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5 from 3 votes

Instant Pot Green Beans

Prep Time10 mins
coming to pressure7 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot green beans
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 64kcal
Author: Anna


  • 1 lb fresh green beans
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 teaspoons lemon juice


  • Wash and trim green beans. Cut off any ends that are brown.
  • Make sure the stainless steel insert is in your Instant Pot.
  • Add water to the insert.
  • Arrange the beans in a steam basket or on a trivet lined with parchment paper (see note).
  • Close the lid and set pressure valve to "sealing" position. Newer models do it on their own.
  • Press "manual" or "steam" button and set timer to 0 minutes.
  • The IP will take a few minutes to build up the pressure. It took 7 minutes for me. This is the time the beans cook, hence the "0" minute cook time. The beans will be crisp-tender. If you like your beans softer (not mush), set the timer to 1 minute. This was actually a prefered texture with my family.
  • Once the cooking cycle is done, press "cancel?off" button and switch the valve to "venting" to release pressure.
  • Remove beans from Instant Pot, garnish with lemon juice, cheese and garlic, season with salt and pepper and serve.


  1. If you don't have the steam basket, you can use the trivet that came with your Instant Pot. Line it with a circle or parchment paper, just a little bit larger in diameter than the trivet. This will prevent the beans from falling to the bottom and cooking in water.
  2. Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.


Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 396mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 837IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 1mg