Instant Pot® White Beans


Instead of buying canned beans, I use my pressure cooker to cook them from dry--no soaking required! If you do decide to soak the beans, check your appliance manual because cooking time will be shorter.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
5 cups


  • 2 cups dry great Northern beans


  1. Pour beans into a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Cover with a few inches of cool water. Close and lock the lid. Select Manual; set timer for 28 minutes on high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  2. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Drain beans and let cool.

Cook's Notes:

Cook beans 2 to 3 minutes less if they're going into a soup, because they will continue cooking.

Cooked beans freeze well! Pour cooled beans into an airtight container with some of the cooking liquid. Leave room at the top for expansion; cover with the lid and freeze. Or pour into a heavy-duty zip-top bag with some of the cooking liquid. Seal and place on a plate to freeze flat. Once frozen, the flat bags are easier to store.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

124 Calories
0g Fat
23g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 124
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 508mg 11%

* 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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