Instant Pot Vegetarian Minestrone Soup

A delicious and hearty Instant Pot Vegetarian Minestrone Soup that can be a meal by itself with some bread on the side. 

Instant Pot Vegetarian Minestrone Soup

Minestrone soup is one of the first soups after tomato soup that I liked. We have eaten it only in Olive Garden restaurant as that is the only restaurant chain that has the vegetarian version of the soup. My boys love to go to Olive Garden especially to eat the Minestrone soup and the Bread sticks.

I am though a little more obsessed with Olive Garden and have recreated quite a few of their recipes at home. This Instant Pot Vegetarian Minestrone Soup, is one such of my creation that adds to my list of Olive Garden Copy cat recipes.

Instant Pot Vegetarian Minestrone Soup

 

Why Instant Pot –

I have made Minestrone soup earlier on stove top and it is quite time consuming. It takes a good hour and half from start to finish. Ever since I have started using the Instant Pot, it has been fun to make recipes that takes quite a bit of time on stove top much quicker without compromising the flavors.

This recipe takes 30 to 35 minutes start to finish. It can’t get any better than this to make a hearty Instant Pot Vegetarian Minestrone Soup for weeknight dinner. I had some French bread loaves that I made it into Garlic bread and made it a meal.

Instant Pot Vegetarian Minestrone Soup

 

This week my theme for BM is Meal time dishes and this is my third recipe under the theme.

If you are looking for more Olive Garden Copy Cat recipes –

Olive Garden style Bread sticks 

Fettuccine Alfredo

Penne All’ Arrabbiata

Preparation time – 15 minutes
Cooking time – 20 minutes
Difficulty level – Easy

Instant Pot Vegetarian Minestrone Soup

 

Ingredients to make Instant Pot Vegetarian Minestrone Soup – Serves 6

  • Onion – 1 cup (chopped)
  • Garlic – 3 cloves (finely minced)
  • Carrot – 1/2 cup (chopped)
  • Celery – 3 stalks (sliced)
  • Zucchini – 1 medium (sliced)
  • Diced tomato – 1 – 28 oz can
  • Tomato sauce – 1 – 8 oz can
  • Fresh Spinach – 1 1/2 cups (tightly packed)
  • Kidney beans – 1 – 14 oz can (drained and washed)
  • Cannellini beans – 1 – 14 oz can (drained and washed)
  • Vegetable Broth – 32 oz
  • Pasta – 1/2 cup
  • Salt – to taste
  • Black pepper – to taste
  • Italian Seasoning – 1 TBSP
  • Olive oil – 2 TBSP
  • Parmesan cheese – as needed (to serve)
Instant Pot Vegetarian Minestrone Soup

 

Procedure to make Instant Pot Vegetarian Minestrone Soup –

  • Chop all the vegetables and have it ready.
  • Place the inner pot of the instant pot and turn it on saute mode.
  • When the pot displays ‘Hot’, add the olive oil.
  • Add the chopped onions and celery and mix well. Let them saute until lightly translucent (about 3 minutes).
  • Now add the Chopped carrots and zucchini and saute them for couple of minutes.
  • Next add the diced tomato and tomato sauce and mix well.

Instant Pot Vegetarian Minestrone Soup

  • Pour the vegetable broth along with the drained beans and mix well. Add the salt, pepper and the Italian seasoning and give it a good mix
  • Also add the pasta to the pot and mix.
  • Give it a good stir and turn off the pot. Place the lid of the Instant pot and place the vent on ‘sealing’ position.
  • Turn on the Instant pot on ‘Manual’ and set it for 4 minutes on high pressure.
  • Once the Instant pot turns off after finishing the cycle, let the pressure release naturally.
  • Open the pot and add the washed spinach leaves to the soup. Mix it well and cover the pot again so that the spinach leaves wilts a little in the heat.

Instant Pot Vegetarian Minestrone Soup

  • After about 5 minutes, open the pot and check for seasoning. Add more salt and pepper, if needed and serve hot sprinkled with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Instant Pot Vegetarian Minestrone Soup
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Instant Pot Vegetarian Minestrone Soup

A delicious and hearty Instant Pot Vegetarian Minestrone Soup that can be a meal by itself with some bread on the side. 

Course dinner, Lunch Recipes, Soup
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Italian, minestrone soup, olive garden soup, soups, vegetable soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 Servings

Ingredients

  • Onion - 1 cup chopped
  • Garlic - 3 cloves finely minced
  • Carrot - 1/2 cup chopped
  • Celery - 3 stalks sliced
  • Zucchini - 1 medium sliced
  • Diced tomato - 1 - 28 oz can
  • Tomato sauce - 1 - 8 oz can
  • Fresh Spinach - 1 1/2 cups tightly packed
  • Kidney beans - 1 - 14 oz can
  • Cannellini beans - 1 - 14 oz can
  • Vegetable Broth - 32 oz
  • Pasta - 1/2 cup
  • Salt - to taste
  • Black pepper - to taste
  • Italian Seasoning - 1 TBSP
  • Olive oil - 2 TBSP
  • Parmesan cheese - as needed to serve

Instructions

  1. Chop all the vegetables and have it ready.
  2. Place the inner pot of the instant pot and turn it on saute mode.
  3. When the pot displays 'Hot', add the olive oil.
  4. Add the chopped onions and celery and mix well. Let them saute until lightly translucent (about 3 minutes).
  5. Now add the Chopped carrots and zucchini and saute them for couple of minutes.
  6. Next add the diced tomato and tomato sauce and mix well.
  7. Pour the vegetable broth and mix well. Add the salt, pepper and the Italian seasoning and give it a good mix
  8. Also add the pasta to the pot and mix.
  9. Give it a good stir and turn off the pot. Place the lid of the Instant pot and place the vent on 'sealing' position.
  10. Turn on the Instant pot on 'Manual' and set it for 4 minutes on high pressure.
  11. Once the Instant pot turns off after finishing the cycle, let the pressure release naturally.
  12. Open the pot and add the washed spinach leaves to the soup. Mix it well and cover the pot again so that the spinach leaves wilts a little in the heat.
  13. After about 5 minutes, open the pot and check for seasoning. Add more salt and pepper, if needed and serve hot sprinkled with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

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11 thoughts on “Instant Pot Vegetarian Minestrone Soup

  1. We love minestrone soup and this one looks perfect bowl of comforting soup. IP has made cooking so simple.. just dump al the ingredients, set the timer, and you are all set to go.. Wonderful recipe and clicks.

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