Instant pot tortellini soup is an easy win. This creamy tortellini soup can be made gluten free or dairy free and since it uses the Instant Pot, it’ll dirty only one dish and be ready quickly. The creaminess combined with the carrots and spinach makes for a tasty soup, and when it’s ready in 30 minutes you can’t go wrong!
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Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Quick: From start to finish this recipe takes about 30 minutes.
- Hearty: This is a fulfilling soup that is both tasty and filling, even for being a meatless recipe. It’ll hit all the spots!
- Simple: The Instant Pot tortellini soup uses only a few staple ingredients and since it uses the Instant Pot it is a breeze to make.
- Mess Free: You can never go wrong with a recipe that dirties only one pot.
Creamy Instant Pot Tortellini Soup Ingredients
For this recipe you will start with olive or avocado oil, minced garlic, 2 peeled and diced carrots, 2 diced celery ribs, and one large diced yellow onion. You will then need salt, basil, parsley, oregano, thyme, and pepper.
Lastly, you require 3 cups of broth (chicken or vegetable), a 15 ounce can of diced tomatoes with the juice, a 10-12 ounce package of tortellini, a half cup of heavy cream, and two cups of baby spinach. Optionally, shredded parmesan is a recommended addition for serving.
How to Make Tortellini Soup in the Instant Pot
Start the recipe by setting the Instant Pot to ‘saute’ mode and add your oil and let it heat up. When the oil is hot add in the minced garlic and let it cook for about minute or until it is fragrant. Next, add in the diced carrot, celery, and onions. Add in all of the seasonings and then stir it all together and combine.
Let it all cook for about 3 minutes and stir it around occasionally. Once the onion becomes translucent, pour in the broth and the diced tomatoes and stir.
Now place the lid onto the Instant Pot and make sure the valve is set to ‘sealing.’ Set it to manual high pressure for 2 minutes and start it up! The Instant Pot will take about 10 minutes to pressurize which will give you about 12 minutes of total time here.
Once the cook time is up, flip the valve and do a quick release. Remove the Instant Pot lid and switch it back to ‘saute’ mode. This is the part wher you get to add the tortellini and heavy cream! Do that and let it simmer together for about 4 minutes or until the tortellini is cooked.
Lastly, stir in the spinach. Add the shredded parmesan while serving if you have opted for that and any fresh cracked black pepper you desire. Your creamy tortellini soup is now complete!
Making Gluten Free Tortellini Soup:
Making this soup gluten free is as easy as swapping out the tortellini for a gluten free variety. Taste Republic makes a good one but you can use any of your favorite brands. They are fairly easy to find at major grocery stores.
Making Dairy Free Instant Pot Tortellini Soup
To make this recipe dairy free you start by swapping the heavy cream for coconut cream. Make sure to shake the can of coconut cream before opening! Other than that just make sure your tortellini is dairy free and use that instead. Kite Hill makes a good dairy free ricotta tortellini but you can use your favorite dairy free brand or just use a spinach tortellini instead.
Serving and Storing Instructions
Serve your tortellini soup with a garnish of shredded parmesan or fresh cracked black pepper. You can also use chopped parsley if you wish.
Storing this recipe is as easy as letting it cool to room temperature and placing it into an airtight container and refrigerating. Meal prep containers are a great option for this recipe too since you can’t go wrong with a pre portioned soup meal! This recipe will keep well for about 5 days in the refrigerater.
Other Soup Recipes You’ll Love!
- Instant Pot Lasagna Soup
- Creamy Potato Bacon Soup
- Italian White Bean Soup
- Vegan Creamy Vegetable Soup
- Slow Cooker Hamburger & Veggie Noodle Soup
PS. If you’ve made this recipe, don’t forget to rate this recipe and let me know in the comments how you liked it!
- 1 tablespoon olive oil or avocado oil
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 carrots, peeled and diced
- 2 ribs celery, diced
- 1 large yellow onion, diced
- 1/2–1 teaspoon salt, to taste
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 3 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
- 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes, with liquid
- 10–12-ounce package fresh cheese tortellini
- 1/2 cup heavy cream or coconut cream
- 2 cups baby spinach
- Shredded parmesan cheese for serving
- Set the instant pot to sauté mode and add in the oil. Once hot, add the minced garlic. Let the garlic cook for about 1 minute, until fragrant, and then add in the diced carrot, celery, onion and all seasonings. Stir to combine
- Cook for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent. Then add in the broth and diced tomatoes. Stir to combine
- Place the lid on the instant pot, place the valve to “sealing”, and set it to manual high pressure for 2 minutes. The instant pot will take about 10 minutes to come to pressure, for a cook time of 12 minutes
- Once done, do a quick release and remove the lid. Put the instant pot back onto sauté mode and add in the tortellini and heavy cream. Simmer for about 4 minutes, until the tortellini is cooked and hot
- Stir in the spinach and serve with shredded parmesan and additional black pepper if desired
- For dairy-free: use coconut cream and a tortellini with dairy free cheese like Kite Hill
- For gluten-free: use gluten free tortellini like Taste Republic
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