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Southern Italian Green Beans
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Southern Italian Green Beans

Pressure Cooking Time7 mins
Total Time7 mins
Course: Appetizers & Starters, Side
Cuisine: Italian
Diet: Vegetarian
Keyword: Affordable, Easy, Healthy, Quick
Product: Stove-top Pressure Cooker
Cooking Method: Pressure Cooking
Food Group: Vegetables
Servings: 5
Calories: 65kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 2 cups fresh cherry tomatoes in 1/2 cup water or a 14.5 ounce canned chopped tomatoes
  • 1 pound green beans trimmed
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 1 sprig basil


  • Heat olive oil and crushed garlic clove in the cooker. When the garlic is golden, add the tomatoes and their water (or canned tomatoes) and mix.
  • Add green beans to steamer basket and sprinkle with salt. Add trivet to cooker and lower basket into cooker.
  • Close and lock the pressure cooker. When the cooker reaches pressure, cook 5-7 minutes at High pressure (or 9-11 minutes at Low pressure). When cooking time is up, release pressure.
  • Pull out the steamer basket and trivet. Pour the green beans into the tomato sauce. If the green beans need to cook a little more, cook them together with the sauce on low flame in the pressure cooker without the lid.
  • When fork tender, move the mixed contents to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with basil leaves and a swirl of olive oil.


* Cooking times vary depending on portion size, heating method, and other possible variables. We recommend you cook your meal until the minimum time and add additional cooking time if needed for meal completion.


Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 321mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 939IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg