Instant Pot Minestrone Soup is delightfully good, tasty and healthy! Packed with so many hearty veggies and beans you can have a few bowls guilt free.

Making soups in the Instant Pot are a staple around here. We love making delicious and easy soups in the Instant Pot like our popular Instant Pot Tomato Soup, Instant Pot Ham and Bean Soup and Instant Pot Italian Meatball Soup.

Instant Pot Minestrone Soup

Instant Pot Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup is one of the easiest and most healthy soups you can make in the Instant Pot. This soup is full of flavor from all the delicious veggies, beans and herbs. Packed with three types of beans and a lots of veggies, this Instant Pot Minestrone Soup is hearty and comforting. The broth is just slightly tangy, with a tasty tomato flavor. Chewy pasta is the perfect addition to the soup, and if you want to keep it all on the healthy side, you can add whole wheat pasta.

The soup is naturally vegan, unless you pile it up with cheese, like I did. Warm tomato broth, vitamin rich veggies and delicious beans, are all packed into a heart warming bowl of this fabulous soup!

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Instant Pot Minestrone Soup

Tips to make the perfect Instant Pot Minestrone Soup Recipe:

  • For a prominent tomato taste in the broth, I highly recommend that you add 2 tablespoons of tomato paste when sautéing the onion and other veggies.
  • You can add red pepper flakes and use spicy fire roasted tomatoes, for spicier kick.
  • Use fresh garlic, because it will add amazing flavor to your soup.
  • Celery or other veggie can be skipped, if not liked.
  • If you want your spinach to be less cooked, fold it in right after the soup is done cooking.
  • For even healthier option, use whole wheat macaroni pasta.
  • Spinach can be substituted with kale.
  • The Instant Pot will take some time to come to pressure, because there are a lot of ingredients and liquid involved.

Can you freeze Instant Pot Minestrone Soup?

Yes. I recommend using quart bags for this soup. Use a cup to transfer the soup from the pot into the bag. Squeeze out excess air and seal the bags. The bags can nicely be stored in the freezer for up to 2-3 months. To serve put in a large bowl and heat it for 10-20 min on the stove.

What is a 10 Minutes Natural Pressure Release?

A Natural Pressure Release means that the pressure is released gradually. For a Natural Pressure Release, you click on Keep Warm, and wait 10 minutes, after which you open the valve and let any leftover pressure to release. Another option is to Turn Off/Unplug the pressure cooker, wait 10 minutes and after that open the valve. A natural release is usually used when cooking soups, meat in a large amount of sauce, pasta or steel cut oats. This method prevents for any foam from the dish to shoot out through the valve, which can happen during a Quick Pressure Release.

Instant Pot Minestrone Soup

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Tools/Ingredients I used to make this Instant Pot Minestrone Soup: 

  • 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.
  • Basil – adds a tone of aroma, I especially love it in this tomato soup.
  • Thyme – a pantry must-have.
  • Dried Oregano – it packs so much flavor, I always have some on hand.
  • Dried Rosemary – optional in this recipe, but I like the amazing aroma all the herbs add.
Instant Pot Minestrone Soup
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Instant Pot Minestrone Soup

Instant Pot Minestrone Soup is delightfully good, tasty and healthy! Packed with so many hearty veggies and beans you can have a few bowls guilt free.

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion peeled and diced
  • 8 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste optional
  • 1 cup carrots peeled and sliced rondelle (about 1 1/2 large carrots)
  • 1 cup celery chopped (about 2 stalks)
  • 1 1/2 cups zucchini diced (about 1 medium zucchini)
  • 1 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon pepper or to taste
  • 2 14. 5 ounces cans San Marzano diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup small elbow pasta
  • 1 15 ounces can no-salt added red kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 ounces can no-salt added black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 ounces can no-salt added cut green beans drained and rinsed
  • 64 ounces low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 3 cups fresh spinach tightly packed
  • 3 bay leaves
Garnish:
  • Fresh parsley leaves finely chopped
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese or mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Set Instant Pot to saute mode.
  2. Once HOT, add olive oil, let it warm up and add onion, garlic, carrot, celery, zucchini and tomato paste if using. Mix and cook for about 5 minutes, until lightly softened.
  3. Add basil, thyme, oregano, rosemary, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
  4. Add diced tomatoes, stir to combine.
  5. Add pasta and red beans, black beans and cut green beans. Stir to combine.
  6. Add broth. You might not have to use it all, but add enough broth so it covers all the ingredients. The Instant Pot should be about 3/4 full.

  7. Add spinach, stir to combine and add bay leaves.
  8. Close lid and set to manual High Pressure for 5 minutes. It will take about 10 minutes for the Instant Pot to reach high pressure, then it will cook for 5 minutes. Make sure you close the vent.

  9. When timer goes off, let sit for 8-10 minutes. Then release any remaining pressure by opening the vent steam.

  10. Remove lid and if you prefer, add 1-2 more cups of spinach right into the hot soup.
  11. Remove and discard bay leaves.
  12. Stir, taste and adjust for salt and pepper.
  13. Serve and garnish with parmesan cheese and fresh, chopped parsley.
  14. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

*You can add the spinach at the end, into the hot soup, if you prefer it less cooked.

Instant Pot Minestrone Soup Recipe Video:

Calories: 167, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 1263mg, Potassium: 287mg, Carbohydrates: 20g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Protein: 3g, Vitamin A: 87.5%, Vitamin C: 11.6%, Calcium: 3.9%, Iron: 6.8%

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