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I’ll be honest, if you say green beans, it’s not really my idea of fun! But once I tried these Instant Pot Green beans Ryan made, I may have changed my mind a little! Or a lot!

A plate of food with these easy instant pot green beans front and center.

So I’ll usually pass on green beans as a side, sure I’ll have a bit of the green bean casserole during Thanksgiving, but that’s about it!

Until now!

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I actually requested Ryan make these again the other day. In my book, these are the tastiest green beans I’ve ever had.

I actually love them!

Even the kids requested seconds!

Delicious Buttery Garlic Green Beans

Not a whole lot more I can say about these green beans. I mean, they’re green beans, right? But, they did make me LOVE green beans, not an easy feat, so I thought it was worth sharing with you!

A bowl of green beans that were made in the Instant Pot

These Instant Pot green beans are so quick and easy to make! Just a few simple steps and you’ll be enjoying some delicious buttery garlic green beans in no time. Let’s get started!

Kitchen Prep Tools, Utensils & Appliances

Before we get started, here is a list of the kitchen prep tools, utensils, and appliances I used to make this recipe.

Prep Tools & Utensils

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Appliances & Cookware

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Serving Platters & Dishes

I served these green beans in my super cute, vintage sunflower casserole and just pulled out our Corelle plates which we use just about every day.

Must-Have Instant Pot Accessories

Don’t forget to check out my post on Must-Have Accessories for the Instant Pot. It’s a complete list of all the top accessories that can be used with the Instant Pot.

Must-Have Instant Pot Cookbooks

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Making Green Beans In The Instant Pot

So let’s walk through the easy steps to making these super tasty green beans!

A plate of green beans made in the Instant Pot.

Gather Your Ingredients

You won’t need a whole lot of ingredients, this is a simple side dish that can go with almost any main course! You’ll need French Cut frozen green beans, butter, garlic, chicken broth, salt, and pepper. That’s it! For exact amounts, see complete recipe below.

Half a stick of butter for making butter garlic green beans

Measure One Pound of Green Beans

So, get yourself a bowl, a kitchen scale and measure out one pound of the frozen green beans. If you don’t have a kitchen scale, I’d highly recommend that you get one that has a zero/tare feature like this one. It’s a super useful tool to have in the kitchen.

A bowl of french cut green beans being weighed on a scale before being put into the Instant Pot

For those of you who do not have a scale, one pound of french cut frozen green beans is approximately 6 cups.

Sauté The Garlic

Set your Instant Pot to Sauté and melt the butter. Once the butter has melted, add the minced garlic and let it sauté for a minute.

Sauting the garlic in the Instant Pot for making butter garlic green beans

Add The Green Beans

Add the frozen green beans in with the melted butter and garlic.

Adding a bowl of frozen green beans to the Instant Pot

Season, Add Broth And Stir

Finally, add the salt, pepper, and chicken broth.

Adding pepper to french green beans made in the Instant Pot Adding salt to green beans in the Instant Pot

I like to use unsalted chicken broth, but if you want to use salted broth, then you can omit the salt.

Adding chicken broth to green beans in the Instant Pot

Give everything a good stir.

The Instant Pot filled with green beans

Cook In The Instant Pot

Now, it’s time to close the Instant Pot. Cancel out of Sauté mode and set the pot to cook on Manual High Pressure for 3 minutes. Note: On some models, the “Manual” button is now labeled “Pressure Cook”.

Setting the Instant Pot to 3 minutes High Pressure to make the best green bean recipe.

When the green beans have completed the 3 minute cook time, you will do a Quick Pressure Release (QPR).

Delicious Buttery Garlic Green Beans in the Instant Pot

Once the pin drops, open your pot. Perfect Buttery Garlic Green Beans!

The Instant Pot filled with french cut green beans

Time To Serve Your Instant Pot Green Beans

When serving the green beans out of the pot and into a serving dish, I used a slotted spoon like this one, to avoid any excess liquid.

A serving bowl filled with delicious garlic butter green beans made in the Instant Pot

And now you’re ready to enjoy! I hope you love these as much as we do!

Easy Instant Pot Green Beans

A plate of green beans made in the Instant Pot.
DifficultyBeginnerPrep Time5 minsCook Time3 minsTotal Time8 mins

Ingredients

 1 lb french cut green beans (frozen) (1 lbs = approx. 6 cups)
 4 tbsp butter (salted)
 4 cloves garlic (minced)
 1 cup chicken broth (unsalted)
 ¼ tsp black pepper (or to taste)
 ¼ tsp salt (or to taste)

Directions

1

Set the Instant Pot to Sauté and place the butter in it to melt.

2

Once the butter has fully melted, add the minced garlic to the butter and let it sauté for a minute.

3

Add the green beans, season with salt and black pepper and then pour the chicken broth into the pot. You may also use salted chicken broth and omit the ¼ tsp of salt.

4

Set the Instant Pot to cook on Manual High Pressure for 3 minutes. Once the cooking time has completed, perform a Quick Pressure Release (QPR).

5

Serve these delicious green beans.

Kitchen Prep Tools, Utensils, and Appliances

These are some of the kitchen prep tools, utensils, and appliances that were used to make this green bean recipe:

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Instant Pot Must-Haves

ACCESSORIES

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Don't forget to check out my post on Must-Have Accessories for the Instant Pot for a more complete list of accessories.

COOKBOOKS

Here are some must-have cookbooks for the Instant Pot:

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Ingredients

 1 lb french cut green beans (frozen) (1 lbs = approx. 6 cups)
 4 tbsp butter (salted)
 4 cloves garlic (minced)
 1 cup chicken broth (unsalted)
 ¼ tsp black pepper (or to taste)
 ¼ tsp salt (or to taste)

Directions

1

Set the Instant Pot to Sauté and place the butter in it to melt.

2

Once the butter has fully melted, add the minced garlic to the butter and let it sauté for a minute.

3

Add the green beans, season with salt and black pepper and then pour the chicken broth into the pot. You may also use salted chicken broth and omit the ¼ tsp of salt.

4

Set the Instant Pot to cook on Manual High Pressure for 3 minutes. Once the cooking time has completed, perform a Quick Pressure Release (QPR).

5

Serve these delicious green beans.

Garlic Butter Instant Pot Green Beans

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