Sausage and Beans in the Instant Pot is one of those recipes to keep on hand for a super-quick weeknight dinner. It’s a quick dinner that’s old-fashioned fabulous. I’ve made my version with canned white beans for an awesome one-pot wonder meal. And with flavor like it’s been simmering all day.
Retired from the corporate world, with my only career now focused on my web site, I actually have all the time in the world to cook. With that said, it’s still always nice to have a quick dinner recipe in your back pocket for when you don’t feel like cooking, and don’t feel like going out, and don’t feel like cleaning up even a few pots and pans.
Enter this white bean and sausage soup that’s ready in less than thirty minutes.
Taking into consideration the time it takes you to chop carrots, celery and onion and a couple of minutes to slice the sausage, the Instant Pot is standing by to help you get this soup on the table pronto. Hands off cooking and easy cleanup. And it gets even easier. Canned beans to the rescue.
You can use any sausage you’d like for this recipe. I used smoked uncured polish sausage bought from Costco. It added a wonderfully smoked flavor to the finished dish.
I highly recommend you take the time to mix up and keep a jar of my spice mix for bean soup in your pantry. Take a look, this little jar of magic will keep your family in soup heaven during the winter months. It’s a killer mixture of herbs and spices, this is your secret weapon for soup season.
This hearty sausage and beans recipe also checks some of those “healthy boxes.” Carrots, celery, onions and white beans bring us vitamins and fiber. It can be hard to come up with quick recipes are also healthy. With the lean uncured sausage, this recipe is also l0wer in calories than some sausage bean soups.
Recipe for Instant Pot Sausage and Beans
I hope you give these easy sausage and beans recipe a try. And if you do, please come back and let me know how you liked it and give the recipe a star rating.
Your feedback is valuable to me for developing future recipes. And if you have a favorite white bean and sausage soup, let me know, I’d love to give it a try.
Serve this Instant Pot Sausage and Beans with this beautiful salad of Baby Kale and Apple and a chunk of crusty bread.
MORE SAUSAGE SOUP RECIPES
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- Creamy Fingerling Potato Italian Sausage Soup
- Italian Sausage Soup with Pasta
**This soup can be made with canned beans or dried beans. See final instruction for dried beans sausage and beans.
Sausage and Beans in the Instant Pot is one of those recipes you must keep on hand for a super-quick weeknight dinner. And a quick dinner that's old-fashioned fabulous. I've made my version with canned white beans for an awesome one-pot wonder meal. And with flavor like it's been simmering all day.
- 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
- 3 medium carrots sliced
- 3 ribs celery sliced
- 1 medium onion diced
- 1 pound Sausage smoked, sliced
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 14 1/2 ounce canned beans drained and rinsed
- 1 Tablespoon Soup Spice Mix
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3 cups chicken broth
Set Instant Pot setting to sautee, high. Add vegetable oil. When the oil is hot, add carrots, celery, onion and sausage. Stir well and add bay leaf. Sautee for 5 minutes.
Using a wooden spoon, make sure to scape any brown bits from the bottom of the instant pot.
Add the canned beans, the spice mix for bean soup, garlic powder and chicken broth.
Cancel the saute function and select pressure cook function, high temperature. Set the instant pot to cook for a 5 minute cook time.
The pot may take up to 10 minutes or so to come to pressure, but since the contents are already hot, it will pressurize quicker. Once the cooking cycle has finished, let the pot sit undisturbed for 10 minutes ( this is a 10 minute Natural Release). After 10 minutes press the button for a quick release.
If you'd like to add spinach to this soup. Stir in cup or two, stir well and replace lid for a few minutes to let the spinach wilt. No cooking time is required for this step.
Serve with a salad and a chunk of crusty bread.
**To make this recipe with dried beans, soak 1 cup of beans in 3 cups water overnight. Drain beans. Add to Instant Pot with 5 cups water. Cook on high pressure for 30 minutes. Then let natural release for 15 minutes. Release remaining pressure. Remove beans from Instant Pot and drain. Proceed with instructions above. When it says to add canned beans, add the dried beans that you've pressure cooked.
If you don't make my Spice Mix for Bean Soup seasoning, substitute 1 teaspoon thyme, 1 teaspoon rosemary and 1/2 teaspoon oregano. Or any spices that will make this soup "yours". Fennel seed is good for this soup.