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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.

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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

Detailed measurements and full instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

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.

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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
Southern Baked Beans
Southern Green Beans

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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. 
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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




D. W.

Tuesday 7th of December 2021

Had to run this recipe back because it’s just that good. So flavorful and a great way to get more veggies in.

staysnatched

Friday 17th of December 2021

I'm glad you ran it back!

Lauren

Saturday 4th of December 2021

Hello! These are amazing. I would like to make these this evening for a Christmas party, but it’s a larger gathering. If I triple the recipe what would you advise as far as cooking time changes?

staysnatched

Saturday 4th of December 2021

I’ve never tried it. You may not need to change anything. Start with the recipe, and add additional time if you end up needing it.

Dorothy

Friday 26th of November 2021

Followed the directions above and it came out amazing. So much flavor with very little effort.

staysnatched

Tuesday 30th of November 2021

I love small effort!

Kelley York

Sunday 3rd of October 2021

Super simple, perfect for meal prep day, cook time and seasonings were spot on for taste and texture,

staysnatched

Sunday 3rd of October 2021

I'm glad you found it simple.

Malika J.

Friday 27th of August 2021

Yet another winner! Easy recipe to follow and delicious as always. Flavorful without having a ton of ingredients. My go to blog when I cook every time! Thank you Brandi!

staysnatched

Tuesday 31st of August 2021

I'm so happy to hear that!