As if frozen veggies weren’t easy enough, they just got a whole lot easier, thanks to my Instant Pot. I almost always keep frozen veggies on hand to add into soups and stews, and for a quick side to add to our dinners. If you’re an electric pressure cooker newbie, this is a great recipe for you to start with.
Hint: You can really use any frozen veggies here. Experiment with the times a bit to see what you like. It’s fun!
Fun Fact: My kids actually LOVE brussels sprouts so we make these quite a bit. They’re crazy cheap in the freezer case at Aldi. Honestly, I didn’t even know what they were until I was an adult and Mr. Awesome introduced me to them! He’s so good for me. Naturally, I didn’t know how to cook them, and had to learn.
Up until I got my Instant Pot I always cooked frozen brussels sprouts on the stovetop following the directions on the package. This works fine, if you can stand there and watch a pot boil, or remember to come back to it before it boils over and creates a mess. Let’s just say I’m too much of an adventurer, and I don’t sit still long enough to do either of those things!
Okay, really, I just struggle with being super impatient and get distracted easily.
Many frozen veggies, or reheated soups I set at “0”.
Click here for a link to a steamer basket like I personally use. My husband brought it to our marriage, it’s ancient, but darn, it works well! And here is a link to the steamer basket I *wish* I was using. But you know, my FOCUS words this year were about being INTENTIONAL and IMPROVISING. I can’t intentionally go and spend money on a fancy steamer basket when the one I have works just fine. Someday though, someday.
Frozen Brussels Sprouts in the Instant Pot
Frozen veggies are a snap using the Instant Pot. Set it, and forget it!
- 1-2 Bags of Brussels Sprouts
- 1 C. Water
Place a steamer basket in the pot.
Add 1 C. Water.
Pour frozen bag of Brussels Sprouts into the steamer basket.
Press "Manual" and set the pot for "0" or "1" (more tender) minutes.
Secure the lid and seal the steam valve.
When the pot is done you may do a quick release of pressure by opening the steam valve. However, if you forget it, the pot will switch to warm and keep your veggies ready until you are! I often don't release the steam until a few minutes have passed.