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Instant Pot 15 Bean and Ham Soup

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Instant Pot 15 bean and ham soup is a hearty meal. Perfect for meal prep or family dinner.

Instant Pot 15 bean and ham soup

This is the time of year when I love making soups. The Instant Pot makes soup making so easy too! I love the convenience of pressure cooking, especially when it cooks food quickly and without much prep.  This recipe uses a bag of 15 different dry beans and it still cooks in under an hour.

Not only is this Instant Pot 15 bean and ham soup perfect for cooler months, it’s comforting and filling too. The beans make a hearty soup and the ham gives the beans extra flavor.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Made in the Instant Pot for fast cooking
  • No need to soak the beans
  • Flavorful dinner in about an hour
Instant Pot 15 bean and ham soup


What you’ll need to make this recipe.

Before anything gets added to the Instant Pot, start by adding your dry beans to a colander and rinsing them thoroughly. Once they’re rinsed, lay the beans out on a baking sheet and sort through them, picking out any bad ones. Sometimes rocks and other debris can make their way in the bag, so be sure to eliminate those first.

Once the beans are rinsed and sorted, and the vegetables are prepped, the soup is ready to be made.

Instant Pot 15 bean and ham soup

How to make this recipe

1 – Turn the sauté button on and add the olive oil, onions, carrots, salt and pepper. Sauté for a few minutes until they become tender. Add the garlic and sauté for another minute.

2 – Add the chicken stock, water, beans and diced ham and give everything a good stir.

3 – Lock the lid on the Instant Pot, making sure the valve is turned to sealing, and cook on high pressure for 60 minutes.

4 – Once the 60 minutes are up, let the soup release naturally.

Give the soup another good stir, and it’s ready to eat!

Instant Pot 15 bean and ham soup

What are good toppings for bean and ham soup?

Sour cream, cilantro, cheddar cheese, or crispy bacon make great toppings.

Instant Pot 15 bean and ham soup

How do I store homemade bean and ham soup?

Place cooled soup in an airtight container. Properly stored, it will last in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Can I freeze homemade bean and ham soup?

Yes! Once soup has cooled completely, transfer to gallon size freezer bags or airtight freezable container for up to 3 months.

Please Note

The Instant Pot needs to come to pressure before the cooking time starts, similar to an oven that needs to preheat. The cooking time doesn’t actually start until pressure builds, which can take anywhere from 5-15 minutes, sometimes longer depending on how full the pot is and how much liquid there is inside. Once it reaches pressure the Instant Pot will beep, and the cook time will begin to count down. Please, make sure to consider that extra time when planning your meal.

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Calories per serving (1 1/2 cup): 335

Yield: 8 Servings

Instant Pot 15 Bean and Ham Soup

bean and ham soup in a white bowl with a spoon inside

Instant Pot 15 bean and ham soup is a hearty meal. Perfect for meal prep or family dinner.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 small carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 package 15 bean dry bag of beans
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups diced ham


  1. Rinse beans, removing any debris. Set aside.
  2. Turn Instant Pot on to sauté. Add olive oil, onion, carrots, salt and pepper. Sauté for 4 minutes. Add garlic, sauté for an additional minute.
  3. Add beans, chicken broth, water and ham to pot. Stir well.
  4. Secure lid on Instant Pot, making sure valve is turned to sealing. Cook on high pressure for 60 minutes. Quick release pressure.
  5. Remove lid and stir. Add additional salt and pepper, if desired. Enjoy!


  • I use Hurst's HamBeen brand for the dry beans, but any assortment of dry beans will work.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 335Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 625mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 15gSugar: 4gProtein: 25g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Friday 5th of February 2021

What if I have a ham hock full of yummy ham instead of just ham?


Sunday 7th of February 2021

Hi Cynthia, that would work out well too.


Tuesday 1st of December 2020

Can you use bacon if you don't have ham?


Wednesday 2nd of December 2020

Hi Victoria, I don't see why that would be a problem.


Sunday 13th of September 2020

My bean mix didn’t come with a seasoning packet like the Hurst beans come with. What can I add in place of the seasoning packet?


Monday 14th of September 2020

Hi Jen! I actually didn't use the seasoning packet that came with my beans. I just used what I put in the ingredient list and it came out great! :)

Haley D Williams

Wednesday 26th of February 2020

I want to warm up to a bowl of this soup! I love that you make it in the instant pot! Makes making dinner easy and cleanup a breeze for sure!


Wednesday 26th of February 2020

Thanks, Haley. :)


Wednesday 26th of February 2020

This is such a great winter soup. I love how easy it is to make too. Definitely a winner!


Wednesday 26th of February 2020

Thank you. :)

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