Instant Pot Minestrone beans, vegetables, in a savory broth. This Minestrone soup is loaded with flavor and takes just 10 minutes of pressure cooking. A vegetarian pressure cooker soup.
Minestrone is a traditional Italian soup that is served up a lot. You will find it has tons of vegetables, beans, and sometimes pasta mixed in.
This dish here is very similar to Olive Garden Minestrone soup recipe. So, stay in and make an incredible dish to meal prep or serve up for dinner or lunch.
Table of contents
Ingredients for Minestrone Soup
- Garlic and Onions
- Kidney Beans
- Cannellini Beans
- Red Potatoes
- Vegetable Broth
- Herbs and Spices
How to Make Minestrone Soup
Saute your garlic and onions with the oil in the pressure cooker. I almost always use a garlic press instead of mincing the garlic by hand. I've found it to be such a time-saver.
Now prep and dice all your veggies and pour into the Instant pot along with the other ingredients. Stir and then cook for 5 minutes.
You might need to do a self-controlled release if you find a quick release spews too much liquid.
What is a self-controlled release?
When you are making soups you might find doing a straight quick release causes tons of liquid to spew out of the valve. Self control releasing is where you slowly open the valve a little at a time to control how much liquid is released.
This takes longer to do, but it will save you a ton of mess. If you haven't made soup before and do a quick pressure release, you might be surprised by how much liquid is spewed out in a quick release.
Tips and Variations to Vegetarian Minestrone Soup
- Add in smaller sized pasta to cook with the rest of the ingredients for a more traditional Italian soup.
- You can add ground beef that is pre-cooked and crumbled for meat. We use this recipe to make ground beef and taco meat for meal-prep. Just leave the taco seasoning out, and you have pre-cooked ground beef to use throughout the week.
- Play around with vegetables used to create a soup that fits your liking.
- Serve with French bread and butter, dinner rolls, or even a salad.
Is Minestrone a Healthy Instant Pot Soup Recipe
Because this soup is loaded with veggies and a savory broth, you will find this is a healthy soup. Now, if you add in pasta and other ingredients, take that into consideration. You could also switch out the broth for our homemade Instant Pot bone broth and make it even healthier.
Is This Recipe Whole30
To make this soup Whole30 and low carb, you need to leave out the beans, pasta, and carrots. You can replace it with cauliflower and then stir in greens after your soup is done cooking. It will slowly wilt the greens making it the perfect texture.
You can store your soup in the fridge for up to 5 days. Then just reheat in the microwave, stovetop, etc. This soup is wonderful for reheating and meal prepping with.
Also, you can freeze your soup if you don't plan to eat it all right away. Pour in proper containers and freeze for 2-3 months. Leave room for the soup to expand a little as it freezes.
Then thaw in the fridge overnight before you warm it up. The veggies will be a bit softer in texture once reheated, but overall a delicious soup!