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Instant Pot Bean and Sausage Soup

Instant Pot Bean and Sausage Soup is so easy and so good! Make this delicious healthy meal from dried, un-soaked black eyed peas and low fat chicken sausage in about an hour.

Instant Pot Bean And Sausage Soup

Instant Pot Bean and Sausage Soup

The wonder of the instant pot just grows and grows! I have had my instant pot about a year now and I still use it almost daily. It is just the handiest tool I have in my kitchen. But for cooking up dried beans it worth its weight in gold!

Find some of my favorite recipes in our instant pot section!

Once you use your pressure cooker to cook beans you will never go back to soaking the beans in water a day ahead (I never remember).

Cooking black eyed peas and other dried beans in the instant pot un-soaked is so easy.

I LOVE cooking soups, crock pot recipes and weeknight dinners in my 6 quart duo. Today my mighty machine proved it’s worth again.

Instant pot Black Eyed Peas and Sausage:

Sausage bean soup instant pot recipes are SO easy to make and very fast in the electric pressure cooker. I have several quite different recipes using dried beans and sausage. This is the only recipe using black eyed peas specifically.

We had company for lunch and I had to get creative! Lately cooking has been low on my priorities. Our property requires a lot of mowing, weeding and maintenance in the summer months.

Coming in after hours of working outside to cook and clean the house. It’s hard to get inspired. Laundry and easy recipes win most of the time.

But today I had to suck it up. I needed a good sized meal in a hurry. I had to get creative.

Instant pot to the rescue! I dug around and found chicken sausage, some sprigs of rosemary in the freezer and a bag of black eyed peas in the cupboard.

That is the base of this recipe. It was SO good! And all done in about an hour.

Instant Pot Bean And Sausage Soup

Black Eyed Peas Nutrition is Excellent:

Here are some GREAT reasons to love Black Eyed Peas.

  1. 1 Cup of Black Eyed Peas calories = 160 calories. And they are very good for you!
  2. Black eyed peas are among the most nourishing of beans.
    1. Black eyed peas are Full of complex carbs that are excellent for your digestion.
    2. They lower cholesterol and aid in blood sugar regulation.
  3.  A single serving offers:
    1. 16 grams of carbs in black eyed peas – 4 grams are fiber and 3 are sugar. Black eyed peas are considered low glycemic.
    2. 5 grams of healthy Protein.
    3. Vitamin A 25 % of your daily intake
    4. Calcium 21 % daily intake.

So let’s make Black Eyed peas soup!

I really love the flavor of the black eyed peas with the chicken sausage in this bean stew. I used my fresh frozen rosemary from the greenhouse  and bay leaves to blend the flavors together. Those are both great herbs to bring out the flavor of this soup.

Rosemary And Lemon Thyme

rosemary and lemon thyme nestled in amongst the marigold and Dave pepper plants in our greenhouse.

Gluten Free? Read this!

The worcestershire sauce is another worthy addition to instant pot bean soup with sausage.  The original Lea and Perrin Brand of Worcestershire sauce is gluten free.  The link is through my Amazon affiliate link OR look for tamari to substitute.

New Years Black Eyed Peas Recipe

Black eyed Peas are a tradition in the south for New Years Day. This northern girl was so surprised when this black eyed peas Recipe went crazy over new Years Day. I investigated and found the reason.

Black eyed peas bring prosperity! Yep. Love that this food is good for your body, soul and spirit. AND maybe your pocket book. 🙂

Leeks Need Special Handling To Get Them Clean!

Leeks add a mild onion flavor and texture to this soup.

Our garden leeks added a wonderful mellow oniony flavor to this soup I think you will love!

You could use onion in this recipe if that’s all you have. But try leeks when you can. In fact Grow leeks if you are a gardener. It’s an easy heart healthy crop!

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Instant Pot Bean and Sausage Soup is so easy and so good! Make this delicious healthy meal from dried, un-soaked black eyed peas and low fat chicken sausage in about an hour.

Some Instant Pot accessories that I find indispensable and will help you:

I recently bought my daughters all instant pots. I bought them these accessories too. MUST haves!

The Instant pot tempered glass lid. This is SO handy for slow cooking, saute and covering the instant pot while in the fridge full of leftovers. Mine is usually in my dishwasher or on the pot.

Silicone mitts are the perfect way to remove a VERY hot insert out of your instant pot. The heat is usually wet and steamy. The silicone mitts protect your fingers and are small so handy to store.

Instant Pot Bean and Sausage Soup Recipe:


  1. Doubling this recipe is not possible in the instant pot. You will run out of room in your pot while cooking.
  2. The instant pot needs some head room to work properly. Remember the beans will double in size when cooked from the dry state.
  3. Black eyed peas taste great in this recipe but you could replace them with another small bean with the same cooking time if you prefer. Here’s the page from the Instant Pot company of cooking times for various foods for you. Very handy to keep this bookmarked!
  4. Bean and Sausage soup instant pot method is the easiest way to cook dried beans. Use any sausage you prefer as well. But BROWN a bulk sausage before cooking it in the recipe for best texture and flavor with the instant pot sautè function.
  5. Mind you I did NOT pre soak the beans! The instant pot cooked them up in 15 minutes perfectly.
  6. Instant Pot Four Bean Beef Stew and Six gun Chili also use un-soaked dried beans. These winter soups all do well with the un-soaked dried beans cooked in the instant pot.
Instant Pot Bean And Sausage Soup

Instant Pot Bean and Sausage soup with Black eyed peas makes a hearty filling lunch or easy healthy dinner.

Your Printable Recipe Card:

Instant Pot Bean And Sausage Soup
Yield: 10 cups

Instant Pot Bean And Sausage Soup

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Instant Pot Bean and Sausage Soup is so easy and SO good! Make this delicious healthy meal from UNSOAKED dried black eyed peas and low fat chicken sausage in about an hour.


  • 2 Cups dried Black eyed Peas
  • 4 Cup chicken stock
  • 12 oz. Chicken sausage (USE PRECOOKED BRAND and slice it)
  • 1 leek-chopped
  • 1 large sprig fresh Rosemary
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Bay leaves


  1. Pour the dried black eyed peas and chicken stock into the instant pot.
  2. Seal the pot and Set to manual for 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile chop the leek up small (1/4 to 1/2 inch pieces) and mince the garlic. Set aside.
  4. Slice the sausages into 1/2 inch lengths.
  5. Once the peas are done. Quick release.
  6. Open the pot when the pressure button drops and add in all the remaining ingredients.
  7. Seal the instant pot. Set the soup button to 30 minutes. When the pot beeps it's done. Quick release and serve.


For gluten Free replace worcestershire sauce with Tamari or other gluten free flavor as you prefer.

No need to soak the beans ahead. If you do soak them they will cook faster so reduce the cooking time to about 5 minutes.

Instant pots DO take some time to come to pressure. I have added time for that but it's only a guess. Your pot may be faster or slower than mine. Enjoy!

Excerpt from the Instant pot cooking times page.

"There are a few things to be aware of when cooking dried beans and legumes:

  • Dried beans double in volume and weight after soaking or cooking. To avoid overflow, please do not fill the inner pot more than to the ½ mark to allow for expansion.
  • When cooking dried beans use sufficient liquid to cover the beans.
  • Although not necessary, soaking the dried beans can speed up cooking significantly. Immerse the beans in 4 times their volume of water for 4-6 hours.

Beans and legumes are less likely to be over-cooked, but if they are undercooked the texture is unpleasant. Please consider the cooking time as a minimal time."

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

2 cups

Amount Per Serving Calories 457Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 68mgSodium 905mgCarbohydrates 54gFiber 9gSugar 11gProtein 38g

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Sunday 6th of March 2022

Brilliant! I too am in awe of the things I can do with my instant pot! This recipe is so tasty and I have made it a few times, usually following it as you present it. A good thing about it is how you can add your own flair, with different herbs or veggies, or even different beans, but my favourite way to make it is the original. Thank you!


Sunday 6th of March 2022

Hi Maggie, Thanks for the great review. I'm glad the recipe is a favorite as is. However, It's also nice to know you play with your recipes too. :) Homemade food is the best. And the instant pot is one of our favorite kitchen tools. Happy Cooking!


Sunday 5th of January 2020

Can I sub in a different dried bean? I'm not a fan of black eyed peas.


Sunday 5th of January 2020

Hi Anna, You can replace them with another small bean with the same cooking time if you prefer. Here’s the page from the Instant Pot company of cooking times for various foods for you. Very handy to keep this bookmarked. Hav a great Day!

Jerrell Holmes

Monday 21st of October 2019

That would have been something really good to know before I started cooking the fact that the chicken sausage was already cooked!!!!


Monday 21st of October 2019

Hi Jerrell, I am SO sorry for the misunderstanding. Thanks for letting me know I didn't specify. I have updated the recipe card to state precooked chicken sausage. I hope your recipe turned out ok?

Carolyn C

Sunday 16th of December 2018

How many servings does this make? I'm thinking you'll tell me 1 cup is a serving but believe me, no one in my family would be happy with a single cup!!


Sunday 16th of December 2018

Hi Carolyn, I agree. Although this is a filling soup and one cup is fine with a sandwich for lunch. I updated the recipe to be 5 servings of two cups each. Thanks for bringing this up and Happy Holidays!

Sarah F

Wednesday 28th of February 2018

Lea & Perrins brand Worcestershire sauce IS gluten free. But not all brands are. Trying this recipe this week. Looking forward to it.


Wednesday 28th of February 2018

Hi Sarah, Thanks for offering that clarification. I never thought to since we always use the Lee and Perrins brand. I appreciate it! I would love to hear how you like this dinner. I love making it in the instant pot!

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