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Instant Pot Minestrone

5 from 4 reviews

Instant Pot Minestrone Soup is hearty and healthy one pot meal. Uncooked pasta and dried beans all cook in a pressure cooker with other ingredients. Perfect any time of the year as Instant Pot keeps your kitchen cool.

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup and Stew
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Italian
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Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 4 cups chopped firm veggies like potato, zucchini, pepper, celery etc.
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups cannellini, navy or white beans, dried
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes, low sodium
  • 1 tbsp rosemary, dried or fresh
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 8 cups water+bouillon cube or low sodium stock
  • 1 cup uncooked small shape pasta like elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 cup Italian parsley, finely chopped
  • Parmesan cheese, for serving

Instructions

  1. In 6 or 8 quart Instant Pot, add onion, carrots, other veggies, garlic, beans, diced tomatoes, rosemary, bay leaves, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and water. Do not stir.
  2. Close the lid, turn pressure vent to Sealing and press Pressure Cooking on High for 30 minutes.
  3. After Instant Pot has finished cooking, let pressure come down on its own for at least 20 minutes (otherwise soup will splatter too much). Then release remaining pressure using Quick Release method by turning valve to Venting and open the lid.
  4. Add uncooked pasta, stir, cover and let sit for 10 minutes. Pasta will cook.
  5. Add parsley and stir.
  6. Serve hot garnished with Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

Notes

I prefer white or navy or cannellini beans for this recipe. Why? Because red kidney beans or pinto beans will produce this a bit bitter starch that you can taste in more broth based soup like minestrone. I do not mind red kidney beans in Instant Pot chili but not in minestrone.

You could also use black eyed peas.

If you want to use canned red kidney or pinto beans, add them at the end with pasta. Then you will have great tasting soup and use beans you have on hand.

Use larger pasta broken into pieces.

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