This isn't what I would call an authentic or traditional minestrone. It's simply my way of making a hearty minestrone that's amazingly healthy and quick! I prefer not to use salt or pepper in much of my cooking, to allow the flavors of the food to shine through.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add sausage and sauté, breaking it into pieces with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 5 minutes. Add water, chicken soup base, beans, zucchini, onion, carrots, and garlic. Stir once.

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  • Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 3 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Add spinach, Italian herbs, and rosemary; stir until spinach has wilted. Ladle minestrone into bowls and top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

275 calories; protein 22.4g; carbohydrates 26.2g; fat 9.7g; cholesterol 52.3mg; sodium 1330.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2019
This turned out great! I followed the recipe but added a cup of dry ditalini pasta. If I were to make it again, I’d add a can of diced tomatoes as well. Otherwise it was pretty tasty and easy to make. Read More
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3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2019
This turned out great! I followed the recipe but added a cup of dry ditalini pasta. If I were to make it again, I’d add a can of diced tomatoes as well. Otherwise it was pretty tasty and easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2019
This soup was great. I did add 2 more cups of water, but other than that followed recipe exactly. Sent leftovers to my Mom and now she wants me to make a batch for her. Yummy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2021
I chose this recipe because it was a way to use my Instant Pot and I had most of the ingredients on hand. Can not give it 5 stars only because I modified it to suit what was on hand so really didn't make this exact recipe. However, my thanks to the contributor as it guided me to a successful result. Read More
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