It's no secret that broccoli is full of nutrients. It's a cruciferous vegetable with plenty of vitamins and minerals that benefit the body. Plus, broccoli is one of those go-to vegetables that can please every palate, even picky eaters, if it's prepared correctly.
With that in mind, we rounded up a few of the yummiest Instant Pot broccoli recipes you can make when you're in a hurry, or need a nutritious side dish to go with lunch or dinner. These recipes take little time to prepare, but they're still bursting with flavor.
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1. Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli
Because sirloin steak is a leaner cut, it has more protein and less saturated fat than other cuts of beef, Cassie Black, RD says. "This dish is a perfect way to get your steak fix in a healthier way."
Get the Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli recipe and nutrition info from Well Plated.
2. Instant Pot Lemon Vegetable Risotto
Risottos can be rich in fats like butter and olive oil, but when you have them in moderation, it's not such a bad thing, Black says. "Healthy fats help you stay full and satisfied for a longer time."
Get the Instant Pot Lemon Vegetable Risotto recipe and nutrition info from Lexi's Clean Kitchen.
3. Instant Pot Lo Mein
Get the Instant Pot Lo Mein recipe and nutrition info from Buns In My Oven.
4. Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup With Chicken
Broccoli cheese soup is, well, cheesy. But you can make a few modifications to lighten this dish up. "Try substituting the heavy cream for low-fat milk and skipping the extra cheese for garnish to lower the fat content," Black says.
Get the Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup With Chicken recipe and nutrition info from Diethood.
5. Instant Pot Paleo Chicken and Broccoli
This paleo-friendly recipe is a great recipe for those looking to cut carbs. "It also includes a good amount of garlic which some studies suggest may reduce the length of cold symptoms and cholesterol," Black says.
Get the Instant Pot Paleo Chicken and Broccoli recipe and nutrition info from Lexi's Clean Kitchen.
6. Instant Pot Chicken Stir Fry
"While this dish is packed with protein and fiber, it is slightly high in sodium," Black warns. To reduce sodium, consider using low-sodium chicken broth.
Get the Instant Pot Chicken Stir Fry recipe and nutrition info from The Recipe Well.
7. Instant Pot Broccoli Potato Soup
Using avocado oil, as suggested in this recipe adds a high amount of oleic acid, which is a fatty acid that has been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, Black says.
Get the Instant Pot Broccoli Potato Soup recipe and nutrition info from Wholesomelicious.
8. Instant Pot Spicy Beef and Broccoli Zoodle Soup
This noodle soup might remind you of ramen, but it's actually a lot lighter. If you want to increase the carbs or add a nutritious whole grain, consider serving it with a cup of brown rice on the side, or throwing it right into the soup itself.
9. Instant Pot Cheesy, Chicken, Broccoli and Rice
"This recipe is rich in protein but slightly low in fat," Black says. Consider increasing the amount of olive oil or adding a few slices of avocado, which will help you to stay fuller longer.
Get the Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli and Rice recipe and nutrition info from Lexi's Clean Kitchen.
10. Instant Pot Orange Chicken and Broccoli
"Unlike most soy sauces, coconut aminos are gluten, wheat and soy-free, making this dish friendly for those with allergies," Black says. Coconut aminos are also significantly lower in sodium than soy sauce, and they have such a similar taste, you probably won't be able to tell the difference.
Get the Instant Pot Orange Chicken and Broccoli recipe and nutrition info from Lexi's Clean Kitchen.