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!
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!
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I 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!
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!
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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!
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 the complete recipe below.
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. It’s a super useful tool to have in the kitchen.
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.
Add the Green Beans
Add the frozen green beans in with the melted butter and garlic.
Season, Add Broth and Stir
Finally, add the salt, pepper, and chicken broth.
I like to use unsalted chicken broth, but if you want to use salted broth, then you can omit the salt.
Give everything a good stir.
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”.
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!
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, to avoid any excess liquid.
And now you’re ready to enjoy these buttery green beans! I hope you love these as much as we do!
Instant Pot Garlic Butter Green Beans
FRENCH CUT GREEN BEANS IN GARLIC BUTTER
- 1 lb frozen french cut green beans 1 lbs = approx. 6 cups
- 4 tbsps butter (salted)
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 cup unsalted chicken stock
- ¼ tsp ground black pepper or to taste
- ¼ tsp kosher salt or to taste
- Set the Instant Pot to Sauté and place the butter in it to melt.
- Once the butter has fully melted, add the minced garlic to the butter and let it sauté for a minute.
- 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.
- 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).
- Serve these delicious green beans.
15 thoughts on “Easy Instant Pot Green Beans”
I use a Crock-Pot Express pressure cooker. I’ve made these green beans three times. They are delicious and easier than my previous favorite recipe. Thanks Valerie!
Hi Meritha! I’m so glad these have been perfect for you! Thanks for stopping by!
What if I wanted to use frozen cut green beans vs. the French cut?
Hi Lesley! You should be fine following the recipe as is. Thanks for stopping by!
can I add potatoes to the green beans and how long do I cook them
Hi Jean! Potatoes take longer to cook than green beans, so I’d be worried the green beans would turn to mush if cooked together.
Can I use while green beans
Hi Annabelle! I have never used whole green beans in this recipe. I’m assuming if they’re fresh they may require less time. I have some fresh whole green beans, and I’ll be testing it out today. I’ll be back here to reply to you again later today!
I’m back! We just made some fresh, whole green beans and cooked them for zero minutes, and a quick pressure release. They were perfect with a bit of a crunch. If you want them softer, I’d do one minute. Hope this helps!
Can I use canned greenbeans in place of frozen ones?
Hi Abby! I wouldn’t use canned green beans for this recipe. They’re already cooked and just need to be warmed. If that’s what you have, I recommend just heating them in the microwave or stove for a bit and then seasoning them according to my recipe, including the butter and garlic. You can use just a bit of the stock to warm them on the stove. Hope this helps!
If I doubled this recipe, would I adjust the time?
Hi Adela! No, you don’t have to adjust the time if you double the recipe. Enjoy!
I’m definitely ready to try the garlic green beans!! Just send a proper signal and I’ll fly right over! Love. W W
You’re going to love them! I’ll let you know when we have some!