Pressure Cooker Red Beans and Sausage


I am from the South, and red beans and rice is a weekly tradition in my house. This recipe is cooked in no time, thanks to the pressure cooker! Serve over hot cooked rice.

close up view of Pressure Cooker Red Beans and Sausage in a bowl with a spoon
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
8 servings


  • 1 pound dried red beans, rinsed

  • 1 (1 pound) package smoked sausage, sliced

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning, or to taste

  • ½ clove garlic, chopped

  • ½ onion, chopped

  • 1 stalk celery, chopped

  • ½ green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 5 cups cold water, or as needed


  1. Combine red beans, sausage, bay leaf, Cajun seasoning, garlic, onion, celery, green pepper, salt parsley, and cumin in pressure cooker. Pour in water to cover, according to manufacturer's directions (do not go over line inside of pot). Stir to combine.

  2. Seal lid and bring pot to full pressure over high heat. Reduce heat to low, maintaining full pressure, and cook for 30 minutes. Allow pressure to drop naturally. Remove lid, stir, and serve.

Cook's Note:

I like Conecuh® hickory-smoked sausage from Alabama.

Editor's Note:

Cajun seasoning varies in heat level and saltiness, so adjust the amount to taste. You can make your own Cajun Spice Mix with this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

299 Calories
18g Fat
16g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 299
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 24%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 1511mg 66%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 9mg 47%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 453mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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