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Instant Pot Minestrone Soup

Easy 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.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Instant Pot Minestrone Soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 167 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

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 slightly 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. Pressure Cooker 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 the 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 Video

Recipe Notes

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

 

Nutrition Facts
Easy Instant Pot Minestrone Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 167 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 1263mg55%
Potassium 287mg8%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 4375IU88%
Vitamin C 9.6mg12%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.