Instant Pot Lemon Butter Broccoli

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.

overhead shot of lemon butter broccoli in a large bowl

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!

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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!

a bowl filled with lemon butter garlic broccoli

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!

Essential Items

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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.

a bowl filled with lemon butter garlic broccoli

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!

pouring lemon butter sauce on broccoli

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!

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

Instant Pot Lemon Butter Broccoli


4.60 from 10 votes
Cooking Method(s)
  • Pressure Cooking
Pressure LevelHigh
Program SettingManual / Pressure Cook
Prep Time
10 minutes
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.
overhead shot of lemon butter broccoli in a large bowl

Essential Equipment


  • 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

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

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