Got some leftover veggies from dinner that you’re not sure what to do with? Try out this Instant Pot Garden Vegetable Soup! It is perfect for a cool night and you can add just about anything you want to it!
This is the perfect recipe to make with fresh farmer’s market vegetable or your leftover carrots from making your Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl.
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Garden Vegetable Soup-Instant Pot Style
This is a great recipe to make that is not overly complicated and really lets the real flavor profiles of the ingredients shine through. I love how traditional and simple this soup is and that you can add a wide variety of ingredients. Instead of carrots, try parsnips. Rather than red potatoes, try acorn squash or fingerling potatoes. You also have a lot a variety with the greens that you can add. Swap out the arugula for chopped kale or bok choy.
Other Instant Pot Recipes:
- Instant Pot Sesame Garlic Chicken Wings
- Instant Pot Blackberry Iced Tea
- Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Wings
Optional (but highly recommended) Instant Pot Accessories
- The Instant Pot is also available in 3-quart, 6-quart, and 8-quart to fit just about any size family.
- Mini Angel Food Cake Pans – These are great for making little angel food cakes in your pressure cooker or other baked goods – (monkey bread, bundt cake, etc).
- Steamer Basket – Available in 3, 6, and 8-quart sizes, can be used for any brand or pressure cooker. There is also a 3-piece divided basket where you can steam multiple types of veggies at once, which is also available in a 3, 6, or 8-quart.
- 9-Inch Glass Lid – This is for the 6-quart Instant Pot only. Make sure before you purchase, you check if your pressure cooker lid can be completely removed, otherwise, this accessory will not work for it.
- Silicone Lid – Now you don’t even have to worry about putting your leftovers in an extra bowl. Now you can keep everything fresh inside the inner pot and pop it back in the pressure cooker to warm it back up.
- Stainless Steel Trivet – This is essential for cooking things like ground chuck or making baked potatoes.
- Spring Form Pans – These are great for making things like cheesecake or other baked goods in your pressure cooker.
- Silicon Sealing Rings – The silicone sealing rings can wear over time, it’s always good to have a few extra on hand.
- Bread Proofing Basket – Want to try your hand at artisan bread making? Make sure you pick up one of these babies!
- Dutch Oven – Dutch ovens are great for making artisan bread! It provides that beautiful crusty outside.
Looking for an accessory kit, here is a good one that includes a steamer basket, springform pan, egg steamer tack, steamer trivet, tongs, mini silicon mitts, a cooking time guide, an egg bites mold, and a dish clip (for canning).
This is a great recipe for when you are cleaning out the fridge or freezer and can be adapted in just about any way you want it to. Grab whatever veggies you have left over in the fridge and some fresh herbs out of the garden and get to cooking!
- 1 T. extra virgin olive oil
- 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 large carrots, sliced
- 4 large stalks celery, chopped
- 1 medium red onion, chopped
- 1/4 t. crushed red pepper flakes
- sea salt & black pepper, to taste
- 6 c. chicken or vegetable broth, organic if possible
- 1 lb. red potatoes, quartered
- 2 whole bay leaves
- 1-pint cherry or grape tomatoes, chopped
- 2 c. fresh arugula
- 2 T. fresh lime juice
- Parmesan cheese, freshly shaved or grated
- Add olive oil to the pressure cooker and select the "saute" function. Add garlic, celery, carrots, red onion, and crushed red pepper flakes (in addition to any other hard veggies). Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine.
- Saute, stirring occasionally, until fragrant and the vegetables start to develop some color, approximately 4-5 minutes. Add broth and stir to combine, scraping any brown bits off the bottom of the pot in the process. Turn the unit off.
- Add the potatoes, bay leaves, and chopped tomatoes to the pot. Add the lid and lock it into place. Switch the vent to "sealing" and set the "manual" setting to 3 minutes.
- When cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then manually release any remaining pressure.
- Remove lid and discard the bay leaves. Stir in fresh arugula and lime juice, and season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired. Stir to combine.
- Serve immediately topped with fresh shaved or grated parmesan cheese, if desired. Enjoy!
The perfect recipe for using leftover veggies and greens!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 674 Total Fat: 31g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 20g Cholesterol: 191mg Sodium: 486mg Carbohydrates: 45g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 15g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 54g