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Instant Pot green beans topped with almonds.
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Instant Pot Green Beans

Easy Instant Pot Green Beans are perfect for when you want a quick vegetable side! Dress them up with a pinch of crushed almonds for a simple yet delicious dish fancy enough for holiday gatherings yet easy enough for weeknight meals.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot green beans
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 1kcal


  • Instant Pot


  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 small yellow onion minced
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound green beans
  • 1- 1 ½ cups vegetable broth or water
  • Crushed almonds for garnish


  • In a frying pan over medium heat, warm the olive oil. Add the onions and cook for about 2-3 minutes, until softened, then stir in the garlic and the salt. Cook for another 2 minutes. Set aside.
    1 clove garlic, 1 small yellow onion, 3 Tablespoons olive oil, ½ teaspoon salt
  • Wash and trim the green beans.
    1 pound green beans
  • For a 6-quart Instant Pot, pour 1 cup of broth or water into the inner pot. For an 8-quart Instant Pot, pour 1 ½ cups of broth or water into the inner pot.
    1- 1 ½ cups vegetable broth or water
  • Place a steamer basket in the inner pot of the Instant Pot and add the green beans to the steamer basket.
  • Close the lid and check that the venting knob is sealed.
  • For crisper green beans, set the cooking time to 0 minutes on high pressure. For softer green beans, set the cooking time to 1 minute on high pressure.
  • After the cooking time is finished, release the pressure. Carefully switch the venting knob to the venting position, watching out for the release of the steam.
  • Remove the green beans from the Instant Pot, stir in the onion and garlic mixture, garnish with almonds, and serve.
    Crushed almonds


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.2g | Protein: 0.03g | Fat: 0.002g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.002g | Sodium: 0.1mg | Potassium: 2mg | Fiber: 0.01g | Sugar: 0.01g | Vitamin A: 0.05IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.01mg