How to Make Instant Pot Vegetables

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Learn how to make Instant Pot Vegetables in this easy side dish recipe. Cook Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, turnips and carrots to perfect tenderness.

Turnips, carrots, brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes served on a white square plate after being cooked in an Instant Pot

There is nothing like waiting until the last minute to decide what you’re having for dinner, is there? I do it far too often lately, which is why I couldn’t live without my Instant Pot after getting used to having it in my life.

I know a lot of people say that vegetables are tough to cook in the Instant Pot. You just have to know which vegetables do well in the Instant Pot, and which vegetables don’t do so well.

Artichokes do really well in the Instant Pot for me, so I decided to give a few other veggies a try. I’ve found that carrots, sweet potatoes, turnips and Brussels sprouts hold up well in the Instant Pot when cooked correctly.

You can either cook them to eat with one meal. Or, if you’re trying to save time for yourself, you can make a big pot of vegetables once a week and then they are ready to go for lunch and dinner.

Square white plate of sweet potatoes, turnips, carrots and brussels sprouts that were cooked in an Instant Pot and served with butter, salt and pepper

How to Make Instant Pot Vegetables

Learn how to make vegetables in the Instant Pot for an easy side dish.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Recipe Servings: 4


  • 2-3 sweet potatoes - scrubbed
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts - washed
  • 2-3 carrots - peeled and cut in thirds
  • 1-2 turnips - peeled and chunk into large chunks


  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Measuring cups
  • Instant Pot
  • Instant Pot Steamer Rack
  • Vegetable peeler


  • Add 1 cup of water to the bottom of the Instant Pot, place the rack inside the pot and place the vegetables on the rack.
    Raw vegetables in the Instant Pot
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot and seal shut. Turn the Instant Pot on, touch 'Manual' and then 'Steam'. Set the timer to 12 minutes.
    Instant Pot front panel reading "On"
  • When the vegetables are done cooking,  allow the Instant Pot to vent naturally or you can carefully turn the vent to release the pressure manually (standing back to avoid the steam). Remove the vegetables from the Instant Pot and serve.
    White plate of vegetables on table with raw carrots, butter, salt and pepper

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 978mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 21982IU | Vitamin C: 107mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 2mg

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