Creamy Cannellini Soup


This soup takes advantage of canned cannellini beans, but feel free to adjust and use dry beans. The addition of Italian sausage is completely optional.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
5 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 3 (3.5 ounce) links mild Italian sausage, casings removed

  • 1 bulb fennel, finely chopped

  • 3 cups chicken broth, divided

  • 4 (15 ounce) cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained, divided

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme

  • ½ teaspoon truffle salt

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling (Optional)


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Once hot, add butter, followed by sausage and fennel. Stir and break up sausage. Cook, stirring, until sausage is browned, about 5 minutes. Pour in 1 cup chicken broth slowly, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot. Pour in 2 cans of drained cannellini beans. Cancel Saute mode.

  2. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 5 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  3. Meanwhile, combine remaining 2 cups chicken broth and 2 cans of beans in a blender; blend on high until smooth.

  4. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions for 5 minutes. Release remaining pressure using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Add pureed beans, thyme, and truffle salt to soup; mix to combine.

  5. Ladle soup into bowls and serve with a drizzle of olive oil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

458 Calories
17g Fat
52g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 458
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 2100mg 91%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 14g 51%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 136mg 10%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 310mg 7%

* 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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