No Thanksgiving table is complete without a classic Green Bean Casserole. Save time and oven space by making the traditional side dish in your Instant Pot this year!
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Why use your Instant Pot
Gearing up for the biggest food holiday of the year means my oven is getting ready for some non-stop action. Between the turkey, the pumpkin pie and pecan pie, and the Dinner Rolls, it seems like everything needs to go in the oven at the same time on the big day!
Enter: the Instant Pot.
You can use this nifty appliance to make so many of your favorite must-have Thanksgiving side dishes, leaving your oven free for more pies.
(And we all need more pies, right?)
Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole is ready to serve in just a few minutes. So quick, easy and delicious!
I also love how consistent this Instant Pot recipe is. While different ovens can vary in precise temperature or evenness of cooking, the Instant Pot delivers the same results time after time, even if you’re in someone else’s kitchen.
So, if you’ve been tasked with making the casserole for Thanksgiving this year, get out your Instant Pot and save this recipe!
PRO TIP: No Instant Pot? Use your crockpot and make our slow cooker green bean casserole instead!
- Canned green beans – or sub 5 cups of frozen green beans
- Liquid from green bean cans – If using frozen green beans, substitute with 2/3 cup of vegetable broth or water.
- Cream of mushroom soup – Use the canned, condensed kind (like Campbells)
- Soy Sauce & Black Pepper- add the perfect flavor and salt to the recipe
- French’s crispy fried onions – No green bean casserole is complete without them. Sub another favorite brand of fried onion topping if you prefer.
Step by Step Instructions
STEP 1. Add ingredients
Put the ingredients in your instant pot in this order: water (or vegetable broth), green beans, soup, soy sauce and black pepper. Do NOT stir!
STEP 2. Pressure Cook
Put the lid on the pot, set the valve to sealing and select high pressure for a cook time of 2 minutes. Once the cook time ends, do a quick release of pressure by setting the valve to “venting” then open the lid (away from your face!).
Give the casserole a stir to make sure the soup combines with the green beans. Let it sit for a few minutes before serving to let the casserole thicken.
STEP 3. Serve
Sprinkle the crispy fried onions on top of the casserole before serving!
If you’re taking this dish with you to a Thanksgiving gathering elsewhere, you can transfer it to a disposable baking pan or tupperware container. I’d wait to add the fried onions on top until shortly before serving to make sure they stay crispy!
The amount of water in fresh green beans vs. canned or frozen is different, so the casserole recipe won’t work the same way. This is one instance when canned or frozen are best!
I tested the recipe in my 6 quart Instant Pot.
A big helping of Green Bean Casserole pairs perfectly with all your favorite holiday dishes!
More Instant Pot Recipes
- Instant Pot Turkey Breast
- Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes
- Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake
- Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole
- 3 cans cut green beans, with liquid reserved 14.5 ounce each
- ¾ cup liquid from beans or vegetable broth
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup 10.5 ounce
- ½ teaspoon soy sauce
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 container French's crispy fried onions 6 ounce
- Drain canned beans and reserve 3/4 cup of the liquid from the beans.
- In the bottom of a 6qt Instant Pot, add the liquid from the beans, topped with beans, soup, soy sauce, and black pepper. DO NOT STIR and add in the exact order above.
- Secure the lid and make sure the valve on top is set to "SEALING." Select High Pressure (or Manuel) for a cook time of 2 minutes.
- Once cook time ends, do a quick release of the pressure by moving the valve on top to "VENTING."
- Open the lid (away from your face) and give the dish a stir, making sure to combine the soup with the liquids. Allow to sit for 3-5 minutes, as the sauce will thicken on it’s own.
- When ready to serve add the crispy fried onions on top!
- You can substitute vegetable broth for the green bean water if you prefer.
- The green beans equal about 5 cups of beans. Feel free to use frozen green beans instead (with 2/3 cup vegetable broth).
- Recipe tested in 6 qt Instant Pot.
Save time–and energy–this Thanksgiving with a delicious classic Green Bean Casserole made in the Instant Pot. Happy feasting!