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Instant Pot Green Beans with New Potatoes and Bacon are true comfort food! This fast cooking pressure cooker Southern green beans recipe is fast cooking, and has a lot of flavor. simplyhappyfoodie.com #instantpotrecipes #southerngreenbeans #instantpotgreenbeans #pressurecookergreenbeanspotatoesbacon Instant Pot Recipes

Instant Pot Green Beans with Potatoes and Bacon

Instant Pot Green Beans with Potatoes and Bacon are comfort food from my youth! These delicious pressure cooker green beans with new potatoes, onion, and bacon are an easy, fast meal.

Course Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword pressure cooker green beans bacon potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 - 6
Calories 297 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton

Ingredients

  • 1 - 1 1/2 lbs Fresh Green Beans, ends trimmed, cut in half
  • 1 1/2 lbs New Potatoes (red or white. Leave very small ones whole, cut in half or quarter larger ones)
  • 2/3 lb Thick Sliced Bacon, chopped
  • 1 Sweet Onion, (Vidalia or Walla Walla) cut in half and sliced
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 14.5 oz can Chicken Broth, low sodium

Instructions

  1. Prepare the green beans by cutting off the ends and cutting the beans in half. Set aside.

  2. If the potatoes are pretty small, leave them whole. If they are larger, either quarter or cut them in half. Set aside.

  3. Turn on the Sauté feature of your pot. Add the chopped bacon and the sliced onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions soften and bacon is looking mostly done.

  4. Add the garlic and cook for a minute, stirring.

  5. Add the salt, pepper, chicken broth, and stir, scraping the bottom of the pot to get up any browned bits (deglaze).

  6. Add the potatoes and green beans. Stir.

  7. Place the lid on and set the steam release knob to the Sealing position.

  8. Turn off the Sauté setting, then press the Pressure Cook/Manual button or dial. Then use the + or - button or dial to select 5 minutes. The pot will take a few minutes to come to pressure.

  9. When the cook time is finished, do a Quick Release of the pressure by turning the steam release knob to the Venting position.

    Watch it as once in a while the broth may spew out with the steam. If this happens, turn the knob back to Sealing (use a spoon handle). Then release the steam in bursts until you are sure only steam will be coming out.

  10. Serve with some of the "pot likker" (liquid from the pot) so you can enjoy all of that flavor. Corn bread is very good to sop up that likker with!

Recipe Notes

  1. Use fresh green beans
  2. You can swap out ham shanks, or diced ham, or ham hocks if you like, though that will change the flavor.
  3. If you want more of a smokey flavor with this recipe, add a teaspoon of liquid smoke. It's not how I eat them, but you may like that option.
  4. The green beans are supposed to be very soft, but not mushy