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Green beans with potatoes and bacon in yellow bowl.

Southern Style Pressure Cooker Green Beans

These green beans are incredibly simple to make, but will remind you of eating at Grandma's house for Sunday dinner.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 161kcal
Author Gary White


  • 8 oz. bacon thick cut, sliced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup yellow onions diced
  • 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 50-60 oz. canned green beans with liquid
  • 2 tsp. sea salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 1.5 lbs. red potatoes roughly chopped


  • Using sauté setting – add bacon to pot and cook until almost crispy. This may take almost 10 minutes, but don’t rush this. You want to render out all of the fat!
  • Add onions to pot and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until soft and translucent. Then add vinegar and scrape up all the fond (brown bits) from the bottom of the pot.
  • Add green beens to pot (including liquid from can) and season with salt and pepper. Finally, add the potatoes and give a good mix. Lock lid and cook for 5 minutes at high pressure.
  • Once cook time is complete, quick-release pressure. And that’s it.


If you want to reduce the amounts to make a smaller batch, the cook time remains the same.


Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 461mg | Potassium: 564mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 820IU | Vitamin C: 20.3mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1.8mg