Instant Pot Minestrone Soup in a bowl.

Instant Pot Minestrone Soup

Instant Pot Minestrone Soup Recipe - easy vegetable soup cooked in just a few minutes in pressure cooker. Hearty and filling and perfect served with crusty bread.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot minestrone soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 179 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 medium carrot diced
  • 1 celery stalk diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped white cabbage optional
  • 1 medium zucchini chopped
  • 1 15 oz. can light red kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes with liquid
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1.5 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh spinach
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1.5 cups elbow macaroni uncooked
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  1. Set your Instant Pot to saute mode. Wait one minute, then add olive oil to the stainless steel insert. Add minced garlic and chopped onion. Saute for 2 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Add carrot, celery and cabbage and saute for 2 minutes.
  3. Add zucchini, beans, diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, broth, seasoning, bay leaf and tomato paste. Stir well. Cover pressure cooker with lid. Set the valve to "sealing" position. Press "manual" and set the timer to 6 minutes. The pressure cooker will beep and start cooking.
  4. When the time is up, let the pressure cooker release the pressure naturally for at least 15 minutes. Then release any remaining pressure by switching the valve to "venting". In the meantime, cook pasta according to instructions on the box. 

  5. Carefully, open the lid away from your face. Add spinach to the soup and stir. Let it sit for a few minutes, until the spinach is wilted.
  6. Serve soup with sourdough bread, chopped basil or parsley, chopped green onion or grated Parmesan cheese.

Recipe Notes

  1. Minestrone soup can be made with any vegetables.  Use what's in season and the vegetables you like.
  2. To season, use Italian seasoning or a blend of dried oregano, thyme and sage. 
  3. Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Minestrone Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 179 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 868mg38%
Potassium 834mg24%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 2865IU57%
Vitamin C 25.2mg31%
Calcium 87mg9%
Iron 4.1mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.