Ham Bean Soup (Pressure Cooker)

Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 25 mins

This is a quicker version of my Ham Bean Soup. The only real difference between this and the long simmering version is that you don't have to remember to soak the beans overnight, and the beans retain more texture. My dad loves the original recipe, and he declared this to be just as good.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the ham bone in the bottom of the pressure cooker (I normally have to break mine into pieces so it will fit).
  2. Pour the dried beans on top of the bone, and cover with cold water (don't fill your cooker more than 2/3 full). Sprinkle on the dried onion, garlic powder, and pepper.
  3. Lock on the lid, bring to pressure, then reduce the heat and cook for 25 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat, and let sit for 15 minutes, before carefully removing any remaining pressure.
  5. Remove the lid, pour in the can of tomatoes including their juice, and the ham pieces. Simmer for 20 minutes.
Most Helpful

I chose to use Great northern Beans in this Recipe but we gave it 5 Stars. I served it with our favorite corn bread and it made a great winter meal while we were snowed in on our 45th wedding anniversary.

phyll2241 January 09, 2011

Mild and mellow, and a put together in a flash. So when you find yourself with a meaty ham bone (or a ham hock or two, smoked or unsmoked), but don't want to fuss, this hits the spot.

KateL January 03, 2015

The texture is wonderful. Made this soup according to recipe. It wasn't as flavorful as I would have liked. A little tweaking with Liquid Smoke, Penzey's Northwoods Seasoning, or perhaps Broth instead of Water? Love the 78 calories per cup.

Serendipity Foodie January 16, 2013