Pressure Cooker Instant Pot Fresh Whole Beets
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5 from 5 votes

Instant Pot Fresh Whole Beets

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Appetizer, Picnic, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, European
Servings: 6 Beets
Author: Jill Selkowitz



  • Remove Stem with Leaves at about 1/4 inch from base of Beet.  Wash and Scrub Beets.  Do not peel.
  • Place Beets into Steamer Basket
  • Add Water to Instant Pot cooking pot and place Basket into cooking pot.
  • Lock on Lid and close Pressure Valve.  Cook at High Pressure for 7 minutes.  When Beep sounds, wait 10 minutes and then release pressure.
  • Remove Basket from Pressure Cooker and run under cool water.  Using your fingers, rub the skin off the Beets.
  • Cut into quarters and store Beets in an air tight container, covered with Fresh Water.


Cook Time for Beets

  • Small Beets - 5 minutes
  • Medium Beets (as pictured) - 7 minutes
  • Large Beets - 10 minutes
The Beets will darken in the refrigerator after being covered with Water.