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Instant Pot Minestrone Soup (Olive Garden Copycat)

This incredibly easy dump-and-go Instant Pot Minestrone Soup is a delicious Olive Garden Copycat that is easy to make and makes enough to feed the family.

Instant Pot Soup

One of my favorite things about my Instant Pot is how quick it is to make a warming and healthy soup for my family that doesn't take a few hours on the stove to reach the maximum flavor and tenderness.

This soup is ready in less than 30 minutes which makes it perfect when you're running low on time for dinner.

Instant Pot Minestrone Soup

I used my 6 qt. Instant Pot to make this recipe so if you're using a larger pot, you may need to adjust accordingly.  You can always check your owner's manual to view the manufacturer's instructions.  In my 6 qt. pot, this recipe comes out flavorful and tender - it's so good!

This recipe is made using fresh ingredients and it makes it super flavorful! It also makes a great vegetarian meal - just omit the shell pasta if necessary!  You can always substitute the shell pasta for more zucchini or carrots.  And of course, omit the Parmesan garnish.


Olive Garden Copycat

This recipe is based on the classic minestrone soup that is served at Olive Garden.  It's packed full of delicious greens and veggies and this Instant Pot recipe easily serves 6!

For my family, it's not always ideal to sit and wait for up to an hour to eat in the restaurant or to order it to go.  I personally love that I can make this restaurant-quality soup in the comfort of home and have enough to serve the family.

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Yield: 6 servings

Instant Pot Minestrone Soup (Olive Garden Copycat)

Olive Garden Copycat Instant Pot Minestrone Soup

This incredibly easy dump and go Minestrone Soup is made in the Instant Pot and is an Olive Garden copycat. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Pressure release 10 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes


  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup zucchini, chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 15 oz cannellini beans, drained
  • 15 oz dark red kidney beans, drained
  • 15 oz green beans, small cut
  • 3 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 14.5 oz stewed tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 teaspoon basil, fresh, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • ¾ cup small shell pasta, omit if necessary
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 tablespoon parsley, fresh, chopped
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese


  1. Turn Instant Pot to saute and pour in the 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  2. Saute onion, celery, zucchini, and carrots for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Turn off Saute and pour in the beans and green beans, followed by the tomato paste and the stewed tomatoes.
  4. Sprinkle the basil, oregano, garlic, and thyme on top.
  5. Pour in the ¾ cup of shell pasta and top off with the vegetable broth.
  6. Cover with the Instant Pot lid and lock into place.
  7. Set to Manual for 6 minutes.
  8. Allow to NR for 10 minutes and then add in the fresh parsley and spinach.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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Saturday 18th of January 2020

Good flavor but i had problems. Half of my chicken broth was frozen so i added 2 minutes to pressure time. Used the soup/stew setting. For some reason the pot didn't naturally release after done, was@ 8 min. ounting up when i realized that. So i released pressure, added the spinach. Macaroni were overcooked and a bit mushy. Not sure what caused this but will try again sticking exactly to recipe with nothing frozen.

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