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Instant Pot Steamed Green Beans

Free up space on your stove top by preparing Instant Pot steamed green beans quickly and perfectly! Enjoy as a side for any meal.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 72kcal
Author: Megan

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp salted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/2-2 lbs fresh green beans ends trimmed
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  • Set Instant Pot to saute. Add the butter and garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until soft and fragrant. Add the salt, pepper and green beans and give the mixture a stir. Pour the water over the top.
  • Place the cover on the pot and set timer to 0 minutes on low pressure (pressure cook setting). It will take the IP around 10 minutes to build up pressure before it begins cooking.
  • When cooking is done, do a quick release and allow the float valve to drop. Transfer the green beans to a serving dish and serve immediately!

Notes

  • If frozen green beans are all you have on hand, increase cook time to 2 minutes on low pressure.
  • To make more than 6 servings, double the recipe! It works great as a large batch, too.
  • Replace the butter with the same amount of olive oil, if desired.
  • Replace the water with chicken broth for an even more flavorful side dish. 
  • Use a trivet or steamer basket to make pulling the beans out of the pot easier.
  • Delicious topping options include: Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, melted butter or olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, fine sea salt and/or cracked black pepper.
  • Is zero minutes right?! Yes! The content of the pot will cook as the pressure builds.

Nutrition

Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 251mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 900IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg
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