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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 30 minutes (if you want beans on the softer side set to 40 minutes).
  • Do a quick release, drain beans and set aside.
  • Add carrots, celery, diced ham, salt, diced onion, broth, and your beans 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%