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This hearty minestrone soup is not only easy to make but also kid-friendly. Harness the power of your Instant Pot or other multicooker to cook dried beans without having to soak them overnight, and to infuse the broth with loads of flavor in a short period of time.

Harvest Vegetable Instant Pot Minestrone

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 1 cup dried white beans (any variety), rinsed and drained
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup ½-inch pieces carrots
  • 1 cup ½-inch pieces celery
  • 1 cup ½-inch pieces parsnips
  • 1 cup ½-inch pieces turnip
  • 1 cup ½-inch pieces rutabaga
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 3 cups dried shell pasta
  • 1 6-oz. can no-salt-added tomato paste
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. In a 6-qt. Instant Pot multicooker combine onions, beans, and garlic. Stir in 3 cups water.
  2. Lock lid in place; set pressure valve to Sealing. Set cooker on Bean setting and cook 35 minutes. Let stand to release pressure naturally (about 20 minutes). Open lid carefully.
  3. Stir in the next nine ingredients (through oregano). Set cooker on Sauté setting and Low temperature. Cook, uncovered, 10 minutes. Stir in pasta, tomato paste, and 3 cups hot water. Cook, uncovered, 10 minutes more or until pasta is tender but still firm (add 1 cup hot water if necessary). Season with salt and pepper.

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Ericca2 weeks ago
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Flavor is awesome!! & live all the veggies. My one issue, was my white beans pretty much turned to mush…& I followed the recipe to a T. Maybe next time, I’ll just add a can of white beans at the end?

Simone Wedd1 month ago
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Can I do this in a crockpot instead?

Holly Vis1 month ago
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Can I assume the pasta should be whole
Grain?

Greg4 months ago
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Recipes should state how many servings they make.

VCB1 month ago
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It does – look at the recipe info at the top – makes 7 cups.

RCM6 months ago
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This is super popular at our house. Even my SAD-eating 12 year old loves it. Sometimes when I don’t have all the root veggies, I use a sturdier potato instead. I also sub veggie broth for water for bigger flavor.

Karen1 month ago
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Would like to cook in a slow cooker. How would that work?

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Darshana Thacker

Darshana Thacker is chef and culinary project manager for Forks Over Knives. A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute, she is the author of Forks Over Knives: Flavor! She created the recipes for Forks Over Knives Family and was a lead recipe contributor to the New York Times bestseller The Forks Over Knives Plan. Her recipes have been published in The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook, Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook, Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health, and LA Yoga magazine online. Visit DarshanasKitchen.com for more.

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