Instant Pot Insta Beets Recipe: Quick and Easy Veggie Side!

The Instant Pot Insta Beets Recipe is a fast and easy way to cook whole beets in an Instant Pot. Once cooked, these beets can be served as a side dish, added to salads, soups, sauces, or blended into smoothies.

After cooking, store them in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days, or freeze them for longer storage. To reheat, warm them gently on the stove or in the microwave. You can customize the recipe by adding herbs, spices, or different beet varieties.

These beets are not only delicious but also packed with nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and fiber, making them a healthy addition to your meals.

Instant Pot Insta Beets Recipe

Instant Pot Insta Beets Recipe

Cooking whole beets in your Instant Pot is the simplest way to get this nutritious veggie ready for your meals! It's super easy and fast – you'll have tender beets in no time, ready to toss into salads, soups, sauces, smoothies, or however you like to eat them! Plus, I'll give you the lowdown on cooking times for beets of different sizes. You can stash cooked beets in your fridge for up to 3 days in a sealed container.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 89 kcal


  • Instant pot


  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 6 medium Beets with the greens trimmed off


  • Give your beets a good wash, removing any dirt or debris.
  • Set up your Instant Pot with the stainless steel trivet inside.
  • Arrange the beets on the trivet in a single layer and pour in the water.
  • Lock the Instant Pot lid securely, ensuring the release valve is closed.
  • Pressure cook on HIGH for 25 minutes for medium-sized beets.
  • Quick release the pressure once cooking is done.
  • Check if the beets are fork-tender; if not, cook for an additional 1-3 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the beets from the Instant Pot and let them cool.
  • Peel the beets and enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to a month.


  • Try adding a pinch of salt or a sprinkle of your favorite herbs or spices to the water for extra flavor while cooking.
  • Experiment with different beet varieties for varying flavors and colors, like golden beets or Chioggia beets.
  • If you prefer softer beets, increase the cooking time by a few minutes.
  • Use leftover beet cooking water as a nutritious addition to soups or stews.
  • Roast or grill cooked beets for a deeper, caramelized flavor.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories89 kcal
Fat 1g

Can I Cook Beets Ahead of Time?

Can I Cook Beets Ahead of Time?

Absolutely! Cooked beets can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days in an airtight container. They also freeze well and can be stored for up to a month in the freezer. Simply thaw them in the fridge overnight before using, or reheat them gently on the stove or in the microwave.

Do I Need to Peel the Beets Before Cooking?

Nope! You can leave the skins on the beets before cooking. They’ll easily slip off once the beets are cooked and cooled. This helps retain their colour and nutrients while simplifying the cooking process.

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