This easy Instant Pot minestrone soup recipe is full of flavor! Healthy and vegetarian too, my kids raved that this was their favorite pressure cooker soup.
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I am always trying to think of easy recipes that my kids will love that I can pack with veggies. Believe it or not my girls actually prefer vegetables over a plate of meat any day, so they were all ready to try this vegetable soup I made. Special thanks goes out to EatSmart for sponsoring this post so we could share our recipe with you.
If you’re looking to eat healthier and/or a vegetarian pressure cooker recipe this is a good one! Made with fresh vegetables, beans, and some noodles it is a low cost meal which always helps when you have a big family!
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Sound yummy enough yet to try??!! Well pack your easy Instant Pot minestrone soup with all the veggies you love! If you like them all then throw ’em on in, if you prefer to leave out the zucchini…no problem. Make it to your liking! I used a can of petite diced tomatoes because that is what I had on hand but dicing your own fresh tomatoes (use the juice that comes out of them too) is wonderful if they are in season.
If you’re making it vegetarian just swap out the chicken broth for vegetable broth!
Here’s the printable version of our easy Instant Pot minestrone soup recipe:
- 1 can kidney beans
- 1 can garbanzo beans
- 32 oz chicken broth (for vegetarian just use vegetable broth, if you want a darker richer soup use beef broth)
- 1/2 onion
- 2 stalks celery
- 3 carrots
- 1 small zucchini
- 1 1/2 c petite diced tomatoes
- 1 c uncooked shell noodles
Dice all of your vegetables. Empty all ingredients into your Instant Pot or pressure cooker.
Close lid and set to manual, pressure, high, for 4 minutes.
Move pressure valve just slightly to slowly release steam.
Carefully lift lid and serve topped with shredded parmesan and parsley if desired.