Instant Pot Quinoa Minestrone is an easy and delicious minestrone soup recipe that cooks in the Instant Pot in 15 minutes!
After a crazy October snowstorm here in Minnesota this week, I'm in full-on soup mode. While I happen to be partial to creamier soups, I absolutely love a veggie-packed minestrone soup. This Instant Pot Quinoa Minestrone was inspired by my Instant Pot Minestrone recipe that I posted last year, with a few key changes.
The obvious change is that I used quinoa instead of some sort of pasta. This ups the protein in the soup and I find it is much more filling than when I make it with pasta. In this recipe I don't use any sort of bacon or pancetta, making it completely vegetarian. Lastly, I added a generous amount of pesto to this recipe, which adds great flavor to the soup.
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Yes! This minestrone recipe can definitely be made on the stove top instead of the Instant Pot. Simply, you will follow all of the steps listed except instead of cooking it for 5 minutes on high pressure, you will bring the pot to a boil and simmer for 15-ish minutes, until the quinoa is cooked.
Absolutely. For the slow cooker version, you can add all of the ingredients aside from the kale, and cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. Then stir in the kale and cook another 10-15 minutes, until wilted.