Pressure Cooker Green Minestrone

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Rated 4.5 based on 5 customer reviews
Pressure Cooker Green Minestrone
Pressure Cooker Green Minestrone


  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 4 celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • 1 leek, thinly sliced
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 whole black peppercorns
  • salt to taste
  • water to cover
  • 2 cups chopped spinach


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  1. Put the broccoli, celery, leek, zucchini, peas, peppercorns, and salt into a pressure cooker. Pour vegetable broth over the vegetables; add water as needed to cover vegetables completely in liquid.
  2. Lock pressure cooker lid in place and set steam vent to Sealing.
  3. Select Pressure Cook (Manual) and cook for 4 minutes on High pressure.
  4. Once the cooking cycle has completed allow pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes, then set steam vent to Venting to quick-release remaining pressure.
  5. Stir spinach into the soup; cook on Keep warm until tender.
Mealthy Tip

You can use a box or can of prepared vegetable broth in this recipe or you can easily make your own. Just don’t throw away those vegetable scraps! Save them from recipes you have made throughout the week and use them to make your own homemade vegetable broth. It’s easy and budget-friendly.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 94 calories; 1g fat; 18.2g carbohydrates; 7g protein; 0mg cholesterol; 736mg sodium.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 94 Calories from Fat 7
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 736mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 18.2g 6%
Dietary Fiber 7g 27%
Sugars 6.0g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 226% Vitamin C 53%
Calcium 15% Iron 27%

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

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


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Randall Hauk says:

This soup is as virtuous as it tastes. Needs seasoning. A lot of seasoning. I spiralized my zucchini & used kale in place of the spinach, because that's what we do in the Pacific Northwest. I made rice noodles for my sons so they could pretend it was pho because they will eat it if it's "pho," even if it isn't. I think if you made this with a shiitake mushroom broth or something similar, it would be much better. As it was, I found myself grabbing spices and doing anything to give it a little boost.

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Caro Hodgin says:

such a tasty vegetable soup! i love my pressure cooker!

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Jessica Scott says:

This green minestrone is incredible! Leeks are so underrated! They're so flavorful when prepared properly. I love everything about this healthy soup and can't wait to make it again.

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Jake Findlay says:

I am really into my pressure cooker now that I realized how fast everything comes out! I subbed green peas for edamame and added in spinach.

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Monica Allen says:

I used my own homemade vegetable stock for this recipe, so I am a little biased towards the overall flavor of how this turned out. This is a super quick recipe, it cooks in mere minutes.