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Instant Pot Lemon Butter Broccoli

Turn Broccoli Into an Amazingly Flavorful Side Dish

This Instant Pot Lemon Butter Broccoli is an incredibly tasty side dish that will leave everyone wanting more and more. Plus, it's so quick and easy to make since the broccoli is steamed in the Instant Pot. The perfect side dish for busy weeknights.

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We love broccoli at our house! We love it in all forms! From my littlest to my oldest, everyone is a fan. My little one even eats it raw!

Considering how healthy it is, I am grateful that everyone loves it so much!

The Tastiest Broccoli Around

I’ll admit, broccoli isn’t the most flavorful food around. So I know lots of people are always looking for ways to flavor it. Well, this recipe for Instant Pot Lemon Butter Broccoli is just that. Amazingly flavored broccoli!

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Now, if you’re looking to make just plain broccoli, you can simply skip over to my post on how to make the best, steamed broccoli using your Instant Pot. But if you need more flavor then read on!

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A Delicious Side Dish in a Flash

Making broccoli in the Instant Pot is so easy! It takes no time, and the broccoli comes out perfect! It’s a delicious side dish for any meal.

And trust me, this Lemon Butter Broccoli is certain to leave everyone raving!

Lemony, Buttery Awesomeness

I can’t begin to tell you how delicious this broccoli is! Oh, the lemon butter flavor is just perfection! It’s got just the right sweetness from the butter mixed with the perfect amount of lemony goodness! Yum!

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It’s a special treat when I make this recipe. We enjoy it so much! The best part is that the Instant Pot makes it easy as pie!

Kitchen Prep Tools, Utensils & Appliances

Here is a list of the kitchen prep tools, utensils, and appliances I used to make this recipe.

Prep Tools & Utensils

These are the items you’ll need to prep and make this recipe:

  • This is a simple recipe requiring few ingredients and a few utensils. You will need a cutting board and a good knife to cut a couple of lemons.
  • You will also need a lemon squeezer to freshly squeeze the lemon juice.
  • To steam the broccoli inside the Instant Pot, you will need a steamer basket or a trivet.
  • Having a pair of mini mitts on hand is also great for lifting the steamer basket out of the hot pot.
  • For blending the lemon butter sauce, I used my small blender.
Appliances & Cookware

This recipe will work in the 3-quart, 6-quart or 8-quart Instant Pots.

Serving Platters & Dishes

I served this broccoli in this beautiful salad bowl.

Instant Pot Accessories

Make sure to check out my post on Must-Have Accessories for the Instant Pot. You’ll find a complete list of all the top accessories that can be used with your Instant Pot.

Now it’s your turn to give this Instant Pot Lemon Butter Broccoli recipe a try!

Instant Pot Lemon Butter Broccoli

A bit of butter, a dash of garlic, and a splash of lemon.

4.67 from 9 votes
DifficultySuper Easy
Cooking Method(s)
  • Instant Pot
IP Pressure LevelHigh
IP ProgramManual / Pressure Cook
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
0 minutes
Pressure Release
Total Time
10 minutes
Recipe by: Valerie Cooper
Serve your next meal with this healthy and tasty side dish. The buttery lemon, garlic flavor is perfect for broccoli.
Cuisine: American
Course: Side Dish
Category: Vegetables
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  • 1 head broccoli cut into florets and steamed

for the Sauce


cook the Brocccoli

  • Steam broccoli using my zero-minute steamed broccoli method.
  • Once the broccoli has completed steaming, rinse it under cool water for 5-10 seconds to prevent it from overcooking.
  • Add to a mixing bowl.

make the Lemon Butter Sauce

  • Add melted butter, lemon juice, garlic powder and salt to a blender and blend well. I use my NutriBullet for this.
  • Pour the lemon butter sauce over the broccoli and toss to fully cover all of the florets.

Nutrition Facts

While every effort is made to correctly calculate these nutritional facts, they should be used as general guidance as they may not be 100% accurate.

Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 317mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 825IU | Vitamin C: 69.2mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 0.6mg


Some things you should know about this Instant Pot Lemon Butter Broccoli recipe.

Works in all pot sizes. This recipe works in all Instant Pots including the 3-quart, 6-quart and 8-quart.

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