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Instant Pot Green Beans
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5 from 12 votes

Instant Pot Garlic Butter Green Beans

Fresh green beans perfectly seasoned, made quick and easy in the pressure cooker each and every time.
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Green Beans, instant pot green beans
Servings: 4
Author: Nikki Lee


  • 1 pound fresh green beans
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste


Instant Pot Instructions

  • Pour water into 6 quart Instant Pot. Add in green beans, garlic, butter and salt & pepper to taste. 
  • Place lid on IP to lock position and make sure valve is set to sealed position.
  • Firm Crunchy Texture - Low Pressure 0 Minutes (Beans will steam while coming up to pressure)
    For a little Softer Bean but still Firm - Low Pressure 2 minutes
    For Soft Bean but not mushy - Low Pressure 5 Minutes 
  • Once time has elapsed, Manual Release or Quick Release (Carefully open the seal valve with a wooden spoon or tongs).
  • If using a steamer insert remove, place in serving bowl.  
    When not using an insert, remove with tongs or slotted spoon and serve.

Stove Top Instructions

  • Pour water into medium size pot. Add in green beans, garlic, butter and salt & pepper to taste. Give them a stir. Bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer and cook for 30 to 40 minutes. Serve.