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The Perfect Instant Pot Green Beans Recipe

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Ello, folks! I hope that you are having a wonderful week so far? As I have officially transitioned from the summer to fall season, I wanted to start with two wonderful Instant Pot recipes. Last week we did a Mexican Rice which is absolutely perfect for the upcoming fall season, but today I have something even better. This Instant Pot Green Beans Recipe is to die for and will remind you of your grandma’s. When it comes to green beans, they have to be one of my favorite veggies and here in the mountains of North Carolina, they are a staple in most homes. Many people can a lot down here, and having an abundance of green beans on hand is perfect for the chilly winter season. 

No matter what type of meat you are cooking green beans usually goes perfectly with any meal. I know I serve a lot of green beans over the winter season. I pair it with everything from chicken to beef. Most everyone nowadays has an Instant Pot (aka Insta Pot) in their kitchens. Instant Pots make everything so much easier not to mention quicker to prepare meals for your family. 

Below you will find the full recipe card and a couple of in-process images to help you create these amazing Green Beans. I do hope that you enjoy this recipe and if you are looking for another side dish check out our Super Cheesy Potato Bake Casserole. This might not be made in an Instant Pot, but it would pair perfectly with these green beans. 

How to make Instant Pot Green Beans With Bacon

So let’s get started. As I have said, this is really super easy to make, but images are a must with any recipe. I am more of a visual person myself. The first thing you will want to do is to set your Instant Pot to saute mode and add your chopped bacon. You will cook your bacon until crispy.

Next, you will turn off the Instant Pot and remove the bacon pieces. Pour the chicken broth into the pot and deglaze the pot by scrapping the bottom of the pot to remove stuck-on pieces. This, for me, is the most important step and really will give your green beans a beautiful flavor. If you are not certain what deglazing means it is simply taking the bits and fat that is left behind from the bacon. This adds more flavor to your chicken broth. 

Since I know many people don’t actually can their own beans as many do around here, I used frozen green beans for this recipe. You will Pour the frozen green beans into the pot and season with salt and pepper. Simply stir everything together. 

Place the lid on the Instant Pot and set to pressure cook for 4 minutes. When the time is up use the quick release. When the time is up, and the pot has depressurized, remove the lid and add the bacon to the pot. Stir and combine the ingredients before serving to your family. 

This Instant Pot Green Beans with bacon is super yummy, and I know your family will enjoy the simplicity as well as the flavor from the chicken broth and bacon. It really is the perfect combination. This recipe is tried and time tested. This is one of the most common recipes used here in the mountains of North Carolina when cooking beans. Happy Cooking 🙂

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Instant Pot Green Beans With Bacon


  • Author: Hello Betty Company
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 3 strips bacon (chopped)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 10- ounce packages frozen green beans
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Set the Instant Pot to saute mode and add chopped bacon. Cook until the bacon is crispy.
  2. Turn off the Instant Pot and remove the bacon pieces. Pour the chicken broth into the pot and deglaze the pot by scrapping the bottom of the pot to remove stuck-on pieces.
  3. Pour the frozen green beans into the pot and season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine all ingredients.
  4. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and set to pressure cook for 4 minutes.
  5. When the cook time is up, do a quick release.
  6. When the pot has depressurized, remove the lid and add the bacon to the pot. Stir to combine ingredients before serving.
  • Category: Side Dishes