Cranberry beans provide a rich and creamy broth in this hearty soup with pancetta and pasta. Garnish with fresh parsley and/or Pecorino Romano cheese if desired.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 bowls
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in tubettini and return to a boil. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 9 minutes. Drain and set aside.

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  • Meanwhile, turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add pancetta and cook until fat has been rendered, about 5 minutes. Add onion, carrots, and celery; saute, stirring frequently, until translucent, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.

  • Pour 1/4 cup chicken broth into the pressure cooker and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off the bottom with a wooden spoon. Add remaining chicken broth, cranberry beans, diced tomatoes with juice, bay leaves, salt, and pepper.

  • Close and lock the lid of the pressure cooker and close the valve. Select Manual pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 45 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 10 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  • Transfer 2 cups of soup, with as many beans as possible, to a mini food processor; blend until smooth. Place back into the pot and stir. Ladle soup into bowls, add the reserved pasta, and serve.

Cook's Note:

Any small-size pasta, cooked according to the package directions, can be used in place of tubettini.

Nutrition Facts

354 calories; protein 20.9g 42% DV; carbohydrates 60.3g 19% DV; fat 3.2g 5% DV; cholesterol 11.4mg 4% DV; sodium 2100.7mg 84% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2019
First time I have ever cooked dried beans n the IP. The bag of dried beans was slightly more than the recipe called for and I used all of them upped the liquid to keep proper ratio and did without the pasta. This was very tasty and filling. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/05/2019
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Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2019
First time I have ever cooked dried beans n the IP. The bag of dried beans was slightly more than the recipe called for and I used all of them upped the liquid to keep proper ratio and did without the pasta. This was very tasty and filling. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2019
I used thick bacon and tripled the amount.I also added zucchini from my garden so use whatever you have . The recipe says to make the pasta 1st but there is no reason to. when served I used parmesan cheese and green onions. Oh and a few pepper flakes during cooking. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
08/04/2019
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