Best Pressure Cooker Asparagus

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One of my favorite vegetables is definitely Asparagus, sometimes I like the meatier stalks and other times I crave the thin stalks.  Asparagus is about as versatile as it gets for a vegetable because it just can be paired up or eaten on its own and it tastes great.  You  might have had the experience to dine on under-cooked asparagus or over-cooked asparagus and both are about as appealing as eating raw ground beef. Under-cooked asparagus can taste clay-like (yes I have tried it) and over-cooked is just a hot mess that mushes and totally misses its calling on delivery of yum.  The best asparagus I have ever experienced has been prepared in an electric pressure cooker, in fact my Instant Pot.  The steaming from this pressure cooker is simple perfection and can not be traded for any other.   I am now going to share with you how to lavishly indulge in the best pressure cooker asparagus you will taste and the secret is that it takes minimum preparation to create!

Best Pressure Cooker Asparagus

I used my Instant Pot to create this dish, over and over, night after night for one full week to make sure that each and every time I was not imagining how wonderful this tasted and my poor family members were also subject to the nightly tasting.  I have not changed anything that I started with from day one and the results are pure perfection in steaming asparagus.  Here is what you will need.

Best Insta Pot Asparagus

Best Insta Pot Asparagus


  • 1 Pound of Asparagus - cleaned and 1" snapped off You are taking the woody part of the stalk off as it is too tough to chew.
  • 1 C of Water
  • 1 Steamer Rack for the Insta Pot
  • 1 Tbsp of Onion Onion
  • 2 Tbsp Of Olive Oil
  • Freshly milled Mediterranean Sea Salt & Pepper sprinkled atop


  1. Place your steamer basket into the Insta Pot
  2. Put your water into the Insta Pot
  3. Place your cleaned asparagus onto the steamer basket
  4. Drizzle the Asparagus with Olive Oil
  5. Sprinkle the Onion Onion
  6. Close the Insta Pot
  7. Seal the Steaming Vent
  8. Set to Steaming and manually adjust it to 2 minutes
  9. When the 2 minutes are up, Quick Release Method.
  10. Sprinkle with Salt & Pepper.
  11. Open Lid and Serve
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Cook’s Tips & Tricks

Clean the asparagus working from the base upward, snapping off about 1″ of the woody stalk, the asparagus will snap pretty much where it needs to be snapped off from.

Rinse very well as dirt in the tips can taste so gritty and ruin what you create.

Steamed asparagus can be used as a side dish, main dish, for dinner, lunch and breakfast.

Balsamic is a perfect accompaniment if you are looking for a boost of flavor.

This recipe is fast, easy and so healthy.  I can not even begin to tell you how many other methods I have used to prepare asparagus without the success and perfection created from the Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker. Lavishly live asparagus out loud and steam it in under 2 minutes to perfection with my recipe for the best pressure cooker asparagus.

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  1. Tom Riddle says

    Never liked asparagus prior to getting a pressure cooker, but what an awesome snack after coming home from the cold. Maybe even toss in some garlic salt and serve as a side with soup O_O

  2. kAREN says

    Followed your directions to a tee… asparagus was way overcooked. Next time I’ll do 1 minute, and I’m sure it’ll still have some crunch to it.

  3. Ben says

    I picked up an instant pot on amazon special for $70 and this was the first thing I made with it. Lemme tell ya, thank you for posting this, it came out perfect, not too hard not too soft, just right, i mean restaurant quality. My wife ate every bite and she usually leaves a few behind.

  4. says

    I’ve never been a big fan of asparagus. I don’t know if it was the taste or the texture of it. I think I might try it again using this recipe to see how the flavors improve the taste of it.

  5. Jeanine says

    Asparagus is one thing I don’t ever make. I need to change that. My kids love it, as does my husband so this would be a great one to do more often. I need an instant pot too I’m thinking, how cool are they!

  6. says

    Ooooh yum!!! It is Asparagus season here in the South West of Australia and I am thoroughly enjoying it!
    I pan fry mine with a little bit of Tallow and finish it off with a squeeze of lemon – superb.

  7. Terri Steffes says

    I would love an Instapot but my husband thinks it would just end up in a cabinet somewhere. I think you asparagus looks delicious and only two minutes!

  8. says

    Everyone in our house likes asparagus, but we often cook it on the grill. Sometimes on top of the stove, almost fried. I’ve never thought about a pressure cooker. I’ve heard such good things. With our busy schedule, I am shocked we still have not bought one.

  9. Christine DuVal says

    Should this be crisp/tender after cooking, or should it be soft? Mine was much softer than expected, but I also suspect that I’m having problems with my float, so I’m wondering if it’s possible that my Instant Pot overcooked it.


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