Minestrone Soup is a perfect family-friendly meal hearty enough for even the biggest appetites. It’s the easiest, and best Instant-Pot Minestrone Soup recipe ever and full of protein-packed beans and loaded with veggies. This soup is filling comfort food in a bowl. The recipe includes a stove-top recipe plus recipe video. Your family will love this soup for dinner.Skip the trip to Olive Garden!
This thick and hearty Instant-Pot Minestrone soup is so satisfying and full of healthy veggies and bursting with savory, comforting flavor.
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Olive Garden Minestrone Soup in an Instant Pot is Super Quick and Easy
Hello Everyone! How are you all doing? Gearing up for the cold weather? We had beautiful hot summers that we felt were super short. While enjoying the amazing summers, you can hardly remember what the bitter cold is like until its time to remove your winter jackets from the closet. This is the time when you want to be inside the house, be warm and slurp in hot Soups and Stews. We love preparing healthy soups at home and our kids simply love the minestrone soup.
This soup is the perfect easy comforting homemade meal on a cold winter day. Best of all, this quick Instant – pot recipe is simple to customize, hearty & full of fresh vegetables and beans.
Best Olive Garden Minestrone Soup recipe ever!
When you think of minestrone we often think of Olive Garden’s big warm soup bowl and of course all the fixings. Now switch your thought to this Best Instant-Pot Minestrone Soup that will give Olive Garden’s Minestrone soup run for its money. You will be obsessed with this Soup in a whole new way. Instant-Pot Minestrone Soup is full of fresh vegetables but is also loaded with amazing flavor and pasta giving this soup the status of a meal.
Tips for making Minestrone Soup at Home
- Chop the veggies the day before and store in an airtight container or zip-top bags in the fridge
- If using dried beans instead of canned, cook and drain ahead of time and store in an airtight container in the fridge
- Leave out the pasta in the soup if you are planning on freezing the soup
- Add the pasta only if you plan on enjoying this on the same day
Instant Pot Minestrone Soup – A perfect Dump and Stir Soup Recipe
This Minestrone soup has a chock full of chunky veggies, beans, and pasta. It is as easy as dumping all the vegetables in to the instant pot and let it do its magic. You simply cannot go wrong with the given instructions. Once ready, you can garnish it with some Parmesan cheese that gives it rich, salty flavor. If you are vegan, totally skip the cheese or use vegan cheese and it is still flavorful. Serve this minestrone soup with some garlic bread and you have a simple, delicious, healthy, and satisfying meal.
Usually, we gravitate toward creamy soups, like this Instant-Pot Vegan Pumpkin Soup, this Instant-pot Vegetable quinoa soup or this Asian Manchow soup. But this Instant-pot minestrone soup is an exception. We have been making this recipe for years, and it’s our absolute favorite.
What Vegetables can I put in Instant Pot Minestrone Soup?
This is such a forgiving recipe in terms of switching ingredients. In Summer you can add summer veggies, play around with beans and even pasta. Few variations are given below
Vegetables: Butternut squash, peas, asparagus, yellow squash, green beans
Beans: Chickpeas, Cannelloni beans, Black eye peas, Barley, millet
Add-ons based on preference: Pasta, Tortellini, Quinoa, Brown lentil
Don’t have an instant-pot?
Not to fear. Check out the stove-top instructions for the One-Pot Minestrone soup recipe with video! You’re most welcome.
Can this Instant-pot soup be made vegan & Gluten-free?
Of course! Gluten-free pasta is easily available in your local stores. Skip the cheese for a vegan version.
This Instant-pot minestrone soup is packed with healthy, nutritious vegetables but is still rich and indulgent. Perfect for chilly winter nights!
Is Minestrone Soup Healthy?
The simple answer is yes. As per your liking and chosen ingredients, this vegan soup can contain a ton of vegetables and legumes. With the recommended ingredients, it is a good source for protein, vitamins, and fiber. It’s can also be made gluten-free by using gluten-free pasta.
Can I have Minestrone soup if I am following a Low Carb or Paleo diet?
Yes, you can, for a low carb, and paleo-friendly option, do not add pasta, beans, and carrots. Substitute them with cauliflower and green beans instead.
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- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup onion finely chopped
- 1/2 cup carrots chopped
- 1/2 cup celery chopped
- 1 zucchini chopped
- 2 garlic cloves / minced
- 1 can petite diced tomatoes do not drain (14 Oz)
- 1 can kidney beans drained & rinsed (14 Oz)
- 1 can tomato sauce (14 Oz)
- 7 cups low sodium vegetable broth
- 1 tbsp italian seasoning
- salt more or less to preference
- 1/2 teaspoons pepper
- 1-1/2 cup spinach leaves
- 1/2 cups shell pasta
Instant Pot Instructions
Heat oil on 'saute' high.
Add the onion and garlic in the instant pot and sauté until lightly caramelized about 3 minutes.
Add zucchini ,carrots ,celery, saute 1 minute.
Add in the diced tomatoes and tomato sauce.
Press the Keep Warm/Cancel button.
Add in the beans, vegetable broth , Italian seasoning , salt, Black pepper powder,Baby spinach and Pasta shells.Give it a nice stir .
Securely lock the pressure cooker's lid and set for 6 minutes on 'High'.
Perform a 'quick release' to release the cooker's pressure.
Serve it hot with your choice of fixing( garlic Bread )
Stove Top Instructions
Add olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots, celery, zucchini.
Let it cook for 5-6 minutes until tender, stirring occasionally.
Add the diced tomatoes, beans, tomato sauce, vegetable broth, italian seasoning salt and pepper. Stir together and let come to a low boil. Once boiling, turn down the heat to medium and let simmer for 10-15 minutes.
Add spinach and dried pasta shells. Let cook until pasta is done.
Taste and add more salt or other spices if wanted.
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