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White Bean Soup - Albanian Jani Me Fasule

A bowl full of Albanian comfort food, this instant pot white bean soup (Jani Me Fasule) packs a  punch from a very small ingredient list. Perfect for Sunday lunch with friends, or mid-week meal.
Course Soup
Cuisine Albanian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 384kcal
Cost $5


  • Pressure Cooker



  • Heat the olive oil in a pressure cooker on low to medium heat and sauté onions and capsicum until translucent and soft.
    2 onion, 4 tbsp olive oil, 2 capsicum / bell pepper
  • Add the passata, drained white beans and beef stock.
    2 cans white beans, 2 tbsp passata, 1.25 L beef stock
  • Seal the pressure cooker and cook for 30 minutes. Release the steam naturally and then remove the lid.
  • Add the paprika, oregano and salt and pepper to your taste and stir.
    1-2 tsp oregano, 1 tsp paprika, Salt and pepper
  • Serve hot with crusty bread.



  • Develop the flavours - Allow the flavours to deepen over time and serve up over the next few days after cooking.
  • Using Dried Oregano? Freshen It Up First - Heat through in a dry frying pan for a few minutes over a medium heat (but don’t allow it to burn). You’ll smell the difference almost immediately, as your stale dried herbs come to life with a little heat and release their pent up fragrance.
  • Leftovers? - Serve the next day with rice.
  • Thicken the soup - While this soup is meant to be quite watery, you can thicken by simmering for a further 30 minutes - 1 hour with the lid off.
  • Side ideas - Crusty warm bread or garlic bread is a fantastic addition. You can also have with salty foods - such as anchovies or olives.
  • Add cheese - sprinkle freshly shaved Parmesan over the top before serving for extra bite.


    Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 634mg | Potassium: 1535mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2155IU | Vitamin C: 81mg | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 6mg