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This Instant Pot Vegetable Soup is easy, hearty, and so versatile. It’s packed full of healthy vegetables, and along with some whole grain bread, it’s a perfect meal for these crisp, cool days.

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We all know that we should eat more fresh vegetables, and what better way than packing them into this homemade vegetable soup. The beauty of vegetable soup is that you can add just about any vegetable you like. It’s a great way to use up whatever veggies you have in your fridge, and load your soup with nutrients!

Why make your own vegetable soup? It’s so much more economical than buying it in a can. And you can control the ingredients. But the best part of making homemade soup it that it tastes better than any soup you can buy!

What vegetables did I use?

  • Onions
  • Celery
  • Garlic
  • Carrots
  • Zucchini
  • Corn
  • Barley
  • Tomatoes
  • Kale
  • Peas

Other good vegetable choices would be green beans, bell peppers, cauliflower, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, cabbage. There are so many options! Soup recipes are so forgiving, you can often change it up any way you like.

How to Make Instant Pot Vegetable Soup

Start by sautéing some onion and celery on the Sauté setting of the Instant Pot. Add a small amount of water to keep the vegetables from sticking. Once the onions are translucent, add the remaining vegetables except the peas. Cook the soup on the Manual setting for 5 minutes with a natural pressure release. Then add the peas and let the soup continue to simmer on the Keep Warm setting for about 5 minutes.

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If you are gluten free, leave out the barley, or substitute it with rice. If you like noodles in your soup, leave out the barley and add a half cup of small pasta when you add the peas. Simmer on the Keep Warm setting until the pasta is cooked.

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4.86 from 7 votes

Instant Pot Vegetable Soup

This Instant Pot Vegetable Soup is easy, hearty, and so versatile. It's packed full of healthy vegetables, and along with some whole grain bread, it's a perfect meal.
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot, Oil Free, Soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 139.3kcal
Author Teresa Sklenicka

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients

  • 1 onion diced
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 ribs celery diced
  • 4 carrots diced
  • 1 small zucchini diced
  • cup frozen corn
  • cup barley
  • 2 large kale leaves chopped
  • 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon dry parsley
  • 2 teaspoons dry basil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ cup frozen peas

Instructions

  • In pressure cooker, sauté onion, and celery until the onions are soft and translucent. Add a small amount of water to keep the vegetables from sticking.
  • Add the garlic and sauté for another minute, until the garlic is fragrant.
  • Add the remaining ingredients except the peas, and cook at high pressure for 10 minutes. Allow pressure to come down naturally.
  • Open the Instant Pot and stir in the peas. Let the soup simmer on the Keep Warm setting for about 5 minutes, until the peas are cooked.

Notes

This soup could also be made on the stove and simmered until the vegetables are soft.
Vary the vegetables based on what you like and what you have on hand.
I sometimes add a can of drained kidney beans.

Nutrition

Calories: 139.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5.8g | Fat: 0.9g | Sodium: 589.1mg | Fiber: 7.2g | Sugar: 6.9g | Vitamin A: 14788IU | Vitamin C: 34.55mg | Calcium: 109.57mg | Iron: 2.08mg

Nutrition calculations are approximate.

By on October 5th, 2019

About Teresa Sklenicka

I love creating tasty, oil-free, vegan recipes that everyone will love (even non-vegans)! Here you'll find vegan versions of your favorite comfort foods, as well as some new tastes! Join me on a path to improving your health, helping the planet, and saving animals.

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