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Easy Instant Pot Asparagus

Tender asparagus spears are a delicious side dish to accompany either a week night meal or even a special holiday dinner.   This Easy Instant Pot Asparagus recipe will become one of your favorite side dishes.  Using the Instant Pot to steam asparagus gives you perfectly tender spears in minutes!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot, steamed asparagus, side dish
Servings: 4
Calories: 23kcal
Author: Bobbie Blue


  • Instant Pot


  • 1 bunch asparagus, rinsed and ends removed
  • 1 cup water


  • Pour 1 cup of water inside pot that fits inside Instant Pot.
  • Wash asparagus and snap off ends.
  • Place asparagus stalks in steamer basket that fits inside Instant Pot and nestle inside pot.
  • Secure lid to Instant Pot. Turn to manual and set the timer to 0 by pressing the minus button.
  • The Instant Pot will steam the asparagus in the time it takes to come pressure.
  • When Instant Pot is finished remove immediately by doing a quick release.


Nutritional information is based on 1/4 of a bunch or pound of asparagus with no additional toppings.  Any garnishes will change the info slightly.  


Calories: 23kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.4g | Protein: 2.5g | Sodium: 2mg | Fiber: 2.4g | Sugar: 2.1g | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg