Instant Pot Vegetable Minestrone With Pasta

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recipe by Carrie Forrest

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based on 3 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 (about 27.3 g)
  • Yellow onion icon
    Yellow onion
    1 (about 140 g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    3 (about 18 g)
  • Carrot icon
    4 (about 200 g)
  • Celery stalk icon
    Celery stalk
    2 (about 90 g)
  • Low sodium vegetable broth icon
    Low sodium vegetable broth
    6 cups (about 1.518 kg)
  • Dried oregano icon
    Dried oregano
    1 tsp (about 0.7 g)
  • Dried thyme icon
    Dried thyme
    ½ tsp (about 0.93 g)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    1 tsp (about 6.5 g)
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    ½ tsp (about 1.07 g)
  • Bay leaves icon
    Bay leaves
    2 (about 0.4 g)
  • Dried whole-wheat macaroni pasta icon
    Dried whole-wheat macaroni pasta
    2 cups (about 182 g)
  • Canned red kidney beans icon
    Canned red kidney beans
    851.25 g (about 3 cups)
  • Canned diced tomatoes icon
    Canned diced tomatoes
    851.25 g (about 3 ½ cups)
  • Tomato paste icon
    Tomato paste
    170.25 g (about 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. Add low sodium vegetable broth to the inner pot
  6. Deglaze with a wooden spoon
  7. Add dried oregano, dried thyme, sea salt, black pepper, bay leaves and dried whole-wheat macaroni pasta to the inner pot and mix
  8. Add canned red kidney beans, canned diced tomatoes and tomato paste to the inner pot without stirring
  9. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  10. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 5 min
  11. Natural release - 10 min
  12. Release pressure -
  13. Serve
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