Go Back
+ servings
Instant Pot asparagus on a white plate with lemons and parsley.

Instant Pot Asparagus

Make perfect asparagus every time with this quick and easy guide to preparing it in your instant pot! It takes less than 10 minutes from start to finish to make instant pot asparagus.
3 from 2 votes
Print Pin
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot Asparagus
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 23kcal
Author: Karen



  • 1 lb asparagus
  • 1.5-2 cups water Use 1.5 cups for a 6 qt and 2 cups for a 8 qt


  • Prepare your asparagus by thoroughly washing it and removing thick, woody stalk ends.
  • Place the asparagus on the steaming rack inside the instant pot.
  • Add the required amount of water and lemon slices, if desired.
  • Place the cover on the Instant Pot. Lock the lid in place and make sure the pressure valve is in “seal” position.
  • Select the Steam option and set the timer for 1 minute.
  • When the timer goes off, quickly release the pressure.
  • Serve with lemons, a sprinkle of coarse salt and lemon pepper.


Expert Tips for Instant Pot Asparagus:
  • When selecting a bunch of asparagus to buy, choose a bunch with asparagus spears that are consistent in size making it easier to cook evenly.
  • Be sure to trim the tough ends off the stalks of asparagus.
  • The asparagus cooks quickly, so make sure you stay close and as soon as the instant pot beeps, release the pressure and open the lid to prevent overcooked asparagus.


Calories: 23kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 857IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg
Pin It and Save It for Later!!Mention @FreshCoastEats or tag #freshcoasteats!