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Instant Pot Fresh Green Beans

Cooking fresh green beans couldn’t be easier or more delicious than when made in the Instant Pot! A great way to make green beans for a healthy side dish.


  • 1 lb green beans
  • 1/3 cup chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp butter


  1. Wash and trim the ends of the green beans. Add them to the pot of the Instant Pot.
  2. Pour in the stock and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Add the minced garlic and tabs of butter on top of the green beans.

  4. Lock the lid and place the valve in the Sealing position. Pressure Cook/Manual on HIGH pressure for 1 minute.
  5. As soon as the cooking time expires, unplug or cancel the Keep Warm function and Quick Release the pressure.
  6. Open the lid and remove the green beans to a serving bowl. Add additional salt and pepper if desired.
  7. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

If using frozen green beans, increase cooking time to 2 minutes.
Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms.