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Instant Pot Minestrone Soup

Instant Pot Minestrone Soup

Thick and hearty, this Instant Pot Minestrone Soup is so filling with loads of fresh veggies. filling beans and pasta; comfort in a bowl! 
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
pressure time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 240kcal


  • 1 tablespoon avocado or olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow or white onion, diced
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 medium Yukon gold potato, diced into ½ inch cubes - about 1 cup diced potatoes
  • 1 24 ounce jar puréed tomatoes - can sub in crushed
  • 1 14 ounce can crushed or diced tomatoes
  • 6 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 15 ounce can kidney beans, rinsed and drained - can also use white beans such as cannelloni or northern beans
  • 1/2 cup orecchiette, elbow noodles, small shells, or any pasta of choice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes - optional

After Pressure Cooking

  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced into coins - or 1 cup green beans
  • 4 cups spinach - or can use kale or Swiss chard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper - to taste
  • Freshly grated Parmesan, and parsley, for garnish - optional


  • Press the SAUTE function and add oil to electric pressure cooker. Once hot, add onion, celery and carrots. Saute 2-3 minutes, until soft. Hit CANCEL to stop.
  • To the pot, add diced potato, tomatoes, broth, beans, pasta and spices. Stir to combine.
  • Set pot to seal and cook on MANUAL high pressure for 5 minutes. It will take about 15 minutes for the pressure to build. Quick release once done, release pressure valve and remove the lid. Press SAUTE and add zucchini and spinach. Saute 2-3 minutes until pasta is fully cooked and vegetables are tender. Hit CANCEL to stop.
  • Stir in balsamic, and salt and pepper, to taste. Serve with Parmesan and parsley if desired and dig in!


nutrition info does not include parmesan cheese as a garnish


Serving: 1g | Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 3g | Fiber: 8g
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