This healthy Instant Pot 15-bean soup with sausage is perfect for a cold night. It uses everyday ingredients and will be sure to fill you up.
This is the very first Instant Pot recipe I’ve posted on my site! I thought I would write one because I know people will be getting them for Christmas gifts and will want to try them out. This is an easy and delicious soup to start with and the total cooking time is less than an hour.
I also use my Instant Pot way more in the winter months than I do in the summer. I love a hearty soup on a cold day. I also do more cooking at home and make a lot of soups because the recipes usually make a lot and I can have the leftovers for lunch the next day. I make homemade bread in the bread maker and it’s an easy and delicious meal.
It seems like most people have an air fryer and electric pressure cooker. My kids use the air fryer all the time, and it’s great for quick snacks and for them to be able to make their food.
I remember my Grandma using the pressure cooker a lot when I was little, so I’m glad someone created one that was easier to use. I was intimidated when I first got mine, but they are so easy to use. Pressure cooking is great for busy moms. I love meals that you can cook in one pot so no wonder I like mine.
Instant Pot 15 Bean Soup with Sausage
Kitchen Tools for Bean Soup Recipe
Instant Pot– There are a gazillion different styles and brands on Instant Pots out there, but this is the one I have. It’s great, easy to clean and I’ve had no issues with it.
Wooden Spoons– You can never have too many wooden spoons. I have an entire drawer full and use one almost every day.
Cutting Board Mats– These are one of my favorite things I have in the kitchen. They don’t take up much space so they’re easy to store. They’re easy to clean and they are great for adding ingredients to mixing bowls and hot pots.
Ingredients for Instant Pot Bean Soup
Olive Oil– The extra virgin olive oil you have in your pantry in fine to use.
15-bean soup mix – You’ll find this in your dried bean aisle in any normal grocery store. They have a cajun style bean mix. You are welcome to use that and the little cajun seasoning packet it comes with, but I like to use my own spice.
I read the ingredients on the package and it really does have 15 different types of beans. Some are green split peas, cranberry beans (which I had never even heard of), pinto beans, navy beans, black bean, kidney and baby lima. You get the picture! There are a lot of bean varieties.
Kielbasa sausage– I used Butterball turkey Polska kielbasa because that’s what was on sale this week. Use your favorite brand and kind.
Garlic cloves– I use the minced garlic in the jar to save time, but fresh garlic works well too.
Vegetables– Onion, Celery and Green bell pepper- You’ll want to dice these all about the same size.
Salt and fresh ground black pepper
Cajun Seasoning– This is the best part of the recipe. I originally discovered this seasoning when I went on vacation to New Orleans, but now you can buy it at most grocery stores.
How to make 15 Bean Soup
When you make a recipe with dried beans, you normally have to presoak the beans before you use them and there are a couple of ways to do this.
Step 1- Soak your Beans
If you are a planner, then this is the easiest way to go. I plan meals for the week, but I don’t assign the meal to a day until that morning to know what’s going on in my house. I need to know who has practice, how much I’ll be driving and when everyone will be home. I usually don’t soak beans overnight for that reason.
All you need to do is put your beans in a bowl and make sure you cover them with cold water and then two more inches and have them sit for at least 8 hours. Drain.
This is how I did my beans for this recipe because it’s done in the Instant Pot.
Rinse your dry beans using a colander and add them to your Instant Pot. Add 6 cups of water. Pressure cook them for 8 minutes and release the pressure manually or quick pressure release (It’s the same thing.), drain the water and set aside. I save my bean water to use in the recipe, but you don’t have to do that.
Dice your onions, celery and green bell pepper.
Add your diced vegetables to your Instant Pot along with your olive oil, minced garlic and sliced kielbasa. With your Instant Pot set on the saute setting cook for 5 minutes. Stir occasionally with a wooden spoon.
Add your beans, cajun seasoning, salt and black pepper back to the Instant Pot with 6 cups of water.
Optional- I use 1 tablespoon of the cajun seasoning and it gives the soup a nice flavor and it’s not too hot for my kids, but if you like it stronger (spicier) then you can add more.
Set the Instant Pot for 16 minutes and do a natural pressure release for 15 minutes, then you can release the remaining pressure manually.
Store the leftovers in an airtight container for a couple of days in the refrigerator. You may need to add more water or chicken broth to the leftovers because the beans soak it up.
Another great way to eat the leftovers is to make some white rice and put the beans over it. It’s another hearty meal.
**I don’t recommend freezing this recipe because the beans will turn to mush when reheating.**
Other great recipes you’ll love
Slow Cooker Salsa Verde– This is a family favorite and is even better the next day!
Eggless Meatballs– This recipe is one of my most popular recipes that’s not a dessert. These meatballs are very flavorful and don’t take long to make.
Pork and Apples in Crockpot– This is my most popular fall and winter recipe!
Hamburger Tomato Soup– This is a great soup recipe for the slow cooker or stove top.
Italian Beef Casserole– This recipe is an easy weeknight dinner you can make ahead of time.
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Instant Pot 15 Bean Soup with Sausage
- 1 Instant Pot
- 1 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 20 oz 15 bean soup mix
- 13 oz Kielbasa sausage
- 6 cups Water
- 2 Garlic cloves minced
- 1 medium Onion
- 1 stalk Celery diced
- 1/2 Green bell pepper diced
- 1 Tablespoon Cajun Seasonings
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Ground black pepper
Quick Soak Beans Instructions
- Rinse the beans using a colinder and add them to the Instant Pot.
- Add 6 cups of water. Pressure cook them for 8 minutes and release the pressure manually, drain the water and set aside.
- Dice the onions, celery and green bell pepper.
- Add the vegetables to the Instant Pot along with the olive oil, minced garlic and sliced kielbasa. Saute for 5 minutes. Stir occasionally with a wooden spoon.
- Add the beans to the Instant Pot, followed by the cajun seasoning, salt and black pepper. Pour in 6 cups of water.
- Set the Instant Pot for 16 minutes and do a natural release for 15 minutes.
- You may need to add more water or chicken broth to the leftovers because the beans soak it up.