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Instant Pot Minestrone Soup Recipe

This Instant Pot minestrone soup recipe will show you how to make a light, delicious, healthy Italian side dish. Let’s begin.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Instant Pot Minestrone Soup, Instant Pot Minestrone Soup Recipe, Minestrone Soup Recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 219kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 oz onions chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 cup tomatoes peeled, deseeded, diced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 oz celery cubed
  • 2 oz zucchini green, diced
  • 2 oz carrots finely diced
  • 4 oz fusilli pasta uncooked
  • 4 oz unsalted dark red kidney beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups unsalted chicken broth
  • 2 oz kale roughly torn apart
  • 2 tbsp parsley roughly chopped
  • 0.5 oz grated Parmesan cheese


  • Sweat the onions: Turn on your Instant Pot, set to the “Sauté” program, and wait for it to heat up. Add olive oil, onions, and garlic. Cook for 2 minutes or until translucent, stirring constantly.
    Sweat the onions
  • Cook the tomatoes: Add diced tomatoes to the pot. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly to avoid burning.
    Cook the tomatoes
  • Toast the spices: Add salt, black pepper, bay leaf, Italian seasoning, paprika, celery, zucchini, and carrots to the pot. Stir for another 3 minutes.
    Toast the spices
  • Cook the soup: Add dried fusilli pasta, kidney beans, and unsalted chicken broth. Stir gently to combine. Cover the lid and turn the steam valve to “Sealing Position”. Set your Instant Pot to the “Meat Stew” program for 10 minutes.
    Cook the Minestrone Soup in instant pot
  • Add kale: After 10 minutes, carefully turn the valve to release steam before opening the lid. Add kale and cook for 2 minutes on the “Sauté” setting.
    add kale
  • Garnish and serve: Turn off your device. Ladle the soup into a bowl or deep dish. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and grated Parmesan cheese before serving.
    Garnish and serve


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 264mg | Potassium: 514mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 4622IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 2mg