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Instant Pot Minestrone Soup

by Kristen

Packed full of vegetables and irresistible Italian flavors, Minestrone Soup is the perfect healthy meal to serve at any time of the year.  This recipe will cook in your Instant Pot in just 8 minutes! I love topping this quick-cooking soup with parmesan cheese!

There is nothing quite like a bowl of classic Minestrone topped with parmesan cheese and paired with a piece of crusty Italian Bread.  This recipe calls for ingredients you probably already have around.  There are so many delicious veggies in this meal!

Minestrone is a hearty traditional Italian soup made with tomato-y broth, pasta, and seasonal vegetables.  Minestrone is meant to be made with leftover veggies, so you don’t need to use the same vegetables in this recipe. This is a delicious One-Pot dinner you can make any night of the week!

You can cook this recipe based on your dietary needs.  This recipe is vegetarian, but you will still get loads of protein from the vegetables and beans.  If you omit the parmesan cheese, it will be vegan.  You can sub rice or use gluten-free pasta if you are avoiding gluten.

Here are all the ingredients you need for this Instant Pot minestrone recipe

olive oil

minced garlic


shallot or onion

salt and pepper


large carrots

green beans


low sodium vegetable broth. You also use chicken broth.

tomato paste

diced tomatoes

kidney beans

Cannellini beans


Garnishes: parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.

Some additional ingredients that would taste great in this soup: spinach, peas, kale, fresh basil, potatoes, or lemon juice.

This recipe has super easy instructions.  All you need to do is set your pressure cooker to the saute function.  Saute onion, celery, herbs, and garlic in olive oil.  Add the remaining ingredients but the pasta.   Secure the lid on your pot, set the cooking time to 12 minutes, and pressure cook.  While your soup is cooking, cook your noodles al dente on the stovetop.  Add the noodles to each bowl as you serve the meal.

If you like this soup, you should try some of my other Instant Pot Soup Recipes. You should also check out my tips for cooking soup in your electric pressure cooker if you like to cook off the cuff.

Minestrone has a rich history, dating back hundreds of years. It dates back to 200 B.C, when the Romans conquered Italy.  During this time of economic growth, new vegetables became available, and Minestrone gained popularity.  Minestrone is made from leftover vegetables, and to this day, there is no one-way minestrone should be made.

5 from 1 vote

Instant Pot Minestrone Soup


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 4 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 8 ounces green beans
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 1 6 ounce can of tomato paste
  • 1 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 32 ounce container of vegetable broth
  • 1-2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 can cannellini beans
  • 1 box of medium pasta shells or another pasta shape


  1. Set your Instant Pot to the saute setting

  2. Add olive oil, onions, garlic, celery, Italian seasoning, and carrots to the Instant Pot. Saute until the onions and celery are transparent.

  3. Add green beans, zucchini, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, beans, and vegetable broth to your Instant Pot.

  4. Close Instant Pot Lid, and cook on high pressure for 12 minutes. Let naturally release.

  5. While the soup is cooking, cook your pasta shells al dente on the stove top.

  6. Once your pressure has released, open your Instant Pot lid.

  7. Drain kidney beans, and add to the soup.

  8. Serve up your soup. Let your guests add their desired amount of beans into their bowl, and then add soup.

Cook it Slow- You can quickly adapt this recipe for your slow cooker.  Just ass all the ingredients together to a slow cooker and cook on low for 4-6 hours.  Add the pasta right before you eat.

You might like my other instant pot minestrone recipes.  You can check out my Chicken Minestrone Stew or my Pumpkin Minestrone Soup.

I would love to hear your feedback on this recipe!  If you make this soup, please tag me on Facebook, Instagram, or interest and let me know how you enjoyed it!   You can also comment below to let me know how it worked out for you!


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Jennifer June 29, 2023 - 4:21 am

5 stars
I was surprised at how flavorful this soup was and everyone in my family raved about it. I paired it with some homemade dinner rolls and it was perfection. I would highly recommend this soup! Its quick, easy and a wonderful meatless dinner option.

Loren December 27, 2019 - 5:44 pm

Should the 1 20 ounce can of diced tomatoes read 28 ounces instead?

Kristen December 27, 2019 - 5:56 pm


K October 30, 2019 - 7:23 pm

This is good! Kidney beans were left off ingredients list. Thanks!


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