Instant Pot Greek Green Beans–tender cooked green beans with potatoes, tomatoes, olive oil and feta. Serve as a side dish or make it a main dish by serving with a loaf of crusty bread.
Instant Pot Greek Green Beans
These Instant Pot Greek green beans are a perfect summer dish. Use fresh green beans and fresh garden tomatoes for all the summer feels. You can make this dish and serve it as a side to grilled meats or you can make it the main dish and serve with a loaf of crusty bread and lots of feta cheese.
This recipe is my Instant Pot take on fasolakia lathera. Fasolakia lathera is a category of Greek recipes where seasonal vegetables are cooked in olive oil. Fasolakia Lathera literally means “the ones with the oil.” Simply put, this means that you cook your vegetables in a lot of olive oil. Since my version uses the Instant Pot to steam the vegetables they are not cooked in the olive oil but rather they are tossed in the olive oil. So definitely not an authentic recipe. But really tasty nonetheless. Don’t forget the feta it’s the star of the dish!
To make Instant Pot Green Green Beans you’ll need…
- A 6 or 8 quart Instant Pot*
- A steamer basket–I like the Avokado silicone steamer basket*
- 1 pound fresh green beans, washed and trimmed–I buy mine in bag and they are already washed and trimmed and ready to go. This makes prep time close to just 5 minutes!
- 1 medium Russet potato, peeled and sliced–You can also use red or yellow potatoes
- 8-16 oz of grape or cherry tomatoes–I only used 8 ounces but wished that I had used more. I love tomatoes!
- 5 Tbsp of olive oil–it’s quite a bit of olive oil but it adds flavor and richness to the dish
- 1 cup diced onions–for flavor
- ½ tsp sugar–for flavor
- ½ tsp kosher salt–for flavor
- ¼ tsp pepper–for flavor
- Feta cheese, to taste–to add a tangy, rich and slightly salty flavor
How to make Instant Pot Green Green Beans
- Pour 1 ½ cups water into your Instant Pot liner. This is necessary to bring the pot to pressure.
- Add green beans, potatoes and tomatoes to a steamer basket. The green beans are on the bottom of the steamer basket, then the potatoes and finally the tomatoes. I like the Avokado silicone steamer basket* because it’s large and flexible. You don’t need a trivet underneath it. Lower the basket into the Instant Pot.
- Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 1 minute. Yes the green beans only need 1 minute to cook! The pot will take about 5-8 minutes to reach pressure. When time is up perform a quick release. This will quickly stop the cooking process so that the beans don’t get mushy.
- Remove the basket from the Instant Pot and set aside. Dump out the water from the Instant Pot liner and dry out the liner.
- Turn Instant Pot to sauté. When display says hot on the display add in the oil and onions. Sauté for 5 minutes or until onions are soft. Turn off sauté setting.
- Add in the green beans, potatoes and tomatoes and toss well in the oil. Toss in the sugar, salt and pepper. Add in feta and extra salt and pepper to taste if needed. Serve and enjoy! Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
More Green Bean Recipes You’ll Love…
Instant Pot Mushroom Chicken With Green Beans
Instant Pot Smoked Sausage, Green Beans And Potatoes
Instant Pot Cajun Sausage, Potatoes And Green Beans
Instant Pot Garlic Herb Pork Chops And Green Beans
Slow Cooker Fresh Garlic Green Beans
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Instant Pot Greek Green Beans
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 minute
- Total Time: 16 minutes
- Yield: 3 mains or 6 sides 1x
Tender cooked green beans with potatoes, tomatoes, olive oil and feta. Serve as a side dish or make it a main dish by serving with a loaf of crusty bread.
- 1 pound fresh green beans, washed and trimmed
- 1 medium Russet potato, peeled and sliced into quarter inch slices
- 8–16 oz of grape or cherry tomatoes
- 5 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup diced onions
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- Feta cheese, to taste
- Pour 1 ½ cups water into your Instant Pot.
- Add green beans, potatoes and tomatoes to a steamer basket*. Lower the basket into the Instant Pot.
- Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 1 minute. When time is up move valve to venting and remove the lid.
- Remove the basket from the Instant Pot and set aside. Dump out the water and dry out the Instant Pot liner.
- Turn Instant Pot to sauté. When display says hot add in the oil and onions. Sauté for 5 minutes. Turn off sauté setting.
- Add in the green beans, potatoes and tomatoes and toss well in the oil. Toss in the sugar, salt and pepper. Add in feta and extra salt and pepper to taste if needed.
- Category: Side
- Method: Instant Pot
*Karen Petersen is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
OMG! These are INCREDIBLE! New favorite side dish everyone loves! ❤️
Thanks Sherrie for the 5 star review!
I made this it’s so good I had it as side dish with your amazing stuffed peppers. Keep your recipes coming 😋
Thanks Brenda! So glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the 5 stars!
Can you use a tin of whole, peeled tomatoes?
Wow! This is a keeper! I only had big garden tomatoes so I cut 16oz into bite-size pieces. When it was all done I tasted and decided to add oregano. So good! Thanks for the great recipe. (We also love your Cajun green bean, etc. recipe.)
I also squeezed lemon on mine.
garden tomatoes are THE best.
Kim B. says
EXCELLENT! Fast, so easy & really yummy! Wasn’t sure I’d have left overs bc my hubby was scarfing it down, but I did & I added some cubed ham to it the next day for a magnificent salad bowl!! Thanks again, another winner & perfect for this time of year.
So glad you liked it and the ham sounds like a great idea!
Kim B. says
Had to tell you. I made it again & we added Cavender’s Greek seasoning to it. WHOA!!
So simple & so delicious.
I need that seasoning apparently!!!
Kim B. says
Your recipe was great w/o it. Just added it when I thought about it, & wanted to let you know.
If you can’t find any, let me know & I’ll send you some.
This green bean recipe is absolutely delicious!! I’ll be making this again many, many times. I can always count on your recipes being wonderful. I’m moving away from eating chicken (haven’t had beef or pork in 45 years) so I’m always interested in new veggie dishes. This dish lends itself well to adding different spices or other ingredients if desired.
So glad you tried it and liked it! I really loved it too!
Frances Massa says
The last couple of times that I’ve cooked sweet potatoes in my IP, they aren’t coming out totally cooked. I’ve been piercing them, like I normally do. Should I cut the sweet potatoes in half? I’m a little disappointed with them.
If they are thicker they will take more time. So if you cut them in half horizontally then they will take less time to cook.
Frances Massa says
Thank you sooo much for responding sooo quickly. I really appreciate it.
It was excellent and so easy to make. I only used 1/4 cup oil and it was enough.
Thanks for the 5 stars Sharon!