Instant Pot Minestrone Soup. This Classic Italian soup is a complete meal in itself – loaded with vegetables, beans, pasta ,greens and tons of flavors.
Learn how to make this tasty & easy minestrone soup with video tutorial and step by step method.
EASY MINESTRONE SOUP RECIPE ( INSTANT POT PRESSURE COOKER )
Okay, if there is one comforting autumn meal you need, then this is easy instant pot minestrone soup. Serve this soup along with rusty bread to complete a hearty meal.
As we slip into November every year, we literally want to reach out for something comforting, something really easy! And why not? Temperatures are cold, the leaves have nearly fallen and I need just a cozy blanket & a couch.
For the last few months, we enjoy early dinner at home. When I treated my better half to this vegan and gluten free soup, he rated it the BEST MINESTRONE SOUP he has recently had. Since then, we have been enjoying this chunky soup at meal times. And this warm Pear Soup.
THIS INSTANT POT MINESTRONE SOUP
is thick chunky with vegetables, beans and lots of flavours
makes a great weeknight dinner on busy evenings.
requires just ONE -POT for cooking. Mess free cooking and hassle free too.
is healthy and heart warming
requires absolutely no baby sitting when the soup is being made
is ready in less than 40 minutes in total! Our classic Italian Soup takes 15-20 minutes of preparation if you are making from scratch, 6 minutes of cooking and roughly 10-12 minutes for IP to kick off.
WATCH A QUICK VIDEO ON HOW TO MAKE INSTANT POT MINESTRONE SOUP
This easy minestrone soup made in the Instant Pot is the best thing to happen. It is nearly the dump and start minestrone soup recipe, where sautéing the onions & garlic is just a personal taste. You can easily leave out this step.
If you guys enjoy Instant Pot recipes, don’t forget to check out my collection of INSTANT POT VEGETARIAN / VEGAN RECIPES ON MY BLOG.There is a fantastic selection of recipes from soups, appetisers, main course and desserts.
Have you ever wondered
Why is minestrone soup called minestrone?
The word minestrone actually means thick chunky vegetable soup. It is actually a classic Italian soup made with many components.
What is minestrone soup made of?
Minestrone Soup is a thick vegetable soup made up Vegetables, Beans and Grains.
Vegetables – Use seasonal vegetables or left over vegetables from Thanksgiving – Carrots, Potato, Zucchini, Butternut squash, cabbage, asparagus, mushrooms, turnips. This list is extensive and the combination of vegetables will alter the taste of minestrone soup every time.
Bean – cannellini beans, Kidney beans, mix of 5 grain beans, northern beans
Grains – Pasta, Noodles, Bulgar, Rice
Greens – Kale, Spinach
This method of making minestrone is not going to disappoint you as its really quick cooking and no baby sitting needed.
So what are you waiting for, let gather the ingredients for this easy IP minestrone soup.
INSTANTPOT MINESTRONE SOUP INGREDIENTS
Okies, we have an elaborate list of ingredients to make this delicious soupy meal. Let me tell you, together they make a hearty and exciting dish at meal times.
Garlic elevates the flavor and they are an absolute must in the recipe.
Onions lends the perfect balance in flavors. I prefer to use white onions or shallots but you can also use red onions.
Celery adds flavour to this dish. I would not recommend skipping this ingredient if possible.
Vegetables – Go on and add whatever vegetables you enjoy. I have added zucchini, carrots and spinach
Cannellini beans– Remember to drain and rinse the canned beans before adding to the soup.
Canned Tomatoes in Juice – Add them all together. Tomatoes add great body to this soup. It’s too good to be missed. You always swap it with Marinara Sauce or Pomodora Sauce too.
Pasta – I loved adding conchiglie rigate ( also known as shells ), which adds great texture to the soup. You can also use elbow macaroni or any other miniature paste.
Baby spinach can be added before cooking just like how I have done. You can also add spinach after opening the IP and just allowing it to wilt.
Seasoning – A good tablespoon of Italian seasoning does all the magic along with salt & pepper.
HOW TO MAKE MINESTRONE SOUP IN THE INSTANT POT step by step?
No time for low & slow? Make Minestrone soup in the Instant Pot and you will be pleasantly surprised how mouth watering they turn out.
It’s all about adding the ingredients and pressure cooking for a short time. The key is also to Quick Pressure Release and not Natural Pressure Release because we do not want overcooked pasta and mushy vegetables.
To prepare Instant Pot Vegetable Minestrone Soup, press Sauté on your Instant Pot. When they are hot, add oil, garlic, onions and saute until a bit of raw smell is eliminated. This step is completely optional.
In other words to prepare a DUMP & START MINESTRONE SOUP, simply add all the ingredients into the inner pot of IP.
Add celery, zucchini and carrots.
Add cannellini beans, pasta and canned tomatoes.
Now add the vegetable broth and spinach. Season well with Italian seasoning, salt & pepper.
Add the bayleaf.
Secure the lid, seal the valve and pressure cook HIGH for 5 minutes. Quick Pressure release the steam. If you like it aldente, pressure cook for just 4 minutes.
Open the lid after the valve drops and stir the soup. There is a high possibility, the soup could be thin – well that is how we like. If you would like a thicker consistency soup, simply allow the soup to boil in Saute mode for another couple of minutes until you achieve the right consistency of your choice.
Ladle the soup out in bowls and serve with bread!
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EASY MINESTRONE SOUP RECIPE BELOW
- Instant Pot 6 Qt
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 3 Cloves garlic finely chopped
- 1 medium white onion finely diced
- 1 cup zucchini diced
- 1 cup carrot diced
- 1 cup cannellini beans cooked
- 400 g Tomatoes with tomato juice
- ½ cup pasta
- 3 ½ cup vegetable broth
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 3 bayleaf
- 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
- salt to taste
- ½ tsp pepper
- Press Sauté on your Instant Pot. Once it displays HOT, add oil, garlic and onions. Sauté for 1 minute.
- PRESS CANCEL.
- Add the zucchini, carrots, cannellini beans, canned tomatoes, pasta and vegetable broth to the pot.
- Now add spinach and stir to give all the ingredients a good mix.
- Season with Italian seasoning, black pepper and salt.
- Add the bayleaf.
- Secure the lid, seal the valve and pressure cook HIGH for 5 minutes. Quick Pressure release the steam.
- Open the lid after the valve drops and carefully stir the soup.
- If you feel the soup is watery, just press Sauté and allow the soup to boil for a couple of minutes.
- Ladle out the soup into bowls and serve with rusty bread.