Instant Pot Vegetable Minestrone With Pasta

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recipe by Carrie Forrest

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based on 2 ratings

Minestrone is a vegetable-filled soup fortified with tomatoes, beans, and pasta. It’s the ultimate vegetarian comfort food. Think of a crisp day and a piping hot bowl of delight. I’ve included vegan and gluten-free substitutions at the end of this recipe to make it suitable for everyone.

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recipe updated Apr 3, 2020


  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    2 tbsp (30ml)
  • Yellow onion icon
    Yellow onion
    1 (140g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Carrot icon
    4 (200g)
  • Celery stalk icon
    Celery stalk
    2 (90g)
  • Low sodium vegetable broth icon
    Low sodium vegetable broth
    6 cups (1518g)
  • Dried oregano icon
    Dried oregano
    1 tsp (1g)
  • Dried thyme icon
    Dried thyme
    about ½ tsp (1g)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    1 tsp (6g)
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    about ½ tsp (1g)
  • Bay leaves icon
    Bay leaves
  • Dried whole-wheat macaroni pasta icon
    Dried whole-wheat macaroni pasta
    2 cups (182g)
  • Canned red kidney beans icon
    Canned red kidney beans
    850g (about 3 cups)
  • Canned diced tomatoes icon
    Canned diced tomatoes
    850g (about 3½ cups)
  • Tomato paste icon
    Tomato paste
    ¾ cup


  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Inner pot

Step preview

  1. Add extra virgin olive oil to the inner pot
  2. Pre-heat until hot - Sauté, Normal
  3. Add yellow onion, garlic clove, carrot and celery stalk to the inner pot
  4. Sauté until softened - 3 min
  5. Cancel - Sauté
  6. Then add low sodium vegetable broth to the inner pot
  7. Deglaze with a wooden spoon
  8. Add dried oregano, dried thyme, sea salt, black pepper, bay leaves and dried whole-wheat macaroni pasta to the inner pot and mix
  9. Add canned red kidney beans, canned diced tomatoes and tomato paste to the inner pot without stirring
  10. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  11. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 5 min
  12. Natural release - 10 min
  13. Quick release
  14. Serve
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