Instant Pot Vegetable Soup (pressure cooker)


This Instant Pot Vegetable Soup is quick, easy, healthy and comforting! The perfect pressure cooker soup recipe to see you through the winter!

I know, I know.

Here I am — the girl who doesn’t eat vegetables — with an Instant Pot vegetable soup recipe?!

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First of all, I do eat vegetables, I’m just a little picky about the way they’re served (I prefer them cooked, and am definitely not a fan of salads).

Second, I love soup Big Time, and will eat just about anything you throw in it.

As a fully grown adult who understands the value in getting a wide range of foods across all food groups, I also love fuelling my body with things that are packed in nutrients, like this pressure cooker vegetable soup.

My kids?

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They’re soup haters, and prefer their veggies raw, but I’m wearing them down one bowl at a time 😉

How long do you cook vegetable soup in the Instant Pot pressure cooker?

The tricky part about cooking vegetables in the Instant Pot is that they cook so incredibly quickly.

Broccoli and cauliflower are the veggies I just won’t touch (go ahead and judge), so I’ve left them out of this soup. They also tend to become overcooked and mushy relatively quickly.

If you like some of your vegetables to have more bite to them, you may want to toss them in at the end, right after opening the pot so they steam and soften somewhat but don’t become overcooked.

I opt to chop the firmer vegetables into smaller pieces, and go for a very quick cook time, tossing everything in together from the get to.

The choice is yours!

Variations on this Instant Pot Vegetable Soup:

  • This soup is naturally gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian.
  • You can turn this into a creamy vegetable soup by adding in a can of evaporated milk or serving with a splash of heavy cream.
  • You can bump up the protein by adding in some cooked chicken (maybe you have some of my Instant Pot Shredded Chicken left over in the fridge or freezer??), sausages or cooked ground beef.

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How to freeze this vegetable soup:

This Instant Pot Vegetable Soup is incredibly freezer friendly!

Simply let cool to room temperature, pour into a freezer safe container or freezer bag, seal and freeze (be sure to lay flat if using a freezer bag for easy thawing).

With soup, you need to make sure you leave room at the top if using a container of any kind as the soup will expand as it freezes.

To heat, let thaw overnight in the refrigerator or in a sink of cold water. Then reheat in the microwave or on the stove top (or throw it back in the Instant Pot on saute!).

*Note that not all dairy freezes well, so keep this in mind if adjusting the recipe.

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Instant Pot Vegetable Soup

This Instant Pot Vegetable Soup is quick, easy, healthy and comforting! The perfect pressure cooker soup recipe to see you through the winter! 

Course Soup

Cuisine American

Keyword instant pot soup, pressure cooker soup

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 2 minutes

Total Time 17 minutes

Servings 8 2 cup servings

Calories 101kcal

Author Ashley Fehr

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 medium onion finely diced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 lb potatoes chopped (about 3-4 medium)
  • 3 large carrots peeled and chopped
  • 2 ribs celery sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups fired roasted diced tomatoes (or other flavor — 398ml/13oz)
  • 1 cup fresh green beans cut in thirds
  • 1 cup finely chopped spinach

Instructions

  • Heat oil in Instant Pot on saute mode. Add onion, cook and stir until softened. 

  • Turn the Instant Pot off and add the garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Stir and cook for 1 minute on the residual heat.

  • Add chicken broth to the still hot pan, and scrape the bottom with a spoon to remove any left behind bits.

  • Add potatoes, carrots, celery, tomatoes and green beans and stir.

  • Put the lid on, turn the valve to sealing, and select Manual or Pressure Cook for 2 minutes. It will take about 15 minutes to come to pressure and begin counting down.

  • Once the cook time is over, let pressure release naturally for 8-10 minutes before opening the valve and removing the lid (this is to prevent the splatter that can come when pressure cooking soup).

  • Stir in the spinach, adjust seasonings to taste and serve.

Notes

*The recipe makes 4 litres of soup, or approximately 8 2-cup servings.

Nutrition (this is an estimate)

Nutrition Facts

Instant Pot Vegetable Soup

Amount Per Serving

Calories 101
Calories from Fat 9

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 1g
2%

Sodium 743mg
31%

Potassium 566mg
16%

Total Carbohydrates 17g
6%

Dietary Fiber 3g
12%

Sugars 3g

Protein 6g
12%

Vitamin A
90.3%

Vitamin C
15.9%

Calcium
7.2%

Iron
16.6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 



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