Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes

This is the ultimate Southern comfort food that’s ready in under 15 minutes! It’s a great recipe for weeknight meals, family gatherings, and more.

This Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes just might be my favorite side dish. And when I say side dish, I also mean that I could eat this as an entree daily as well. A bowl of potatoes and green beans with salty and delicious bacon? Count me in every time!

Anything green bean also makes me want to make this for a delicious holiday meal as well. Green beans are so versatile in their pairing options and literally go well with all the different types of meat!

Don’t get me wrong. I’m still a huge fan of these simple Instant Pot Green Beans, but I like the added twist with the potatoes and bacon as well.

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Why this recipe works

I’ve never met a green bean recipe I didn’t like. I love using fresh green beans because even after they’re cooked in the Instant Pot, they still have a great texture and they don’t get mushy. Also –

  • It’s simple and hearty all in one
  • You can make this for a fast side dish or use it as a quick and healthy dinner option as well
  • It’s a fun way to use fresh veggies in new ways with new flavors

Recipe Ingredients

Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes ingredients

Onion – I like to use a sweet red onion for this dish.

Garlic cloves – Minced garlic adds the most flavor.

Sliced ​​bacon – Cooking bacon in the Instant Pot adds great flavor. You could also use turkey bacon.

Green beans – Fresh green beans work best. Canned green beans are not recommended.

Salt and pepper – For taste.

Chicken broth – Chicken stock or bone broth could also be a great option.

Baby potatoes – Smaller potatoes work best, but bigger potatoes could work as well as long as you cut them down in size.

How to make Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes

Don’t start until you have all your ingredients prepped and ready!

Step One: Grab the Instant Pot and press the “saute” button.

Step Two: Add the chopped bacon, minced garlic, and sliced ​​onions. Saute for 3 minutes and stir with a wooden spoon.

Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes

Step Three: Next, add the chicken broth, salt, and black pepper.

Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes

Step Four: Carefully drop in the baby potatoes.

Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes

Step Five: Add the green beans to the Instant Pot and stir a bit.

Step Six: Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.

Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes

Step Seven: When cooking time is complete, do a quick release.

Step Eight: Open the lid, serve and enjoy 🙂

Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes

Variations

Use frozen green beans – If you can use fresh greens beans that were frozen, that will work! Just be sure to add 60 seconds of cooking time in that case.

Use sweet potatoes – I think that using sweet potatoes would be really delicious!

Recipe Notes

  • Be sure to clean the fresh green beans and snap off both ends to prep them.
  • Use a fork and poke the potato after the cooking time has passed. If the potatoes are fork-tender, they’re done and ready to eat.

How to serve

The beauty of this recipe is that it can be served with almost anything! Beef, chicken – you name it! Some simple recipes to pair it with are:

Recipe FAQs

Do I have to peel the baby potatoes?

Peeling the potatoes is up to you. If you want to skip some of the prep work, it’s not necessary to peel the potatoes at all.

Why are my green beans mushy?

Fresh green beans shouldn’t get mushy if they’re cooked according to the directions.

If they are mushy, you’ve overcooked them. (they’re still edible, though!)

Can I use canned green beans for this recipe?

Canned green beans are not going to work for this dish. Fresh green beans are really the best choice to use.

Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes

More recipes with bacon

You can never have too many recipes on hand that use bacon! Check out these other tasty dishes:

More recipes with Potatoes

Here are some other great Instant Pot recipes that have potatoes in them!

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Green beans with boiled potatoes, onion slices and chopped bacon in white bowl
  • Grab the Instant Pot and press the “saute” button.

  • Add the chopped bacon, minced garlic, and sliced ​​onions. Saute for 3 minutes and stir with a wooden spoon.

  • Next, add the chicken broth, salt, and black pepper.

  • Carefully drop in the baby potatoes.

  • Add the green beans to the Instant Pot and stir.

  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.

  • When cooking time is complete, do a quick release.

  • Serve and enjoy 🙂

Calories: 410kcal Carbohydrates: 36g Protein: 13g Fat: 25g Saturated Fat: 8g Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g Monnounsaturated Fat: 11g Trans Fat: 0.1g Cholesterol: 41mg Sodium: 825mg Potassium: 1017mg Fiber: 7g Sugar: 6g Vitamin A: 967IU Vitamin C: 45mg Calcium: 79mg Iron: 3mg

  • Be sure to clean the fresh green beans and snap off both ends to prep them.
  • Use a fork and poke the potato after the cooking time has passed. If the potatoes are fork-tender, they’re done and ready to eat.
  • Peeling the potatoes is up to you. If you want to skip some of the prep work, it’s not necessary to peel the potatoes at all.
  • Canned green beans are not going to work for this dish. Fresh green beans are really the best choice to use.

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