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Instant Pot Green Beans with Garlic and Soy Sauce

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These green beans with soy sauce and garlic are easy and delicious. The best part is they cook quickly with the help of a pressure cooker.

Bowl of garlic green beans with soy sauce and green onions.

Have you ever found yourself in a side dish rut?  I know I have.  We tend to eat the same handful of vegetables over and over and I’m not always creative with how I fix them.

This green bean recipe is sure to break you out of that rut. They are easy, flavorful and get tender crisp with almost no effort at all. Have your pressure cooker do the work for you!

So when I saw fresh green beans on sale,  I was excited to get them. 

We normally only have fresh beans during the summer and from our own garden. More so, I was determined to do something a little different.

plate with ham, green beans and creamed corn on it.

Growing up we always had them with bacon, onion and new potatoes. They were always delicious alongside a steak and slices of fresh tomatoes still warm from the garden.

I still make them with bacon and onions more than any other way.  But I also love them simply flavored with soy sauce and garlic.

ingredients in pressure cooker ready to cook.

Other than prepping the green beans, this is practically a hands off recipe. And snapping the green beans is worth the payoff!

If you don’t have fresh green beans lying around but you still want to freshen up your veggie routine, I have a few other ideas for you.  My slow cooker creamy corn is always a hit.

As we head into spring a creamy pea salad is always welcome and my version is lightened up a bit.  Or if you haven’t tried orzo grape salad, you’ll have to give that a try as well!

     What are your favorite vegetable side dishes?

Bowl of garlic green beans with soy sauce and green onions.

Garlic Soy Green Beans in the Instant Pot

Servings: 6 Servings
Author: Carlee
These garlic soy green beans are easy, delicious and cook quickly with the help of a pressure cooker.
5 from 6 ratings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 pound fresh green beans
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • salt and pepper


  • Trim the ends off your green beans and remove any strings.
    1 pound fresh green beans
  • Place in instant pot with butter, garlic, soy sauce and water.
    1 Tablespoon butter, 1 clove garlic, 1 Tablespoon soy sauce, 1 cup water
  • Cook for 5 minutes and do a quick pressure release.
  • Stir to be sure all of the beans are coated in the cooking liquid and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Serve warm and refrigerate leftovers for up to 5 days.


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 43kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 2gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 217mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Monday 12th of February 2018

Yum!! Looking forward to hearing more on what you think about the Instant Pot.


Friday 16th of February 2018

I really like it for hard boiled eggs and making shredded chicken. I also like it for rice. I'm excited to try more things!


Friday 9th of February 2018

Thank you!


Tuesday 6th of February 2018

OMG I'm in dinner rut right now! I'll be adding these to my IP collection.


Friday 9th of February 2018

It's so easy to get there, isn't it? Thank you!


Tuesday 6th of February 2018

I'm impressed that you jumped out of your rut. This sounds like a great way to fix green beans. I am definitely going to have to try it.


Friday 9th of February 2018

Thank you! It is nice to mix up the veggie routine!

Colleen - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck

Sunday 4th of February 2018

This is a combination I can't wait to try!


Tuesday 6th of February 2018

I hope you love it!