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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




  • 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.



If you are serving the dish for a crowd, feel free to add double the ingredients. The cook time remains the same.


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