This Instant Pot Great Northern Bean Soup is an easy bean soup recipe that doesn’t required soaking the beans. It’s a creamy white bean soup that is made with simple ingredients: dried Great Northern Beans, broth, onions, garlic and rosemary spring.
If you are on the hunt for Instant Pot Soup recipes, check out thisInstant Pot Great Northern Bean Soup. It’s the perfect hearty winter meal to help you stay warm and cozy. It’s also extremely nutritious, as it’s high in fiber and protein. This soup will keep you feeling full all day long!
How To Make Creamy Beans Soup:
This creamy white bean soup is made without flour or heavy cream. To make it creamy, I just used a hand blender to puree the beans. You can keep it in the fridge for up to 3 days because it’s a dairy-free soup.
To make the most of this Instant Pot Great Northern Bean Soup, I served it with crispy bacon, used chicken broth and some fresh chopped parsley. For those of you that are vegetarians, you can easily change-up the ingredients to turn this soup into a vegan creamy white beans soup by simply using 100% vegetable broth, then finishing the cooked white beans with parsley or any topping of your choice.
Great Northern Beans Health Benefits:
Great northern beans are a low–calorie and low–fat, and are also a cholesterol-free source of iron, dietary fiber, protein, and potassium. They are an excellent source of low-fat and plant-based protein for vegetarians (and everyone else), and if eaten regularly can help lower cholesterol and regulate blood sugar levels.
Even though Great Northern Beans (like most other white beans) offer a ton of health benefits, the beans can also cause abdominal discomfort or bloating in some people. Soaking the beans can break down the complex sugars than can cause gas. This will also make them cook faster.
For this Instant Pot Great Northern Bean Soup, I just washed the the dried beans and then started cooking them without soaking them beforehand. If you decide to soak the beans before cooking follow these steps: First wash the beans thoroughly. Then put the beans into a large bowl and cover with 2-3 inches of cold clean water. Set it aside at room temperature for 8 hours, or overnight.
How Long Does It Take to Cook Un-soaked Beans in Instant Pot:
Cooking un-soaked beans in an instant pot only requires 35 minutes, and for soaked beans takes approximately 25 minutes.
- 1 1/2 cups Dried Great NorthernBeans
- 32 oz Broth ( Chicken or Vegetable)
- 1 rosemary spring
- 1 medium onion (chopped)
- 4 garlic cloves (minced)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- black pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt (add more according to your liking)
- Crispy Bacon (cook according to product packaging)
- Fresh Parsley (chopped)
Turn the instant pot to "saute" and add olive oil. Cook chopped onion until translucent, then add garlic. Give it a quick stir for about 15 seconds. Press "keep warm or off".
Add dried Great Northern Beans (soaked or un-soaked), rosemary spring and broth, then and set it to "manual" and adjust to "35 minutes" for un-soaked beans or "25 minutes" for soaked beans. Seal the instant pot and set the vent to sealing.
- Once it's done, allow the instant pot to naturally release until pressure subsides, or wait at least 20 minutes before doing a quick release.
- Use a hand blender to puree the beans.
- Season with salt and pepper as desired.
Serve with crispy bacon and parsley.