This Instant Pot Navy Beans recipe is a flavorful and easy dish with unsoaked dried navy beans, garlic, and olive oil. These creamy and flavorful beans are a great addition to salads, soups, or stews.
These beans make a great side dish to enjoy as-is or you can add them to your next salad bowl. Feature these beans in this delicious lemony summer bean salad, toss some in Tortellini Soup, or make pizza baked beans!
This Instant Pot Navy Beans Are:
- High Protein
- Vegan & Gluten Free
Pressure Cook Navy Beans for Easy Meal Prep
For all my recipes I use the 8-Quart Instant Pot Ultra, its larger than the standard models (which are only 6 quart) so I have extra room to meal prep and batch cook more meals for the week. The Ultra model also has some great extra settings like cake baking and yogurt making which are really neat. I love that everything can cook in one pot, which makes for way less dishes and hands-off cooking. The Instant Pot is hands-down my favorite kitchen appliance, and actually makes my life so much easier.
What’s In These Creamy Navy Beans in the Instant Pot?
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- Dried Navy Beans – I like buying beans in bulk and storing them in jars in my cupboard. Dried beans are less expensive than canned which make them super budget friendly!
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil: I like to use this fruity olive oil which has a fantastic flavor and deep color- it’s inexpensive & I like to keep a few liters stocked up in my pantry. For the quality of oil you get, it’s an excellent value.
- Bay Leaves: I always add bay leaves to every bean soup I make… it gives the soup a deep flavor which is savory and delicious! When I lived in California I had laurel bay trees in my backyard, and I used to pick the dried leaves… now I buy these online 🙂
- Low Sodium Vegetable Stock – I like to use this low sodium vegetable stock for my recipes because it has great flavor… without all the salt. I always use low sodium or no-salt-added broth or stock to start, and then I can add salt or other spices later if needed.
One of the BEST Pantry Navy Bean Recipes
This pressure cooker navy beans recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple meal! It uses almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards – most of which you probably have on hand. Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate. I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep stocked. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staple ingredients in my Amazon shop here. By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the store!
How Do I Make These Pressure Cooker Navy Beans?
Make Ahead Navy Beans for a Quick Meal Anytime
This navy beans instant pot recipe is a fantastic and simple recipe to make ahead. Great for a busy weeknight, for entertaining, or just for those nights when you don’t feel like cooking. I like to prep a big batch head of time, and freeze some for later. Having ready cooked meals in the fridge or freezer is a great way to enjoy home cooked meals when you don’t have time in the kitchen. Freezing ingredients is also a great way to use up food that may be expiring soon. Check out all my make ahead meals on The Herbeevore for some inspiration to help you prep, keep, heat, and eat!
Recipes with Navy Beans You’ll Love!
Use the cooked navy beans in any of these amazing recipes!
White Bean Scramble with Spinach Recipe (Vegetarian, High Protein)
Oil Free White Bean Hummus Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)
White Bean and Veggie Salad Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free, High Fiber)
Tuscan Bean and Barley Salad (Vegan, Costco Copycat Recipe)
Butternut Squash and White Bean Soup Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)
Get the Same Ingredients for this Pressure Cooker Navy Beans Recipe!
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Instant Pot Navy Beans
- 1 lb navy beans unsoaked (about 2 1/4 cups)
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 bay leaves
- 6 cups low sodium vegetable stock
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
- To the Instant Pot insert, add the dried beans, garlic, bay leaves, olive oil, vegetable stock, and salt and pepper.
- Seal the lid, and set to Manual/Pressure Cook mode for 30 minutes.
- Once finished, allow the beans to naturally release for 5 minutes. Carefully quick release the rest of the steam and remove the lid. Discard the bay leaves and enjoy!
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