Instant Pot Italian Wedding Soup

Confession. I love soup. Even when it’s 90 degrees outside.

The Instant Pot is the PERFFFFECT way to cook a hot meal without heating up the entire house. It’s been super hot this week so I couldn’t resist pulling out Instant Pot to cook up dinner.

A few notes: don’t be afraid to use regular sausage if you are not a fan of spicy soups. It’s just as good. Also, a little more or a little less pasta will not “make or break” this recipe, add pasta to YOUR preference. Lastly, add more veggies if you want! I’ve done this recipe with celery and peppers – it was delicious.

Instant Pot Italian Wedding Soup
Pin now, enjoy later! <3

Instant Pot Italian Wedding Soup Ingredients

  • 1 lb hot Italian sausage
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 Carrots chopped
  • 1 Yellow Onion chopped
  • 2 cups Spinach chopped
  • 40 oz (5 cups) Chicken Broth, I use 5 tsp chicken bouillon with 5 cups of filtered water
  • 1.5 cups uncooked Ditalini Pasta
    (Acini di Pepe is classic for this soup, but it tends to be more expensive so I don’t ever use it)
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Basil

Instant Pot Italian Wedding Soup Instructions

  1. Set Instant Pot to sauté, when the pot is HOT, add oil.
  2. Add Italian sausage, brown on sauté for 4 minutes, stir well, brown for another 4 minutes and cancel sauté
  3. Drain the fat, I use the Instant Pot slow cooker lid to hold the browned sausage in the pot as I tip it over do drain the fat into a piece of aluminum foil pressed into the kitchen sink drain
  4. Chop 3 carrots and 1 yellow onion
  5. Add carrots, onion, pasta, and 5 cups chicken broth to the Instant Pot and stir ingredients together
  6. Put the Instant Pot lid on the Instant Pot and set to high pressure for 4 minutes
  7. The Instant Pot will take about 12 minutes to come to pressure
  8. Rough chop 2 cups packed with spinach
  9. Open the pressure release valve as soon as the 4 minutes of pressure cooking are finished
  10. Once the pin drops, remove the Instant Pot lid and stir in the spinach and 1/2 tsp dried basil
  11. Press the cancel button to cancel pressure cook, press sauté and allow the soup to start a boil
  12. As soon as the soup begins to boil, press cancel, and ladle into soup bowls
  13. Enjoy your dinner
Instant Pot Italian Wedding Soup
Instant Pot Italian Wedding Soup
Instant Pot Italian Wedding Soup
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3 Comments on “Instant Pot Italian Wedding Soup

  1. This recipe was DELICIOUS!! I topped it with a little Parmesan and it has become one of my go to meals! 😍

    • Hooray! 🙂 I’m so happy you liked it! <3

      It really is a great base to mix/match/add anything to meet your own specifics likes.

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