Instant Pot Ham and Bean Soup

This ham and bean soup is one of my favorite pressure cooker recipes! This Instant Pot soup tastes like it cooked all day, but it’s ready in less than two hours! Big thanks to Hurst’s Beans for sponsoring this post.

Instant Pot Ham and Beans! This is great for letftover ham!

Hi, friends!

Are you in holiday overload right now?

I did a big grocery order yesterday to prepare myself for the holiday feast. We have Christmas Eve at my mama’s and then Christmas Day at my house and between the two, well, I needed some groceries.

Online grocery order is basically my favorite thing in the world right now.

My fridge is currently packed to the brim, but then I realized that I forgot one thing. Because of course I did.

That thing I forgot? Was the ham. So, I’m probably going to need to make a run to the store before Christmas. 😉

Does anyone else manage to forget something every time they place an order, meaning that you have to go inside the dang store anyway? So frustrating, but still way better than doing a full grocery shop!

This ham and bean soup is one of my favorite pressure cooker recipes! This Instant Pot soup tastes like it cooked all day, but it's ready in less than two hours!

Anyway, I know that most of us have ham for Christmas dinner, although I hear of people who do lasagna on Christmas too.

I am intrigued by you lasagna people.

That sounds delicious and I might have to try it someday. For now, though, we do ham.

I have some friends that do a different ethnic meal every Christmas. I feel like a Mexican food Christmas should be in my future one day.

But like I said. This year, it’s ham. It’s hard to go wrong with you know?

Since ham is such a popular Christmas dinner, I thought we’d need some leftover ham recipes, am I right?

I have a few recipes for you to try. My crock pot breakfast casserole is always a win. So is my slow cooker Cajun ham and beans.

This ham and bean soup is one of my favorite pressure cooker recipes! This Instant Pot soup tastes like it cooked all day, but it's ready in less than two hours!

But, I have a feeling that a lot of you will get an Instant Pot for Christmas, so I wanted to share some new pressure cooker recipes for you to try out!

Enter my Instant Pot soup that is just full of beans, ham, and veggies.

This soup is hearty and delicious and I think it’s a great way to test out the magic of the Instant Pot. Taking dried beans to cooked beans in less than two hours is pretty awesome.

I’m working with Hurst Beans to bring you this ham and bean soup! I think you’re going to love how flavorful it is.

The soup tastes like it’s been simmering all day and is just bursting with flavor. But! It’s definitely an easy soup, because after the holidays we all need easy.

I’ve also made pressure cooker pinto beans that you should try sometime soon! Beans are such a filling food and they’re pretty perfect for that New Year’s diet we all have coming up. 😉

Anyway, I like using Hurst’s 15 Bean Soup in this recipe. The package comes with at least 15 different varieties of beans, it’s own ham seasoning packet, and it’s so economical.

I add some onions, carrots, and celery to my soup because yum. Then, once it’s all cooked together, I stir in some leftover ham. Easy peasy!

I think you’ll love this ham and bean soup! Let me know if you give it a try.

And also let me know if you got that Instant Pot for Christmas and how you’re liking it.

I hear of so many people that are scared to take it out of the box! I was too, honestly.

But, I embraced my fears and got started boiling eggs in the thing and I’ve never looked back. People aren’t lying when they say that boiled eggs from the Instant Pot peel like a dream.

I moved on to rice (also perfect!) and then to dried beans. I promise that you’ll have this thing figured out in no time!

So, I’d love to hear from all of you – do you want more Instant Pot recipes? 🙂

This ham and bean soup is one of my favorite pressure cooker recipes! This Instant Pot soup tastes like it cooked all day, but it's ready in less than two hours!

Instant Pot Ham and Bean Soup

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 50 minutes Total Time 1 hr
Serves 12     adjust servings



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 1 package (20 ounces) Hurst’s Beans 15 Bean Soup
  • 7 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups cooked diced ham
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  1. Turn pressure cooker to "saute" and add the oil to the pot. Once hot, add the carrots, celery, and onion and cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes. 
  2. Rinse and sort through the beans. Add to the pressure cooker along with the chicken stock. Set the seasoning packet aside for later. 
  3. Turn the pressure cooker off.  Put on the lid and set the vent to "sealing." Set the pressure cooker to "high pressure" for 40 minutes. 
  4. Once the soup has reached pressure and cooked for 40 minutes, allow the pressure to release naturally - about 20 minutes.
  5. Remove the lid carefully and stir in the seasoning packet, ham, black pepper, red pepper flakes. Taste and add salt if needed. 
  6. Stir well and let set for 5 minutes to allow the ham to heat through. 
  7. Serve hot. Sprinkle with fresh parsley as desired.


Recipe Notes

 To make this in a slow cooker, add the vegetables, beans, stock, and ham to a slow cooker on high. Cook, covered, for 5 hours. Stir in all of the seasoning and continue cooking for 1 hour. 

Disclaimer: The nutrition information presented below is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 305kcal Calories from fat 66
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 631mg 26%
Carbohydrate 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 5g
Protein 21g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g