Instant Pot Red Kidney Beans Recipe

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Looking for an easy side dish that is perfect with any meal? Well, look no further than this Instant Pot Red Kidney Beans recipe!  Once you try cooking beans in the Instant Pot, you’ll never want to eat ones from the can!

Instant Pot Red Kidney Beans

No soaking needed with this method for making kidney beans from scratch! Doesn’t the Instant Pot just solve all those cooking woes? I couldn’t love mine any more! To make a side dish ready in a flash, the Instant Pot is here to save the day. This recipe for Instant Pot Red Kidney Beans is so simple and the end result is, simply put, incredible. These beans taste amazing, so much better than kidney beans out of a can!

Instant Pot Kidney Beans

There is not prep time for this recipe. Seriously, none. How is that for easy? No standing over the stovetop. No stirring. No pots. No pans. No mess.

cooked kidney beans

How many times have you burned beans on the stovetop because you walked away at just the wrong second? We have all been there. No more burned beans with this Instant Pot Red Kidney Beans recipe!

dry kidney beans cook in instapot

With just three ingredients and two steps, you’ll be ready to enjoy these Instant Pot Red Kidney Beans. Take a pound of rinsed kidney beans, six cups of water, and two teaspoons of salt and put them in the Instant Pot. Turn the valve to a sealed position and press the “Manual” or “Pressure Cook” button. Set the time for forty-five minutes on High pressure. When the timer sounds and your beans are done cooking, quick release the steam and enjoy these kidney beans on the side of any delightful dinner!

red kidney beans from scratch cooked in the instant pot

I told you it couldn’t be simpler!

red kidney beans from scratch

These easy and delicious red kidney beans make a great addition to any meal, think of the possibilities! Best of all, it is so, so simple to prepare and tastes great. By using your Instant Pot, this vegan side dish is ready without standing over a hot stove. I love that with this preparation method, I can dump in my ingredients and walk away!

pressure cooker kidney beans recipe

It is perfect for those nights you are trying to juggle a million things. This Instant Pot Red Kidney Beans recipe serves 8, so a huge family can enjoy a delicious helping. Small family? These red kidney beans make for delicious and adaptable leftovers.  They also freeze beautifully!

instapot red kidney beans

Yum, yum, yum. Give this recipe a try and your taste buds will be dancing for joy! Nothing beats the simplicity and ease of these Instant Pot Red Kidney Beans. Make them tonight and see for yourself just how tasty this recipe really is!

red kidney beans instant pot recipe

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Instant Pot Red Kidney Beans

Cooking kidney beans in the Instant Pot is so easy! No soaking needed, just put in the beans and water and press the button! They taste amazing, so much better than canned!
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beans
Cooking Method: Instant Pot
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 8
Calories: 72kcal


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  • Put kidney beans, water and salt in the Instant Pot.  Close the lid and turn the valve to a Sealing position.  Press the "Pressure Cook" or "Manual" button and set the time to 45 minutes on High pressure.
  • When it's done cooking, quick release (QR) the steam.
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Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Sodium: 591mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 4g | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1.7mg
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