Instant Pot Green Beans

Cooked Green Beans on a transparent plate topped with sesame seeds
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Who loves green beans? I know that they're one of my favorite veggies and sides! These Instant Pot Garlic Green Beans are perfect to pair with any main dish or enjoy on their own!

You just need 5 minutes and 5 ingredients, and you'll be eating a healthy dish that will have you craving more. This simple green bean recipe would be perfect for a holiday meal as well.

Cooked Green Beans on a clear plate topped with minced garlic

Who knew that green beans could have so much flavor? I used to think that they were a bland vegetable that could only be made better by adding bacon. ( bacon does make everything better - but these green beans don't need any!)

Find out what you're missing and whip up a batch of these green beans. They're crisp, they're crunchy - and they're fast!

Why you'll love this recipe 

The bonus of this recipe is that you're fueling your body with good foods. It's not a hard recipe to make, so why not give it a try? I love making this all year long because you can use fresh green beans or frozen ones!

  • Perfect for a quick side dish
  • Great for a weeknight recipe or one for the holiday table
  • Flavorful with minimal time and effort

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Recipe Ingredients

ingredients needed to make instant pot garlic green beans

Green beans  - In my opinion, fresh green beans taste the best. They're crunchy and have an amazingly refreshing taste.

Salt & pepper - To taste.

Garlic - Minced garlic is going to give you the most flavor, but you can use garlic powder as well.

Butter - I love using salted butter with this recipe, but unsalted butter is a great option also. You can use clarified butter, melted butter, softened butter or even Instant Pot Ghee.

If needed, saute butter until melted and only then add the green beans and the rest of the ingredients.

Vegetable Broth - This is needed so that the green beans don't stick to the bottom of the Instant Pot and burn.

How to Cook Instant Pot Garlic Green Beans

You're going to love this simple side dish! Just gather up the short list of ingredients to get started.

Step One: Add the butter and green beans into the Instant Pot.

Step Two: Add the salt and pepper.

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Step Three: Add the garlic.

Step Four: Pour in the vegetable broth.

Step Five: Put on the lid and cook on high pressure for 4 minutes.

 Step Six: Once the cooking time is done, do a quick pressure release.

Serve and enjoy!

Variations

Add bacon - I know, I know...but it CAN be a super great addition to green beans and adds a nice salty flavor.

Change up the seasoning - Adding Italian seasonings or Everything Bagel Seasoning is a great flavor enhancer.

Use a different liquid - You can use chicken stock or beef stock as well. Bone broth is a very healthy option to consider as well.

Helpful Tips 

  • If you're cooking fresh green beans, be sure to snap off the ends before cooking them. You can also break them in half and cook them in the Instant Pot if you prefer that size.
  • You can use frozen green beans for this recipe but should increase the cooking time by 1 minute if so.

FAQs

How do I get firmer green beans?

To get firmer green beans with a soft texture, cook them at high pressure for 2 minutes.

To get firm green beans that are crunchy, you can cook them at high pressure for 1 minute.

Why are my green beans mushy?

If the green beans are mushy, it just means that you've cooked them too long. You can still eat them and then adjust the cooking time the next time that you make the recipe.

Can I freeze cooked green beans?

Yes, you can freeze cooked green beans. Be sure to let them cool down all the way and then add them to the freezer.

How long do cooked green beans last?

For the best flavor and taste, eat any leftover green beans within 2-3 days.

What food pairs well with green beans?

Most foods pair well with green beans. I love Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes because the two ingredients are perfect together.

How to make vegan green beans?

For a vegan green beans, replace the butter with 2 tablespoon olive oil.

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Cooked Green Beans on a transparent plate topped with sesame seeds

Instant Pot Garlic Green Beans

Instant Pot Garlic Green Beans are a fast and easy side dish that everyone will love.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot Garlic Green Beans
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 lb green beans
  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add butter, green beans, garlic, salt and vegetable broth to the Instant Pot.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release.
  • Open the lid and serve 🙂

Nutrition

Calories: 89kcal Carbohydrates: 19g Protein: 5g Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 2mg Sodium: 265mg Potassium: 515mg Fiber: 6g Sugar: 9g Vitamin A: 1715IU Vitamin C: 29mg Calcium: 108mg Iron: 2mg

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Notes

  • If you're cooking fresh green beans, be sure to snap off the ends before cooking them. You can also break them in half and cook them in the Instant Pot if you prefer that size.
  • You can use frozen green beans for this recipe but should increase the cooking time by 1 minute if so.
  • You can use clarified butter, melted butter or softened butter. If needed, saute butter until melted and then add the green beans and the rest of the ingredients.
  • For a vegan version, you can use olive oil as well.
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