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Perfect Instant Pot Asparagus
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4.24 from 26 votes

Perfect Instant Pot Asparagus

This Perfect Instant Pot Asparagus is much easier to make than you think, and comes together with a delicious lemon, garlic & parmesan seasoning.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot asparagus
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 74kcal
Author: Taylor Stinson


  • Pressure cooker
  • Trivet


  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 lbs asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp chili flakes
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated


  • Add the 3/4 cup of water to the bottom of Instant Pot and then place trivet inside the inner pot.
  • Add asparagus, then drizzle with olive oil & lemon juice, sprinkling garlic, salt & pepper and chili flakes overtop of asparagus as well. Place lid on Instant Pot and make sure valve is set to seal.
  • Press the pressure cook button and set to low, then cook for 0 minutes. Yes, zero minutes is all that's needed to steam! The Instant Pot will take about 5-10 minutes to come to pressure, then notify you it's done by beeping.
  • Press the Cancel button then do a quick release of the pressure on the Instant Pot by flicking the switch at the top with a spoon. Open the lid when pressure gauge has dropped and the lid opens easily.
  • Carefully remove asparagus from Instant Pot and serve on a large platter, gently tossing with freshly grated parmesan cheese. Serve and enjoy!



Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 289mg | Potassium: 305mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1211IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 3mg