Creamy Cannellini Soup

"This soup takes advantage of canned cannellini beans, but feel free to adjust and use dry beans. The addition of Italian sausage is completely optional."

  • Prep time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook time: 20 Minutes
  • Ready in 40 Minutes


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 (3.5 ounce) links mild Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 bulb fennel, finely chopped
  • 3 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 4 (15 ounce) cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained, divided
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon truffle salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling (optional)


  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)) and select Saute function. Once hot, add butter, followed by sausage and fennel. Stir and break up sausage. Cook, stirring, until sausage is browned, about 5 minutes. Pour in 1 cup chicken broth slowly, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot. Pour in 2 cans of drained cannellini beans. Cancel Saute mode.
  • Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 5 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  • Meanwhile, combine remaining 2 cups chicken broth and 2 cans of beans in a blender; blend on high until smooth.
  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions for 5 minutes. Release remaining pressure using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Add pureed beans, thyme, and truffle salt to soup; mix to combine.
  • Ladle soup into bowls and serve with a drizzle of olive oil.

Nutritional Information

  • Total Fat: : 17g
  • Saturated Fat: : 17g
  • Sodium: : 17g
  • Potassium: : 17g
  • Total Carbohydrates: : 17g
  • Dietary Fiber: : 17g
  • Protein: : 17g
  • Sugars: : 17g
  • Vitamin C: : 17g
  • Iron: : 17g
  • Niacin: : 17g
  • Magnesium: : 17g