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Instant Pot Minestrone Soup

Instant pot minestrone soup is chockfull of a medley of veggies, beans, and pasta cooked in vegetable broth and ripe tomatoes. The soup is seasoned with Italian herbs and chilli flakes for that extra kick.

  • Author: Saima
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Pressure cooking
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup yellow onions, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups russet potato, cubed
  • 3 cups carrots, sliced
  • 1 cup tomato, chopped
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1. 5 cups vegetable broth
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, crushed
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli flakes (optional)
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 cup elbow macaroni 
  • 1/2 can six bean medley, drained
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach leaves

Instructions

  1. Turn the instant pot to sauté and add the olive oil to the steel insert. Add the onions and garlic and fry for a minute or until softened. 
  2. Add the potatoes, carrots. tomatoes, and tomato paste and sauté for 4-5 minutes, adding splashes of broth or water in between.
  3. Tip in the broth, water, Italian seasoning, black pepper, red chilli flakes, salt, and macaroni. Cancel sauté and secure the lid. Make sure the steam release handle is on 'sealing' and press the pressure cooking button on high. Set the timer to 4 minutes. When the timer goes, release the steam immediately and open the pot. 
  4. Add the beans and spinach and stir. The spinach will wilt in the residual heat. Serve hot with some crusty bread on the side. 

Notes

  1. If you're planning to cook up a large batch with the intention of storing a portion of the soup in the fridge or freezer, cook the macaroni separately according to package instructions. Add it to the soup when ready to serve. 
  2. Switch up veggies for the ones you like. Mushrooms, celery, zucchini, green beans, peas are all good options. 
  3. I used a can with six types of beans in it, but if a six bean can is not handy, use the beans you have. Pinto beans, chickpeas, red or white kidney beans... all sorts work here. 
  4. If you don't have Italian seasoning, sprinkle some dried oregano, basil or thyme. However, don't omit the herbs altogether since they add a lot of flavor and aroma to the soup. 

 

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Keywords: minestrone soup, instant pot soup, vegan soup

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