Homemade Minestrone Soup Recipe

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There’s something undeniably comforting about a steaming bowl of soup, especially when it’s a rich and flavorsome minestrone. This classic Italian soup is a celebration of vibrant vegetables, savory broth, and wholesome goodness. Whether it’s a chilly evening or a day when you crave a nourishing meal, minestrone soup checks all the boxes.

A Brief History of Minestrone

Originating from Italy, minestrone soup has been a staple in Mediterranean cuisine for centuries. Its name comes from the Italian word “minestra,” meaning soup. Traditionally, minestrone was a way to use up leftover vegetables, making it a versatile and adaptable dish that varies from region to region and household to household.

The Beauty of Minestrone

What makes minestrone so appealing is its flexibility—you can customize it according to your preferences and what’s in your pantry. It typically includes a medley of vegetables like tomatoes, carrots, celery, onions, beans, and leafy greens, all simmered together in a flavorful broth. The addition of pasta or rice adds heartiness, making it a substantial meal on its own.

Homemade minestrone soup is not just a meal; it’s a comforting experience that brings warmth and satisfaction. Its simplicity, versatility, and nourishing qualities make it a beloved choice for families around the world. So, gather your freshest produce, simmer a pot of goodness, and savor the delightful flavors of this timeless Italian classic.

Remember, the beauty of minestrone lies in its adaptability, so feel free to experiment with different vegetables and herbs to create your own signature version of this soul-warming soup.

Instant Pot Minestrone Recipe


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 large white onion diced
  • 1 cup carrots diced
  • 2 large kale leaves, de-ribbed and torn into pieces
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz) vegetable broth
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced stewed tomatoes with basil
  • 1 cup re-hydrated kidney beans
  • 2/3 cup dried small pasta


  • On saute mode, pour olive oil into your Instant Pot.
  • Add onions and cook until they just start to soften.
  • Add carrots and continue to cook until onions are just started to slightly brown.
  • Turn off saute mode (cancel button).
  • Add in kale, parsley, broth, tomatoes, kidney beans and pasta.
  • Stir.
  • Add a little salt and pepper (to taste) You can also add more later if needed.
  • Cover your Instant Pot.
  • Set to manual mode, high pressure for 10 minutes.
  • Once the cooking cycle is completed, allow to sit undisturbed for at least 5 minutes.
  • Release stem to allow for safe removal of the lid.
  • Stir and add salt and pepper if needed.
  • Serve

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