This is an easy homemade Instant Pot pinto bean soup recipe that is packed with flavor and can be vegetarian soup too! Load it up with vegetables and there’s no soaking required to start from scratch. Use dry pinto beans to make this healthy pressure cooker soup.
If you’re looking for an easy and healthy pressure cooker soup this flavorful Instant Pot pinto bean soup should be on the menu this week! One of our favorite Instant Pot recipes. Perfect for any time of year. NO soaking beans required! (originally published 4/18, affiliate links present)
Just one of our favorite Instant Pot beans recipes that’s super cheap to make.
You can use dry or canned like we did with our Instant Pot black bean soup.
Let’s start with a few basic tips:
- Make sure to Bookmark our InstaPot recipes page. We add new ones each week!
- Then PRINT this —–> Instant Pot cooking times cheat sheet that will help you understand how long meat, vegetables and beans take to cook in your pressure cooker.
For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have and use for all recipe creations.
Seriously, I really just made this up on the fly. Ended up being thrilled that it came out so yummy the first time around!! You see I found some bags of dry pinto beans at the Dollar Store and I figured I could make something out of them for dinner.
I saw I had celery, carrots, onions, garlic and chicken stock. So I went from there. My family loved it so much I made it in my Crock Pot Express the following week too.
Instant Pot Bean Soup
Pinto soup was served to me at a restaurant before but had never made it myself.
Pressure cooking soups are game changers. I made this pressure cooker bean soup earlier this month using Northern Beans. Amazing is all I have to. It is similar to this recipe though I packed it with more veggies and of course used pinto beans.
I love the fact that there is no soaking required. You can make a pot of beans in your Instant Pot, Ninja Foodi or Crock Pot Express in about 50 minutes. Just throw them in with some water, add salt, include a ham hock if you want, and lock the lid.
- Then follow the times on this Instant Pot cooking times for beans printable.
- Natural release is usually best
Instant Pot pinto bean soup
Here is what you need. Of course you could really amp up the amount of vegetables you include too. The more the marrier.
- Canned diced chiles
- Diced tomatoes – I like petite diced
- Could add bacon bits or saute some diced bacon and add in
- Water – for the initial cooking of the beans
If you’re making this pinto bean soup in your Crock Pot Express the only real difference is that you use the brown button instead of saute. The rest are the same buttons and work perfect.
- No soak Instant Pot baked beans are great and can be made from scratch using dry ingredients in closer to 40 minutes.
- Instant Pot split pea soup recipe takes about 25 minutes total using dry beans, add a ham hock for added flavor.
- Pressure cooker chili with dry beans is great too.
Note: Cook time for beans will vary just slightly depending on how tender you like them. We find this timing to be best for us.
Time needed: 7 minutes.
Instant Pot White Bean Soup
- Soften dry beans
Put water and dry beans in your Instant Pot or Crock Pot Express pot, or Ninja Foodi. Close steam valve, and push the bean button and set time to 60 minutes.
Allow to naturally release for 5-10 minutes and then drain water, put beans aside.
- Canned beans
If you’d rather use canned beans you can skip the 60 minute step above. Rather, just drain and rinse beans in the can and move on to step 3.
This will cut cook time from over an hour to closer to 15 minutes.
Push the saute button on your Instant Pot or brown button on your CPE and melt your butter. Then add your diced onions and spices and cook until onions start to soften. Turn pot off.
Add all other ingredients into your pot, stir, and put lid back on.
Close steam valve and push the soup button, high setting for 7 minutes followed by a quick release.
Serve!! I like it with some parmesan cheese on top too.
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Instant Pot Pinto Bean Soup
- Put water and dry beans in your Instant Pot or Crock Pot Express pot, close steam valve, and push the bean button and set time to 60 minutes.
- Allow to naturally release for 5-10 minutes and then drain water, put beans aside.
- Push the saute button on your Instant Pot or brown button on your CPE and melt your butter, then add your diced onions and spices and cook until onions start to soften. Turn pot off.
- Add all other ingredients into your pot, stir, and put lid back on.
- Close steam valve and push the soup button, high setting for 7 minutes.
- Serve!! I like it with some parmesan cheese on top too.