14 Delicious Bean Recipes for Your Instant Pot

Instant Pot® Quick and Easy Outlaw Chili Beans in colorful bowls
Photo: bd.weld

Find fast, foolproof recipes that show you how to cook beans in your Instant Pot for perfect results in a fraction of the time! Thanks to the Instant Pot, it's easy to cook dried beans without pre-soaking for hours. From Cuban-style black beans to Vegan 15-Bean soup, this selection of Instant Pot recipes guarantees flavorful results in a flash.

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Instant Pot Black Beans

overhead shot of black Beans in small white bowl

Follow this easy recipe to find out how to cook dried black beans in your Instant Pot in less than an hour. If you aren't planning on using them all at once, transfer leftovers into a freezer bag with some of the cooking liquid and freeze flat for easy use at a later date.

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Yardbird Chili with White Beans

Instant Pot Yardbird Chili with White Beans in a blue bowl topped with cheese

The Instant Pot makes this nourishing chicken chili -- loaded with great northern beans and green chiles -- a breeze to make! Try using chicken thighs for a more economical, and even more flavorful, result. Enjoy this winter warmer with hunks of warm cornbread.

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Classic Hummus

Instant Pot® Classic Hummus

This clever no-soak recipe shows you how to cook dry garbanzo beans in an Instant Pot in well under an hour. Then you simply blend the beans with lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, and garlic until the hummus is smooth and creamy. As a glowing review by Allrecipes Allstar Buckwheat Queen says, "This method is perfect and so easy."

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Cuban-Style Black Beans

Black beans in a bowl with a lime garnish

Black beans, chopped bacon, onion, garlic, jalapenos, herbs and spices are cooked down in an Instant Pot to create this comforting Cuban side dish. Simply delicious served on hot rice with shredded beef on the side. Leftovers freeze well or can be used as a filling for burritos or quesadillas.

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Ham and Bean Soup

Carrots, celery and onion are sautéed briefly in an Instant Pot, before white beans, cooked ham and seasonings are added. Simply select the 'Soup' option after that and presto -- soon you will be tucking into a hearty ham and bean soup that tastes like it's been simmering for hours.

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Instant Pot Chickpeas

instant pot chickpeas

The good news is that there's no need to soak dry chickpeas if you are planning to cook them in the Instant Pot. Cook the chickpeas for 5 minutes less if you are later adding them to a soup or stew, as they will continue to cook.

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Quick and Easy Outlaw Chili Beans

This top-rated Instant Pot recipe turns beans into a quick and hearty meal. Take it from this review by Buckwheat Queen: "This method is too simple, just brilliant. The flavor is exceptional and with all the garnishes this turned into a meal-in-one for the whole family."

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Spicy Vegan Black Bean Soup

Instant Pot Spicy Black Bean Soup (Vegan)
Instant Pot Spicy Black Bean Soup (Vegan). bd.weld

This fiery vegan black bean soup, made quickly and easily in an Instant Pot, will warm everyone through on a blustery day. For a more substantial meal, keep the beans whole and serve over cilantro lime rice, then garnish with lime wedges and salsa.

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Charro (Refried Beans)

Instant Pot® Charro (Refried Beans) in an orange bowl
Baking Nana

These smoky, spicy, pinto beans are a cinch to make in the Instant Pot. In less than an hour, the only decision you'll have to make is whether to serve them whole or smashed. Either way, they'll go down a treat served alongside your favorite Mexican main or added to burritos.

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Vegan 15-Bean Soup

15 bean soup in white bowl

Packed with goodness and nutrition, this vegetable and bean soup is so satisfying that meat-eaters won't notice that it's vegan. Paprika adds a lovely smokiness to the soup. Add a splash of red wine vinegar or lemon juice just before serving to bring all the flavors alive.

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Instant Pot Baked Beans

Instant Pot Baked Beans
Photo by France C.

A traditional baked bean recipe can take hours to make (and that doesn't even include presoaking the beans), but this recipe transforms a family favorite into a simple task, all thanks the Instant Pot!

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Nola Red Beans and Rice

Instant Pot NOLA Red Beans and Rice

This spicy New Orleans red kidney beans and rice dish is packed with flavor thanks to the addition of pork bones and crispy bacon bits. The recipe has been passed down the generations in submitter Diana71's family. Lucky for us, she has adapted the cooking times to suit the Instant Pot.

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Fiesta Chicken Burrito Bowl

instant pot fiesta chicken with beans and cheese

This creative recipe shows you how to cook all the separate toppings for a burrito bowl at one time in the Instant Pot. A review by Jeanie says, "Nestling the chicken between the little bowls of beans and corn with the rice on a trivet above them was a super way to get a complete dinner in one pot!"

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Instant Pot® White Bean Soup with Prosciutto

Instant Pot® White Bean Soup with Prosciutto
Instant Pot® White Bean Soup with Prosciutto. Bibi

Add rinsed-and-sorted dried white beans to the Instant Pot along with chicken broth, diced onions, garlic, bay leaves, and olive oil. You'll cook everything for a quick 25 minutes, before adding carrots, celery, and prosciutto, and cooking for another 10 to 15 minutes. "This recipe for white bean and prosciutto soup is delicious and filling," says Bibi. "Serve it for dinner with a salad and some nice bread, or for lunch with some crackers and fruit for dessert."

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