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Instant Pot Green Beans Recipe

The best Instant Pot Green Beans perfectly steamed, crunchy but still tender, and ready to eat in less than 15 minutes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time11 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy green beans, green beans, Instant Pot, instant pot green beans
Servings: 4
Calories: 60kcal


  • Instant Pot


  • 1 pound fresh green beans (ends trimmed)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon butter (melted)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Rinse and dry green beans, then trim off the ends.
  • Place 1 cup water in the Instant Pot, then place the steamer rack in the Instant Pot.
  • Place green beans on top of the steamer rack, then replace lid and move vent to SEALING.
  • Cook on MANUAL, LOW PRESSURE for 0-2 minutes, depending how soft you like your green beans. For firmer green beans cook for 0, for softer green beans cook for 2. (We usually cook ours for 1).
  • QUICK RELEASE once the time has expired.
  • Open lid carefully, then remove green beans from the instant pot and toss with melted butter and season with salt and pepper. Serve warm.


Calories: 60kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 240mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 870IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg