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Instant Pot Italian Meatball Soup

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Instant Pot Italian Meatball Soup is easily made in one pot in your Instant Pot, with accessible ingredients and in just 30 minutes. Juicy meatballs cooked in a rich tomato broth.

Instant Pot Italian Meatball SoupInstant Pot Italian Meatball Soup is the perfect easy meal you can put on the table in 30 minutes or less. With budget friendly ingredients and thanks to using frozen, store-bought meatballs, this delicious soup is easy breezy to make. Made with juicy meatballs, marinara sauce, crushed tomatoes and topped with cheese, this meal is pure comfort food. Instant Pot Italian Meatball Soup is best served with fresh, crusty bread, and use lots of it for dipping into the soul warming tomato broth.

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Instant Pot Italian Meatball Soup

Tips & Tricks on how to make the perfect Instant Pot Italian Meatball Soup:

  • You don’t have to thaw the meatballs for this recipe, I prefer to use frozen, fully cooked meatballs as they already have a nice golden-brown color.
  • I kept the vegetables to the minimum in this soup, as I wanted a rich tomato broth. You can add 1 cup of celery or 3 potatoes.
  • Beans are a great addition too, you can add a can of cannellini beans. Rinse the beans before adding them to the pot.
  • You should taste and adjust for salt, pepper and spiciness.
Easy Instant Pot Italian Meatball Soup

Tools/Ingredients I used to make this Instant Pot Italian Meatball Soup Recipe:

  • Instant Pot – I use it all the time, either the Pressure Cooker function or the Slow Cooker function, I also like that I can just sauté / brown the meat and veggies directly in the pot using the Sauté function
Instant Pot Italian Meatball Soup is easily made in one pot in your Instant Pot, with accessible ingredients and in just 30 minutes.
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Instant Pot Italian Meatball Soup

Instant Pot Italian Meatball Soup is easily made in one pot in your Instant Pot, with accessible ingredients and in just 30 minutes. Juicy meatballs cooked in a rich tomato broth.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 8 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 large carrots diced
  • 1 cup diced celery optional
  • 3 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 can / 14.5 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 20-25 mini meatballs fully cooked and frozen
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt add more if needed
  • 32 oz beef or vegetable broth I used beef broth
Garnish:
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley diced
  • 2 tablespoons scallions diced
  • 1/4 cup parmesan or mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Heat up your pressure cooker: press Sauté -> click on the Adjust button -> select More to get the Sauté More function, which means that the food will be sautéed over medium-high heat. Wait for the Instant Pot indicator to read HOT.
  2. Add the oil to the hot Instant Pot, add the diced onions and minced garlic, and sauté for 2-3 minutes, stirring a few times.
  3. Add the carrots (plus celery if using) and cook for 1 minutes. Add the tomato paste and cook for another minute.

  4. Add the rest of the ingredients to the Instant Pot, except those listed in the "Garnish" section. Stir.
  5. Using manual function, set to high pressure for 9 minutes .
  6. After 9 minutes, use quick release. Stir.
  7. Serve topped with scallions, parsley and mozzarella cheese. Serve with crusty, warm bread on the side or grilled cheese.

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16 comments on “Instant Pot Italian Meatball Soup”

  1. I think I’ve just found my motivation to get my instant pot back out and put into use. This looks awesome and I know my boys will love it!

  2. This soup looks absolutely delicious!

  3. I love using my instant pot, and this soup looks amazing!

  4. This looks so good! I have to get an Instant Pot now!

  5. What a great soup recipe! I need to try it out!

  6. If I add cabbage to the soup will the cooking time make the cabbage too mushy?

  7. I’m in love with this soup! It looks amazing!

  8. I am so happy soup season is back!! I need a bowl of this soup asap.

  9. I was looking through Instant Pot Eats on Instagram and saw this soup. I made it tonight and it was so delicious. My husband says it’s the best thing I made in the Instant Pot so far.

    Thank you so much for sharing it. 🙂

  10. Outstanding! Had frozen meatballs on hand…great idea. Use whatever Tomato canned products you have on hand. Great meal with a salad on the side.

  11. I am kind of funny about meat. What brand of meatballs did you use?

  12. Oh my goodness, this soup is yummy 🤤

  13. This is my favorite instant pot recipe so far! I added a little pasta the second time I made it and it was even better! Thanks so much for sharing it.

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