Instant Pot Ham & Bean Soup {w/ Crock Pot version}

Another day, another soup. 

Ryan’s grandparent’s inspired this Instant Pot Ham & Bean Soup recipe.

For as long as I can remember, they would deliver a container of ham and bean soup to us after the holidays. Isn’t that the sweetest?!

Overhead shot of ham and bean soup in a white pot with a ladle ready to scoop it into a bowl.

They always host big family gatherings that typically include a delicious bone-in ham. The following week, his grandma or grandpa always make a HUGE batch of this thick and hearty soup

Can I level with you?

I didn’t try this soup for years. Ryan was the only one who enjoyed it and I think he was all too happy to not have to share. 😉

The BEST Instant Pot Ham & Bean Soup | This healthy and easy dinner recipe is a crowd pleaser for families. Use your pressure cooker for 1 hour 15 minutes or your slow cooker (crockpot) for 6 hours on high. A leftover ham bone, meat, water, and veggies make for cooking a quick and thick soup. Gluten free crock pot and comfort foods recipes are the best, aren't they?! Serve this with a hearty bread or simple rolls! #healthyrecipes #instantpot #easyrecipe #glutenfree

But then everything changed…I finally tried the soup and I was HOOKED.

Next thing I knew, I was asking my own parents for the ham bone from Easter dinner. Ha!

The first time I experimented with this recipe, I made it in the slow cooker. It produced a wonderfully thick and rich soup that definitely reminded me of Ryan’s grandparent’s version. 

Hearty bowl of Instant Pot Ham & Bean Soup in a pretty bowl with gold spoon.

Then it occurred to me to try making this in my pressure cooker.

Side note: I have a Cosori pressure cooker, not the almighty Instant Pot brand. I refer to the Cosori as an Instant Pot, which drives Ryan crazy. Mainly because our slow cooker is from the Instant Pot brand, but I call it a crock pot even though it has the infamous “Instant Pot” logo on the front. He loves to correct me EVERY TIME saying the crock pot is actually the Instant Pot. Ummm…no it’s not. lol

The BEST Instant Pot Ham & Bean Soup | This healthy and easy dinner recipe is a crowd pleaser for families. Use your pressure cooker for 1 hour 15 minutes or your slow cooker (crockpot) for 6 hours on high. A leftover ham bone, meat, water, and veggies make for cooking a quick and thick soup. Gluten free crock pot and comfort foods recipes are the best, aren't they?! Serve this with a hearty bread or simple rolls! #healthyrecipes #instantpot #easyrecipe #glutenfree

Ya, married life. It’s not for everyone. Ha!

But the fact that we squabble over the names of the pressure cooker and slow cooker cracks me up.

He’s my favorite though. #lovehim What can I say? 🙂 

Up close shot of a ladle of pressure cooker ham and bean soup over a white soup pot.

Whichever way you choose to cook this gluten-free soup, it will be divine. I do suggest serving it with bread or rolls, especially if it is the dead of winter.

There is nothing more cozy and comforting! 

Though, if you are watching your figure, serve this with roasted broccoli or a side salad. Yum!

The BEST Instant Pot Ham & Bean Soup | This healthy and easy dinner recipe is a crowd pleaser for families. Use your pressure cooker for 1 hour 15 minutes or your slow cooker (crockpot) for 6 hours on high. A leftover ham bone, meat, water, and veggies make for cooking a quick and thick soup. Gluten free crock pot and comfort foods recipes are the best, aren't they?! Serve this with a hearty bread or simple rolls! #healthyrecipes #instantpot #easyrecipe #glutenfree

Instant Pot Ham & Bean Soup {w/ Crock Pot version}
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This healthy and easy dinner recipe is a crowd pleaser for families. Use your pressure cooker for 1 hour 15 minutes or your slow cooker (crockpot) for 6 hours on high. A leftover ham bone, meat, water, and veggies make for cooking a quick and thick soup. Gluten free crock pot and comfort foods recipes are the best, aren't they?! Serve this with a hearty bread or simple rolls!
Servings
8 people
Servings
8 people
Instant Pot Ham & Bean Soup {w/ Crock Pot version}
Print Recipe
This healthy and easy dinner recipe is a crowd pleaser for families. Use your pressure cooker for 1 hour 15 minutes or your slow cooker (crockpot) for 6 hours on high. A leftover ham bone, meat, water, and veggies make for cooking a quick and thick soup. Gluten free crock pot and comfort foods recipes are the best, aren't they?! Serve this with a hearty bread or simple rolls!
Servings
8 people
Servings
8 people
Ingredients
  • 16 oz dry white navy beans
  • 1 leftover ham bone
  • 2-3 cups diced ham meat
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 large red potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 4 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 4 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to Instant Pot (pressure cooker) and set manual mode to 1 hour 15 minutes.
  2. When the soup is done (after the pressure is released and it is safe to open the lid), remove ham bone and bay leaves.
  3. Taste and season with salt and additional black pepper, if needed. Soup will thicken nicely as it cools!
  4. Crockpot Instructions: Add all ingredients to 5 qt crockpot (add enough water to cover beans, possibly more than 2 cups). Cook on high for 6 hours. When done, remove ham bone and bay leaves. Taste and season with salt and additional black pepper, if needed.
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The BEST Instant Pot Ham & Bean Soup | This healthy and easy dinner recipe is a crowd pleaser for families. Use your pressure cooker for 1 hour 15 minutes or your slow cooker (crockpot) for 6 hours on high. A leftover ham bone, meat, water, and veggies make for cooking a quick and thick soup. Gluten free crock pot and comfort foods recipes are the best, aren\'t they?! Serve this with a hearty bread or simple rolls!  #healthyrecipes #instantpot #easyrecipe #glutenfree

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