Instant Pot Ham and Bean Soup


Quick and easy ham and bean soup for the Instant Pot.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 medium carrots, sliced

  • 2 celery ribs, chopped

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 4 (15.5 ounce) cans great northern beans, rinsed and drained

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 bay leaf


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot) and select Saute function. Melt butter in the pot; add carrots, celery, and onion. Saute until vegetables are tender, 5 to 7 minutes.

  2. Add beans, broth, ham, chili powder, garlic, pepper, and bay leaf to the pot. Close and lock the lid. Select Soup setting according to manufacturers' instructions. Cook until flavors meld, about 30 minutes.

  3. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes.


Substitute margarine for the butter if desired.

You can use one 48-ounce jar of mixed beans plus 1 can Northern beans instead of the 4 cans of Northern beans.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

384 Calories
10g Fat
50g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 384
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 1076mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 12g 42%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 17mg 86%
Calcium 137mg 11%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 1004mg 21%

* 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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