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 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
Set Instant Pot to sauté, when the pot is HOT, add oil.
Add Italian sausage, brown on sauté for 4 minutes, stir well, brown for another 4 minutes and cancel sauté
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
Chop 3 carrots and 1 yellow onion
Add carrots, onion, pasta, and 5 cups chicken broth to the Instant Pot and stir ingredients together
Put the Instant Pot lid on the Instant Pot and set to high pressure for 4 minutes
The Instant Pot will take about 12 minutes to come to pressure
Rough chop 2 cups packed with spinach
Open the pressure release valve as soon as the 4 minutes of pressure cooking are finished
Once the pin drops, remove the Instant Pot lid and stir in the spinach and 1/2 tsp dried basil
Press the cancel button to cancel pressure cook, press sauté and allow the soup to start a boil
As soon as the soup begins to boil, press cancel, and ladle into soup bowls
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