Smoky ham and white bean soup made easy in the Instant Pot.
Course Instant Pot, Soup
Keyword Instant Pot ham and bean soup, ham and white bean soup, Instant Pot soup recipes, no presoaking
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 35minutes
Bring to pressure/release 45minutes
Total Time 1hour30minutes
Author Kelly ~ the hungry bluebird
1pounddried Great Northern white beans, picked over and rinsed
1smallyellow onion, diced
1mediumcarrot, peeled and chopped
3clovesgarlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary and thyme, minced or 2 teaspoons dried, or 2 teaspoons herbs de Provence
2poundsmeaty, smoked ham shanks
Turn Instant Pot on sauté setting and heat olive oil in insert. I use the medium heat setting for sautéing. Add onion, celery and carrots and sauté until starting to soften, a few minutes. Add garlic, stir a few seconds until fragrant, then add herbs and bay leaf, stir and turn off sauté function.
Add the dried beans to the pot along with the ham shanks. Pour in 8 cups of water and combine gently. Toss in 2 sprigs of parsley.
Close lid and seal pressure cooker. Cook on high pressure and set timer for 35 minutes. It will take about 25 minutes to reach pressure and then the timer will start. When finished cooking, let pressure naturally release for 20 minutes.
Manually release any remaining pressure, carefully open pot. Remove ham shanks to cutting board and shred/cut meat into bite-sized pieces. Add back to soup and season with kosher salt and black pepper to taste. Ladle into bowls and serve with a little hot sauce on the side.
If the beans aren't tender enough, remove the ham shanks and cook for another 5 minutes under high pressure, release pressure manually and continue with recipe.