How to Cook Beets in the Instant Pot

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American


Learn how to cook beets in the Instant Pot. It’s really fast and the skins peel right off after they’re cooked, which means less mess.


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  • 1 lb. beets (about 3 large, or 5 small)
  • 1 cup water


  1. Scrub the beets well and trim the greens off, leaving a 1-inch stem.
  2. Pour the water into the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  3. Place the clean beets in the Instant Pot.
  4. Put the lid on and turn the valve to “Sealing”.
  5. Select “Pressure Cook” or “Manual” on high pressure and set the cycle to 20 minutes.
  6. Allow the cycle to run and let the Instant Pot naturally release for 10 minutes.
  7. Carefully perform a manual release.
  8. Remove the beets from the Instant Pot, and allow them to cool so you can handle them without burning yourself.
  9. On a plastic cutting board, or over the sink, peel the skin off the beets simply by pressing with your fingers. They should slip right off.
  10. Serve or store in the fridge for about a week!