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Instant Pot red beans and smoked sausage recipe

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In this recipe you will learn how to cook red bean with sausage in your instant pot! Easy and quick dinner in about 30 minutes. Warm cajun spices make this pressure cooker dish absolutely amazing.

a bowl of red beans and sausage

I tried this red beans and sausage in my instant pot last weekend. The dish was AMAZING.

No more long soaking the beans and all day cooking, everything is ready in just around 30 minutes! For this recipes i used smoked sausage, it paired with Cajun spices perfectly.

Beside the sausage and beans, i added celery, green pepper and onion to the dish. It added an extra flavor and extra texture.

For kids, i mixed these beans and sausage with cooked white rice, but my husband and i just ate it as is. The dish has a little spice kick so not all kids will find it cool.

a collage of instant pot beans and sausage cooking

How to cook red beans in the instant pot

Usually beans take long time to cook on a stove. It can take the whole day! In the pressure it will take you a little over 30 minutes, 37 to be exact.

I tried to cook red beans for 30 minutes but it was still a bit hard and chewy, so i extended the time by 7 minutes and it was absolutely perfect!

No soaking is required, Just add rinsed beans into your instant pot, add Cajun spices , plenty of water (see recipe) and cook.

a spoonfull of beans and smoked sausage instant pot

a bowl of pressure cooker smoked sausage ans red beans

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4.92 from 12 votes

Instant Pot red beans and sausage

In this recipe you will learn how to cook red bean with sausage in your instant pot! Easy and quick dinner in about 30 minutes. Warm cajun spices make this pressure cooker dish absolutely amazing.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time37 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot beans and sausage, pressure cooker red beans
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 504kcal
Author: Tatiana


  • 1 lb dried red beans rinsed
  • 1 lb smoked sausage sliced
  • 2 tablespoon cajun seasoning
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1/2 celery stalk chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 5 cups water


  • Simply add all the prepared ingredients to your instant pot and stir. Close the lid and lock. Set on MANUAL for 37 minutes. Quick release once done
  • Carefully open the lid and plate your dinner. You can use a slotted spoon to leave all the liquid in the pot.

Tools used in this recipe

Pressure cooker


Calories: 504kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 730mg | Potassium: 1319mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2465IU | Vitamin C: 12.2mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 7.1mg

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators.

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a photo of creole cajun beans sausage made in instant pot with text overlay

Recipe Rating


Sunday 13th of February 2022

I have made this a few times and I always cook the beans on high pressure for at least one hour. It is delicious every single time!


Wednesday 17th of February 2021

My beans were so hard after the 37 minutes!! I’m so bummed.


Friday 27th of March 2020

If I do 2;lbs do I change anything?


Monday 22nd of July 2019

Thanks for the tip about mixing it with rice for kids. This sounds fantastic and super easy to make using the IP.


Monday 22nd of July 2019

I love red beans and sausage together! I have to go for a milder version of sausage if our son is going to eat it too, but sometimes I give him something else so we can have andouille.