Instant Pot Vegetable Soup

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Instant Pot Vegetable Soup is an easy vegetable soup recipe made in just minutes in the Instant Pot!  This soup is freezer friendly and great for meal prep!

instant pot vegetable soup in white bowl with spoon

Happy new year!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.  I took some time off with my family and it was wonderful.  I’m happy to be back working now (that’s what a break will do for a person!). 🙂

I don’t make new year’s resolutions, but I have made goals to get to the gym 4-5 times per week, and to be more organized with work and meal planning.  What about you?

This Instant Pot Vegetable Soup is a recipe that I created this past fall, and I couldn’t think of a better time to share it than right now.

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I think we’re all searching for healthy meals after the holidays, and it doesn’t get much better than a comforting bowl of chunky vegetable soup.

This soup is complete plant-based goodness.  It’s also low in calories, low carb, and is gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and perfect for Whole30, paleo and keto diets.

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Is homemade vegetable soup healthy?

Most store bought vegetable soups are packed with sodium and preservatives.  Homemade vegetable soup is healthier because you control the ingredients. 

Make my homemade vegetable stock to add more flavor to your soup and control the sodium.

Customize this Instant Pot vegetable soup recipe with your favorite vegetables, herbs and other ingredients that are right for you.

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Healthy vegetable soup ingredients

Who knew vegetable soup could be so hearty without potato or pasta?  This Instant Pot vegetable soup is just that. 

It’s filled with chunky vegetables that will satisfy you heart and soul.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Olive oil
  • Leeks
  • Carrots
  • Parsnips
  • Celery
  • Garlic
  • Bell pepper
  • Green beans
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Vegetable broth
  • Riced cauliflower
  • Bay leaf
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Lemon Juice
  • Spinach

This may look like a lot of ingredients, but I promise that you won’t spend more than 10 minutes of prep.

All of these ingredients give the soup its heartiness and impart so much flavor.

How to make Instant Pot Vegetable Soup

I love making soup in my pressure cooker because the cooking time is much shorter and it it makes for a more flavorful soup!

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  • Step 1:  Prep all of your ingredients as cooking time goes very quickly.
  • Step 2:  Sauté the leeks, carrots, parsnips and celery for 5 minutes until softened.
  • Step 3:  Add the garlic and bell pepper, and sauté 1 minute longer.
  • Step 4:  Add the green beans, diced tomatoes, broth, riced cauliflower, bay leaf, herbs and salt and pepper to taste, and stir well.  Secure the lid, close the venting valve, and set to High Pressure for 3 minutes.  Note:  the Instant Pot will take 10-15 minutes to come to pressure before it begins the cooking process.  After 3 minutes, quick release the pressure and remove the lid when it’s safe to do so.
  • Step 5:  Discard the bay leaf and stir in the spinach and lemon juice.  Adjust the seasoning if needed and serve!

Recipe notes

  • Customize this soup with your favorite veggies, herbs and seasonings!
  • This soup is freezer friendly and great for meal prep.

overhead shot of instant pot vegetable soup in bowl with spoon

Hungry for more soup?  See all of my Soup recipes:

More healthy Instant pot recipes:

Carrot ginger soup

Chicken noodle soup by Delish

Lentil chili

Minestrone soup

Ratatouille

Instant Pot Vegetable Soup

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

Instant Pot Vegetable Soup is an easy vegetable soup recipe made in just minutes in the Instant Pot!  This soup is freezer friendly and great for meal prep!

instant pot vegetable soup in white bowl with spoon

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium leeks, halved and sliced (white and light green parts only)
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 medium parsnips, peeled and chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 6 ounces green beans, trimmed and cut into 3" pieces
  • (2) 15 ounce cans low sodium fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 8 ounces riced cauliflower
  • 8 cups Easy Homemade Vegetable Stock or store bought low sodium vegetable stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Instructions

    1. Press the Sauté button on the Instant Pot and heat the olive oil. Add the leeks, carrot, parsnip and celery, and sauté 5 minutes. Add the garlic and bell pepper and sauté 1 minute longer.
    2. Add the green beans, tomatoes, stock, riced cauliflower, bay leaf, herbs, salt and pepper to taste, and stir. Secure the lid and close the venting valve, and set to High Pressure for 3 minutes. When done, quick release the pressure and remove the lid when it's safe to do so. Note: the Instant Pot takes about 10 minutes to come to pressure and begin the cooking process.
    3. Remove the lid and discard the bay leaf. Stir in the spinach, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste.
    4. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • Customize this soup with your favorite veggies, herbs and seasonings!
  • This soup is freezer friendly and great for meal prep.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 99Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 786mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 5gSugar: 7gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information is mean to be an estimate only. The numbers will vary based on the quantity consumed, brands used and substitutions that are made. The sodium will vary based on how much is in your stock.

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