Instant Pot Minestrone Soup

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This Instant Pot Minestrone Soup recipe is so chock full of deliciousness and flavor, it’s hard to believe it all comes together in about 45 minutes (including prep).

This is classic minestrone and we love every bit of it.

Instant Pot Minestrone recipe

Minestrone means ‘big soup.’  And we just love how every bitE is loaded with delicious vegetables, beans, and pasta.  All in a comforting stock with comforting seasonings.


Instant Pot Minestrone Recipe

And what’s brilliant about this soup is using the amazing Instant Pot to bring it together in less than an hour.  A hearty, fulfilling, satisfying soup that comes together in less than 1 hour.

That’s pretty awesome!

Minestrone Soup has been around for generations, even centuries, and for good reason.  It’s so good!  Learn more about its history here!


I mean, come on.  Just look at this soup.  Don’t you just want to dig right in?

Well, pull out your Instant Pot, grab these simple, straightforward ingredients, and in a little less than an hour, you’ll be enjoying fresh, homemade minestrone soup.

Instant Pot Minestrone Recipe

This soup has been warming hearts, bellies, and souls for generations.

This soup will warm your heart, your cockles, and everything in between.  We love this Instant Pot Minestrone!

Instant Pot Minestrone Recipe

Now, go and make this incredible Instant Pot Minestrone Soup recipe!

Instant Pot Minestrone in a white patterned bowl

Instant Pot Minestrone Soup

This Instant Pot Minestrone Soup is the perfect soup for making in the Instant Pot. I love using my homemade chicken stock, but of course, to keep it completely vegetarian, use vegetable stock. You can also use fresh spinach, in place of Swiss chard, if you prefer.
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: comfort food, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 247kcal


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion such as a Vidalia, chopped
  • 3 medium carrots peeled and chopped
  • 4 stalks celery chopped
  • 2 tsp rosemary fresh, chopped
  • 1 tsp oregano dried
  • ¾ tsp Kosher salt plus more, to taste
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper plus more, to taste
  • 1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes with their juice
  • 3 cups fresh Swiss chard roughly chopped, leave some for garnish, if desired
  • 3 medium zucchini chopped
  • 1 15 oz. can cannellini beans rinsed and drained
  • 8 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • 2 cups pasta small shell, cooked
  • ½ cup parmigiano-reggiano cheese grated, for garnish


  • Select the SAUTE and the MORE setting and heat the oil.
  • Add the onion, carrot, celery, rosemary, oregano, salt, and pepper and saute for 5 minutes, until the vegetables are softened.
  • Add the tomatoes with juice, Swiss chard, zucchini, beans and stock.
  • Secure the lid and then set the Pressure Release to
  • Hit CANCEL and then select the SOUP/BROTH setting and set the cooking time for 10 minutes at high pressure.
  • Let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes, then carefully move the Pressure Release to VENTING to release remaining steam.
  • Open the pot and stir in the cooked pasta.
  • Taste and add more salt, if needed.
  • Ladle the soup into bowls and top with grated cheese and fresh Swiss chard.
  • Serve hot and ENJOY!


Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 701mg | Potassium: 636mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 4124IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 1mg
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