbage, onion, and celery. Its easy to make and is vegan and gluten-free.

Theres something about a hearty bowl of soup that soothes the soul! Today I decided to make some vegetable soup after picking up a turnip at the supermarket. I just looove turnips! I added some carrots, onion, and cabbage to make it sort of like a boiled dinner, but in a soup, without the meat.

Yes, I am keeping this recipe plant-based for a couple of reasons.

#1 Im trying to consume more of a plant-based diet to better my health. Did you know that plant-based diets have been linked to lower rates of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers?

#2 I love animals!

Okay, I know you want to cuddle that pig but letss get started on that soup!

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Helpful tip: If you dont want to remove your steamed veggies to yet another dish because you dont have a dishes fairy at your house, you can carefully take the steamer basket out, hold the vegetables to the side and use oven mitts to pour out the steaming water.

Give your Instant Pot insert a quick rinse with cold water to cool it down, and then your vegetables can go back into the pot. Give it a few minutes before putting the lid back on, though, or they will continue to cook and might get too mushy for your liking.

Also, check out this post on homemade cauliflower rice in the Instant Pot for another time-saving hack when steaming cauliflower.

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Instant Pot Vegetables : How To Cook Guide

From starchy veggies to leavy green to the fungus among us, learn how to perfectly cook nutritious and delicious Instant Pot vegetables with our comprehensive pressure cooker 101 guides.

If youve cooked enough vegetables in your Instant Pot, you know that it can be a very delicate balance! Im sure I dont speak for just myself when I say a single minute or two mistakes can turn a decent veggie dish into unpalatable mush.

Most often, its due to a combination of things, trying to cook vegetables in the Instant Pot at the same time as something else that simply doesnt work with it, or forgetting to perform a quick release at the end to stop the cooking.

Fear not even if youve had your fair share of cooking disasters with veggies and the Instant Pot, thats no reason to stop trying. After all, we need our five servings a day! Today, I want to provide a thorough and easy-to-use guide to cooking every veggie you can imagine. Ill include cooking times, any special considerations, and any warnings that you should be aware of. Youll have every dish mastered in no time.

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Instant Pot Root Veggies

Meal preparation is SO MUCH easier when you have a big bowl of root veggies already cooked and waiting for you in the refrigerator. Use a pre-cooked potato as the base of your meal, or heat up a cooked sweet potato whenever you need a quick snack. Add a salad or some broccoli and your plant-based meal is DONE!

I like to make a big batch of steamed root vegetables every weekend in the INSTANT POT. I store them covered in the refrigerator, and then eat them all week as part of our meals or just as a snack.Using my pre-cooked root veggies, I threw together this simple meal on a busy weeknight last week when time was short.I simply reheated in the microwave some sliced purple potatoes, carrots, mashed gold potatoes drizzled with Cashew Sour Cream and sprinkled with sliced green onion, and salt and pepper then a sliced Japanese sweet potato sprinkled with sea salt. I added some spinach that I steamed in the microwave and a sliced tomato and dinner was READY TO EAT!!!

Instant Pot Frozen Vegetables

Instant Pot Steamed Vegetables

These Instant Pot frozen vegetables are amazing and work as such a great side dish for your dinner meal!

Not only do you save time, but the veggies come out perfectly tender every single time. All you have to do is just dump a bag of frozen mixed veggies into the Instant Pot, add a little bit of water and the Instapot will cook it perfectly!

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Vegetable Heavy Instant Pot Recipes

Instant Pot vegetables make a quick and easy side dish for with any meal! If youre looking for some delicious vegetable heavy Instant Pot recipes, here are a few of my favorites. These recipes make great meals that the whole family will enjoy. You can also add them to your meal prep plan to make life in the kitchen even easier!

My Top Ten Instant Pot Vegetables

Flavouring my vegetables always adds to the taste and makes them much better for the family, especially my daughter!

Here are my favourite ten vegetables to cook in the Instant pot and the cooking times it takes when cooked from fresh.

  • Broccoli Fresh 1-2 minutes
  • Butternut Squash Fresh 4-6 minutes
  • Sweet Potato Fresh 2-4 minutes
  • Cabbage Fresh 2-3 minutes

I recently made an Instant Pot vegetables cheat sheet which has a more detailed list of fresh and frozen vegetables and the ideal times for steaming. Its a free download which is really quite handy!

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For Whole Sweet Potatoes:

  • Just like with whole potatoes, you want to begin by poking your sweets with a fork a few times. Then, you can choose to pile them in the pot, wrap them individually in foil with seasoning, or use a steamer basket .
  • Add one cup of water to the pot.
  • For small to medium sweet potatoes, set the pot to cook at high pressure for 10 minutes. For large sweet potatoes, set the pot to cook at high pressure for 12-15 minutes.
  • Allow the pot to naturally release pressure for around ten minutes before performing a quick release.

Tips For Making Perfectly Cooked Vegetables

Instant Pot Steamed Vegetables

Nothing ruins a good medley like half the ingredients being crunchy and the others being mush. Here’s how to solve that problem.

  • Add the carrots to the base of the pot first, then put large cuts of cauliflower and broccoli in a steamer basket above them. Voila! No more crunchy carrots ruining a perfect medley
  • Also important to emphasize, you want the cauliflower and broccoli cut in big pieces, like a 2-3 bite-size piece. This will keep them from turning to mush
  • With 1 minute of cook time, the vegetables are nice and tender, just how we like them. If you want them more crisp-tender, Instant Pots actually have the option of cooking food for zero minutes. Basically what it does is turn off the second it reaches pressure. If your pressure cooker doesn’t have the zero option, just manually turn the pressure cooker off once pressure is reached

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Instant Pot Creamy Vegetable Medley

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My favorite vegetable trio is getting a makeover today in this Instant Pot Vegetable Medley! A garlic and herb creamy, cheesy makeover that will be sure to steal the show away from any main course. So simple and quick to make in the Instant Pot too!

I sat down to write all about these cheesy, creamy veggies and thought to myself, What exactly is a vegetable medley? Are there rules for said medley, of which I’m not aware?

I jumped on google and discovered that a Vegetable Medley can be defined as any vegetables that work in harmony together to create a delicious dish.

Well okay then! My favorite trio of broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots can officially be termed a Vegetable Medley.

My all-time favorite BCC medley was first prepared for me by my mother in law. She is a pro in the kitchen, loves to experiment with new recipes , and is always so willing to taste and critique my experimental recipes, without letting any preconceived notions influence her opinion.

Her, to-die-for, version of a BCC medley is loaded with all kinds of cheesy creamy goodness. I’ll skip the meat and rolls and happily eat 3 plates of it.

After some rough experiments with yogurt and silken tofu, by golly, I figured it out!

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Whipped Cream Cheese is my go to whenever I need to pull together a quick, cheese sauce. It combines so well with herbs, spices, pesto, etc and melts down or spreads like a dream.

Sadly, many of you have not discovered this product because every time I list it as an ingredient, I either get asked where to find it or how do you whip cream cheese.

Whipped Cream Cheese is one of the Philadephia cream cheese products and you can find it right next to the other tubs and bars of cream cheese in the refrigerated section of any grocery store.

Whipped Cream Cheese is just that, cream cheese that has been whipped until its light and fluffy. This decreases the calories per serving and makes it MUCH easier to mix and combine with other ingredients. Spread it on toast, rice cakes, sandwiches, etc or melt it down and add various herbs and spices to coat pasta and vegetables, as I did with this medley recipe. I also used it to make a creamy sauce in this Mexican Crack Chicken.

Pick some up asap! My fridge is never void of this ingredient.

Everybody scream a big THANK YOU to my Master Chef mother-in-law for inspiring this recipe! It’s a favorite in my family for holiday meals, cookouts, Sunday dinners, and beyond and I do believe it will become a go to for you as well!


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Then Wed Love To Share Some Of Our Favorite Instant Pot Vegetable Recipes With You Here:

Many times we will have just a bowl of yummy vegetables for dinner. I have made these pressure cooker artichokes as an entire meal. Theyre 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 Im watching what Im eating and/or need a yummy side dish.

Here are a few yummy dishes and the corn casserole weve made for years in the oven but made it in our pressure cooker this time! Pretty and delicious.

Instant Pot Chicken Ham & Vegetable Pasta

Instant Pot Veggies

Why resort to frozen meals when you can make the same dish from scratch just as easily using a pressure cooker. This kid-friendly Instant Pot chicken pasta with ham and vegetables is tasty and nutritious, with just a touch of cream and cheese that makes it velvety and hearty. Recipe from Instant Pot Eats.

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The Best Instant Pot Vegetable Stew

This stew is hearty, thick, comforting, and very tasty but the real reason we think its so good is the number of veggies youll be getting in each serving. Made with about 10 types of vegetables, it is really is a nutritional powerhouse! Its great for batch cooking and meal prepping as it keeps well and can be used over a few days. Plus, its vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free friendly and is easily adaptable for those following something like a Whole30 or a paleo diet. Recipe from Instant Pot Eats.

Instant Pot Potato Salad With Tangy Vinaigrette

The best potatoes to use in a salad are waxy potatoes such as red potatoes, Yukon Gold, and so on as they hold their shape and firmer texture, which works well when you chop them. Simply mix with some lovely green beans, peas, pickles, and zesty shallot vinaigrette for a colorful vegan and gluten-free dish. Recipe from Instant Pot Eats.

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How Long To Steam Green Beans

Set the Instant Pot to steam mode for “0 minutes” on high pressure. The “0” here is not a typo. Instant Pot allows you to steam for 0 minutes. This means that the green beans will be cooked in the time it takes for the instant pot to come to pressure. I use this same method for broccoli and cauliflower, and it works like a charm.

When the instant pot beeps, quick release the pressure manually. Carefully remove the trivet with green beans from the pot, and empty out the water. You can use silicone mitts while removing the trivet.

The green beans are cooked to a crunchy texture in this time.

If you like softer beans, cook on steam mode for 1-2 minutes.

You can season and enjoy the green beans as is or you can saute them with butter and garlic as detailed below.

Can You Use Frozen Vegetables In An Instant Pot

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This recipe for making Instant Pot steamed vegetables is based on using fresh veggies. You can use frozen vegetables, but they will need a little extra cook time.

Rather than setting the cook time to zero minutes, you will just set it to one minute. An alternate method is to allow the pressure to release naturally rather than doing an instant pressure release.

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