Instant Pot® White Bean Soup with Prosciutto

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Lots of folks are a little intimidated by an Instant Pot®, but it is certainly handy when it comes to dried beans. With 20 minutes of prep time and less than 1 hour of active cooking time, this recipe for white bean and prosciutto soup is delicious and filling. Serve it for dinner with a salad and some nice bread, or for lunch with some crackers and fruit for dessert.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 7 cups low-sodium chicken broth, or more if needed

  • 1 pound dried Great Northern beans, sorted and rinsed

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 large bay leaves

  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 cup sliced carrots

  • 1 cup chopped celery

  • 7 ounces sliced prosciutto, diced

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Directions

  1. Combine chicken broth, beans, onion, garlic, bay leaves, and olive oil in a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 25 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  2. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Stir in carrots, celery, and prosciutto. If you prefer more liquid, add additional broth at this point.

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

  4. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Season with salt and pepper.

  5. Serve in individual soup bowls and garnish with parsley.

Cook's Notes:

Cooking time is approximate, as different size pots and different brand pots may take longer to come to pressure.

If you are adding more liquid, you can use water instead of broth.

Editor's Note:

Please note the magazine version of this recipe uses more prosciutto.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

440 Calories
14g Fat
54g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 440
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 814mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 19%
Dietary Fiber 17g 59%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 10mg 49%
Calcium 159mg 12%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 1213mg 26%

* 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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