Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana Tortellini

An Irresistible Zuppa Toscana Tortellini in the Instant Pot

Look, I get it. Every single soup recipe starts with… “well the weather is changing, and that makes it SOUP SEASON!”. I am not going to do that to you. I needed (lol) Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana Tortellini, and it was made. It was 90 degrees outside. Whoops.

Why it is Important to Make it Your Own

There are many recipes in Pinterest that I have followed 100% and never deviated from. As you can imagine, those recipes are staples in our life. (It would be fun to have a full blog of those!). But, we like what we like. Dave will read recipes and just start talking out loud “this really need [insert ingredient here]. As a result of that research, a new “Wayne approved” recipe is birthed.

We are all unique with different tastes. Weeding through everyone’s “take” on a classic meal is often really fun. I highly suggest reviewing your saved recipes and see what characteristics sound good to you. As a result, you will find yourself cooking to your preferences. Also, don’t like burger? I promise, you don’t have to use it. Try Tofu. Try Turkey.

The Wild Wayne’s Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana Tortellini

Take a look at our recipe (and Dave’s video) below. As you can tell, we love hearty soups. What always stands out to me first is out little liquid there is in our soups. I do enjoy a broth-heavy soup, but Dave does not. So, what happens? Broth-level is not a deal breaker for me, however it is for him. This leads to Dave adding more vegetables and/or meat to our soups than most recipes you see. Let me tell you, I am NOT complaining. 😉

We both really hope you enjoy this one!

Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana Tortellini

Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana Tortellini

A rich and delicious Zuppa Toscana made with herb chicken tortellini in your instant pot. This is by far one of my very favorite soup recipes. This soup has herb chicken tortellini, spicy Italian sausage, Smokey ham, spinach, carrots, onions and potatoes along with some other ingredients that make this recipe oh so good.
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Instant Pot, tortellini soup, Zuppa Toscana
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 400kcal
Author: David Wayne
Cost: $20


  • Instant Pot


  • 1 lb Spicy (hot) Italian Sausage you can use mild Italian sausage if you prefer.
  • 20 oz Buitoni Herb Chicken Tortellini Refrigerated
  • 4 oz Ham Off the Bone or ham steak, chopped medium
  • 1 quart Chicken Broth
  • 2 cups Cream
  • 1-2 Tbsp Olive Oil


  • 2 Carrots chopped medium
  • 1 Yellow Onion chopped medium
  • 6 Garlic Cloves sliced
  • 1 Shallot chopped optional
  • 3 Celery stalks sliced small
  • 1 medium Golden or Red Potato chopped small
  • 2 cups fresh Spinach chopped small
  • 2 Tbsp fresh Parsley chopped small or 1 Tbsp dried Parsley


  • 2 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Thyme dried
  • 1/2 tsp Sage rubbed


  • Chop ham, onion, shallot, carrots, celery, potato, and dice garlic
  • Press Sauté, when the pot is 'Hot' add olive oil and carefully drop in spicy Italian sausage
  • Break up the sausage with a flat wooden spatula
  • Brown on sauté for 5 minutes and drain any fat if desired
  • Add ham, onions, shallots, carrots, celery, potatoes and garlic to the pot and stir the ingredients into one another
  • Let the ingredients sit on sauté for another 5 minutes and then cancel sauté
  • Add salt, pepper, thyme, sage, and parsley
  • Stir ingredients well
  • Add chicken broth and 2 cups of cream, put the lid on, seal it, and pressure cook for 6 minutes
  • As soon as the six minutes are done, release the pressure
  • Remove the lid, add the herb chicken tortellini and put the lid back on and seal it
  • Pressure cook for zero minutes
  • As soon as it comes to pressure and beeps (~8 minutes) release the pressure
  • Remove the lid after the pin has dropped, add the 2 cups of fresh spinach, stir the ingredient, and let sit for 5 minutes
  • Serve it up and enjoy!



Serving: 16oz | Calories: 400kcal

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