Instant Pot Italian Vegetable Lentil Soup
Instant Pot Italian Vegetable Lentil Soup is a hearty and filling soup perfect for the cooler months. This soup is easy to make in less than 30 minutes perfect for a quick homemade lunch!
What type of lentils do you use for Instant Pot Italian Vegetable Lentil Soup?
How do I make lentil soup in the Instant Pot?
I love that the Instant Pot has a “saute” function. This is key when making quick cooking soups. It not only softens them quicker but also brings out the flavor profile. I like to cook the carrots, onions, celery and garlic first in the saute mode. Then add in the bell peppers, seasonings, lentils as well as the liquid a few minutes after the main veggies have cooked. Then, all you need to do is close the lid and let the Instant Pot do it’s job.
Once the soup is done I add in freshly chopped tomatoes and spinach. They don’t need any cooking time and by the time you’ve stirred the soup and ladled it into bowls the spinach will be wilted and the tomatoes just soft enough you’ll never know that they weren’t cooked in the soup. I also love to give a little drizzle of extra virgin olive oil on top as well as a sprinkling of Peccorino Romano cheese and cracked black pepper.
Here are a few side suggestions to serve with my recipe for Instant Pot Italian Vegetable Lentil Soup:
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