Instant Pot Olive Garden Minestrone

Love Olive Garden Minestrone? Now you can make it in less than 30 minutes in the instant pot! This copy cat recipe is so easy! Just chop, saute, and cook! I was blown away not only by how quick this was to make but how spot on the taste was! I was at the Olive Garden enjoying my favorite soup! And I had a pot full of it! Yeah!

First I have to give a big shout out to Jen at Cincy Shopper. She’s one of my favorite bloggers to follow. She has so many amazing recipes it’s crazy! When I saw her Olive Garden minestrone copy cat recipe, I knew, if anyone had it done right, it was her. 

Recently I received an Instant Pot for Christmas. Basically anything you can do in the crockpot, you can do in the instant pot in 1/4 of the time. So I tried making Jen’s copy cat recipe in the instant pot. Sure enough, it worked….perfectly! A few minor tweaks and I had my favorite minestrone in less than an hour! You’ve got to try this!

Instant Pot Olive Garden Minestrone
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Total Time
40 min
Total Time
40 min
  1. 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  2. 1 diced medium Onion
  3. 1 chopped Zucchini
  4. 14 oz cut Green Beans
  5. 1 diced stalk Celery
  6. 3 Garlic cloves, minced
  7. 7 cups Vegetable Broth
  8. 14 ounce drained Red Kidney Beans
  9. 14 ounce drained Great Northern Beans
  10. 14 ounce can Diced Tomatoes with juice
  11. 1/2 cup Shredded Carrot
  12. 1/2 cup dry Red Wine - Cabernet or Merlot
  13. 6 oz Tomato Paste
  14. 1 tbsp dry Italian herbs
  15. 1 cup Shell Pasta, dry
  16. 1/2 cup fresh basil chopped
  17. 2 cups fresh Spinach, chopped
  18. Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. Place oil, onions, and garlic in the instant pot.
  2. Turn on the saute mode and saute for 3 minutes.
  3. Press cancel and add all ingredients except the fresh basil, spinach, salt and pepper.
  4. Seal the instant pot and set it on manual for 4 minutes.
  5. Once the instant pot is done cooking, do a quick release of the pressure.
  6. Open the pot, stir in the basil, spinach, salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Reseal the instant pot and run on the keep warm setting for 10 minutes to wilt the greens.
Adapted from Cincy Shopper
Adapted from Cincy Shopper
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Hi There! My name is Malia. I love to cook, garden, fish, and live in a small town in the Pacific Northwest. Come join in my silly adventures as I tromp through the garden, cook up a storm, and try to live every day to its fullest!

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