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Pressure Cooker Green Beans with Bacon

Pressure Cooker Green Beans with Bacon is a quick, low carb, nutritious dish that can eaten either as a side dish, or as your main low carb meal. Just beans, bacon, and a few seasonings make this a fast and easy dish in your Instant Pot.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fried Green Beans with Bacon, instant pot green beans, pressure cooker green beans
Servings: 6
Calories: 122kcal
Author: Urvashi Pitre




  • You could either put all the ingredients in the pressure cooker in the order listed, or you could follow the steps below.
  • Turn your Instant Pot or pressure cooker on Sauté, and follow the steps in this order.
  • Cut up the bacon and put it in the hot pressure cooker.
  • Start dicing the onion and put it in as you cut it.
  • Stir the bacon and onions and start cutting up the green beans.
  • Add the beans, water, salt and pepper to the pot.
  • Cook on high pressure for 4 minutes, and release all pressure immediately.
  • Taste and add salt and pepper as needed before serving.


  • I don't usually sauté the bacon. I put in all the ingredients, and just set the pot for 4 minutes. Think of this as a faster version of boiled pork for seasoning. 
  • These beans are falling apart tender, and full of flavor. If you like them crunchier, cook for 2 minutes under pressure. If you like them even softer, allow the pressure cooker to release pressure naturally for 10 minutes, and then release any remaining pressure--or just let it release pressure naturally all the way for even more well-cooked green beans.
  • You can also cut up small pieces of ham instead of bacon.
  • You can also use frozen green beans for this recipe. You do not need to defrost the beans, nor do you need to increase the cooking time.
  • If you avoid pork, use chicken or beef sausage cut up into small dice.
  • If you want to make Instant Pot Green beans with Ham and Potatoes, use baby potatoes. Cut the potatoes into halves. Increase water to 1/2 cup. Use ham instead of bacon. Other than that, cook as directed.


Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 517mg | Potassium: 307mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 760IU | Vitamin C: 15.4mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1.3mg