Pressure-Cooker Green Beans

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min.


10 servings

Updated: Aug. 30, 2023
Free up room on your stovetop when you're cooking for company and make this easy green bean dish in a pressure cooker. Mix and match with your favorite herbs and spices. It really does take only 1 minute to get crisp-tender green beans. —Peggy Woodward, Shullsburg, Wisconsin
Pressure-Cooker Green Beans Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Chopped toasted walnuts, optional


  1. Place steamer basket and 1 cup water in a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker. Set green beans in basket. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 1 minute. Quick-release pressure; drain.
  2. Return beans to pressure cooker. Add parsley, butter, chives, lemon juice, salt and pepper; toss to coat. If desired, sprinkle with nuts.
Pressure-Cooker Green Beans Tips

Can you use canned green beans instead of fresh green beans?

Fresh green beans are available year-round and should be easy to find at your local grocery store. But by chance, if they aren't available, frozen green beans work as a great substitute, even more so canned ones.

What else can you put on pressure-cooker green beans?

Butter and garlic are good basics to start, then try adding a splash of white wine, dried cranberries or a vegetable seasoning blend.

What can you serve with pressure-cooker green beans?

Herby Chicken with Apricots & Feta or Air-Fryer Garlic & Wine Lamb Chops are our favorite main dishes to pair with this side.

Rashanda Cobbins, Taste of Home Food Editor

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 60 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 270mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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