Pressure-Cooker Smoked Sausage and White Beans

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.


8 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
My husband grew up in the South, where sausage and beans were on the menu weekly. I quickly became a fan. The pressure cooker eliminates the lengthy process of soaking the beans overnight and then slow-cooking them. Serve the dish over white rice, and use crusty bread to soak up the broth. I used gourmet smoked sausage flavored with Gouda and pear for this dish, but you can use any smoked sausage you like. —Debbie Glasscock, Conway, Arkansas
Pressure-Cooker Smoked Sausage and White Beans Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 10 cups water
  • 1 pound dried great northern beans
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced
  • 1 smoked ham hock (about 1/2 pound)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon each dried parsley flakes, oregano and basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Hot cooked rice and minced fresh parsley
  • Sriracha chili sauce, optional


  1. Place water, beans, sausage, ham hock, onion, garlic, salt, sugar and seasonings in a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 22 minutes.
  2. Quick-release pressure. Remove ham hock. Serve bean mixture with rice, parsley and desired amount of cooking liquid. If desired, serve with chili sauce.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 cups bean mixture: 382 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 909mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 12g fiber), 21g protein.

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