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These Instant Pot beets are easy, healthy, and delicious! It's so easy to make beets in the electric pressure cooker. Let me show you how!

Instant Pot Beets (2 Ways!)

If you're wondering how to cook beets in the Instant Pot, I have two methods for you - pick whichever sounds easiest!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot beets
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Inactive time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Natasha Bull


  • 6 small-to-medium (about 2" diameter) beets
  • 1 cup water


Method 1:

  1. Cut the ends off the beets, and then peel them using a potato peeler. 

  2. Cut the beets into quarters.

  3. Add the trivet and water to the Instant Pot and place the beets on top. 

  4. Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes, and then do a quick pressure release. The beet juice left in the Instant Pot can be cooled and drank or saved to add to soups etc.

Method 2:

  1. Scrub the beets and trim the tails. 

  2. Add the trivet and water to the Instant Pot and place the beets on top.

  3. Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes, then do a quick release once the countdown has finished. 

  4. The skins should come off easily by rubbing the beets with a piece of paper towel. 

Recipe Notes

  • Both methods for cooking beets work best if they're all around the same size. 
  • The cooking time suggestions are for beets that are around 2" in diameter. My beets were fairly soft at the time indicated. If you want tender-crisp, reduce cooking time. Larger beets will need approx. 25-30 minutes, and smaller ones 10-15 minutes.
  • Cooked beets will keep in the fridge for about a week or so.
  • Inactive time in the recipe represents the time it'll take the Instant Pot to build pressure.
  • I use this 6-quart Instant Pot.