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The Instant Pot is all my friends could talk about for weeks, so I knew I had to see what it was all about. And let me tell you, even though I’m still learning all the ins and outs of this kitchen tool but it’s pretty amazing!

So I went on the hunt for a new recipe, and when I found a recipe for one of my favorite soups I knew I had to try it. But if I’m honest, this one kind of intimidated me. My family loves Italian Wedding Soup, and I wanted to do it justice. So eventually I let go of the pressure and found ways to make the recipe my own. And you know what? My family LOVED it!!

There is nothing traditional about this recipe. I used frozen bite size meatballs that were BOGO, store bought stock and just a few other ingredients. But if you don’t have an Instant Pot yet, it can also be made in the crock pot.

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Here is what you need:

1 1/2 cups chopped carrots
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 of a small yellow onion, chopped
1 6oz. bag fresh baby spinach
1 bag of frozen already cooked bite size meatballs ( I used Mama Lucia’s turkey meatballs)
2 cartons of chicken stock
3/4 cup Ditalini pasta
2 TBSP olive oil
Pecorino Romano, shredded ( optional)

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Step 1: Chop onions, carrots and celery then set aside.

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Step 2: Place the 2 tablespoons of olive oil in your Instant pot and set on saute. Then add the veggies. Saute for 4 minutes. Stirring occasionally to prevent veggies from sticking.

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Step 3: Then add the two cartons of stock to the Instant pot, stir gently.

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Step 4: Next place in the frozen meatballs add the pressure cooking top, lock in place and set for 7 minutes on pressure cook.

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Step 5: Once your time is up, do a quick release of pressure, Then remove lid and add in the pasta and spinach. Stir,then add pressure cooking lid again and cook for 4 minutes.

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Step 6: Then do a quick release of the pressure, ladle soup into bowls and enjoy!

Recipe notes: If you don’t have an Instant pot, you can use your crockpot. Just omit the oil and skip step 2. Instead place all the veggies into your crockpot, then add stock and frozen meatballs. Cook on low for 2-3 hours. Then add pasta and spinach and cook for another 30-40 minutes or until pasta is done.

 

Easy Italian Wedding Soup

This soup comes together super easy and tastes like you've spent all day in the kitchen. It is Instant Pot and crock pot friendly!

Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 409 kcal
Author Ruth Soukup

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups carrots chopped
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 1/2 small yellow onion chopped
  • 6 ounces baby spinach
  • 1 frozen bite-size meatballs ( I used Mama Lucia's turkey meatballs)
  • 2 cartons chicken stock
  • 3/4 cup Ditalini pasta
  • 2 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Pecorino Romano shredded ( optional)

Instructions

  1. Chop onions, carrots and celery then set aside.

  2. Place the 2 tablespoons of olive oil in your Instant pot and set on saute. Then add the veggies. Saute for 4 minutes. Stirring occasionally to prevent veggies from sticking.

  3. Then add the two cartons of stock to the Instant pot, stir gently.

  4. Next place in the frozen meatballs add the pressure cooking top, lock in place and set for 7 minutes on pressure cook.

  5. Once your time is up, do a quick release of pressure, Then remove lid and add in the pasta and spinach. Stir,then add pressure cooking lid again and cook for 4 minutes.

  6. Then do a quick release of the pressure, ladle soup into bowls top with grated cheese and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

 If you don’t have an Instant pot, you can use your crock pot. Just omit the oil and skip step 2. Instead place all the veggies into your crock pot, then add stock and frozen meatballs. Cook on low for 2-3 hours. Then add pasta and spinach and cook for another 30-40 minutes or until pasta is done.

 

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3 Comments

  1. February 14 at 04:29PM

    Oh. my. goodness. I never even thought about using my Instant Pot to make soup! This recipe looks great (I love that it’s more “convenient” with frozen meatballs)! I’m going to have to try making my husband’s favorite vegetable soup in the Instant Pot next time. Love it!

  2. February 17 at 02:36PM

    I make a similar recipe but as a vegetarian, I swap out the meatballs and replace them with sliced Tofurkey Italian sausage. It adds a fantastic level of spice and it holds its texture wonderfully.

    • Ruth Soukup
      February 19 at 09:35PM

      I’ll have to try your suggestion! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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