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Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes


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Recipe Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
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Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes are a delicious and healthy side dish that is perfect for a weeknight meal. It is pressure cooked to perfection in the Instant Pot and can be on your table in just 30 minutes.

If you are looking for a tasty and healthy side dish, then you will love these Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes. This dish is perfect for a weeknight meal or any time you need a quick and easy side dish.

Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes topped with bacon in a square white dish next to a white cloth and white jars

Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes

Pressure cooking has become very popular in the last few years because it is a quick and easy way to cook food. The Instant Pot is a pressure cooker that has become very popular because it is so easy to use.

Why I Love This Recipe

If you are looking for a quick and easy side dish, then you will love these Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes.

  • Ready in under 30 minutes
  • Easy to make
  • Perfect for picky eaters
  • Fills the house with a delicious aroma

If you love easy side dish recipes, you may also enjoy this Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes recipe.

Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes topped with bacon in a square white dish next to a white cloth and white jars

Ingredients

This dish only requires a few simple ingredients that are easy to find at your local grocery store.

  • bacon, cut into small pieces
  • chicken stock
  • red potatoes, quartered
  • fresh green beans, ends removed
  • parsley
  • salt
  • pepper

Substitutions

Meat: If you do not like bacon, you can omit it from the recipe or substitute it with another type of meat such as ham or sausage.

Vegetarian: If you are vegetarian or vegan, you can omit the bacon and chicken stock and use vegetable stock instead.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a few kitchen tools to help you make this easy side dish recipe.

How to Make Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes

This recipe comes together in just a few simple steps. After your first bite, you will quickly fall in love with this easy side dish recipe.

Step 1: Saute the bacon

Set Instant Pot to Saute and place bacon inside. Cook bacon until crisp, then remove bacon from Instant Pot leaving grease in the bottom of the pot.

bacon being cooked and stirred with a wooden spoon in an instant pot

Step 2: Deglaze the pressure cooker

Turn off Instant Pot and add chicken stock. Using a spatula, deglaze the pot by scraping off stuck-on bacon pieces from the bottom of the pot.

Deglaze Instant Pot with a wooden spoon

Step 3: Add the potatoes and green beans

Add potatoes and green beans. Season with parsley, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine and coat ingredients with stock and bacon grease.

Beans and red potatoes added in the Instant Pot with a wooden spoon

Step 4: Pressure cook the potatoes and beans

Place lid on Instant Pot and seal the vent. Set the pot to pressure cook for 6 minutes.

Step 5: Quick release the pressure

When cooking time is up, do a quick release and remove the lid. Add bacon and stir to combine.

a closeup of Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes topped with bacon in a square white dish

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Do you want to personalize this recipe? Here are some ideas to get you started.

Cheese: For an extra creamy dish, add some shredded cheese on top before serving.

Garlic: Add a little garlic powder or minced garlic to the recipe for an extra flavorful dish.

Onion: You can also add a diced onion to the recipe if you like.

Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes topped with bacon in a square white dish next to a white cloth and white jars

Tips

Here are some tips and tricks to help you make the best Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes.

  • Do not overfill the pot. Be sure to leave enough room at the top of the pot so that the lid can seal properly.
  • If you like your green beans on the softer side, then cook for an extra minute or two. If you like them on the firmer side, then cook for the time indicated in the recipe.
  • If you want a creamier dish, you can add some shredded cheese on top before serving.
  • Be sure to deglaze the pot completely before you pressure cook the beans so that you don’t get a burn notice.

FAQs

Do you have questions about this Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about this recipe.

How to store

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.

How to reheat

Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop over low heat until warmed through.

Can I use frozen green beans?

Yes, you can use frozen green beans in this recipe. Just add an extra minute or two to the cooking time.

Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes topped with bacon in a square white dish next to a white cloth and white jars

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Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes

Corinne Schmitt
Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes are a delicious and healthy side dish that is perfect for a weeknight meal.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 275 kcal

Equipment

  • knife and cutting board
  • measuring cup and spoon
  • Instant Pot
  • wooden spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 8 strips bacon cut into small pieces
  • ¾ cup chicken stock
  • 2 pounds red potatoes quartered
  • 1 ½ pounds fresh green beans ends removed
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

Instructions
 

  • Set Instant Pot to Saute and place bacon inside. Cook bacon until crisp, then remove bacon from Instant Pot leaving grease in the bottom of the pot.
  • Turn off Instant Pot and add chicken stock. Using a spatula, deglaze pot by scraping off stuck-on bacon pieces from bottom of pot.
  • Add potatoes and green beans. Season with parsley, salt and pepper. Stir to combine and coat ingredients with stock and bacon grease.
  • Place lid on Instant Pot and seal vent. Set pot to pressure cook for 6 minutes.
  • When cooking time is up, do a quick release and remove lid. Add bacon and stir to combine.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 275kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 9gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 659mgPotassium: 1019mgFiber: 6gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 807IUVitamin C: 27mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 2mg
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