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Overhead view of cooked lima beans in a bowl.

Instant Pot Lima Beans

These Instant Pot Lima Beans are tender and creamy with meaty ham hock and Cajun seasoning. They take just 25 minutes in the pressure cooker!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Pressure release 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 222kcal



  • Combine all the ingredients (except lemon) in the Instant Pot and pressure cook on high for 25 minutes.
  • Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then use the quick release to release any remaining pressure.


  1. Make sure you’re using enough broth to cover the beans so they cook properly.
  2. With that said, don’t overfill the Instant Pot as the cooking liquid may foam up as the beans cook.
  3. The ham hock is plenty salty, so the recipe doesn’t call for additional salt. Taste the beans before serving and add more salt if you need to.
  4. You can substitute a ham bone for the ham hock.
  5. The recipe results in soft and creamy butter beans. If you prefer them a little firmer, cook them for a few minutes less.  
  6. Be sure to let the pressure naturally release for 10 minutes as the beans will continue to cook during this time. 
  7. While the cook time is 25 minutes on high in the Instant Pot, you’ll also need to factor in time for pressure to build and release.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 709mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 588IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 3mg