Instant Pot Olive Garden Minestrone Soup
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Instant Pot Olive Garden Minestrone Soup

Ingredients in Instant Pot Olive Garden Minestrone

  • Olive Oil
  • Onion
  • Garlic Powder-you can substitute fresh garlic if you prefer
  • Carrot
  • Celery
  • Kale
  • Kidney Beans
  • Italian seasoning
  • Dried oregano
  • Dried basil
  • Bay leaves
  • Vegetable broth
  • Crushed tomatoes
  • Ditalini-see below for other pastas that make easy substitutes
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Instant Pot Olive Garden Minestrone Soup

This dish could not be easier! Pour, wait, pour again, stir, done! So let’s break it all down here!

  • Add everything except for the pasta to the Instant Pot and cook.
  • Remove the lid and add the pasta, wait a bit and you are ready to serve!

Other vegetables that can be used in Instant Pot Olive Garden Minestrone Soup?

Our version of this dish calls for onions, carrots, celery, green beans and canned tomatoes. It you would like to mix things up a bit other options might include yellow squash, zucchini, spinach, kale, bell peppers (any color you like) or peas could all be good substitutions or additions for this dish.

Instant Pot Olive Garden Minestrone Soup

Topping Ideas

  1. Parmesan cheese: Grate some Parmesan cheese on top of the soup for a salty, nutty flavor. You could also use Asiago or Romano.
  2. Cheddar cheese: Add some shredded cheddar cheese for a nice cheese-y texture to your minestrone.
  3. Croutons: Add some crunch to your soup by topping it with homemade or store-bought croutons.
  4. Pesto: Swirl some pesto into your minestrone for a burst of basil and garlic flavor.
  5. Olive oil: Drizzle some extra-virgin olive oil on top of your soup for richness and depth.
  6. Fresh herbs: Chop up some fresh parsley, basil, oregano, or thyme and sprinkle it over the soup for added freshness and color.
  7. Bacon or pancetta: Cook some bacon or pancetta until crispy and crumble it on top of the soup for a savory, smoky flavor.
  8. Breadcrumbs: Toast some breadcrumbs with garlic and olive oil and sprinkle them over the soup for a crispy topping.
  9. Sour cream: Add a dollop of sour cream to your minestrone for a creamy, tangy contrast.
  10. Roasted vegetables: Roast some cherry tomatoes, zucchini, or eggplant and place them on top of the soup for added sweetness and texture.
  11. Toasted nuts: Chop up some toasted almonds or hazelnuts and sprinkle them over the soup for a nutty crunch.

What to serve with Instant Pot Olive Garden Minestrone?

  1. Bread: Serve a crusty loaf of bread or breadsticks alongside the soup for dipping and sopping up the broth. Try this spicy cheese bread.
  2. Salad: Serve a light salad with a simple vinaigrette dressing to balance out the heartiness of the soup.
  3. Sandwich: Serve a sandwich on the side, such as a panini or grilled cheese, to complement the flavors of the soup.
  4. Cheese platter: Offer a selection of cheeses, crackers, and fruit to create a simple yet elegant accompaniment to the soup.
  5. Antipasto platter: Serve an antipasto platter with cured meats, olives, pickled vegetables, and cheese to add a variety of flavors and textures to the meal.
  6. Bruschetta: Toasted slices of bread with tomato, basil, and garlic topping can make a great addition to a minestrone meal.
  7. Roasted vegetables: Roasted vegetables such as carrots, zucchini, or bell peppers can complement the flavors of the soup while providing a different texture.
  8. Grilled chicken or fish: If you prefer a more substantial meal, you could serve grilled chicken or fish on the side of the soup for protein.

What pasta can I use in Olive Garden Copycat Minestrone?

You can easily substitute a different noodle in your Minestrone; however, do note, that it make change the “soak time” of your noodles if you choose to change the pasta.



mini farfalle


achnini de pepe


small shells


Instant Pot Olive Garden Minestrone Soup

Instant Pot Olive Garden Minestrone Soup

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Large carrot peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 1.5 cups Kale roughly chopped
  • 1 can kidney beans rinsed and drained
  • ½ Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1, 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • ¾ cups ditalini
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Place all ingredients except for the pasta in your Instant Pot. Set to high pressure for 4 minutes.
  • When the cook time is done, quick release the pressure.
  • Remove the lid and stir the pasta and quickly return the lid to the. Allow the pasta to soak until softened, 5-10 minutes. Check for seasonings.


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