Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole

square glass bowl with green bean, onion slices and melted cheese

Everyone knows that it just isn't a holiday without this Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole dish sitting on your dinner table! This is a perfect holiday dish with so much flavor and taste.  You might as well make a double batch as it's going to go quickly!

Did I mention that you just need 4 simple ingredients to make as well? I couldn't make this recipe any easier if I tried! Now is the time to start prepping for the holidays and give this recipe a try. You won't be sorry - trust me!

square glass bowl with green bean, onion slices and melted cheese

This recipe takes just 20 minutes from start to finish, which passes by in the blink of an eye. The hardest part about this entire recipe is pacing yourself to be patient for it to cook!

Why This Recipe Works

The next time that you're looking to increase your veggie intake, why not whip up this green bean recipe? Sure, it might have a few other ingredients in it - but there's plenty of green beans, too!

The flavor is perfect for all ages to enjoy - and the added french onions are quite the treat! I think that once you take your first bite, you're going to crave more and more!

  • This simple casserole recipe feeds a crowd which makes it perfect for the holidays
  • It's fast and easy to prep and cook
  • Somehow, the leftovers taste even better the next day!

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Recipe Ingredients

ingredients needed to make green bean casserole in the Instant Pot

Green Beans - I love using fresh green beans in this recipe. However, don't stress if you don't have fresh. You can use canned just as easily.

Cheddar Cheese - More cheese, please! You can never have too much cheese, in my opinion. I love the flavor of cheddar, but other options would be delicious, too.

Cream of Mushroom Soup - This helps to create that creamy texture and also adds a hearty flavor to it as well.

French Fried Onions - Adding these creates a crunch and an awesome texture for the dish. Plus, they're a bit salty and pair perfectly with the other flavors.

How to make Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole

You're going to love the ease of this recipe. I told you that I wouldn't lead you astray - right? Just be sure that you have the ingredients prepped and ready before getting started.

Step One: Add the Green beans to the Instant Pot. (Make sure that the ends are snapped off if they're fresh!)

Step Two: Pour the cream of mushroom soup on top of the green beans.

Step Three: Start the Instant Pot at high pressure for 2 minutes.

Step Four: Once the time has passed, put the beans and mixture into a casserole dish and add the french fried onions on the top.

Step Five: Shredd the cheese carefully with the cheese grater.

Step Six: Next, add 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese to the casserole dish.

Step Seven: Put the casserole dish in the Instant Pot on top of the trivet. Put on the air fryer lid and air fry the mixture at 390F for 12 minutes.

Once the time is up, it's time to serve and enjoy!

Variations

Change up the cheese - The easiest way to change the taste is to change up the cheese. Pepperjack, mozzarella, Colby - you name it.

Add fresh mushrooms - Saute up some mushrooms and then add them to the dish!

Helpful Tips

  • If you use fresh green beans, be sure to break off the ends and then break the green bean into two or three pieces.
  • I don't recommend using frozen green beans for this recipe as they release a lot of extra liquid during the cooking process.

How to Serve 

You can serve this however you'd like! I like to serve myself a huge mound on my plate and dig in, but you can easily use it to pair with some other holiday entrees. Here are some of my favorites:

Try it alongside a pile of Mashed Potatoes as well!

FAQs

Can I use canned green beans for green bean casserole?

Canned green beans will work, but fresh always tastes best!

How do I keep my beans crunchy?

To keep a bit of crunchiness to your beans, you want to cook them for just about 60 seconds. For a softer texture, plan on cooking them for around 5 minutes or so.

Can I freeze green bean casserole?

Yes, you can store green bean casserole in the freezer. Just put it in a freezer-safe container and eat within 2-3 months.

What are some other topping ideas for green bean casserole?

If you don't want to add fried onions, you can add bacon bits, shredded cheese, or even fresh onions to the top.

Why is my green bean casserole runny?

If the casserole is runny, make sure that you let it cool down all the way before eating. As it cools, it will thicken up.

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Vegetable Recipes to make in the Instant Pot

If you want to add more veggies to your day, check out these simple recipes!

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square glass bowl with green bean, onion slices and melted cheese

Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole

This Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole is a great way to make a flavorful side dish perfect for a weeknight meal or a holiday meal!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Appetizer, Brunch, party, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beans, Creamy Mushrooms, fried onions, green beans, Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole, Mushroom Soup
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 14 ounces green beans
  • 10 ounces cream of mushroom soup
  • 6 ounces french fried onions
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Prep and cut off the ends of the fresh green beans.
  • Add the green beans and cream of mushroom soup to the Instant Pot.
  • Put on the the lid and cook on high pressure for 2 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release.
  • Put the bean mixture into a small casserole dish and add the french fried onions and the cheddar cheese on top.
  • Clean the bottom of the Instant Pot, put a trivet inside the Instant Pot and place the casserole dish on the trivet.
  • Cover with the air fryer lid and Air Fry at 390 °F for 12 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy. Feel free to add toppings 🙂

Nutrition

Calories: 455kcal Carbohydrates: 29g Protein: 12g Fat: 32g Saturated Fat: 15g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 32mg Sodium: 1047mg Potassium: 320mg Fiber: 3g Sugar: 3g Vitamin A: 968IU Vitamin C: 12mg Calcium: 239mg Iron: 2mg

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Notes

 
  • If you use fresh green beans, be sure to break off the ends and then break the green bean into two or three pieces.
  • I don't recommend using frozen green beans for this recipe as they release a lot of extra liquid during the cooking process.
  • The easiest way to change the taste is to change up the cheese. Pepperjack, mozzarella, Colby - you name it.
  • Looking for more taste? Saute some mushrooms and then add them to the casserole.
  • Topping ideas: fried onions, bacon bits, shredded cheese, or even fresh onions.
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