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Instant Pot Ham And Bean Soup

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Looking for some southern comfort food? Nothing is more southern than some good old ham and beans and cornbread. This Instant Pot Ham and White Bean Soup recipe is just what you need on a cool day.

If you like this recipe, check out our other Easy Instant Pot Soup Recipes on the Inspiration Edit!

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Ingredients For Ham and Bean Soup

You don’t need a lot to make this delicious dish. Here is what you need:

  • 1 lb pre-cooked ham; diced
  • 2 cups great northern white beans; dried not soaked
  • 2 1/3 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons garlic
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 1/2 cups white onion; diced
  • 1 – 28 oz container vegetable broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

How to Make Instant Pot Ham and Beans

Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cook Time: 1 Hour 10 Minutes Total Time: 1 Hour 35 Minutes Yield: 12 servings

Cut onion and place it into the slow cooker. You can saute the onions if you like, but this is optional.

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Add in washed beans and precooked cut ham.

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Pour in vegetable broth and water.

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Add in garlic, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, cumin, and bay leaves.

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Give it a good stir. Lock lid and place valve in the sealed position.

Instant Pot Ham and White Bean Soup

Set to high pressure for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Once the instant pot stops counting let it natural release for 25 minutes then quick release remaining pressure. Remove bay leaf.

Instant Pot Ham and White Bean Soup

Serve with cornbread. See notes if you have pre-soaked beans.

Instant Pot Ham and White Bean Soup

If you have pre-soaked beans only cook on high pressure for 40 minutes then quick release. Do not do a natural pressure release.

Soup Consistency

We think this soup consistency comes out just perfect! However, some people may prefer a thicker soup or thinner soup.

To make your soup a little thinner, you can add 1/2 cup to 1 cup more water. If you would like your soup a little thicker, take out 1/2 cup of water.

Instant Pot Ham and White Bean Soup

Can You Freeze Ham and Beans?

The simple answer is YES! Not only is it super easy to freeze ham and beans, but this Instant Pot Ham and White Bean Soup recipe make a huge batch. This means that you can cook it once and eat it twice.

You can freeze all your leftovers in one freezer-safe container, or you can freeze individual portions so you can easily grab one for lunches. Smaller portions defrost quicker.

What To Serve With Ham And Bean Soup?

For some additional flavor, you can add some great toppings to your soup. We love crispy bacon crumbs, cheddar cheese, green onions, and a dollop of sour cream.

Of course, don’t forget your corn bread or crusty bread for dipping!

How To Store Ham and Bean Soup?

If you have any leftover soup, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to three days. Store in an airtight container. You can also freeze it for up to three months. 

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Ham and Bean Soup
Yield: 12

Instant Pot Ham And Bean Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Instant Pot Ham and Bean Soup is not your ordinary southern comfort food.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb pre-cooked ham; diced
  • 2 cups great northern white beans; dried not soaked
  • 2 1/3 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons garlic
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 1/2 cups white onion; diced
  • 1 – 28 oz container vegetable broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

    Cut onion and place it into the instant pot. You can sauté the onions if you like, but this is optional. Add in washed beans and precooked cut ham.

    Pour in vegetable broth and water. Add in garlic, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, cumin, and bay leaves. Give it a good stir. Lock lid and place valve in the sealed position.

    Set to high pressure for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Once the instant pot stops counting let it naturally release for 25 minutes then quick release remaining pressure.

    Serve with cornbread. See notes if you have pre-soaked beans. If you have pre-soaked beans only cook on high pressure for 40 minutes then quick release. Do not do a natural pressure release.

Notes

SOUP CONSISTENCY


We think this soup consistency comes out just perfect! However, some people may prefer a thicker soup or thinner soup.

To make your soup a little thinner, you can add 1/2 cup to 1 cup more water. If you would like your soup a little thicker, take out 1/2 cup of water.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 117Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 928mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 12g

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About Angela Milnes

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5 Comments

  1. I am looking for a printable version of your recipes but can’t find one. Also, the “jump to recipe” button does not work in my computer browser. Am I missing something?

    1. i guess different people have different preferences. Maybe try using half the amount next time and adapt it to your liking. Glad you enjoyed the recipe.

  2. Great flavor and enjoyed it. Only problem I saw was number of servings. Since y wife does not enjoy soups I cut the ingredients in half and came out with 4 servings instead of 6. Otherwise I will make this again.

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