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17 Best Instant Pot Bean Recipes

With this collection of Instant Pot bean recipes, you’ll learn to make lots of scrumptious dishes from the musical fruit!

When I hear beans, the first thing that comes is chili – a steaming bowl of thick and savory chili. It’s the comfort food I crave on a rainy or snowy day.

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But you know what? Chili isn’t the only thing you can make with beans. There are so many other delicious things you can make with them. 

And today, you’ll get to know 17 of the best bean recipes.

Pinto beans, black beans, chickpeas – whatever beans you have on hand, you’ll find at least one dish here that features them.

These bean-based dishes aren’t only certified delicious, but thanks to the Instapot, they’re also a cinch to make.

These bean recipes are for the win! Let’s begin.

1. Instant Pot Black Beans

Let’s start off with a dish that’s super simple, yet never disappoints. 

These black beans are cooked in broth and flavored with onions. Thanks to the Instant Pot, the cooking time is cut in half. They’re ready in less than an hour.

True, there’s nothing exciting about this dish, but it’s tasty and hearty. Its basic flavor makes it an ideal side dish for a wide variety of entrees.

2. Mexican Chorizo Instant Pot Pinto Beans

The basic pinto beans are given a bright and festive Mexican twist! 

Cooked in the Instant Pot with Mexican chile powder, bay leaves, tomatoes, and chorizo, these beans are bursting with flavor.

Serve them as a side dish, or use them as a filling to burritos and tacos to make a filling meal.

Or, just eat the dish by itself, as it’s hearty and substantial enough as it is.

3. Instant Pot Split Pea Soup with Ham

This split pea soup is incredibly rich, creamy, and packed with flavor. It’s nutritious and budget-friendly, to boot!

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You’ll love the savory and smoky flavor the leftover ham bone adds to the soup. It’s so tasty you’ll gobble up one bowlful after another.

Plus, with the help of the Instant Pot, this dish couldn’t be easier to make. What more can you ask for?

4. Instant Pot Hummus

Hummus is a creamy, nutty, and savory spread, filling, or dip. I love how you can do lots of things with this Middle Eastern treat!

I’m not proud of this, but I honestly used to have no idea hummus was made of chickpeas.

I thought it was filled with fatty things like mayonnaise or sour cream.

So you can just imagine how happy I was to find out that it’s actually considered healthy food.

The fact that you can make it almost effortlessly in the Instant Pot is just a plus. 

5. Ham and Bean Soup

Beans may be inherently bland, but they can absorb flavors wonderfully well. 

In this soup recipe, navy beans are given tons of flavor from ham, vegetables, and spices.

You’ll love the harmony these flavor profiles create! It’s perfectly salty, savory, and smoky with a hint of warmth from the spices.

The textures are also pretty amazing. The chewiness from the beans as well as the different levels of crunch from the vegetables make such a fantastic mix.

6. Instant Pot Chick Peas

This recipe teaches you how to cook dried chickpeas in the Instant Pot – no pre-soaking necessary.

It’s super ideal if you’ve planned on cooking chickpeas for lunch or dinner but completely forgot to soak them in water beforehand.

Thanks to the IP, these creamy chickpeas will be ready in just 50 minutes!

7. Instant Pot Vegan Chili

Who says vegans can’t have chili? With just a bit of creativity and ingenuity, anything is possible!

This recipe tells you how to cook the perfect chili that also happens to be vegan. And let me tell you, just because it’s vegan doesn’t mean it’s so-so. 

Believe me, this chili is just as comforting and delicious as any. It’s so good, you won’t miss the meat.

8. Instant Pot Charro Beans

Want another Mexican-inspired dish for Taco Tuesday? With this dish, one spoonful will get you hooked.

This dish is made of pinto beans cooked and seasoned with garlic, tomatoes, poblano peppers, oregano, cumin, and paprika, among others.

I mean, what a wonderful explosion of flavors!

It goes great with any Tex-Mex dish, but be sure to get some cornbread ready. This dish goes exceptionally great with it.

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9. Instant Pot 15-Bean Soup 

Nothing beats the goodness of a cozy, homey bean soup on a cold, rainy evening.

One kind of bean in a soup is great, but fifteen? Now that’s the stuff. 

All fifteen beans come together to make one phenomenal comfort soup. I love it!

This soup is bursting with different colors and textures, but it has one harmonious flavor. Simply put, it’s delicious.

10. Easiest Instant Pot Baked Beans

If you like canned beans, you’ll love this dish 100 times more. I had no idea baked beans were such a breeze to make!

You don’t even need to soak the beans in water overnight to get it done. Again, the Instant Pot has you covered.

More importantly, this dish is irresistibly delicious.

The beans are cooked in tomato sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, and BBQ sauce, and given an extra smoky flavor with bacon. 

It’s the ultimate summer BBQ side dish.

11. Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowl

This chicken burrito bowl is as delicious as it is colorful.

How can you say no to a mish-mash of beans, chicken, corn, green chiles, rice, salsa, and cheese? 

It’s all your favorite Tex-Mex ingredients in one dish. This is what I call happiness in a bowl.

12. Vegan Instant Pot Lentils

Give those bland lentils a savory and smoky flavor. All you’ll need is the Instant Pot and this easy recipe.

Whether you eat this dish on its own or use it as a pasta sauce or burrito filling, you can’t go wrong.

You can even scoop it with your favorite corn or tortilla chips for a hearty snack.

13. Instant Pot Tomato White Beans

White beans are given a tomato twist in this phenomenal dish.

What’s not to love? In this white bean recipe, you’ll get starchy beans, bacon, feta, and a wonderfully rich, thick, and perfectly seasoned tomato sauce. 

Pour this goodness over toasted sourdough bread and breakfast is served.

14. Kala Chana – Instant Pot Brown Chickpeas

Kala channa is a savory Indian dish made of black chickpeas cooked in curry.

You don’t need to be a culinary genius to know just how delicious this is!

If you’re not familiar, black chickpeas are a smaller chickpea variety with a darker hue.

They’re just as flavorful and nutritious as white chickpeas. But because they’re smaller, I find their texture more enjoyable.

15. Instant Pot Hoppin’ John

Hoppin’ Jon is a traditional southern dish of black-eyed peas cooked in seasoned chicken broth and mixed with bacon, onions, and peppers.

Served on a bed of rice, it’s super hearty and satisfying.

Not only that, but this dish is also said to bring luck and fortune in the new year, as black-eyed peas are said to resemble coins.

16. Instant Pot Black-Eyed Peas

Here’s another dish featuring black-eyed peas guaranteed to make your mouth water.

This dish is thick, creamy, and packed with salty and savory flavors.

You’ll love the textural contrast brought by the tender and starchy peas and crispy and crunchy bacon. It’s like a party in your mouth.

17. Instant Pot Lentil Curry

Last but not least is yet another Indian-inspired dish that will take your bean game to the next level.

This soup is extra thick and extra flavorful. How can it not be, when the beans are cooked in coconut milk, tomatoes, garam masala, curry, and a lot more spices?

Eat it with naan or on its own, it doesn’t matter. You’ll have a satisfying meal, either way.

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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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