Happy New Year! 2017 is going to be a great year, I just know it! Especially when it comes to easy meals…and I have my Instant Pot to thank for that.
This minestrone was delicious and of course, super quick and easy to make. Give it a try…you won’t be disappointed!
Minestrone in the Instant Pot
slightly adapted from Don’t Mess with Mama
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 stalks celery, diced
1 large onion, diced
1 large carrot, diced
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
Sea salt and pepper, to taste
1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
1 can (15 oz) cannellini beans
4 cups chicken broth
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup fresh spinach or kale, torn into shreds
1 cup elbow pasta
1/3 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
1-2 teaspoons fresh pesto (optional)
Set Instant Pot to saute mode. Add olive oil, onion, carrot, celery and garlic. Mix until softened. Add basil, oregano, salt and pepper.
Add tomatoes, bone broth, spinach or kale, bay leaf, and pasta. Close lid and set to manual high pressure (HP) for 6 minutes.
When timer goes off, remove lid and add cannellini beans.
Serve in bowls and garnish with cheese and pesto.