Instant Pot Duo Mini Recipes

Here are some basic foods I prepare in my instant pot duo mini.  This page also describes tools and techniques I have found to work well for me.  If you have questions or comments please contact me.

A Note Before We Get Started:
Many internet recipes call for using a steamer basket.  I have found this basic steamer basket from Target to work perfectly.  It fits inside the pot, has small feet to raise it from the bottom and cleans up easily in the dishwasher.

bon appétit 

– krypton –

Fresh Steamed Broccoli


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 head of broccoli


  1. Pour 1 cup of water into the pot
  2. Position the steamer basket in the pot (see above)
  3. Cut the broccoli florets from the stem
  4. Program the Instant Pot as follows
    1. Steam
    2. 1 Minute
  5. When finished, do a quick release to prevent over cooking


  • If frozen is the only thing available add another minute to the cook time

Fresh Steamed Sweet Potatoes


  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 medium sized sweet potatoes


  1. carefully cut the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise
  2. Stack the four halves, two in one direction and two more on top turned 90 degrees.
  3. Program the Instant Pot as follows