Pressure Cooker Country Style Green Beans with Bacon

Pressure Cooker Country Style Green Beans with Bacon are simple and scrumptious.

Instant Pot Country Style Green Beans with Bacon


I’m fairly certain I say this every single time I post a new side dish recipe but side dishes are an annoyance here. Why you may be wondering, it’s because we have a tendency to eat the same few recipes over and over until I’m sick and tired of them.

Green beans are a staple side dish for many families and super tender Southern-style green beans seasoned with bacon are a classic version. The traditional slow cooker or stovetop ways take hours but making  Southern-style Green Beans and Bacon in the pressure cooker takes a fraction of the time. You can have them on your table in about an hour with all of the slow-simmered flavors.


Can I Make Instant Pot Country Style Green Beans and Bacon With Frozen Green Beans?

Yes, you can use frozen green beans in this recipe. In fact, it’s what I would recommend unless it’s summer and you can get good quality in-season fresh green beans.

The pressure cooking times will be the same regardless of which you use. It may just take a bit longer for the Instant Pot or other electric pressure cookers to come to pressure with the frozen green beans.

I found that using my Instant Pot, I could make frozen green beans taste like fresh. I was so happy because I love green beans and during the colder months the selection of fresh at the grocery store is pitiful looking and expensive.

I am warning you that these Pressure Cooker Country Style Green Beans with Bacon are definitely Southern-style aka cooked to death. The end result is a very tender bean but if you like yours a bit crisper cut back on the cooking time. Looking at other recipes I would say about five minutes of pressure cooking is a good start.

Bowl of Green Beans with Bacon Cooked in an Instant Pot.

I used extra fine green beans because I find they have a closer to garden fresh flavor but you could use either kind. I have made this with regular cut green beans and they are good too we just like the skinny beans a bit more.


Serve Pressure Cooker Country Style Green Beans with Bacon with the following for a tasty meal.

Salisbury Steak with Mushroom and Onion Gravy, Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes

Sour Cream Chicken and Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes


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Pressure Cooker Country Style Green Beans

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 5 people
Author Micha M


  • 1 pound green beans fresh or frozen
  • 4 slices bacon diced
  • 1 cup sliced mixed onions and bell peppers can also use just onion
  • 1 cup chicken broth or stock
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • to taste salt
  • to taste black pepper


  1. Turn pressure cooker to saute

  2. Once heated add the bacon and cook until crisp and fat has rendered

  3. Add onions and peppers, stir and cook for a minute or two.

  4. Add the green beans, chicken broth, butter, and salt and pepper.

  5. Turn sautee off, add lid and cook on manual high pressure for 25 minutes for extra tender beans, *SEE NOTES for other options for crisper beans*

  6. Carefully turn valve for a quick pressure release and serve immediately with slotted spoon

Recipe Notes

If you want a crisper bean try cooking on high pressure for 5 minutes. Remember you can always cook for a little longer if a short cooking time doesn't result in desired tenderness level.


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  1. Your Pressure Cooker Green Beans will be delicious! Happy to see you here at Full Plate Thursday and thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Miz Helen

  2. Congratulations!
    Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week! Enjoy your new Red Plate and thanks so much for sharing with us!
    Miz Helen

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