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Pressure Cooker Ham and Beans

This is how easy it is to make pressure cooker ham and beans in your Instant Pot. Make it into a healthy bean soup using leftover ham, or thicken it up. Load it up with vegetables and it is a complete meal that everyone will love. No soaking required to cook these Northern dry beans if you follow these steps.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizer, Entree, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bean, easy, ham, healthy, homemade, instant pot, pressure cooker, recipes, soup
Servings: 5
Calories: 273kcal
Author: The Typical Mom


  • 16 oz Northern beans dry beans
  • 6 c water
  • 32 oz chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 2 c ham diced
  • 1/4 tsp salt optional
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 carrots sliced


  • Rinse dry Northern or white beans under water, put them into your Instant Pot with your 6 cups of water.
  • Put lid on, close steam valve, and set to bean setting for 40 minutes. (timing will depend on how soft you like them but 40 works well for us). If you're using canned beans you would skip this step and start with adding vegetables below with your canned beans.
  • Do a quick release, drain beans, and set aside.
  • Add carrots, celery, diced ham, salt, diced onion, broth, and your drained beans back into your pressure cooker. Stir gently.
  • Put lid on, close steam valve, and set to pressure high for 10 minutes.
  • Do a quick release, stir and serve!



Serving: 4oz | Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 1492mg | Potassium: 811mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 83% | Vitamin C: 21.1% | Calcium: 10.5% | Iron: 16.1%