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Instant Pot Asparagus risotto


This Instant Pot Asparagus is super easy and delicious! This is an simple way to prepare a quick side dish, an addition to a salad, or to toss into a pasta dinner. Also, a wonderful boost of nutrition!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 30 kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • Trivet or steaming basket
  • Tongs


  • 2 lbs asparagus (approx 17-20 spears)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1.5 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt (sea salt)
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper (freshly ground is best)
  • 1 clove garlic (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)


  • Rinse to clean your asparagus well
  • Insert the trivet or steaming basket into the instant pot
  • Add your trimmed asparagus to the instant pot
  • Sprinkle with olive oil and lemon juice
  • Add salt and pepper
  • Add garlic and red pepper flakes (if using)
  • Close and lock lid securely on the instant pot
  • Set the steam release handle to "sealing"
  • Set the instant pot to "zero" minutes and "low" pressure
  • Once it's done heating up and then cooking for "zero" minutes, it will beep
  • Hit "cancel" and do a quick release to release the steam
  • Carefully remove the lid and remove the asparagus with tongs
  • Add any additional toppings you prefer, serve, and enjoy!
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