instant pot beets in pyrex bowl

Instant Pot Beets

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Instant Pot pressure cooker
  • Cuisine: healthy, vegan, paleo, gluten free


Learn how to make beets quickly and mess-free in your Instant Pot pressure cooker.


  • 1 pound beets
  • 1 cup water


  1. Cut off the greens and the very top 1/2-inch of the top. Cut off the end root.
  2. Scrub the beets and rinse them well.
  3. Add one cup of water to your Instant Pot.
  4. Place the trivet in the bottom.
  5. Place the beets on top. You can generally fit about 6-8 beets into the pot without them getting too crowded.
  6. Set the time to 12 minutes on high pressure. 
  7. Once the cooking time is up, let the pressure come down naturally for 10 minutes, and then use the quick release.
  8. Use tongs to carefully transfer the beets to a plate. Use a clean paper towel to gently wipe off the skin of each beet.
  9. Serve warm or place the cooked beets in the refrigerator.


Note: 1 pound of beets is equal to about 5 small beets or 3-4 medium beets