These Instant Pot Green Beans are so easy and perfectly crisp that you will want to make them every day. Even picky eaters will love them!
Okay, honest moment:
It took me awhile to love my Instant Pot. At first, I was just really darn intimidated by it.
Anyone else feel the same? Seriously hoping it’s not just me.
But now? I LOVE HOW FAST IT IS OH MY GOSH.
It can do ALL THINGS….include make the most tender green beans that even rival sautéed fresh green beans! It’s true.
An Easy, Family-Friendly Side Dish
I don’t have kids, but I KNOW that they can be picky. Really, anyone in your family might veer towards simpler and less complicated side dishes and prefer vegetables that are easy and straight-to-the-point, like instant pot steamed broccoli. If that’s the case in your house, these pressure cooker green beans are for you! They are simple, delicious, extremely nutritious, AND they are so simple to whip up and throw together for a healthy side dish!
Ingredients for Instant Pot Green Beans
This side dish really is simple. Green beans really do shine all on their own, and throwing them in an instant pot will cook them up SO fast. If you have an instant pot kicking around, I guarantee this will be your new go-to veggie recipe. To make it, you’ll need:
- Green Beans
- Garlic, minced
How to prep Green Beans for Cooking
If you haven’t cooked your own green beans before, it’s important to remember a couple of points! First off, you’ll want to wash the beans in cold water to make sure you wash off any dirt before cooking. Next, you’ll want to trim off the ends of all the beans. I recommend pulling them together in a bundle, then chopping off the ends with a sharp knife on a cutting board.
Are Green Beans Nutritious?
In short, YES they are! Green beans have a lot to brag about as they are highly nutritious! They boast being chock-full of vitamins A, C, and K and are also loaded with folic acid and fiber! Plant foods such as green beans are known to be essential in avoiding ailments such as heart disease, diabetes, and other diseases.
Do I need to use a steamer basket?
To make this instant pot green bean recipe a success, there’s no need to place your green beans in a steamer basket. This recipe recommends one, so if you wish to use one, go ahead and do that! If you don’t have one though, no worries- the recipe will still turn out fab without a steamer basket.
What if I want softer green beans?
If you’re like me, you like your green beans soft, but with a little crisp left to them. Everyone has different preferences on the doneness of green beans, so if you want yours cooked a bit softer, it’s easy! Simply cook them for 1 extra minute on manual high pressure.
Instant Pot Green Beans Serving Suggestions
These green beans are a quick, easy side that pair well with so many different meals. They finish off your plate, adding a pop of color, delicious flavor, and on top of all that, are a healthy and nourishing choice! Here are a few of my go-to recipes to serve alongside these beans that are sure to please your friends and family:
- Protein: Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breast, Simple Coffee Rubbed Steak, Paleo Keto Pork with Pistachio Pesto
- Starch: Crockpot Sweet Potatoes, Scalloped Sweet Potatoes, Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes with 5 ingredients
- More Veggies: Crispy air fryer Brussels Sprouts
Other Healthy Side Dish Recipes
- Low Carb Keto Green Bean Casserole
- Dairy Free Vegan Green Bean Casserole
- Grilled Zucchini and Green Bean Casserole
- 1 Lb Green Beans
- 1 Cup Water
- 2 tsp Garlic, minved
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- Prep the green beans by trimming of the ends and add them into the Instant Pot – you can use a steamer basket inside the Instant Pot, or just put them right in.
- Add in the rest of the ingredients and stir well.
- Cover the Instant Pot, making sure it's set to "sealing" and cook on manual high pressure for 0 minutes
- Do an Instant Steam Release and drain the green beans.
- Adjust salt to taste and DEVOUR!
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