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Instant Pot Green Beans Recipe

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Instant Pot Green Beans for quick and easy, delicious buttery and garlic-filled green beans for the most healthy and fresh side dish imaginable! The IP removes 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!

fresh green beans already cooked in pressure cooker being pulled out with tongs

Why you will love using a Pressure Cooker.

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 pressure-cooked vegetables, like many instant pot recipes, is that they’re keto, paleo, WW, and Whole30-approved!

As an 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?)

Why you will love 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- 

Ingredients

  • 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

You can usually find them in a bag with snapped stems in the vegetable department. They come in 2-pound bags at Walmart, and you can enjoy many fresh green bean recipes with them. This particular recipe takes 1 pound of green beans.

  • To get started, you will want to clean your beans. I rinse beans under cold water.  If necessary, snap the stem end of each side of the green bean.
  • *Like peeling potatoes, this is a great job for a little helper if you have kids who like participating in the kitchen.
fresh green beans already with ends snapped off in a pile waiting for a recipe

How to make Green Beans in Instant Pot

To get started, add raw and prepped green beans, 2 tablespoons of butter, minced garlic, 1 cup of water, and salt and pepper to taste into the instant pot.

instant pot with water, green beans and butter

Cover with IP lid.

Push the steam release handle to the sealing position.

move pressure cooker to sealing

Set your Instant Pot to High pressure, 0 minutes, quick release.

turn pressure cooker on, to high pressure and 0 minutes

Once your green beans in the Instant Pot are complete, move the steam release handle to vent.

It’s advisable to use tongs or oven mitts 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!

pull out green beans with tongs to be careful of steam

What pressure cooker is best used?

If you do not have one, the most popular brand is Instant Pot.

Instant Pot’s ease of usage and the variety of recipes available make it a top choice. There are many 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 a family of 6 or more.

  1. Best IP for Families
  2. Most Recommended Instant Pot
  3. Best Value for your Money

I also own a Ninja Foodi.

More Deliciously Easy 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. You can make green bean salads ahead of time or enjoy perfect skillet fried up green beans for a crunch that is to die for. 

4.50 from 6 votes

Instant Pot Green Beans


Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
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! Just moments needed for this Keto friendly, WW approved, Paleo side dish that is totally guilt free and dripping in deliciousness.

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound of fresh green beans
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 tbsp garlic
  • 1 cup of water
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Instant Pot Instructions
  • Add green beans, butter, garlic, water, salt and pepper to the instant pot.
  • Cover with IP lid. Push the steam release handle to sealing position.
  • Set your IP to High pressure, 0 minutes, quick release.
  • Once the IP is complete, move the steam release handle to vent. Wait for steam to be completely released.
  • Remove beans with tongs, serve and enjoy!

Notes

Prep Green Beans:

Rinse beans under cold water. Snap the stem end of each side of the bean.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 129mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g

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2 Comments

  1. Do you realize it says to cook for 0 min???

    1. Yep! It actually cooks in the pre-pressure warm up and then is over. 🙂 this is common with vegetables.

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