Instant Pot Green Beans for quick and easy, delicious buttery and garlic filled green beans for the most healthy and fresh side dish you can imagine! The IP takes out the work so the pressure cooker can instantly give you green beans you can be proud of.
You won’t find a simpler Instant Pot Green Beans recipe out there!
Green beans are the perfect healthy side that goes with almost anything. This green bean recipe can fit with most diets and is so fresh and healthy.
What I love about straight up steamed vegetables like this IP recipe, is that it’s keto, paleo, WW and Whole30 approved!
Added bonus it is kid friendly and easy for everyone to help you in the kitchen! There are many ways to cook green beans but the instant pot is one of my favorites. It is a great recipe for those families & always on the go.
Pressure cookers have been around for a long time but have, in the past year, become immensely popular. One of the main reasons is because food is done in nearly…an instant! (see what I did there?)
Gone are the days where you forgot to take food out of the freezer or having to prep 2 days in advance to make a pot roast.
Pressure cookers take away all the “pressure” of cooking and allow you to still enjoy home cooked meals with little time available, which is why they have become so incredibly popular!
How do you make Instant Pot Green Beans?
First, you need a pressure cooker!
If you do not have one, the most popular brand is Instant Pot. Instant Pot’s ease of usage and recipes available make it a top choice. There are tons of sizes and kinds of Instant Pot Pressure cookers on the market. I still love to purchase from Amazon because I love the ease of comparing prices, styles and reviews.
If you do not have an IP, here are a few to check out that might be a good fit for your family – from budget pressure cookers to larger ones for family of 6 or more.
I also own a Ninja Foodi.
Instant Pot Pressure Cooked Garlic Green Beans
These green beans are made from all the good stuff – fresh green beans, butter, garlic and salt! No need to hide the natural tastes to clear them from the plate and take advantage of all the healthy benefits of feeding your body great food. There is something so satisfying about eating straight up veggies just smothered and soaked in butter. This is a side dish with a WOW factor-
- 1 pound of fresh green beans
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 1 tbsp garlic
- 1 cup of water
- Salt and pepper to taste
- this recipe does not use a steamer basket
Prepping Fresh Green Beans
Obviously when we are talking about an Instant pot pressure cooker, we are talking about using fresh green beans. You can usually find them in the vegetable department in a bag with stems already snapped. They come in 2 pound bags at Walmart and you can really enjoy a lot of fresh green bean recipes with them. This particular recipe takes 1 pound of green beans.
Some stores also have piles of green beans that you can just weigh. Unfortunately mine don’t do that so I kinda have to plan out additional recipes to get my beans worth, but I don’t mind.
To get started, you will want to clean your beans. I simply rinse beans under cold water. If necessary, snap the stem end of each side of the green bean.
*Just like peeling potatoes, this is a great job for a little helper if you have any kids that like to participate in the kitchen.
Green Beans in Instant Pot
Can you cook green beans in the instant pot? YES YES!! The entire point of this recipe is to learn that.
And Instant Pot green beans are so easy to make too!! You can have your fresh green beans without all that boiling and testing for firmness and wondering if they are even done.
Instead, using an IP, raw green beans are perfect for tender crisp beans that you can eat directly as a delicious simple side or move to the next phase, like fresh green bean casserole.
To get started on your side, add raw and prepped green beans, 2 tablespoons of butter, minced garlic, 1 cup of water, and salt and pepper to taste into to the instant pot.
Cover with IP lid.
Push the steam release handle to sealing position.
Set your Instant Pot to High pressure, 0 minutes, quick release.
Once your green beans in the Instant Pot is complete, move the steam release handle to vent.
Its advisable to use tongs or oven mit when dealing with the steam valve to avoid burns.
Wait for steam to be completely released.
Again, remember that steam burns are horrible, so when using an Instant Pot or pressure cooker (as with all cooking) please be extra careful!
Remove green beans with tongs (these are my favorite ones!), serve them hot, dripping in butter and maybe some cheddar cheese, and enjoy!
Green Bean Recipes
Need more green bean side dish recipes?
Green beans are absolutely the best side dishes for Thanksgiving, but I could eat them all year round. Its kinda sad we really only consider the green bean over vegetables like potatoes or corn, when we do big gatherings, but they are so perfect for every night of the week! You can make green bean salads a head of time or enjoy perfect skillet fried up green beans for a crunch that is to die for.
Here are some of my favorite green bean recipes for flavors and mixes that are great for dinner sides or to impress for holiday menus:
- Feta Green Bean Salad with Grape Tomatoes
- 3 Bean Salad with Cold Green Beans
- Seasoned Green Beans (KETO FRIENDLY)
- Green Beans Almondine with Feta
- Southern Green Beans and Bacon