Instant Pot Weight Loss Vegetable Soup Recipe - hearty and filling vegetable soup made in an electric pressure cooker. Helps to detox and lose weight.
We love Instant Pot Soups that are packed with veggies, like my Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup or the Instant Pot Minestrone.
INSTANT POT WEIGHT LOSS VEGETABLE SOUP
A big bowl of vegetable loaded soup that is delicious and good for your body is my new favorite thing to make in my Instant Pot pressure cooker. If I plan ahead and get my veggies chopped and ready, all I need to do is place it all in the IP and let it do its magic. You can make a batch of this soup and freeze half for later. Cooking this soup in the electric pressure cooker can be as easy as placing all ingredients in the insert and set it to cook. I like to saute garlic and onion in olive oil for just a little bit, as I find that raw onion can overwhelm the soup with its flavor a bit. It's a personal preference.
How to make Instant Pot Weight Loss Vegetable Soup?
- To make this vegetable soup, place ingredients in the Instant Pot,
- set to high pressure and press the SOUP setting.
- Set timer to 12 minutes and let the pressure cooker do its work.
Tips for making Instant Pot Vegetable Soup:
- You can use any beans you like. I used red kidney beans but you can use Northern white beans or black beans.
- You can skip the onion and use red pepper instead.
- Don't like cauliflower? Use broccoli instead.
- Last but not least, use low sodium and low carb vegetable stock ( or chicken stock if you are not trying to make it vegan ). I love adding turmeric to any dish I can and I used it in this soup too. If you have it on hand, add ½ teaspoon. To read about the health benefits of turmeric, check out my Golden Milk Latte post.
Can I add meat to this soup?
To add more protein, use quinoa ( a generous scoop of cooked quinoa is delicious with this soup) or cooked and shredded or diced chicken or even cooked ground turkey.
What vegetables can I use to make this soup?
This soup is loaded with vegetables: cabbage, garlic, zucchini, carrots, celery, cauliflower, onion and beans. It will help detox your body and keep you full longer. The addition of turmeric, pepper, Italian seasoning, paprika and bay leaves add a delicious flavor.
More Instant Pot Soup recipes:
- Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
- Instant Pot Minestrone Soup
- Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup
- Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup
- Instant Pot Potato Soup
Instant Pot Soup Recipes Roundup (all in one place)
Please note: This post is not medical advice. If you have dietary restrictions or suffer from sickness, always consult your doctor before changing your diet.
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Instant Pot Weight Loss Vegetable Soup
- 1 tablespoons olive oil
- 5 garlic cloves minced
- 1 medium yellow onion chopped
- 5 white mushrooms washed, sliced
- 2 cups cauliflower florets
- 2 carrots peeled and chopped
- 2 celery stalks chopped
- 1,5 cups chopped zucchini
- 3 cups chopped cabbage
- 1 15 oz. can red kidney beans drained and rinsed
- 1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
- 4 cups low sodium vegetable or chicken stock
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ½ teaspoon ground paprika
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ½ teaspoon turmeric
- Chop onion, carrots and celery, Mince garlic. Slice mushrooms. Set aside.
- Press "saute" button on your Instant Pot. Add olive oil to the stainless steel insert. Wait 2 minutes for it to preheat.
- Add garlic and onion to Instant Pot. Saute, stirring often, until the onion softens. Add mushrooms and saute for 2 minutes, until they are fragrant.
- Press "off/stop" button.
- Add remaining ingredients to Instant Pot.
- Place lid on the pressure cooker and make sure the valve is set to "sealing".
- Press "soup" setting and timer to 12 minutes.
- The Pressure cooker will beep and start cooking. It may take about 12 minutes for it to come to pressure and they start the timer.
- When done, the Instant Pot will beep. Let the pressure release naturally for about 5 minutes, then quick release any remaining pressure by carefully switching the valve to "venting".
- Carefully remove the lid, away from your face, and set aside.
- Stir the soup. Let cool slightly before serving.
- Season with more salt and pepper to taste.
We made this recipe last night and it was very good. The only thing though is that the veggies (i.e. cauliflower, carrots and zucchini) disintegrated. It still had the flavor of the vegetables but not visible. How can I keep the veggies intact?
Thanks again for sharing this recipe.
Hi Kevin! Next time, try cutting the vegetables into larger pieces. I hope that helps!
Kathy C. says
I love this recipe of Anna's, but have always done it on the stove top, because I'm not a big Instant Pot fan. You can control the tenderness of the veggies better on the stove top, I think. So, you may want to try it that way, too.
Thank you, Kathy!
Kathy C. says
Delicious - this recipe is a keeper! I made a different version of Cabbage Weight Loss Soup previously that was just okay; not one to repeat. Because I'm currently watching my weight and desperate for a tasty cabbage soup, I made this one. The strong reviews drew me in. And, I was not disappointed. So good! This soup is yummy for anyone - dieter, healthy eater, or just a good old fashioned soup lover! Thank you for posting it. It's being added to our family's dinner rotation.
If my instant pot doesn’t have a soup button can i use the manual pressure cook button?
Yes, that will work!
Payal Maskara says
Hi, I made it today. Very easy simple and flavourful. I took the suggestions from other comments and cooked for 8 minutes even then the veggies cooked more than I would have liked. Next time I will reduce the time maybe to 6 mins. This recipe is surely a keeper. Nothing complicated just simple and quick. Thank you 😊
Thank you, Payal!
First of all, thank you for sharing THIS recipe. I made it tonight and OMG!!! My daughter and I had two bowls before retiring and she already has a bowl to take to work tomorrow. I used zucchini and did cook too long, vegetables were a little mushy but soup was super delicious
Violet Lemm says
Love the soup. Have made similar for years. I like to add a can of Rotell tomatoes for additional flavor and s couple if chopped potatoes instead of pasta or beans.
Thank you, Violet!
Just made this soup. It’s amazing! My meat loving husband even likes it!
I love this soup and I love doing it in the instant pot. Thanks so much for posting it. I use veggies I have so this time around I used green beans and didn’t use carrots or zucchini. I like the flexibility to use what you have on hand. I also used navy beans instead of kidney beans. My question is - what is the source of the 8g of sugar per serving?
Hi Stacy! Thank you for trying the recipe! I am so glad you love it and used veggies you had on hand. I do that too! The nutritional value is just an estimate. I think the sugar comes from carrots and tomatoes mostly. I hope this helps!
Bernadette W says
This is my 1st review EVER, that is how delicious the soup was. I also used Frozen cauliflower rice and the soup was phenomenal. I used cannellini beans. A definite keeper of a recipe. Since I had so many vegetables in there, later I added more chicken broth to have even more soup. Not sure if I could consider this weight loss soup since I'm enjoying so much of it! Thanks!
Delicious!! Having been vegetarian for over a decade, I've had my fair share of vegetable soups. This one is particularly yummy and I enjoyed how many vegetables it has. (I added a little spinach too.) I took a cue from others and cooked mine just 7 minutes, which was perfect, and used half of the cayenne pepper. But it still has just a little bit of zip, which I love. Thank you for such a great recipe!
Thank you so much for trying my recipe, Kristen! I love that you added spinach!
What is the serving size? 1 cup?
I love your soup recipeand I make it every week in my Instant Pot. Instead of cauliflower I use frozen cauliflower rice. I also add frozen corn or whatever vegetables I have on hand. I vary the canned beans weekly: Today I used black beans and last week I used black eyed peas. Instead of Italian seasoning I use spices that I have found at the Savory Spice website, for example their Homestead spice. Often red pepper flakes replace the Cayenne pepper. Delicious! Thank you!
Craig M.Thompson says
Could I use bok choy, in this recipe?
I do not like onions or mushrooms. I have all but broccoli/cauliflower do you think I can still use cabbage, green beans, bell pepper, canned tomatoes with chilies, celery, carrot and spices and it work?
Hi Krystin! Yes, feel free to skip onions and mushrooms. I hope you love the soup!
I made this last night! Soooo good! I too will reduce the amount of time as my veggies where a bit mushy but still good! Love the heat too. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you so much, Coleen! I am glad you love the soup!
Hi, just wanted to say I made this tonight and it was fab! I reduced the pressure cooking time to 8mins (having read the other comments), and wilted couple of handfuls of spinach in at the end to each bowl then added a sprinkle of nutritional yeast and it was delicious. Thank you for posting. High Five from London, England!
Hi Charlotte! Yay! That's fantastic! I love that you added spinach and nutritional yeast. Yum!
Soup was great! I added some bell pepper and some lemon and cilantro shredded chicken. Skipped the Cauliflower. It was spicy but just right. What is the serving size,? Thanks!
Hi Dave! I am so glad you enjoyed the soup! I think a typical serving size for soups is 1.5 cups. Hope this helps!
JoAnn Ivey says
No need for the olive oil period. 120 extra calories of fat. And I skip the added salt as well. Great dish!
I made this last night in a pressure cooker. It turned out great! However next time will only cook it for half the time, 6 minutes, the soup was a bit overdone. Delicious though. I will make it again using the substitutions others recommended. Thanks for the recipe.
Thank you, Joyce! I am so glad you like it!
I made this soup today. The flavor is incredible! My whole family loved it! Thank you for the recipe, Anna!
Flavor is great! I didn't have mushrooms 🙁 I also took a quick nap, so left it cooking too long and the veggies got mushy. Nonetheless, I will make it again. Next time with mushrooms and zucchini!
Naps do that to all of us! 😀 Thank you for trying my recipe!
LOVE this soup! My absolute favorite vegetable soup and I love the spice!
One question, I'm traveling and would like to make this but we don't have an IP here. Only a slow cooker. What changes do I make in prep work for a slow cooker? Will it come out similar cooked on high for 4 hours?
Hi Kristin! Thank you so much! I am so happy to know you love the soup! I did not test this recipe in the slow cooker so I can't promise how the soup will turn out but it should be fine. Let me know if you make it!
Yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe!! My crew enjoyed this tonight.
ANGELIA EACRET says
I was super nervous about this soup. I have never been a vegetable soup person, but my husband wanted it for dinner for this weekend. I made it last night and it is SO good!!! Definitely is going into our favorite meals binder. Warming up leftovers now!
Made it last night, it's FANTASTIC.. the number of ingredients was daunting, I'm not a great cook, but it came together quickly and I'm fighting really hard to not have a second bowl right now. Thank you!!
Hi Angie! YAY!! That's fantastic! I am always so happy to see people take on a recipe and love it. Thank you so much!!
Yum! I didn't have mushrooms but added everything else. So good!Thank you.
Thank you, TC!
This is the most delicious soup! I added some fresh green beans and quinoa to mine. Love the heat!!!
I bought an Instant Pot a few weeks ago. Looking for a recipe to try and this was it. Left out a few seasonings the first go around; it was still delicious! Had to improvise last time. Used white kidney beans vs. red. Poured hot soup over a little rice. My teenage son really likes this soup too! For lunches I add a little more freshly shredded cabbage and a small portion of rice to the soup (similar to Posole. Without the pork). Very satisfying and flavorful. Tomorrow I'm adding hominy instead of rice. (Guess I'm sloth slow at getting everything cut up. It takes me a bit to get everything cut up.) Thank you for sharing!!
Hi Jenna! Yay for a new IP community member! I hope you love it as much as I do. I am so glad you tried this soup and love it. Your variations are great! I need to try it with rice too. I hope you will have a chance to try my other IP recipes. Thank you so much!!
I wasn’t looking for weight loss since I’m pregnant and also feeding kids; I really just needed the cooking directions for the Instant Pot and the liquid to solid ratio, and it worked perfectly! I always use a big can of tomatoes, a regular one of kidney beans, and a quart of beef bone broth for nutrition. I started with butter and olive oil, frozen garlic cubes, and frozen mirepoix. For the veggies, I used carrots, turnip root, broccoli, bell pepper, most of a bag of organic Tuscan kale, frozen peas, and frozen corn. For seasoning, I used salt and pepper liberally plus a cube of frozen basil, turmeric, crushed red pepper, and Trader Joe’s 21 seasoning salute. This is one of the best pots of soup I’ve made and was so much easier and quicker than on the stove. Thanks!
Delicious! Had a nice spicy kick to it. I will likely not do the 5 minute natural release next time because my veggies got a little mushy, but otherwise it was great.
Thank you so much, Sara!
Made this last night and it was very tasty. What is a serving size for this recipe?
I also have the same question! Thank you!
Yes, I have the same question. 170 kcal per what serving size? Thank you.
Carol Waller says
Delicious recipe! I switched green beans for zucchini and broccoli for cauliflower. And added pinto beans instead of kidney beans. I used what I had and it still turned out great! Thank you for this recipe!
Hi Carol! That's wonderful! I absolutely love your substitutions. So delicious! I am so glad you tried this recipe and love it!
Tim Kenney says
Unless you have a 12quart insta pot, you really cant double this recipe.
Soup is on now. Makes the whole house smell great. Can’t wait to try it.
Thank you so much, Tim!
This recipe is oh so good!
I left out the kidney beans and cauliflower and added a little bit of parpadelle pasta. I also used homemade vegetable broth that I made from veggie scraps.
The first recipe I made in my new Instant Pot. Worked great. I will be doubling the recipe next time. Thanks so much!
That's awesome, Monika! Thanks so much for letting me know!
I added ground turkey a little pasta and changed some of the veggies. Amazing! Definitely on the spicy side, but I love it!
Hi Ashley! That sounds amazing! Thank you so much!
How do u make veggie broth
This is my first recipe for my new Instant Pot. It’s quick and easy and you can add any vegetables you like. Delicious!
Hi Kathy! Thank you so much for making this recipe! I am so happy to know you enjoyed it!
I made this for dinner tonight......and followed the recipe exactly in my IP. It was DEElicious!! I topped mine with grated parmesan. Perfect for freezing and I will definitely make it again! Thank you!
Hi Colleen! Yay! That's wonderful! Thank you so much for trying my recipe and for the sweet comment!
I really enjoyed this recipe. The directions were great and the results even better. It was the first time using my instant pot and the prep took longer than the cooking. Yes, the soup was spicy and I loved it, as did my husband. I appreciated the addition of the beans.. giving the soup a bit more interest. Thank you for posting it!
Just made this soup. Very good but on the spicy side. Good for a winter night.
Good soup! Nice alternative to the traditional veggie beef I'm used to. A little spicy.
Jacque Hastert says
I have these ingredients in my cart ready to order!
Yay! I hope you love it, Jacque!
Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling says
What a great way to use my new IP!
Me and my family love vegetable soups! Better if they are healthy!
I totally need this right now! Love that it's made in an IP too, super easy!
Patricia @ Grab a Plate says
Oo! This looks wonderful, and just what I need after an indulgent holiday! AND I received an Instant Pot for Christmas!
Dorothy Reinhold says
I got a new Instant Pot for Christmas. This is exactly the kind of recipes I am looking for!
Paula - bell'alimento says
I'm obsessed with my Instant Pot. Can't wait to try soup in it.
Nutmeg Nanny says
Love the sound of this!