Ninja Foodi green beans and bacon has never been easier to make! Steaming vegetables is the best way to maintain vitamins and color. Try it this week.
Ninja Foodi green beans and bacon is the perfect quick and easy side dish. Cooked perfectly every time in just 2 minutes you’ll be able to cook fresh vegetables in no time at all now. This and more Ninja Foodi recipes here. (affiliate links present)
Crockpot Express Green Beans
You can use any brand of electric pressure cooker you might have at home. They all basically work the same and cut your cooking time down by a lot. When it comes to vegetables in a pressure cooker they are the fastest to make. Never taking longer than 3 minutes to get tender it is a game changer for dinnertime.
I have all three brands at my house because many times I will cook meat in one, veggies in another and maybe rice or potatoes in another. Occasionally I can bundle a few together like we did when making steamed vegetables in Instant Pot but you have to choose like kinds so they cook at the same rate.
Ok now let’s get started….
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- Grab a set of wooden utensils to work with. They are great so your pot doesn’t get scratched!
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If you need to know how to cook frozen meat in a pressure cooker, we have information on that. NO, you aren’t the only forgetful one. 😉
How do you prep fresh green beans?
First, you’re going to wash them. All produce picked right out of the fields, or store bought should be rinsed well to remove debris.
- Then cut off the ends, they don’t taste good.
- To make eating them easier, most recipes call for you to slice them in half.
- We follow this method to make our Instant Pot green bean casserole too.
It took a while to get my girls loving things that were green or came out of the ground but now they love vegetables. Actually every single one would choose those over beef or chicken any day of the week.
How long do you pressure cook green beans?
- Not long on high pressure at all!!
- Cook time will depend slightly on how soft you like them.
- I don’t like them as soft as if I were to open a can of them so 2 minutes is perfect for us.
- We are using fresh green beans too which is ideal, frozen just isn’t right if you ask me.
Is it better to boil or steam green beans?
Steaming green beans is better than boiling because it prevents the beans from overcooking. It also preserves the vibrant green color, and maintains the vitamins within.
Can you can vegetables in an electric pressure cooker?
It is said to not be safe to do this actually. Instant Pot site states specifically that canning in a pressure cooker is not safe.
The temperature doesn’t get hot enough to adequately kill all bacteria so it’s best to use a traditional method on the stovetop.
Can you cook beans in an Instant Pot?
- If you’re looking to cook actual legumes in your pot you should use this cooking times for beans printout.
- Some may prefer to pre-soak your beans, if so reduce cook time by 10 minutes.
Never fill your inner pot of your pressure cooker more than 1/2 full when cooking beans.
Ingredients you will need:
- Fresh green beans
- I haven’t tried frozen green beans, they’re not my preference
- Salt and pepper
- Vegetable broth
- Olive oil
There is literally no difference with this recipe because you are only using the pressure cooker function. You can use any brand really, including a Crockpot Express or Mealthy.
- Of course with any of our easy recipes here on The Typical Mom blog, add any and all seasonings you like. I would recommend under seasoning it while cooking though and add additional when it is done.
You can always add more, but eliminating too much salt once it’s on there is pretty impossible.
- Remember that this one includes bacon which can be omitted if you desire.
- If you do add it you’ll be pleased, but on that note it will add salt in the meat itself so be careful what you add beyond that.
Want more Ninja Foodi recipes?
Start with our air fryer green beans and there are more to try below!
If you are in love with your pot as much as I am you will want a few more suggestions to go with this. I would suggest these;
If you want to make air fryer vegetables instead you can. They will come out crispier on the outside rather than just very tender using the pressure cook function.
Time needed: 2 minutes
Ninja Foodi Green Beans
Put Foodi on saute mode and add olive oil, bacon and diced onions. Cook until bacon is cooked. Then turn pot off. Add chicken broth and deglaze pot at this time.
- Add ingredients
Put in cut fresh green beans into pot with your broth or water (broth is better), stir. Season with salt and pepper on top.
Close pressure cooker lid and steam valve and cook on high pressure for 2 minutes. (if you like really soft beans set to 3 min)
Do a quick release and remove, serve!
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Ninja Foodi Green Beans
- Put Foodi on saute mode and add olive oil, bacon and diced onions. Cook until bacon is cooked. Then turn pot off. Add chicken broth and deglaze pot at this time.
- Add cut fresh green beans into pot with your broth or water (broth is better), stir. Season with salt and pepper on top.
- Close pressure cooker lid and steam valve and cook on high pressure for 2 minutes. (if you like really soft beans set to 3 min)
- Do a quick release and remove, serve!