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Overhead view of a bowl of easy instant pot minestrone soup with fresh basil to garnish.

Easy Instant Pot Minestrone Soup

  • Author: Jamie Monkkonen
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This easy Instant Pot Minestrone Soup recipe is super healthy! Only 4 fresh ingredients and 'set it and forget it' style! Vegan. Gluten-free. 



Fresh Ingredients

  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 2 cups spinach, packed

Pantry and Frozen Ingredients


  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 2 ½ teaspoons Italian seasoning


  1. Fill the pot: Add all ingredients except the spinach to the instant pot and stir to combine.
  2. Cook: Cook at high pressure for 8-12 minutes. Choose 8 minutes for crisper vegetables, and 12 minutes for softer vegetables. I like to split the difference at 10 minutes so the vegetables are tender and the broth has that 'long-simmered' flavor! It will take the instant pot about 10 minutes to pressurize before the cooking begins.
  3. Release pressure: After the cook time is up, press the manual steam release button and stay clear of the steam. Carefully remove the top after the steam has released.
  4. Add spinach: Add fresh spinach and use a spoon to press it into the broth. Stir to combine once the spinach has wilted and serve hot.


Storage: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Freeze: Freeze soup in a freezer-friendly container for up to 3 months. I like to pick containers large enough for one or two servings. To thaw, leave in the refrigerator overnight. Then reheat in a pot on the stove.


  • Gluten-free - use gluten-free pasta like I did.
  • Alcohol-free - swap the wine with an equivalent amount of extra vegetable broth.

This recipe is naturally vegan, vegetarian, and dairy-free.


  • Spicy - add crushed red pepper flakes to add some heat to this dish.
  • Kitchen Sink - use whatever vegetables you have on hand! Try frozen green beans, bell peppers, broccoli -- the sky is the limit!
  • Stovetop - see the stovetop-friendly recipe on my website: House Favorite Vegan Minestrone Soup
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner, Soup
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Italian American

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