Instant Pot Creamy Vegetable Medley

Carrots, broccoli, carrots in a cheese sauce on a white plate

Broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots get cooked to perfection and stirred into a healthier creamy, cheesy, garlic and herb sauce.  One pot dish in the Instant Pot




  1. Add 1 cup of water to the pressure cooker pot.  Place only the carrots into the water. Place a collapsible steamer basket on top of the carrots.  Add broccoli and cauliflower.
  2. Secure the lid and turn pressure release knob to a sealed position. Cook at high pressure for 1 minute.
  3. When cooking is complete, use a quick release.  
  4. Holding the handle, remove the collapsible steamer basket from the pot.  Drain water from the carrots, add carrots to the basket, set aside.
  5. Return pot to the pressure cooker, add cream cheese mixture.  Select sauté and stir to thin and melt the cheese.
  6. Add vegetables to the pot and stir gently so the vegetables don’t get mashed. Add an extra splash of lemon juice and salt if desired.  Serve warm.


Keywords: instant pot, creamy vegetables, healthy side dish