Instant Pot Steamed Green Beans Recipe
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Instant Pot green beans are perfectly steamed, bright green and crunchy! So quick and easy to make, Instant Pot is a perfect tool for cooking green beans!
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 lb green beans
  • ½ cup water
  1. Put water and green beans in the Instant Pot.
  2. Close the lid and turn the valve to Sealing position.
  3. Press the "Pressure Cook" or "Manual" button and set the cooking time to ZERO minutes.
  4. Instant Pot will take several minutes to come to pressure, that's when the green beans are actually getting steamed.
  5. When the timer beeps, do the Quick Release of the steam, open the Instant Pot, drain the green beans and rinse them in a colander until cold running water.
  6. Sprinkle the steamed green beans with salt and pepper to taste.
You can use any quantity of green beans, the amount of water always stays the same at ½ cup and the cooking time is always zero.
Recipe by Melanie Cooks at