Instant Pot Asparagus

The Instant Pot is a great kitchen appliance that has made cooking so much easier. It takes up little counter space, doesn’t heat up the house and you can use it to make a variety of different dishes. One dish that you might not have tried yet is asparagus!

We love fast and easy dinners and one of my favorite ways to put dinner on the table quick is to make asparagus in the Instant Pot. The Instant Pot makes the asparagus come out so tender and crisp in only a few minutes! Once you start making asparagus in the Instant Pot you won’t want to cook it any other way.

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Ingredients

To make this recipe, you’ll need:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 bunch asparagus, washed and trimmed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (more or less to your liking)
  • 1/2 tsp salt (more or less to your liking)

Equipment

To make this recipe you’ll need:

How to Make Asparagus in the Instant Pot

  1. Pour 1 cup of water into the inner pot of the Instant Pot.
  2. Place the trivet or steamer inside the Instant Pot, and then place the asparagus.
  3. Seal and set the high manual pressure for 1 minute (it will take a few minutes to come to pressure).
  4. When timer goes off, remove the asparagus from the Instant Pot and drizzle with olive oil, salt and garlic powder. Mix until well combined.
  5. Enjoy!

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Nutritional Information

Number of Servings 4 

Serving Size 1/4 recipe

Calories 33  – Total Fat 3 grams – Saturated Fat 0 grams – Trans Fat 0 grams – Unsaturated Fat 3 grams – Cholesterol 0 milligrams – Sodium 294 milligrams – Carbohydrates 1 grams – Fiber 0 grams – Sugar 0 grams – Protein 0 grams

Recipe Tips and Variations

  • It’s important to remove the asparagus as soon as the timer goes off on the Instant Pot. If the asparagus stays in the Instant Pot for too long, it can come out more mushy. I’ve found 1 minute on high manual pressure is the perfect amount of time (it’s normal for it to take a few more minutes to come to pressure)
  • This recipe can be customized to your tastes! Add more or less olive oil and seasoning depending on your tastes.

Related Post: Instant Pot Cooking 101

What is Asparagus?

Asparagus is a vegetable that can be eaten raw, cooked or juiced. It has many health benefits due to its high levels of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin K, folate, manganese and potassium.

How to Store Leftovers

Once the asparagus has cooled, store the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the fridge. When you’re ready to eat, microwave for 30-60 seconds until heated through.

Can I Freeze Instant Pot Asparagus?

I don’t recommend freezing leftovers.

Serving Suggestions

This recipe is the perfect healthy side dish and pairs great with all different kids of meals. A few of my favorites are:

Instant Pot Asparagus

instant pot asparagus on a plate
Instant Pot Asparagus is a quick and easy to make perfectly cooked asparagus! It's a great healthy side dish the family will love.
Ali
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 bunch asparagus washed and trimmed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Pour 1 cup of water into the inner pot of the Instant Pot.
  • Place the trivet or steamer inside the Instant Pot, and then place the asparagus.
  • Seal and set the high manual pressure for 1 minute (it will take a few minutes to come to pressure).
  • When timer goes off, remove the asparagus from the Instant Pot and drizzle with olive oil, salt and garlic powder. Mix until well combined.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

It’s important to remove the asparagus from the Instant Pot as soon as the timer goes off. If the asparagus is left in the pot for too long it’ll come out mushy.

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Author

  • Ali Van Straten

    Ali Van Straten is the founder and journalist of Champagne and Coffee Stains. She is a Peloton expert, certified running coach and certified nutrition coach. Champagne and Coffee Stains provides information and resources on Peloton Interactive, running and recipes.

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