Instant Pot Zucchini

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2 quick & easy ways to make tasty crunchy Instant Pot Zucchini in less than 10 minutes! These refreshingly juicy & crunchy steamed zucchini or savory-garlicky sauteed zucchini are deliciously easy to eat. You can serve these hot or cold – great as a yummy side dish, or add on to your salads.

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What Is Zucchini?

Zucchini (aka courgette or marrow) is a summer squash that can be dark green, light green, or golden yellow. It has thin skin and juicy soft flesh with mild & delicate flavor.

It’s a good source of nutrients including vitamins C and B6.

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Zucchini is a very versatile ingredient that can be steamed, boiled, grilled, roasted, sauteed, baked, stuffed, fried, or barbequed.

You can also use zucchini creatively to make spiralized zucchini noodles (aka zoodles) or zucchini lasagna as a low-carb alternative to pasta or noodles.

Time to make tasty Zucchini in Instant Pot!


Step-by-Step Guide: Instant Pot Zucchini

*Note: We’re including 2 quick and easy methods to make zucchini in Instant Pot. One method uses the “Pressure Cook” button and the other method uses only the “Saute” button.

Here are the few simple ingredients for cooking zucchini in Instant Pot:

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*Note: The minced garlic and regular soy sauce are for the saute method.

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First, cut 1 lb (454g) zucchini in half, then cut them into 0.75″ chunks.

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Jump to your choice of methods:

Tools for Instant Pot Zucchini

Method #1: Pressure Cook Method

Step 1

Place Zucchini in Instant Pot


First, add 1 cup (250 ml) of cold water and a steamer basket in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.

Using Instant Pot Trivet to steam zucchini

Then, place 1lb (454g) zucchini chunks in the steamer basket.

steamed zucchini in Instant Pot

*Pro Tip: Ensure you’re using 1 cup (250 ml) of Cold Water. Some users like to shorten the “coming up to pressure” time by using hot water or warm water – this will directly affect the final results of your Instant Pot Zucchini!

*Can I cook more or less zucchini? This method was tested using 1lb (454g) zucchini chunks. If you want to use more or less zucchini, please decrease or increase the pressure cooking time accordingly.

Step 2

Pressure Cook Zucchini


Close Instant Pot lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing position.

  • Pressure Cooking Method: Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 0 – 1 minute, then immediately Quick Release.

instant pot pressure cooker high pressure at 0 minute

*Quick Release: Once the pressure cooking cycle ends, immediately turns the Venting Knob to Venting Position to release the pressure.

Once the Floating Valve drops, open the lid carefully.

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Step 3

Season & Serve Zucchini


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Your pressure cooked zucchinis are done!

Season zucchini with salt & black pepper, then give it a few tosses.

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Serve these refreshingly delicious & crunchy zucchini as a side dish. Or, you can chill them in the fridge and serve it with a salad. Enjoy~

Method #2: Saute Method

Step 1

Saute Zucchini in Instant Pot


As usual, heat up Instant Pot Pressure Cooker using “Sauté More” function, and wait until it says “HOT”.

*Pro Tip: Make sure the Instant Pot is as hot as it can be in order to induce a maillard reaction.

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Then, drizzle 1 tbsp olive oil in the inner pot, and ensure to coat the oil over the whole bottom of the pot.

Add 1lb (454g) zucchini chunks and a pinch of salt in the Instant Pot. Give it a quick stir.

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Leave the zucchini alone for 1 minute and 30 seconds, then stir again.

*Pro Tip: Stir once every minute for 3 – 4 minutes until the zucchini are well browned. 

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Step 2

Add Garlic & Soy Sauce


Add minced garlic and 1 tsp (5ml) regular soy sauce to the zucchini, then saute for another minute.

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Step 3

Season & Serve Zucchini


Taste one of the zucchini to make sure it’s thoroughly cooked.

Adjust the seasoning by adding more salt if necessary. For reference, we added 1 – 2 more pinches of salt. 

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Place these delicious sauteed zucchini in a serving bowl and enjoy immediately. 🙂

Enjoy Refreshingly Delicious Zucchini in Instant Pot!

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Instant Pot Zucchini

2 quick & easy ways to make tasty crunchy Instant Pot Zucchini! These refreshingly juicy steamed zucchini or savory-garlicky sauteed zucchini are deliciously easy to eat. You can serve these hot or cold - great as a simple side dish or add on to your salads.
5 from 1 vote
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 19kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

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Ingredients

#1 Pressure Cook Method - Steamed Zucchini

  • 1 pound (454g) zucchini , cut into 0.75” thick chunks
  • 1 cup (250ml) cold water
  • Salt and black pepper

#2 Sauteed Method - Garlic Soy Sauce Zucchini

  • 1 pound (454g) zucchini
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) vegetable oil
  • A pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) regular soy sauce
  • 4 (12g) garlic cloves , minced

Instructions 

#1 Pressure Cook Method - Steamed Zucchini

  • Place Zucchini in Instant Pot: Add 1 cup (250 ml) of cold water and steamer basket in Instant Pot. Place 1lb (454g) zucchini chunks in the steamer basket.
    *Pro Tip: Ensure you're using 1 cup (250 ml) of Cold Water because using hot or warm water will directly affect the final results.
    steamed zucchini in Instant Pot
  • Pressure Cook Zucchini: Close lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing position. Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 0 - 1 minute, then immediately Quick Release. Open the lid carefully.
    zucchini in Instant Pot #AmyJacky #InstantPot
  • Season & Serve Zucchini: Season zucchinis with salt & black pepper, then give it a few tosses. Serve the zucchini as a side dish or chilled for a salad. Enjoy~
    steamed instant pot zucchini #AmyJacky #InstantPot

#2 Sauteed Method - Garlic Soy Sauce Zucchini

  • Saute Zucchini in Instant Pot: Heat up Instant Pot using "Sauté More" function, and wait until it says "HOT". Drizzle 1 tbsp olive oil in the inner pot, and ensure to coat the oil over the whole bottom of the pot.
    Add 1lb (454g) zucchini chunks and a pinch of salt in Instant Pot. Give it a quick stir. Leave the zucchini alone for 1.5 minute, then stir again.
    *Pro Tip: Stir once every minute for 3 - 4 minutes until the zucchini are well browned.
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  • Add Garlic & Soy Sauce: Add in minced garlic and 1 tsp (5ml) regular soy sauce, then saute for another minute.
    garlic soy sauce zucchini #AmyJacky #InstantPot
  • Season & Serve Zucchini: Taste one of the zucchini to make sure it’s thoroughly cooked. Adjust the seasoning by adding more salt if necessary (for reference, we added 1 - 2 more pinches of salt). Serve immediately & enjoy these sauteed zucchini.
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Recipe Notes:

Can I cook more or less zucchini? This recipe was tested using 1 lb (454g) zucchini chunks. If you want to use more or less zucchini, please decrease or increase the pressure cooking time accordingly.
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Nutrition Information:

Calories: 19kcal (1%)Carbohydrates: 4g (1%)Protein: 1g (2%)Fat: 1g (2%)Saturated Fat: 1g (6%)Sodium: 12mg (1%)Potassium: 296mg (8%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 3g (3%)Vitamin A: 227IU (5%)Vitamin C: 20mg (24%)Calcium: 18mg (2%)Iron: 1mg (6%)
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Course: Side
Cuisine: World
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