Instant Pot Italian Wedding Soup

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This Instant Pot Italian wedding soup made with meatballs, pasta, and cheese is a marriage made in heaven. There are many versions of this recipe; this is mine, and I hope you enjoy it.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
4

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 ½ cups chopped carrots

  • 1 cup sliced celery

  • ½ cup diced red onion

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley

  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 6 cups no-salt-added chicken broth

  • 20 Italian meatballs, preferably home made

  • ½ cup pastina pasta

  • 6 ounces baby spinach

  • salt to taste

  • 4 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot) and select Sauté function. Pour in olive oil and heat until hot. Cook and stir carrots, celery, and onion in hot oil until tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Season with parsley, basil, and pepper. Pour in chicken broth and add meatballs. Close and lock the lid. Close the valve and select the Soup function according to manufacturer's instructions; set the timer for 3 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  2. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Stir in pasta. Replace the lid. Close the valve and select the Soup function according to manufacturer's instructions; set the timer for 3 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  3. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Stir in spinach. Let soup sit until spinach is wilted and pasta is fully cooked, about 5 minutes. Season with salt.

  4. Ladle into bowls and top with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

309 Calories
14g Fat
25g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 309
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 410mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 9mg 46%
Calcium 133mg 10%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 622mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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