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Instant Pot Minestrone soup in a white bowl topped with Parmesan cheese
Instant Pot Minestrone Soup {Gluten Free, Real Food}
Prep Time
12 mins
Cook Time
6 mins
Total Time
18 mins

Make this simple, yet hearty Instant Pot Minestrone Soup recipe in less than 20 minutes. It's the ultimate weekday night meal for busy families, packed with beans, pasta, vegetables, and cooked in a savory tomato base. It’s gluten-free and there’s an option to make it vegan, too.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: gluten free minestrone, healthy soup recipe, instant pot minestrone, minestrone soup recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 241 kcal
Author: Don't Mess With Mama
  • 2 tbsp lard or olive oil
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 large carrot diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 28 oz San Marzano crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cups bone broth or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup fresh spinach or kale without the rib torn into shreds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup gluten-free elbow pasta or shell pasta
  • 15 oz can or about 2 cups freshly cooked, drained white or cannellini beans
  • 1/3 cup finely grated parmesan cheese omit for vegan option
  • 1-2 tbsp fresh pesto optional, omit for vegan option
  1. Set Instant Pot to saute mode. Add olive oil, onion, carrot, celery and garlic. Mix until softened.
  2. Add basil, oregano, salt and pepper.
  3. If canned tomatoes are still whole, pulse tomatoes and liquid in can in a food processor or blender for a few seconds to dice tomatoes.
  4. Add tomatoes, bone broth, spinach or kale, bay leaf, and pasta. Close lid and set to manual high pressure (HP) for 6 minutes. It will take about 8 minutes for the Instant Pot to reach high pressure, then it will cook for 6 minutes.
  5. When timer goes off, let sit for 1-2 minutes. Then set to quick release to vent steam.

  6. Remove lid and add white cannellini beans.

  7. Serve in bowls and garnish with parmesan cheese and a dollop of pesto.
Recipe Notes

Substitute the white cannellini beans for kidney or Great Northern beans, which are smaller in size.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Minestrone Soup {Gluten Free, Real Food}
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 241 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 1087mg47%
Potassium 502mg14%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 2705IU54%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 181mg18%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.