instant pot green beans

Instant Pot Green Beans (+ Stove Top)

A quick and easy side dish that is perfect for any weeknight dinner, holiday get together, or office potluck! 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 44kcal
Author Tina


  • 1 pound green beans trimmed and snapped
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder may be reduced to 1/2 tsp if desired
  • 1 cup chicken broth for Instant Pot
  • 4 cups unsalted chicken broth for Stovetop, (enough to cover)


  • Trim and snap green beans add to Instant Pot or large pot. 
  • Dice onion and add to the Instant Pot or large pot with the salt, pepper, and garlic powder. 
  • Instant Pot - Add one cup of chicken broth. Seal lid, and cook on manual high pressure for two minutes. Do a natural pressure release for three minutes according to your manufacturers directions. 
  • Stove top- Add 4 cups of unsalted chicken broth to pot. Beans must be covered, if not you can add additional broth or water. Bring to a boil, and cook for 20 minutes. Note this will increase the original prep and cook time to a total of 40 minutes. 
  • Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to one week. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 269mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 0.9mg