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Instant pot beans and kale miso soup

  • Author: Mansee
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


A super complex-tasting, flavorful soup made easy with the Instant Pot! Miso paste gives flavor to simple ingredients, including pantry-friendly dried beans. Ready in under an hour!


  • 1/4 cup neutral oil
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup dried navy beans
  • 3 tablespoons white miso paste
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups kale (torn into small pieces)


  1. Heat oil in Instant Pot on saute.
  2. Add onion, carrot and celery and saute for 5-7 minutes, until everything is softened and onions start to turn a light brown.
  3. Add garlic and saute for another 30 seconds. Turn off Instant Pot.
  4. Add beans, water, miso paste and thyme and stir to combine until miso has mostly dissolved.
  5. Close lid (make sure that little knob is on sealing!) and cook on high pressure for 30 minutes.
  6. Let pressure release naturally for at least 5-10 minutes, and then release manually the rest of the way.
  7. Taste for seasoning and add salt as needed. Add kale and stir to combine. Let sit for a few minutes to allow kale to wilt.
  8. Serve with a drizzle of sesame oil and flaky sea salt, if desired.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes (not including time for IP to come to pressure)