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Instant Pot Beets

Super easy to make Instant Pot Beets Recipe (Pressure Cooker Beets) for salads, soups, pickled snacks, puree, smoothies. Includes tested cooking time chart.
Servings 6
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins


  • 6 (1 3/4 lb, 784g) medium beets (7.5” circumference)
  • 1 cup (250ml) cold water


  • Prepare Beets: Rub and wash the beets under cold running tap water. If your beets come with greens & stems, trim them off and save them for another dish (stir-frying with garlic tastes great). Trim off & discard the roots.
  • Pressure Cook Beets: Pour 1 cup (250ml) cold tap water in the pressure cooker. Place a trivet or steamer basket in the Instant Pot, then place 6 medium beets (784g, 7.5” circumference) on the trivet. Close the lid and cook at High Pressure for 24 minutes (firm and a little crunchy) - 28 minutes (soft with some chew) + Quick Release (immediately release the pressure by turning the venting knob to venting position). Carefully open the lid.

    *Pro Tip 1: Adjust the cooking time according to your beets' size using the time chart below.
    Beets Pressure Cooking Time Chart:
    Pressure Cooking Method: High Pressure, then Quick Release
    Beets Circumference: Texture Preference (Firm & a little crunchy - Soft with some chew)

    5 inches: 11 - 15 minutes
    5.5 inches: 14 - 18 minutes
    6 inches: 17 - 21 minutes
    6.5 inches: 18 - 23 minutes
    7 inches: 20 - 25 minutes
    7.5 inches: 24 - 28 minutes
    8 inches: 27 - 31 minutes
    8.5 inches: 30 - 34 minutes
    9 inches: 32 - 36 minutes
  • Peel and Serve: The skins are edible. To peel or not to peel is of personal preference. Cut beets into quarters (you can wear disposable gloves to handle the beets if you don't want beet-stained fingers). Season with salt if desired and serve hot or cold. 


Storage Tip: Cooked Beets can be stored in refrigerator for up to 4 - 5 days.
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Author: Amy + Jacky
Calories: 56kcal


Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 424mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg