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Instant Pot Baked Beans

Looking for an affordable dish to take to a potluck or a picnic? You’ve found it! Instant Pot Baked Beans are budget-friendly, tasty and cook up in under 90 minutes.

And if you’re vegetarian you can leave out the bacon and make vegetarian baked beans everyone will enjoy!

Instant Pot Baked Beans

This recipe for Instant Pot Baked Beans produces fabulous old fashioned tasting baked beans in under 90 minutes. You can put them on to cook and they’re completely hands-off, no stirring, no soaking, no worrying about if they’re done.

And talk about budget-friendly, where else can you get a protein that comes in at under a dollar a pound? Read on to get the recipe for Instant Pot Baked Beans.

Instant Pot Baked Beans

Instant Pot Baked Beans

I’ve read all the cookbooks that wax poetic about baked beans being served on Sunday because cooking was forbidden. I’ve followed countless recipes. I’ve bean potted. I’ve crock potted. I’ve tried overnight in the oven. And I’ve never been able to produce a pan of Baked Beans as tasty as these Instant Pot Baked Beans. They’re tangy, juicy in the right way and the perfect accompaniment to any meal or picnic you’re cooking for.

quick and easy to cook

And talk about quick and easy to cook! Maybe I was just too impatient to give them the time they needed but then again maybe I never felt like I had all the time a good pan of beans takes? I don’t know but I do know I ruined plenty of innocent white beans trying to make them get done quicker.

The Instant Pot completely removes that problem. In fact, cooking perfect beans in the Instant Pot might be one of my favorite ways to use it. No soaking or quick soaking required!

Instant Pot Baked Beans

Affordable Protein

And speaking of beans, where else do you find a pound of protein for under a dollar? Nowhere is the answer. Beans are cheap, tasty and now thanks to the Instant Pot QUICK.

And leftovers, you haven’t had affordable until you’ve had beans on toast! One of the best ways to use baked beans.

This is the Instant Pot I used and Can Recommend!

Instant Pot Baked Beans
Yield: 8 servings

Instant Pot Baked Beans

Instant Pot Baked Beans

Instant Pot Baked Beans are budget friendly, tasty and cook up in under 90 minutes. If you need a vegetarian recipe just leave out the bacon.


  • 8 cups water
  • 2 TBSP apple cider vinegar
  • 2 TBSP tomato paste
  • 1 TBSP smoked paprika
  • 2 TBSP maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup brown suagr
  • 2 TBSP onion flakes, you can use some fresh, I find them too overwhelming for this recipe
  • 1/2 TBSP garlic granules
  • 1 tsp smoke flavor, can leave out if using bacon
  • 2 cups white beans, I used great northern but you could use navy as well
  • 6 slices bacon, chopped, can leave out for vegetarian
  • salt, add after cooking, to taste


  1. whisk together the water through the smoke flavoring (if using) in the inner pot of the Instant Pot
  2. add beans and bacon, stir to combine
  3. lock on the lid, set the vent
  4. press beans button and increase time to 60 minutes
  5. the Instant Pot will beep and begin it's cycle -OR- press manual, set pressure to high, set time to 60
  6. once it's finished let it naturally vent for 15 minutes or you'll blow bean foam everywhere (TRUST ME ON THIS!)
  7. carefully vent after 15 minutes
  8. stir and taste for salt, add as needed
  9. if they still seem a little runny or your beans are not cooked through set the pot to saute and let them cook off a little but do keep an eye on them as they will stick and burn if let unattended!
  10. you can set the pot to keep warm and the'll be ready to eat whenever you are


  • for vegetarian leave out the bacon and add smoke flavor

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Laura is on a mission to teach modern family oriented women how to make old-fashioned foods new again. A wife and mom of 3 boys, Laura understands the struggles of trying to serve a home-cooked meal each night. She provides recipes and cooking hacks for busy moms to create dishes they may think take more time or skill than they have to make. Read more...

14 thoughts on “Instant Pot Baked Beans”

    • Yes they are high in carbs. I make beans for my middle son who is a teen and doesn’t have diabetes. But then even my diabetics eat beans, they just have a serving of them. It’s all about balance!

    • Yep dried beans! If you use soaked I’d take off 15 minutes or so depending on how long the beans were soaked.

    • Maybe cut the water back to 7 and try it from there–I think when I was working on this six was not quite enough. You can always use the saute feature to cook them down a little as well as cutting back on water.

    • Everything goes in at the beginning except the salt!
      step one–whisk together the water through the smoke flavoring (if using) in the inner pot of the Instant Pot
      step two–add beans and bacon, stir to combine

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