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Easy Instant Pot Southern-Style Green Beans

Easy Instant Pot Southern-Style Soul Food Green Beans is a quick pressure cooker recipe that is perfect for the holidays including Thanksgiving and Christmas. This dish is keto and low-carb loaded with immense flavor using chicken broth, bacon, and seasoning. This post provides the cooking time for prepping green beans in the Instant Pot. This dish is ready in 30 minutes or less.

instant pot green beans in a blue bowl

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ingredients for instant pot green beans

If you love green beans, you will definitely love my Air Fryer Garlic Green Beans.

How to Pressure Cook Green Beans in the Instant Pot

1. Chop up bacon, onions, and garlic. Saute them in the Instant Pot.

bacon and onions in instant pot

2. Add the green beans, chicken broth, and Better Than Bouillon. Season with salt and pepper.

fresh green beans in instant pot

3. Pressure cook for 15 minutes.

southern style green beans in instant pot


How Long (Time) to Cook Green Beans in the Instant Pot

I like to cook green beans for 15 minutes with a quick release of pressure.

instant pot green beans in a blue bowl

Can I Use Frozen Green Beans?

Yes, you can use frozen green beans. I prefer fresh green beans. The cook time will be the same, using frozen green beans. The pot will take longer to come to pressure.

instant pot green beans in a blue bowl

How Do You Cook Southern Green Beans?

Southern green beans are what my family grew up eating. For special occasions, like Sunday dinners or holidays we always prepared the dish using fresh green beans. On weeknights, we did frequently use canned green beans. Southern green beans are typically prepared with bacon. Before the Instant Pot, I would simmer the green beans, bacon, and seasonings on the stove.

instant pot green beans in a blue bowl

What Can You Use Besides Bacon For Southern Green Beans?

You can use ham, sausage, a turkey leg….the sky is the limit!

I love to serve this dish around the holidays or on the weeknights with dinner. Be sure to check out my Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole recipe.

instant pot green beans on a white plate

Can You Freeze the Green Beans?

Yes. I recommend freezing them in the broth in air tight containers to retain flavor. You can freeze the green beans up to 3 months.

Pair this with Instant Pot Cabbage, Instant Pot Low Carb Tuscan Chicken Thighs, Instant Pot Risotto or Instant Pot Chicken Marsala.

More Instant Pot Recipes

Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole
Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce
Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes

More Southern Style Recipes

Southern Style Homemade Cornbread
Southern Style Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Southern Mustard Greens
Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes
Instant Pot Collard Greens
Instant Pot Brisket
Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice
Instant Pot Louisiana Gumbo
Instant Pot Southern Baked Beans

instant pot green beans in a blue bowl
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Easy Instant Pot Southern-Style Soul Food Green Beans

Easy Instant Pot Southern-Style Soul Food Green Beans with {VIDEO} is a quick pressure cooker recipe that is perfect for the holidays including Thanksgiving and Christmas. This dish is loaded with immense flavor using chicken broth, bacon, and seasoning. This post provides the cooking for prepping green beans in the Instant Pot. 
Course dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine American, southern
Keyword instant pot green beans, instant pot southern green beans, soul food green beans, southern style green beans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Instant Pot come to pressure 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 78kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Turn the Instant Pot on the sautee function. Add the 4 slices of uncooked bacon. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the bacon crisps.
  • Drain the excess fat from the Instant Pot. I reserved about a teaspoon of fat in the pot.
  • Add the onions and garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  • Add the chicken broth and deglaze the pot with a spatula. Scrap up all the bits of cooked bacon in the pot.
  • Add the Better than Bouillon, green beans, salt and pepper to taste. Stir.
  • Cook for 15 minutes on Manual > High Pressure Cooking.
  • When the pot indicates it has finished, quick release the steam.
  • Serve the green beans with additional crumbled bacon sprinkled throughout.

Video

Notes

If you are serving the dish for a crowd, feel free to add double the ingredients. The cook time remains the same.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g
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Recipe Rating




Jillianjiggs55_tiu

Friday 27th of November 2020

I was looking for a veggie side to go with my Thanksgiving dinner. This was a perfect. This recipe is very easy and full of flavor. Thanks for the recipe.

staysnatched

Friday 27th of November 2020

You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Kayla

Friday 27th of November 2020

I made these for Thanksgiving this year and these were the best green beans I’ve ever made!! This will be my go-to from here on out!

staysnatched

Friday 27th of November 2020

Glad to hear you will make it a go-to!

A.Mansion

Friday 27th of November 2020

I made these for Thanksgiving. I got my bacon from a local meat market where they smoke their own meats in house. I peeled and diced a yellow potato and added it to the pot before the pressure cooking. So easy and so good! Thank you!

staysnatched

Friday 27th of November 2020

That sounds amazing! Glad you enjoyed it.

Kristin Walker-Smith

Thursday 26th of November 2020

Quick, easy and tasted great! First time using the sauté function on the instapot but won’t be the last! Look forward to trying more dishes!

staysnatched

Friday 27th of November 2020

Yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed these.

Jessica

Tuesday 24th of November 2020

I just made this recipe this week and my husband loved them so much he asked if we could have them for Thanksgiving. So so good!

staysnatched

Friday 27th of November 2020

Yay! These are great for any ocassion!