Instant Pot White Bean and Ham soup is a hearty, starch-filled, and stick to your ribs good. This ham and white bean soup is a tried and true favorite in our home. Pair with a side of cornbread and dive right into one delicious and ham and bean soup.
I can’t believe before we know it fall will arrive and shortly after winter. I love having a handful of recipes on hand that are quick, easy, and hearty. We love freshly fallen snow, but I am not a fan of the negative zero degrees that come with it. So on those days, a soup recipe is what I always reach for.
Instant Pot White Bean and Ham Soup
Ham and beans is the epitome of comfort food, or at least in my books. So I wanted to create an Instant Pot recipe that you can use. Cut down the cooking time, and serve that same rich bowl of white beans with ham up for dinner any day of the week.
Why Cook White Beans and Ham Soup In Instant Pot
- Quick cook time.
- Gives you that same slow-simmered taste.
- Reduces energy used from the Instant Pot.
- Why not?
What Type of Ham Can I Use For White Beans and Ham Soup
You have a few options when it comes to serving up this soup. Reach for ham hocks if you would like for a more rustic and classic version, ham steaks, or leftover ham. This soup is fantastic to make after the holidays where you have an abundance of ham staring into your face from the fridge.
Quality ham will, of course, enhance and flavor this recipe even more.
Toppings For Instant Pot White Beans and Ham Soup
- Splash of hot sauce for heat factor.
- Teaspoon to a tablespoon of vinegar to each bowl for acidity.
- Top with fresh parsley for color.
- Sprinkle cornbread over the top.
- Oyster crackers.
Or any other favorite topping for your ham and beans. I tend to enjoy mine more on the plain side, but dress up your soup however your heart desires.
How Do You Thicken Ham and Bean Soup
If you want your soup thicker, just make a cornstarch slurry. Take 1/3 cup cold water and add in a teaspoon to a tablespoon of cornstarch. Stir it up really well, and then pour into the soup as it is still nice and hot. Give it a good stir, and it will begin to thicken your soup.
Can Instant Pot White Bean and Ham Soup Be Frozen
Yes! Most bean soups will freeze very well. Simply allow the soup to cool down, and then transfer it into freezer bags or a freezer container. If it is in a container make sure that you leave room for the soup to expand as it freezes. Then toss in the freezer and store for up to three months.
Thaw in the fridge the night before you plan to serve. Then reheat on stovetop or even slow cooker.
What To Serve With Ham and Bean Soup
- Dinner Rolls or Fresh buttered bread
- Side of vegetables
- Sandwich (great to do for lunch)
Give this Instant Pot soup a try today, and let me know what you think!
Love Instant Pot Soups?
Check out More Soups I have done in the Instant Pot. Instant Pot Zero Point Chicken Tortilla Soup, Broccoli and Cheddar Soup, Carrot Soup, Instant Pot French Onion Soup, Or Even some Tuscan Zuppa Soup. I have many soups On my site.
- 1 ham steak
- 8 cups chicken broth
- 3 stalks celery
- 2 large carrots chopped
- 1 bag dry Navy Beans
- 1 tbs garlic powder
- 1 tbs onion powder
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 2 bay leaves
- Place pot on saute,
- Add celery and carrots saute for 2-3 minutes.
- Add Chopped up ham with the bone
- Add Dry beans
- add chicken broth and bay leaves
- Turn pot on high pressure for 40 minutes
- Do a quick release
- remove bay leaves
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 108Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 793mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 7g