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Nom Nom Casserole

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes (plus 10 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x


A hearty and savory dish made in the Instant Pot featuring the flavors of Italian sausage, creamy cannellini beans, tomatoes, rice, aromatic spices, lemon and parmesan.


  • 1 lb Italian sausage
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups converted rice
  • 1 (15 oz) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 23 cups chopped spinach
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese


  1. Turn Instant Pot* to saute setting. When display says HOT add in the Italian sausage and break it up*. Add in the onion. Brown for about 5 minutes. Drain off excess grease. Add in the garlic and saute for 30 seconds. 
  2. Pour in the broth and scrape bottom of pot so that nothing is sticking. Turn off Instant Pot.
  3. Sprinkle in the rice evenly. Dump in the beans, tomatoes, pepper, thyme, salt and spinach. Don’t stir. 
  4. Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 3 minutes. When time is up let pot sit for 10 minutes and then move valve to venting. Remove the lid.
  5. Stir in the lemon juice and parmesan cheese. 
  6. Serve and enjoy!
  • Category: Sausage
  • Method: Instant Pot