This homemade pressure cooker sausage soup is packed with flavor and can be made with or without kale. Using canned or dry beans it’s the perfect dinner made in your Instant Pot, Crockpot Express or Ninja Foodi.
Today we made this pressure cooker sausage soup with kale and it was delicious! Are you ready for some more easy Instant Pot recipes to cook this week? It’s the winter months now so I am focused on soup for dinner, eating healthier, and meals with a ton of flavor! Special thanks goes out to Albertsons for sponsoring this post. (participant in the amazon program, affiliate links present, originally published 1/19)
Ninja Foodi Sausage Soup
You can use your Crockpot Express, IP or make as a Ninja Foodi recipe too. All electric machines like this basically work the same. If you’re new to this you’re in for a surprise as it cooks dry beans in no time and pasta like Instant Pot spaghetti in 10 minutes.
If you want it done faster you could use canned Northern beans instead which would cut the cook time to just ten minutes too.
FIRST – You should sign up for my free newsletter so you get new posts emailed to you twice a week and never miss out on anything! Now 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 (a 6 quart) and use for all recipe creations.
Instant Pot Sausage Kale Bean Soup
I used dry beans that were cooked to tender perfection in an hour. Grabbed some fresh kale from the produce department and I was ready. It was a bite of comfort food that we’ll make over and over again
I went shopping today at Albertsons in Boise to grab a few items for dinner tonight and tomorrow night. They also had a healthy eating event there which meant there were lots of samples to taste!!
Instant Pot Sausage Bean Soup
One thing I love about making Instant Pot soup recipes is that it takes a fraction of the time to meld all those wonderful flavors together. And starting with dry beans is no problem at all!
- Have you used your pressure cooker to turn dry beans into tender beans in just about an hour yet??!! I hadn’t until I got this “magic pot” and was amazed at just how easy it was to make everything homemade.
Of course you can used canned beans instead but I personally think it’s pretty cool to go from hard as a rock to tender perfectly cooked bites in really no time at all.
NO soaking required anymore if you have this fancy multi cooker. 😉
Here are a few dry bean pressure cooker recipes we’ve made so far, this one is yet another:
Instant Pot Italian Sausage Soup
- Pressure cooker bean soup
- Healthy Instant Pot split pea soup recipe
- Instant Pot beans and franks is always a kid fave
- Tasty Pressure cooker ham and beans uses the same Signature Select Great Northern Beans you see here
- NO soak Instant Pot baked beans
And if you just love sausage and ground sausage like we used here you’ll appreciate our roundup of easy Instant Pot sausage recipes too. You could make this as a hamburger soup as well if you preferred.
It’s an easy dinner recipe everyone loves.
What are your thoughts on kale soup? I mean, kale added into your soup recipe?
If you’ve never tried it I encourage you to put a bit into this recipe and give it a real try. You have the ability to add time so that it is very tender, or a bit less time so it adds to the texture of the sausage soup recipe.
- We enjoy kale in soup (even my kids) as well as making other easy kale recipes like our easy kale chips recipe!!
- You can make just pressure cooker kale as a side dish too, it’s very versatile.
Of course you can omit it all together but it’s always good to try things over and over again as you might love it as an adult like I do.
Pressure cooker sausage soup
If you decided to use canned beans you could reduce the cook time to 10 minutes, dried takes much longer of course but is incredible.
- 1 bag dry Northern Beans
- or 16 oz. canned white beans if you want to make this quicker
- Chicken broth
- Olive oil
- Ground spicy Italian sausage is best
- or use half mild and half spicy
- Crushed tomatoes
- Fresh kale
- Parmesan cheese – optional, to top when done
- Salt to taste
- Red pepper flakes – optional, for heat
When I was creating this recipe I used my printable Instant Pot cooking times for beans in order to gauge how long Northern beans would take to get tender, it really doesn’t take long and it’s better to use dry beans in my opinion if you have a little time.
- Either way it is amazing
Steps to make this soup in your Instant Pot: First decide whether you’re going to use dry or canned beans. The only real difference is the cook time. If you want a meal under 20 minutes choose canned. I like from scratch if I can swing it though.
Instant Pot Kale Soup
- When using dry beans you’ll start by rinsing them to remove debris, then add to the pot with 6 cups of water.
- Push bean setting for 60 minutes followed by a quick release.
- Drain tender beans and set aside for now.
- Add olive oil into pot and set to saute.
- When hot add the sausage and diced onions, cook this until sausage is no longer pink on outsides.
- Now add all other ingredients except for the kale.
- If you want to add kale add it to the top and gently submerge into the liquid.
- Close lid and steam valve, and set to pressure cook high function for 10 minutes.
- Do a quick release when done, stir, and serve with parmesan cheese on top.
A side of rolls or pull apart bread is a great addition too. If you decide to use canned beans, drain them and start at step 3.
Directions for Ninja Foodi soup are very similar with a few variations. See below how I made it in this pot:
Instant Pot sausage soup
- I used canned beans and skipped step one
- Follow below instructions and add necessary ingredients into inner pot
- Close your pressure cooker lid, one that isn’t attached, and steam valve
- Turn Ninja Foodi pressure cooker on (bottom right button)
- Press pressure button (will auto set to high temp.)
- Set time for 10 minutes
- Press start
- Do a quick release
- Serve topped with parmesan and a side of bread.
Now I even have a Crockpot sausage tortellini soup that is similar if you want to give that one a whirl too! I do love my slow cooker and some nights it is a necessity.
Want to see a few of my favorite things that I am totally obsessed with?? Take a peek and see how many you might already have…twinsies!
Pressure Cooker Sausage Soup
- 1 lb sausage roll, spicy variety is great
- 1/2 onion diced
- 16 oz Northern beans dry or canned can be used
- 6 c water if using dry beans this is necessary
- 4 c chicken broth
- 28 oz crushed tomatoes I used canned
- 1 tbsp garlic I used minced, jarred
- 1 tsp oregano dried
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 c parmesan cheese for topping, optional
- 3 c kale fresh, cut into chunks
- If using dry Northern beans put them in your Instant Pot with 6 c. water and set to the bean setting for 60 minutes, do a quick release, drain and set aside. If you’re using canned you can skip this step, I used dry beans myself.
- Set your pressure cooker to saute and add a bit of olive oil, your sausage and diced onion. Cook until sausage is no longer pink. Turn pot OFF/Cancel.
- Add spices and mix with meat and onions.
- Pour in can of crushed tomatoes, beans either canned or dry (that you “cooked” earlier and drained), and chicken broth. Stir.
- Cut stem off fresh kale and cut into chunks (2×2″ or so).
- Put into pressure cooker and push down into the liquid, gently mix a bit so they are submerged. Close lid and steam valve.
- Set Instant Pot to high pressure for 10 minutes (8 minutes if you want your kale to have a bit of “bite” to it and not be super soft).
- Do a quick release and can serve with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese on top if desired.