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Instant Pot Sausage and Herbed White Bean Soup

A deliciously flavorful herbed white bean and sausage soup that requires no beans to be soaked! This will be a new Instant Pot favorite!

A deliciously flavorful herbed white bean and sausage soup that requires no beans to be soaked! This will be a new Instant Pot favorite!

I posed a question in my private Facebook group, The Community Table (join us!), yesterday and polled what everyone would prefer to see today. The top two votes were for an Instant Pot recipe and for a soup/stew!

Clearly we are all feeling the winter weather!

This Instant Pot sausage and herbed white bean stew combines the top two votes into one easy and comforting recipe!

A deliciously flavorful herbed white bean and sausage soup that requires no beans to be soaked! This will be a new Instant Pot favorite!

I have been aggressively using my Instant Pot lately because it just makes dinners and meal prepping so much easier.

Take, for example, this soup. Typically, I would have had to take the time to remember to soak the beans overnight and we know the chance of that is like 1 in 1000. And because I would have probably forgotten, I would have just reached for canned beans.

While canned beans are totally okay to sub in this soup, you will likely not want to make this soup in the Instant Pot and make it on the stovetop!

A deliciously flavorful herbed white bean and sausage soup that requires no beans to be soaked! This will be a new Instant Pot favorite!

I know there are a lot of people out there that are still afraid of using pressure cookers and don’t get the point of them.

For the record, I don’t think pressure cookers should be used for everything. While it might be tempting because it is hands off, the time it takes to pressurize and then release pressure is about the same amount of time it could take you to cook something on the stovetop.

do love using the pressure cooker for tougher cuts of meat that I want super tender and shreddable. Such as this Korean beef ragu.

A deliciously flavorful herbed white bean and sausage soup that requires no beans to be soaked! This will be a new Instant Pot favorite!

For this soup, it was amazing to not have to soak the beans overnight. I was able to sauté and throw everything into the Instant Pot and do it all in one bowl. This soup took roughly 40 minutes to cook (this doesn’t include time it takes to pressurize and release) and the beans were tender but not completely falling apart.

The vegetables were cooked through and the soup held onto incredible flavor. This soup was so good with a piece of crusty bread to dip into the semi-thick soup.

A deliciously flavorful herbed white bean and sausage soup that requires no beans to be soaked! This will be a new Instant Pot favorite!

A deliciously flavorful herbed white bean and sausage soup that requires no beans to be soaked! This will be a new Instant Pot favorite!

Grab a bowl and spoon — you’re going to want to cozy up with a bowl of this!

A deliciously flavorful herbed white bean and sausage soup that requires no beans to be soaked! This will be a new Instant Pot favorite!

Instant Pot Sausage and Herbed White Bean Soup

A deliciously flavorful herbed bean soup with sausage that doesn't require any beans to be soaked!
4 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Servings: 6
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Ingredients 

  • 8 ounces cooked Italian chicken sausage, sliced into rounds
  • 6 stalks celery, roughly chopped into logs
  • 5 carrots, roughly chopped into rounds
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 1 pound dry white beans, (great northern beans)
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Press the sauté button on the front of your 6-quart Instant Pot and add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil into the pot.
  • Once heated up, add the sausage and brown on all sides. Press the off button then add in the rest of the ingredients.
  • Stir to mix up everything.
  • Close the lid of the pressure cooker and make sure that the vent is set to sealing.
  • Using the manual function, use high pressure and set the cook time to 40 minutes.
  • Once the soup has finished cooking, let sit for 15 minutes before you quick release the pressure. You can choose to either quick release it or let it naturally release, depending on how hungry you are or when dinner is!
  • Stir and divide into bowls and serve with crusty bread!

Notes

To make this on the stovetop: I would use canned beans unless you have soaked the dry beans overnight. All the steps are the same except cook time. For canned beans, your cook time would roughly be 30-40 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. For soaked dry beans, I would say your cook time would be closer to 90 minutes or longer.

NUTRITION FACTS

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 355 kcal | Carbohydrates: 36 g | Protein: 26 g | Fat: 11 g | Fiber: 7 g | Sugar: 7 g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot recipes
Recipe Rating




Jenn C.

Monday 10th of February 2020

I really, really enjoyed this soup, and got many comments in the lunch room about how good this smelled!! I halved the recipe, but kept the liquid at 4 cups to maintain pressure. I used mirepoix because I'm lazy and I'm happy to let someone else chop onions. I used Garlic Herb Chicken Sausages purchased at TJ's. If I didn't use the garlic sausage, I would add garlic to the recipe. My only change next time would be to cut the sausages in smaller pieces in order to improve mouth to sausage ratio. Also might add some spinach or other like vegetable. Otherwise delish! Totally a great dish.

Phenyxxfire

Tuesday 10th of December 2019

It would have been nice if you had mentioned not having to soak the dried beans in the *actual recipe instructions*. I've got this recipe going in my pressure cooker right now with 12-hour soaked beans for 40 minutes and they'll probably turn into mush, so thanks for that.

Julie Wampler

Wednesday 11th of December 2019

well, the recipe ingredient says dry white beans, so based on that, i would think that would mean not soaking anything.

Janey

Friday 21st of June 2019

What time would you use in the IP if you soaked the beans? I find that they're less likely to split/fall apart if they're soaked. I just start the soaking in the morning - no extra work

Julie Wampler

Saturday 22nd of June 2019

I'm not sure; probably at least half? Or maybe just 30 minutes?

Mary

Tuesday 13th of February 2018

So I just cut up the sweet chicken Italian sausage and it just mushed. The photo looks more like kielbasa...?

Julie

Tuesday 13th of February 2018

Did you get fresh/uncooked/ground chicken sausage that you have to take out of the casing? If so, that's probably why it mushed. This is the one I got: https://www.wegmans.com/products/meat/sausage/sausage/all-natural-fully-cooked-mild-italian-chicken-sausage.html

M

Tuesday 30th of January 2018

This fragrant, flavorful soup is so good! I ended up making a half-recipe of the stovetop version as I only had organic (o.) canned white beans on hand. It was a perfect way to use up: two knockwurst, the canned beans (excellent for building AKK in the gut biome), fresh thyme and rosemary that survived our TX freezes, o. carrots and celery, o. chicken stock, a squirt of o. ketchup, chicken Better Than Bouillon, heavy sprinkle of red pepper flakes, s and p.

First I sautéed carrot, celery, onion and peppers in 2 T Kerry Gold butter to slightly soften. I added the beans, slightly stick blended, added rest of the ingredients. Brought to a boil then reduced to simmer for 20ish minutes. I stirred in a few more thyme leaves before serving.

The funny thing was that my husband wanted a steak tonight but I didn't. He loved this so much more than his beloved filet! I'll definitely try the Instant Pot version soon but we're glad this worked and was so delicious!

Julie

Wednesday 31st of January 2018

That's so great to hear!! Glad you enjoyed and made it your own :)