Instant Cheesy Bean Bake for the Instant Pot Duo Crisp or Air Fryer Lid | Official
It’s no secret that the Instant Pot is the best thing for beans, but with the addition of an air fryer lid the bar has been raised. Pressure cooking makes quick work of cooking the beans, but topping the works with cheese and broiling takes this appetizer to the next level. Enjoy this Official recipe created by the Instant Pot Culinary Team.
Servings Prep Time
6servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
  • 2Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2tsp garlicminced or thinly sliced
  • 3Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 1/3cups Dried beans (such as cannellini or Great Northern) or chickpeasor 1 lb (454 g) cooked beans
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 1/3cups mozzarellacoarsely grated
  • 1 1/3cups mozzarellacoarsely grated
  1. Start by washing the beans, and then place them in an inner pot with 4 cups of cold water.
  2. Close the lid and make sure the pressure release handle is in the sealed position. Select Pressure Cook/Manual and set the cook time to 25 minutes on High pressure.
  3. Once the beans are cooked, Quick Release the pressure, take out the beans, then drain the water and set aside. Rinse the inner pot and then place it back into the Instant Pot.
  4. Select Sauté/strong> and toggle to High. Add the olive oil.
  5. After 20-25 seconds, add the minced garlic and fry the garlic until it is lightly golden (about 1 minute).
  6. Add the tomato paste, cook for 30 seconds, and give it a quick stir.
  7. Add the beans, water, pinch of salt and pepper and stir to combine them all together.
  8. Press the Cancel button.
  9. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the top, and then close the pot with the air fry lid.
  10. Press Broil and set the time to 7 minutes.
  11. When it is done, serve it with toasted bread or nacho chips. (Optional: Sprinkle some chopped parsley or chives over the top)
Recipe Notes

You can finish the beans in the oven under the broiler if you don’t have an Instant Pot Duo Crisp or an Air Fryer Lid.

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