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Instant Pot Steamed Asparagus

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4 from 6 reviews

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 6 minutes


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  • Asparagus spears, washed and trimmed (I made 7)
  • 1 cup water


  1. Place trivet or steamer basket in bottom of Instant Pot. Pour 1 cup water in the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  2. Place asparagus across the top of the trivet or in steamer basket. If needed, you can cut them in half.
  3. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and turn the valve to “sealing.” Press the manual pressure cook button to 0 minutes on LOW PRESSURE.
  4. The pressure will build (mine took 5 minutes) and then the timer will beep. Once the pot reaches pressure turn the valve to “venting.” Open the pot and enjoy your asparagus! I serve mine simply with butter and salt and pepper.


I used my 6 quart Instant Pot for this recipe.