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Buttery Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes

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When you need a tasty side dish in a hurry this Instant Pot green beans and potatoes recipe is just what you need! This dump and go pressure cooker recipe requires minimal prep and is ready to serve in 15 minutes.

Instant pot green beans and potatoes served on a white plate

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I’m always trying new potato side dish recipes, my Instant Pot mashed potatoes and scalloped potatoes with blue cheese make regular appearances at meal time and this new recipe for sure is going to be on rotation! Full of flavor, this green beans and potato recipe will make dinner a breeze!

How To Make Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes

  • Get your ingredients ready! Cut the potatoes into quarters and trim and half the green beans.
Ingredients to make the recipes
  • Add ingredients to Instant Pot. Cover and cook on high pressure for 9 minutes.
The ingredients for the dish in the Instant Pot
  • Once cook time is up, allow to natural release for 5 minutes, then quickly release any remaining pressure. Serve and enjoy!
The cooked green beans and potatoes in the Instant Pot

What do you serve with Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes?

This green bean and potato dish is so versatile and can easily be served alongside your favorite mains. It works well with fish, meat, chicken and vegetable dishes. Try it with:

Can you make this side ahead of time?

You can make this dish a couple of days ahead of time if you wish and leftovers keep well. Let the potatoes and beans cool to room temperature and transfer to an airtight container. They will keep in the fridge for 2 to 3 days and you can reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop.

What are the best potatoes to use?

I like to use red potatoes in this recipe. I love the color they add to the dish and they aren’t very starchy so they hold their shape well when they are cooked. Yukon gold or new potatoes will also work well, but avoid russet potatoes that are very starchy and will fall apart.

Sauce being poured over a dish of green beans and potatoes

A quick and easy Instant Pot side dish

I love how quick and effortless it is to make this side dish. Green beans and potatoes are such a classic Southern side and by making it in a pressure cooker you cut down on hands on time meaning you can get on with the rest of the meal.

Tips

  • It will take about 10 minutes for your Instant Pot to rise to pressure
  • This recipe was prepared in a 6qt Instant Pot. Any 6q pressure cooker will work with this recipe. Keep the cook times the same. 
  • Cut the potatoes into similar sized pieces so that they cook evenly.
  • These green beans are soft green beans, like Southern Style green beans without the bacon. Also, feel free to add bacon if you’d like 🙂
  • Make it vegetarian by using vegetable stock instead of chicken stock.

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Buttery Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes

When you need a tasty side dish in a hurry this Instant Pot green beans and potatoes recipe is just what you need!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword green beans and potatoes, instant pot beans and potatoes, Instant pot green beans
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Natural release 5 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 211kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 1 lb green beans trimmed
  • 1 lb red potatoes cut into 4ths
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add ingredients to Instant Pot. Cover and cook on high pressure for 9 minutes. Once cook time is up, allow to natural release for 5 minutes, then quickly release any remaining pressure. Serve and enjoy 🙂

Notes

  • It will take about 10 minutes for your Instant Pot to rise to pressure
  • This recipe was prepared in a 6qt Instant Pot. Any 6q pressure cooker will work with this recipe. Keep the cook times the same. 
  • Cut the potatoes into similar sized pieces so that they cook evenly.
  • These green beans are soft green beans, like Southern Style green beans without the bacon. Also, feel free to add bacon if you’d like 🙂
  • Make it vegetarian by using vegetable stock instead of chicken stock.

Nutrition

Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 252mg | Potassium: 856mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1045IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 2mg
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Donna Adams

Tuesday 24th of March 2020

If you put bacon in do you cook it first?

Tanya

Tuesday 24th of March 2020

I would cook the bacon separately first and then add it after. That way the bacon is nice and crispy on top.