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Instant Pot Tortellini Soup


This Instant Pot Tortellini soup is easy to make, and it’s extra flavorful and cozy! This recipe makes the perfect family-friendly meal effortlessly, and all it takes is less than 30 minutes with minimum prep time.

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two white bowls filled with soup with tortellini and greens

Recipe Features

  • Made in one pot with minimum ingredients. When you are out of ideas about what to cook, this recipe will save the day!
  • This comforting soup has it all: protein, carbs, and veggies.
  • Instant pot tortellini is loved by many, including picky eaters.

Key Ingredients

tabletop with ingredients to make soup with tortellini

Ingredient Notes

Fresh Tortellini. I used Porcini mushroom tortellini.
Ground beef.
Onion. Choose sweet Vidalia Onion for a milder flavor.
Fresh spinach, cut off the stems if they are too long.
Fire-roasted diced tomatoes, make sure the can is without added salt.
Spices: Italian seasoning, garlic powder, lemon juice, salt.

How to Make It

Step 1. Gather the ingredients. Dice onions small. Set Instant pot to “saute” setting, add a tablespoon of ghee. Once the ghee is heated, add diced onions and cook till soft.

frying diced onions in the instant pot

Step 2. Add the ground beef to the onions. Cook till no longer pink, using a wooden spoon to stir and break large chunks of meat. Once cooked, turn the “saute” button off. 

instant pot with ground beef and tomatoes

Step 3. Add diced tomatoes, water, tortellini, sprinkle with spices, gently stir. 

instant pot set for 2 minutes on high pressure

Step 4. Cover Instant Pot with lid, seal, and set the timer for 2 minutes on high pressure. It will take approximately 10 minutes for pressure to build.

instant pot with cooked tortellini

Step 5. Once the timer is up and you hear the beeping sound, do a manual pressure release. Open the pot, add spinach, and stir. Taste and adjust the salt.

instant pot with cooked tortellini and leafy greens

Step 6. Serve with your favorite toppings: grated cheese, a dollop of yogurt, or sour cream.

two bowls filled with soup with tortellini

Tips For Success

  • This instant pot soup is heavy on tortellini, just how my family likes it. You can reduce the tortellini amount and only use one package if you desire.
  • It’s important not to overcook tortellini, do not let it sit in the sealed instant pot longer. Release the pressure once the timer is up.
  • Keep it flavorful, taste at the end and adjust the seasoning; add more salt if needed or acid (lemon juice).
  • Serve right away. The tortellini’s texture is not forgiving, and this dish doesn’t store well, so it’s better to enjoy it right away.
  • If you want to make creamy tortellini soup, add a cup of heavy cream at the end.
  • Topping ideas: crashed tortillas chips, fresh herbs, freshly grated cheese, even croutons! And don’t forget to add a dollop of sour cream or yogurt!

Variations

You can come up with so many variations when making tortellini soup in an instant pot; here are a few tips:

  • Choose different kinds of tortellini; just make sure to use fresh from the refrigerator section at the store.
  • Try with different protein: ground turkey, sweet Italian sausage.
  • Experiment with other leafy greens: chard, kale, bok choy.
  • Add more spices: fresh garlic, thyme, rosemary, smoked paprika, a splash of coconut aminos instead of lemon juice.
  • If you are a spicy food lover, add some red chili flakes.
  • I used water as a liquid; feel free to use vegetable stock or chicken broth to make it even more flavorful.
a white bowl with colorful soup with tortellini

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Instant Pot Tortellini Soup

Natalia-Flavorful Home
This Instant Pot Tortellini soup is easy to make and extra flavorful! It makes the perfect family-friendly meal effortlessly and in less than 30 minutes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 307 kcal

Equipment

  • instant pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 1 ground beef
  • 1 diced tomatoes fire-roasted kind
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 18 oz Porcini mushroom tortellini (two 9oz packages)
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 cups spinach

Instructions
 

  • Gather the ingredients. Dice onions small. Set Instant pot to "saute" setting, add a tablespoon of ghee. Once the ghee is heated, add diced onions and cook till soft.
  • Add the ground beef to the onions. Cook till no longer pink, using a wooden spoon to stir and break large chunks of meat. Turn the "saute" button off. 
  • Add diced tomatoes, water, tortellini, sprinkle with spices, gently stir. 
  • Cover Instant Pot with lid, seal, and set the timer for 2 minutes on high pressure. It will take approximately 10 minutes for pressure to build.
  • Once the timer is up and you hear the beeping sound, do a manual pressure release. Open the pot, add spinach, and stir. Taste and adjust the salt.
  • Serve with your favorite toppings: grated cheese, a dollop of yogurt, or sour cream.

Notes

This instant pot soup is heavy on tortellini. You can reduce the tortellini amount and only use one package if you desire.
It’s important not to overcook tortellini, do not let it sit in the sealed instant pot longer. Release the pressure once the timer is up.
Keep it flavorful, taste at the end and adjust the seasoning; add more salt if needed or acid (lemon juice).
Serve right away. The tortellini’s texture is not forgiving, and this dish doesn’t store well, so it’s better to enjoy it right away.
If you want to make creamy tortellini soup, add a cup of heavy cream at the end.
Topping ideas: crashed tortillas chips, fresh herbs like dill, freshly grated cheese, even croutons! And don’t forget to add a dollop of sour cream or yogurt!

Nutrition

Calories: 307kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 14gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 883mgPotassium: 289mgFiber: 5gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 1499IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 186mgIron: 4mg
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Natalia | Flavorful home
Natalia is a recipe developer, food photographer, and home cook. She started Flavorful Home to document easy real food recipes perfect for busy families. She loves creating flavorful and nutritious meals while keeping the cooking process simple and joyful!

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