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Instant Pot White Bean & Ham Soup

Over Christmas, I ended up with some spare cooked gammon which needed to be used, I had a hunt in the cupboard to see what else I'd got and found a 500g bag of dried cannellini beans. After combining a few different recipes from the internet, I came up with this, it was excellent and will become a 'must do' whenever I cook a gammon joint.

Tools: I used an instant pot and stick blender but you could probably adapt it to use a different cooking method.


  • 1 x Onion

  • 3 x Cloves of Garlic

  • 500g Dried Cannellini Beans

  • 175g Cooked Ham

  • 1 tsp black pepper

  • ½ tsp Cumin

  • ½ tsp Coriander

  • 1 x Chicken stock pot

  • Water

Cooking Instructions

  1. Chop the onions finely

  2. Mince the Garlic

  3. Finely dice the ham

  4. Sauté the onions in the oil for 2 minutes if your machine has this function

  5. Add the garlic and sauté for a further minute

  6. Rinse the beans and add them to the Instant Pot

  7. Add water (or ham stock if you are using it, the total target liquid volume is 2 litres)

  8. Add the remaining ingredients and stir

  9. Pressure cook for 35 minutes and then allow 20 minutes of natural release

  10. Add any further seasoning to taste

  11. Remove ¾ of the beans and ham along with some of the liquid and blend

  12. Return the blended mixture to the instant pot and stir to thicken the soup

This seems to keep well for several days in the fridge, I will add it to my recipe book at some point (you can find this elsewhere on my site).

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