Steamed Green Beans in White Bowl with lemon zest

Instant Pot Green Beans

A recipe for crisp tender steamed green beans made in the pressure cooker. 
4.73 from 11 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot Green Beans, Steamed Green Beans
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Pressure Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 35kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • 1 pound green beans washed, ends trimmed
  • 1 cup water
  • desired seasonings


  • Place 1 cup of water into inner pot of pressure cooker. 
  • Place green beans into steamer basket for pressure cooker. 
  • Place pressure cooker in Instant Pot and seal closed. 
  • Set to high pressure and manual time of zero minutes. (Or 1 minute on high pressure for softer green beans.)
  • Do a quick release of power once time has elapsed. 
  • Remove green beans from pressure cooker and serve as desired. 


  • I prefer seasoning these steamed green beans with a bit of butter, salt, pepper, and the zest and juice of half a lemon. 
  • Recipe can easily be doubled, but may desire to cook for 1 minute on high pressure. 
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Green Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 35
% Daily Value*
Sodium 9mg0%
Potassium 239mg7%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 785IU16%
Vitamin C 13.9mg17%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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