Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes Recipe (2024)

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Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes is a delicious side dish great for any time of year. Serve up this Green Bean, Potatoes, and Bacon recipe for dinner tonight. Give this Instant Pot side dish a try. A fresh green bean recipe to make.

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Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes is one incredible side dish that you can make for dinner any day of the week. Instant Pot side dishes are always a delight.

They are easy, quick to whip up, and the Instant Pot really locks in the flavors of the ingredients. Green Beans Potatoes and Bacon will win you over for sure.

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Table of contents

  • Tools Needed For Potatoes and Green Beans In Instant Pot
  • Ingredients Needed
  • How To Make
  • Storage
  • Recipe FAQs
    • Even More Side Dishes To Try
  • Have you ever made Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes?

I can’t get enough of fresh green beans right now. I am eating them in any and every dish I make. My latest obsession is this green bean and new potato dish.

If you have green beans in your garden or a farmer’s market near you, try this recipe out. Country green beans or Southern Green beans are other names I have heard these called. No matter what you name it, these are fantastic.

Why You Will Love Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes

  • Quick cook time
  • Flavorful
  • Easy side dish
  • Great to pair with any main dish
  • Simple ingredients
  • Naturally gluten free

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Ingredients Needed

  • Fresh Green Beans
  • Potatoes
  • Bacon
  • Chicken Stock
  • Parsley
  • Salt & Pepper

How To Make

Step 1: Turn your Instant Pot to the saute function. Then add in your diced bacon and saute until it is nice and crispy. Remove the bacon and leave the grease in the pot.

Step 2: Turn the saute feature off, and pour in the chicken stock. Use a wooden spoon to scrape and deglaze the bottom of the pot.

Step 3: Add your potatoes, and green beans along with spices into the Instant Pot. Then toss all the ingredients together.

Step 4: Place the lid on and make sure the valve is set to sealing. Pressure cook high manual pressure for 6 minutes. Followed by a quick release of pressure.

Step 5: Once the potatoes and beans are done, open the lid, toss in the bacon, and toss and serve.


Keep any leftovers you have in the fridge for up to four days. I always tell people to use your best judgment as to if you feel you need to throw them out for going bad.

Each fridge cools differently so if refrigerated properly this recipe will last that long.

To reheat your potatoes, simply warm up in a pan on the stove. Or toss in the microwave. Either way, works, and boy are they tasty leftover. I almost think the next day flavor is even better than night one!

Recipe FAQs

Why are red potatoes called “new” potatoes?

I always got confused when I heard the word “new” potatoes. New potatoes mean that they are freshly harvested potatoes for that growing season.

If you don’t see any at the store, you can always reach for red potatoes. Many refer to new potatoes as a new potato.

How do you wash fresh green beans?

I toss my green beans in a strainer and run cold water over the beans. Then I gently scrub the beans with my hands and then set it on a towel once it is washed.

I repeat until I get all the beans cleaned. Green beans tend to have dirt and debris that need to be washed.

What does it mean to snap green beans?

If you go to break off an end of a green bean you might find that there is a tougher end that naturally snaps off when you go to do it. The ends need to be discarded off the green beans. They are super chewy and offer a tough texture that won’t soften if cooked.

Can I use a different type of potato for southern potatoes?

Absolutely! You will find other varieties of potatoes can break down a bit more, but they will still hold the flavor nicely. I have used russets and Yukon and both worked just as good. Just dice them up in smaller size like a red potato.

How to trim green beans?

I am quick to do mine. You can snap off the ends of green beans one by one, or you can line the beans up on a cutting board and slice off a handful of ends all at once. This speeds up the process a ton.

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Even More Side Dishes To Try

  • Slow Cooker Cowboy Beans | These are a sweet and savory variety of beans that you mix up and allow to cook low and slow all day long.
  • Fried Cabbage and Bacon | Talk about a fantastic side. One of my go-to sides for my weekly meals. Add salt and pepper and dive in.
  • Cheddar Bay Biscuits | If you are a fan of biscuits, give this recipe a try. Cheesy, garlicky, tender and flaky biscuits.
  • Fresh Vegetable Salad | Cold veggie salad with a homemade dressing that will knock your socks off.
  • Roasted Zucchini and Squash – If you have some summer produce on hand give this side dish a try.

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Created by: Kelsey

Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes Recipe

Course Side Dishes

Cuisine American

Servings 8 servings

Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes is a delicious side dish great for any time of year. Serve up this Green Bean, Potatoes, and Bacon recipe for dinner tonight. Give this Instant Pot side dish a try. A fresh green bean recipe to make.

Prep Time 10 minutes mins

Cook Time 10 minutes mins

Total Time 20 minutes mins


  • 8 strips bacon cut into small pieces
  • ¾ cup chicken stock
  • 2 pounds red potatoes quartered
  • 1 ½ pounds fresh green beans ends removed
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  • Set Instant Pot to Saute and place bacon inside. Cook bacon until crisp, then remove bacon from Instant Pot leaving grease in the bottom of the pot.

  • Turn off Instant Pot and add chicken stock. Using a spatula, de-glaze pot by scraping off stuck-on bacon pieces from the bottom of the pot.

  • Add diced potatoes and green beans. Season with parsley, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine and coat ingredients with stock and bacon grease.

  • Place the pressure cooker lid on Instant Pot and seal the vent. Set the pot to pressure cook for 6 minutes. Do a quick release of pressure once the time is done.

  • Once the Instant Pot potatoes and green beans are done, you will then add bacon and stir to combine.

  • Then serve and enjoy your Instant Pot green beans and potatoes recipe.


You need to use fresh green beans for this recipe. If you happen to use frozen just stir them in at the end of the time the potatoes are cooked. You do not want to pressure cook the frozen beans as they will become too mushy.

Any small potato works great in this recipe. Or dice up russet potatoes.

You can adjust or change up the seasonings you are using in the recipe to flavor the potatoes and green beans.

Store leftovers in the fridge for 3-4 days.

You can double the recipe if you do not reach the overfill line on the side of the Instant Pot.

If you use a russet potato, just dice it up into cubes.


Serving: 1gCalories: 253kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 12gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 679mgFiber: 6gSugar: 6g

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  1. Stacie says

    That looks so good! These are my favorite two veggies. I can’t wait to bust out my Instant Pot and make this.


  2. Tara Pittman says

    I need to start using my pressure cooker more often. This recipe sounds delicious.


  3. Emily says

    This looks delicious! I would’ve thought the beans would cook so much faster than the potatoes but it looks perfect!


  4. Catalina says

    What an easy and delicious side dish idea! Looks so delicious. I really need to make it!


  5. Heather says

    This looks like a great dish to make. I’ll have to keep this in mind for Thanksgiving!


  6. Sherry says

    I can’t wait to give this side dish a try. I don’t use my Instant Pot enough.


    • Kelsey says

      Sometimes I lack using mine. But then I use it and think I need to keep it out so I make sure to use it more!


  7. Annemarie LeBlanc says

    I don’t have an Instant Pot yet, but I am going to get one soon. I will save your recipe for this green beans and potatoes. I actually have an Instant Pot recipe collection already even if I still don’t have an Instant Pot.


    • Kelsey says

      Oh how fun, I hope you love it once you get one!


  8. Celebrate Woman Today says

    Looks marvelous. Adding our favorite spices and herbs will only make this dish a favorite one.


  9. Natalie says

    This reminded me so much of a dish my grandmother used to make! But it’s so much easier with the instant pot! Saving this recipe to make for my mom soon!


  10. Christina says

    What a great side dish! I love that it’s all made together.


  11. Stacy says

    Made this tonight and it was absolutely delicious. I didn’t change a thing from the written recipe. Thank you, I will for sure make this again!


    • Kelsey says

      So glad you enjoyed it!! Thanks so much for letting me know!


  12. Vanessa New says

    I just made these in my insta pot. You are right, they are delicious. Minus, waiting for the bacon to cook it was super easy. Just think green beans are healthy for you!! Thanks for sharing the recipe.


    • Kelsey says

      So glad you liked it!


  13. Greg says

    This ain’t no side dish. It’s the main course. Scratch cornbread on the side. I made this tonight and I will never ever go back to my old way of making bland green beans and potatoes. This was so good. It’s better than any country restaurant version I’ve heard had. Thank you for the recipe.


    • Kelsey says

      So glad you like it so much!!! They are pretty fantastic!


  14. Stacy says

    I thought I had wasted my money and then I tried this recipe. The only instapot item I have made and loved.


    • Kelsey says



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