Instant Pot Homestyle Vegetables–a big pot of red potatoes, carrots and green beans steamed in your Instant Pot in a few minutes. These vegetables make a perfect side dish to a chicken or beef dinner.
Instant Pot Homestyle Vegetables
Sometimes I struggle to know if I should share such easy, basic recipes like this one. But then I think, “hey we loved it and so might you.” Basically we loved the instant pot homestyle chicken and vegetables so much that we wanted to make just the vegetables in the Instant Pot to go along with some meat leftovers we had. My son apparently loves cooked carrots (something I never knew until last week), so I put plenty of carrots in there for him. I cut some medium sized red potatoes in half and then put in some fresh green beans.
I put a cup of water in the bottom of the pot and then used a steamer basket. These are pretty inexpensive and can be used for making hard boiled eggs, steaming veggies and for other recipes like this instant pot salisbury steak and mashed potatoes. I’ve really been happy with my steamer basket! It is an essential tool for any Instant Pot enthusiast. Then I just cooked the vegetables on a 5 minute pressure cook time and a 5 minute natural pressure release.
I didn’t season my vegetables before they cooked. I just let everyone salt and pepper to taste. But you could add in some seasonings like garlic powder, onion powder, rosemary, salt and pepper.
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What Pressure Cooker Did You Use?
To make Instant Pot Homestyle Vegetables I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. I love this Instant Pot because it has the yogurt making function which I use almost weekly. It has two pressure settings (high and low), and there are also little slots in the handles so that you can rest the lid there instead of putting it down on your counter-top.Print
Instant Pot Homestyle Vegetables
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes plus 5 minute NPR
- Total Time: 10 minute
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
A big pot of red potatoes, carrots and green beans steamed in your Instant Pot in a few minutes. These vegetables make a perfect side dish to a chicken, fish or beef dinner.
- 1 cup water or vegetable broth
- 1/2 lb whole peeled carrots, cut into large pieces
- 1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed
- 1 1/2 lbs red potatoes, cut in half (if they are medium sized potatoes, if they are baby potatoes then don’t cut them at all)
- Pour water or broth into the bottom of your Instant Pot. Place steamer basket* into the Instant Pot. Fill steamer basket with prepared potatoes, carrots and green beans. I like to put the potatoes on the bottom.
- Cover the Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to “sealing.” Set the manual/pressure cook button to 5 minutes. When the timer beeps indicating the time is up let the pot sit for 5 additional minutes if you want the vegetables a little more soft. If you like the vegetables less soft then perform a quick release. Then move the valve to venting.
- Open the pot and serve vegetables. We like to put a little butter on our veggies and some salt and pepper. You can season with whatever fancy seasonings you like!
I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*.
You can use baby carrots instead of whole carrots.
I haven’t made this particular recipe in the slow cooker yet, but you totally could. I would add all ingredients to the slow cooker and cook on low for 4 hours.
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Instant Pot
- Calories: 122
- Sugar: 4 g
- Sodium: 39 mg
- Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 26 g
- Protein: 4 g
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Can you use 1 cup of hot water to reduce the initial heat up time?
I used to use an old pressure cooker for this. Try cutting up a can of Spam into cubes, and now it’s a one pot meal. Don’t snicker, the spam gets juicy and passes on a great flavor throughout the veggies. The only recipe I use Spam for, and this recipe came from my Mother. Now it’s even faster, and a very satisfying meal.
Wow! wouldn’t have thought of that! To tell you the truth I don’t think I’ve ever eaten spam!
I used the IP duo evo plus. In the steam basket I put carrots, potatoes and green beans. I even put an ear of sweet corn on top. I used manual setting for 5 minutes and rapid release when it was done. The recipe was great. I used potatoes that I deemed small and they were not quite done. The next time I will cut them in half. Thanks for the recipe.
Glad it worked well for you! It’s such an easy way to make veggies!
Anne Larrabee says
Absolutely delicious and so easy!
Glad you liked it!
Great tasting and very easy recipe I’ve used this recipe several times and always enjoyed it. I place a couple smoked Ham Hocks on the bottom under the veggies. Awesome keep up the good tasting recipes. Thanks!
love the idea of ham hocks!
russell j iorillo says
That is a great idea!
Sherri Schambach says
I tried this recipe this evening. It was delicious! Best simple veggie recipe ever!
Hi! Thank you for posting this simple recipe. As a new Instant Pot user, I’m still too nervous to guess cooking method and time. I substituted the green beans for cabbage and celery and I used chicken broth and added spices: garlic, bay leaf, parsley, chives, ground black pepper and seasoning salt. I laid the denser vegetables down first and topped with the cabbage. Turned out perfectly! Thanks again. 🙂
Wow sounds great!
I only use Lipton Onion Soup mix…sprinkled overall the vegetables having first added a cup of water poured over all of them so that some of the soup base sticks onto each set the pressure for 5 minutes and you’ve got something that tastes like a homemade pot roast only without the meat! You can even thicken the resulting water with cornstarch if you like a gravy to pour over your veggies. . . .
You answered a question that this new IP user needed
Karen, always share the basic recipes. What’s “basic” for you might be just right for some of us!
Okay Debbie! Thanks I will 🙂