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Instant Pot Orzo Soup (Vegan)

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Soup is a comforting food during the cold weather. This instant pot orzo soup is vegan, flavorful, and loaded with vegetables. It is a hearty one-pot meal and perfect for a weeknight dinner. You can use any pasta to make this soup instead of orzo.
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Soup is comfort food in the cold weather or if you are under the weather. It can be served as a vegetarian starter or be a full meal in itself. This instant pot orzo soup is loaded with vegetables. It makes a hearty meal in a matter of minutes.

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Ingredients for making pasta soup

This orzo pasta soup is loaded with veggies so you need a lot of veggies, you can use ones you have at hand but not limited to celery, carrots, spinach, corn kernels, onions, and green onions.

Also, you can use pasta of your choice instead of orzo. Tomato basil sauce can be substituted by tomato sauce or diced tomatoes.

Herbs like thyme, oregano, and rosemary, dried or fresh, add a great flavor to the soup. If you don't have them, you can skip them.

pasta soup in a bowl

Since this is a vegan soup, I am using vegetable stock. Add some salt and pepper to your taste.

You will also need some olive oil, bay leaf, and garlic for sauteing.

How to make vegetable soup with pasta in instant pot?

Vegetable pasta soup is one of the easiest recipes to make in the instant pot. First, turn the instant pot on saute mode on the normal setting.

Once hot, add some olive oil followed by bay leaf and garlic. Add the onions and continue to saute for about 30 seconds.

Add the other vegetables except for spinach and green onions. Add the tomato basil sauce, pasta, herbs, salt, pepper, and vegetable stock. Mix well and deglaze the bottom of the pot with a spatula.

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Come out of the saute mode by pressing the cancel button. Close and lock the lid with valve in sealing position and "keep warm" setting on.

Start the high pressure or manual mode for 0, yes zero, minutes. Once done, let the pressure lease naturally for 6 minutes and then release the remaining pressure.

Stir in the spinach and onion greens. Adjust salt, pepper, and herbs to taste.

Serving and storing suggestions

Vegetable pasta soup is best when served hot and enjoy this comforting hearty soup for lunch or dinner.

You can refrigerate any leftovers for 2-3 days.

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Instant Pot Orzo Soup (Vegan)

Soup is a comforting food during the cold weather. This instant pot orzo soup is vegan, flavorful, and loaded with vegetables. It is a hearty one-pot meal and perfect for a weeknight dinner. You can use any pasta to make this soup instead of orzo.
4.62 from 13 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 133kcal
Author: Alpa Jain

Ingredients

Vegetables

  • ¾ cup Onion (chopped)
  • ¾ cup Carrot (diced)
  • ¾ cup Corn kernels
  • 1 cup Spinach or Baby spinach
  • ¾ cup Celery (2 stalks)
  • ¼ cup Green onions

Oil and Spices

Instructions

  • Turn the instant pot on saute mode on medium setting
  • Once hot, add olive oil followed by bay leaf
  • Add minced garlic and onions and saute for about 30 seconds
  • Add all the other veggies except spinach and onion greens.
  • Add all the spices and salt
  • Add the orzo pasta and tomato basil sauce followed by vegetable stock.
  • Mix well and turn off saute mode and close the lid.
  • Turn the instant pot on high pressure mode for 0 (zero) minutes with valve in sealing position. Keep the "Keep warm" setting on
  • Let the pressure release naturally for 6 minutes, then release the remaining pressure
  • Add in the spinach and onion greens and give it a stir.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Orzo Soup (Vegan)
Serving Size
 
1 cup
Amount per Serving
Calories
133
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
1
g
2
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Sodium
 
1336
mg
58
%
Potassium
 
295
mg
8
%
Carbohydrates
 
27
g
9
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
6
g
7
%
Protein
 
4
g
8
%
Vitamin A
 
3799
IU
76
%
Vitamin C
 
7
mg
8
%
Calcium
 
38
mg
4
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Recipe Rating




Maggs

Thursday 25th of March 2021

As I live alone and not wanting to eat same food every day, will this recipe freeze okay ?, thanks

Alpa Jain

Thursday 25th of March 2021

Hi Maggs

Pasta soup does not freeze well as pasta tends to become soggy and not maintain its shape. If you want to freeze it, you can make soup without pasta and freeze it. Cook some pasta separately and add it when you are ready to eat it.

Hope this helps

Regards Alpa

Sara Minor

Thursday 4th of February 2021

This was outstanding and SOOOOO easy!!

Alpa Jain

Thursday 4th of February 2021

Hi Sara,

Thankyou :) Glad you liked it

Regards Alpa

Shipra

Wednesday 3rd of February 2021

I tried this recipe and this is very easy to make and tastes delicious! Thanks CulinaryShades for posting this. Keep posting more !

Alpa Jain

Wednesday 3rd of February 2021

Hi Shipra,

Thankyou for the feedback. Glad you liked it

Regards Alpa

Tarun D

Saturday 24th of October 2020

i never knew you could have pasta soup! cant wait to try this

Mosaics Lab

Monday 19th of October 2020

Pasta soup yessss!!! I don't mind having it daily tbh, i love soups especially in Fall and Winter seasons.

Arathi Parsuram

Friday 15th of January 2021

Fantastic and easy recipe !! Turned out yummy . Didn't have orzo or rosemary / thyme . Substituted with small elbow macaroni and Italian seasoning !! Was a huge hit in our household. Thank you !!

CulinaryShades

Monday 19th of October 2020

Glad to know you liked it :)