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Great Northern Beans recipe made in the Instant Pot

Instant Pot Great Northern Beans

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
Instant Pot Great Northern Beans Dried Great Northern Beans made in the Instant Pot are no soak dried beans that are perfectly seasoned and tender. Serve as a side dish or main meal served over white rice.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 256 kcal


  • 20 oz. bag dried great northern beans
  • 1 small small onion diced
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large dried bay leaf
  • 6 cups chicken broth or water
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  • Pour the rinsed and drained dried beans into a 6 or 8-quart pressure cooker.
  • Add the minced onion, minced garlic, salt, pepper, bay leaf, and seasoning pack if using Hurst's Great Northern Beans. 
  • Pour the chicken broth or water into the pressure cooker. Stir the ingredients with a wooden spoon to combine.
  •  Place the lid on and position the pressure valve to the sealing position.
  •  Push the manual button or the bean button and set the timer to 30 minutes.
  •  After the beans have finished pressure cooking let the steam natural release. The natural steam release will take about 20 minutes. 
  • Check to see if the beans are done. If some of the beans are still hard place the lid back on. Push the valve back to the sealing position and press the manual button again. Cook for another 15 minutes and do a quick release. Remove the lid. The beans should be soft and tender.
  • Serve over cooked white rice
  • Makes about 8 servings of beans and rice.



  • I used dried beans that came with a ham seasoning pack. I didn't add any ham. If you don't have a ham seasoning pack you can add a ham bone, ham hock or even half a pound of uncooked diced bacon to add flavor. 
  • Or you could stir a pound of browned ground beef or browned ground sausage into the beans after they have been pressure cooked.
  • Leftover pressure cooked beans freeze well. Place them in bags or food containers in serving portions.


Serving: 1Bowl | Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 946mg | Potassium: 1145mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 4mg
Keyword Instant Pot Great Northern Beans, Instant Pot No Soak Beans, Pressure Cooker Dried Beans
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