White Beans with Smoked Sausage
Dried white beans and packaged smoked sausage combine with bright aromatics for a budget-friendly and tasty one-pot meal.
Servings Prep Time
6servings 5minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6servings 5minutes
Cook Time
  • 2tsp olive oil
  • 1lb smoked sausagecut into 1/2 inch disks, pork or turkey
  • 1 small onionfinely chopped
  • 2 carrotsdiced
  • 2 celery stalksdiced
  • 4cups chicken broth(low-sodium), warmed
  • 1lb dried small white beansrinsed and picked over, like navy beans
  • 1tbsp chopped fresh thymeOR 1 tbsp cajun seasoning
  1. Add olive oil to the Instant Pot. Using the display panel select the SAUTE function.
  2. When oil gets hot, brown the cut sausage on both sides. Transfer browned meat to a shallow dish and cover loosely with foil.
  3. Add onion, carrots and celery to the pot and saute until onion is soft, 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add broth to the pot and deglaze by using a wooden spoon to scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the pot.
  5. Put the sausage back into the pot, add sorted and rinsed beans and stir to combine.
  6. Turn the pot off by selecting CANCEL, then secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  7. Using the display panel select the MANUAL function*. Use the +/-keys and program the Instant Pot for 60 minutes.
  8. When the time is up, let the pressure naturally release for 15 minutes, then quick-release the remaining pressure.
  9. Serve hot, alongside fresh cornbread (optional).
Recipe Notes

*The MANUAL and PRESSURE COOK buttons are interchangeable.