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Ham and Bean Soup – Instant Pot

Gather the following ingredients:

Cubed ham

15 bean mix – cajun is best even if you don’t use the seasoning

7-8 cups of water

Add all of the ingredients to the pot – you do not need the rack

Put on lid and set venting to seal

Hit manual and set time to 1hr 45 minutes – walk away

When the time has ended the instant pot will count up.

When ready to eat set the top to vent, do not put hand over steam. Once fully vented you can open the lid.

Taste a bean to make sure it is done. If not fully cooked cook for another 15 minutes. It should look more like soup then water and beans when it is ready.


Turkey Noodle Soup

Gather the following ingredients:

Cooked turkey
8 cups of chicken broth
Home style noodles

Huge pot or Dutch oven

Home style egg noodles
Home style egg noodles

Pour the chicken broth into the pot. Add the turkey. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Cook for twenty minutes or so. Break up the turkey if you need.
– if you like vegetables, carrots, celery go ahead and put them in now.
– the noodles can be found in the frozen food section, just keep searching it is there, maybe a different brand, but it does exist.

Add the noodles and cook the suggested time on the package. When the noodles are done it should be ready to serve. You can add salt and pepper for taste.

Ham and Potato Soup

There are few soups that I love as much as ham and potato soup. It is a great alternative to ham and bean soup for that leftover holiday ham.

Gather the following ingredients:

8 oz. ham
2 1/2 lbs. potatoes
2 cans chicken broth
1 tbls. Dijon mustard

1 1/2 cups milk
1 can cream of celery

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

Dutch oven or the biggest pot you can find

Cut the ham into cubes. Dice the potatoes. Add ham, potatoes, Dijon mustard, and chicken broth to the Dutch oven. Boil until the potatoes until they are tender, about 30 minutes once it starts to boil.

Ham and potatoes about to be cooked
Ham and potatoes about to be cooked

Combine the milk and cream of celery, stir into the pan.

Season with garlic powder and salt. Heat the soup through – do not boil.

Bean Soup


1/2 lb. bacon – cooked
10 cups chicken broth (large can of broth)
3 cans Great Northern beans (rinsed)
1 can diced tomatoes (Zesty Mild Green Chilies)
6 Oz. baby carrots
Black Pepper

Crock Pot

Cut up half a pound of bacon into one inch strips. Cook this for 10 minutes on a medium heat. Put the bacon into the crock pot.

Drain and rinse the Great Northern beans. Place these into the crock pot.

Pour the diced tomatoes into the crock pot. Add the baby carrots.

Add spices for taste: Rosemary and Black Pepper.

Cook on low for about 6 hours. 5 hours will do just fine.

Video Link:  Bean Soup