You will love how simple and delicious this instant pot ham and bean soup is! It’s hearty, filling and perfect for a cold day! This simple ham and bean soup recipe is everything you love about comfort food, without the work!

Ham and Bean Instant Pot Soup

Ham and Bean Soup Instant Pot Recipe

This delicious Instant Pot Ham and Bean Soup Recipe is quick, easy and oh so filling! You are going to love how quick and simple this recipe is when you use your instant pot.

Is it just me or have instant pot recipes totally revolutionized the way you cook? The beans turn out perfectly tender (without any work whatsoever!) and the ham gives the soup a delicious flavor that will have everyone coming back for more.  It is everything you want for a cold day.

No pressure cooker, no problem! You can make Ham and Bean Soup in a slow cooker, too!

instant pot ham and bean soup in a bowl

What to serve with ham and bean soup?

Pressure cooker ham and bean soup is hearty and filling enough to be enjoyed on its own but I usually like to serve something else along side our meals. When we make this simple soup, we like to serve it with this Easy Homemade Cornbread recipe.

For the ones who like a little spice, try the Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread recipe. Or sometimes I even make some Easy Homemade Dinner Rolls! Usually though, it just means you’ve got to have dessert!

This is one of our favorites and constantly on our menu plan. You might also like Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe! So good!

If you need an instant pot, Amazon has several on sale here. I absolutely love mine. I have the larger one and it’s perfect! You can also check out the electric pressure cookers too. It truly has changed dinner around here because of how quickly meals can be cooked.

This is so easy that you will wonder why you didn’t make it sooner!

ingredients for instant pot ham and bean soup

Ingredients:

  • White beans; dried (I usually use northern beans or navy beans)
  • Ham; cubed
  • Chicken Broth
  • Carrots; sliced
  • Celery; chopped
  • Onion; chopped
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Pepper
  • Bay Leaf; optional

Pressure Cooker ham and bean soup with breadsticks

How to make Instant Pot Ham and Bean Soup:

First, add all of the ingredients into your instant pot liner. For this recipe I do not wash, rinse or soak my beans. I just throw the dried beans right on in there. I have cooked this recipe many times without soaking the beans and it has turned out great. However, if you want to wash and rinse your beans, that is absolutely okay too!

Secondly, stir all of the ingredients together and add on the lid. Set the vent to sealing.

Next, press the manual button and change the time to 40 minutes. You need to cook on high pressure. Since this recipe is liquid heavy, keep in mind that it may take up to 30 minutes for your pressure cooker to reach pressure.

Lastly, once your pressure cooker beeps letting you know that the cooking time has elapsed, allow your instant pot to natural release for 20 minutes. Then you can release pressure by doing a quick release if it is still pressurized.

When doing a quick release be very careful because the steam will be hot. Also, it may shoot a little liquid through the vent, if it does this set the vent back to seal and wait a minute or two and repeat.

Once all of the pressure is released, remove the lid, stir and enjoy! If you used a bay leaf, make sure you remove it before serving so that no one gets a surprise in their bowl!

ham and bean soup cooked in a pressure cooker

Print the recipe for Pressure Cooker Ham and Bean Soup Recipe below:

Ham and Bean Soup Instant Pot Recipe

4.78 from 9 votes
You will love how simple this delicious Instant Pot ham and bean soup recipe is! It's hearty and filling. Perfect for a cold day! Give this a try.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Instant Pot, Soup
Calories 302
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • (1) 16 oz. package of dry white beans
  • 1 lb cubed ham
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Combine everything into the Instant Pot.
  • Stir and add lid. Set the vent to sealing.
  • Press the manual button and change the time to 40 minutes. You want it on high pressure.
  • Once it is done to a natural release for 20 minutes.
  • Stir and enjoy!
  • Serves 6-8
  • Note: I do not wash and rinse my beans, but you certainly can do this.

Recipe Notes

This hearty ham and beans is quick, easy and oh so filling! You are going to love how simple this. It comes together so quickly in the instant pot.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 302kcal, Carbohydrates 41g, Protein 28g, Fat 4g, Cholesterol 30mg, Sodium 1131mg, Potassium 1323mg, Fiber 9g, Sugar 3g, Vitamin A 2730IU, Vitamin C 2.1mg, Calcium 162mg, Iron 6.9mg

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Let us know if you try this recipe! 

We love one pot meals around here. Makes life simple and the entire family enjoys a hearty meal. When the weather starts to dip soups, stews and good old fashioned comfort food are on the menu!

A bowl of this yummy soup is perfect for a chilly day. Curl up with a good movie and a bowl of soup and you are set.

If you try this recipe, I hope you leave a comment and let us know what you think of this easy instant pot ham and bean soup recipe.

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  1. This recipe looks so yummy but I don’t have an instapot yet. Do you think it would work in the crockpot? Maybe 8hrs on low or something?

  2. 5 stars
    This is a wonderful recipe! My beans were a little too firm though. What would you suggest? I am worried if I cook it longer that everything else will be overcooked. Thanks!

  3. Beans were still a ltitle too firm for our taste. I resealed and added ten minutes ar full pressure.

  4. 4 stars
    This sounds good. I go to the Honey Baked Ham store and purchase one of their bones. the frozen bone always has an amazing amount of meat on it; enough for a few sandwiches. Now that winter is here in VA, it is Bean and Ham soup time!

  5. Mary – I think either of those would be great in this recipe. Let me know how it turns out!

  6. 5 stars
    Love using my pressure cooker. Beans are super easy. This is an easy and great tasting soup, good for cold days or an easy take to work lunch.