Instant Pot Minestrone Soup for #MulticookerMonday

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Ohhh this was a good one! We loved this fresh tasting, veggie packed soup which whips up quickly in the instant pot. It's kind of a treasure hunt looking for the bits of melted Parmesan cheese rind - that was a delicious touch. And add as much or as little Parmesan on top when serving for a little extra rich, salty, cheesy flavor. It's wonderful without as well though. Leftovers reheat well too - what more can you ask for!

This is a great lunch or light dinner; make it a little more substantial by serving with a slice of thick toasted homemade bread or a roll to sop up the hearty, flavorful broth.

Multicooker Monday August 2020:
Recipes using Small Kitchen Appliances

Instant Pot Minestrone Soup

1 TBS olive oil
2 TBS minced garlic (jarred)
1 onion, diced
2 carrots, peeled and diced
2 stalks celery, diced
1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried ground fennel
2 teaspoons salt, more to taste
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, more to taste
6 cups chicken broth
2 (14-ounce) cans petite diced tomatoes
1 (16-ounce) can great northern beans, drained and rinsed (or your preferred bean)
1 zucchini, chopped
1 (3-inch) Parmesan rind
1 bay leaf
6-oz baby spinach
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan

  1. Turn your Instant Pot to saute mode. Heat the olive oil, and add in the chopped carrots, celery, and onion. Saute, stirring occasionally, for about 5-8 minutes, until veggies are beginning to brown and become tender. Add in the minced garlic and stir for 1 minute. Add in the dried basil, oregano, fennel, salt, and pepper. Stir another minute.
  2. Add in most of the remaining ingredients: chicken broth, diced tomatoes, beans, zucchini, Parmesan rind, and bay leaf.
  3. Stir gently to ensure ingredients are mixed and covered in the broth and set your instant pot to pressure cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Once the cycle has completed, quick release. When fully vented, stir in the baby spinach until wilted (a minute or two). Add in the red wine vinegar. Stir, taste, and add additional salt / pepper as desired.
  5. Remove and discard the bay leaf.
  6. Ladle into bowls and top with some freshly grated Parmesan to serve.

Recipe adapted from Damn Delicious


  1. One of my favorite soups. Can't wait to try it in the Instant Pot.

  2. I adore minestrone. This one in the Instant Pot is a must try! I love the cheese on top too.

  3. What a delicious and chessy soup this is , love it.


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