I’m loving this recipe for Instant Pot Tortellini Soup! It comes out so rich and creamy, and, made in your pressure cooker, it is soooo easy! It is all made in one pot, so no messy clean up makes this a great option for busy weeknight dinners! Tender Tortellini Pasta is mixed with onion, garlic, tomatoes and spinach, it’s enough to warm you up on even the coldest days! While this meatless soup makes a great vegetarian dish, I’ve also added instructions to add chicken to it as well.
Don’t Forget About A Good Soup Recipe!
When looking for a quick and easy dinner recipe for a busy weekday night, I often overlook soup options. I sometimes think of soup as anything but a main dish. But, if it is thick and hearty enough, it can make a great dinner option for any occasion. This is especially true if you pair it with a nice, crusty bread to sop up all of the yummy juices. Yes please!
As we are turning the corner of the seasons and finally getting out of winter, I’m looking back at some of the delicious soup recipes that we’ve made in the past couple months, like our Butternut Squash Soup and our Crockpot Corn Chowder with Ham and Potato. I came across this Instant Pot recipe for Tortellini soup and thought that I just had to share it!
Instant Pot Tortellini Soup
I love this recipe because there are just a handful of common ingredients and it’s so easy to make! That’s the Instant Pot for ya! One of the best things about an Instant Pot is that you make everything right in that one pot, so clean up is a breeze! This recipe yields 4 servings and is perfect for our family.
Can You Add Meat To This Soup?
Absolutely! Chicken or Italian Sausage would work great!
CHICKEN: just add 1.5 lbs of chicken to the soup when you add the vegetable broth and tomatoes, just before you close to lid to cook. You can use either boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs, whichever you prefer. Put the chicken into the pressure cooker whole and, when done cooking, cut them up and put them back in when you put the cooking cream in.
ITALIAN SAUSAGE: Simply crumble your sausage and saute it with the onion and garlic.
What Is “Cooking Cream”? Do You Need To Use It?
We did use cooking cream in our recipe. Cooking Cream (also called Culinary Cream) is a great option to use in Pressure Cookers because it is stabilized to withstand high temperatures without curdling. If you have plain old Heavy Whipping Cream on hand, that will work too. I’ve used this often in other Instant Pot Recipes and it’s worked out fine. If you are looking for a vegan friendly, non-dairy option, I’ve also used Full Fat Coconut Milk as well!
I hope you enjoy this Instant Pot Tortellini Soup! I’d love to know how it turned out for you after you make it. Let me know in the comments!
Instant Pot Tortellini Soup
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 3 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp Italian spice
- 4 cups tortellini
- 6 oz. fresh spinach
- 5 cups vegetable broth
- 30 oz. crushed tomatoes
- 1 cup cooking cream
Set Instant Pot to its saute setting and heat olive oil in inner pot.
Add onion and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Add tomato paste and toss for another 2-3 minutes.
Add ground cumin and Italian spice and mix.
Turn off the saute function and add tortellini and fresh spinach.
Follow by adding vegetable broth and crushed tomatoes.
Attach lid to the Instant Pot and set on high pressure for 10 minutes.
Once time is up, release the pressure.
Remove lid from the Instant Pot and stir in cooking cream.
Serve in individual bowls and enjoy.
Adding chicken to just about any Instant Pot recipe is always a breeze. For this recipe, just add 1.5 lbs of chicken to the soup when you add the vegetable broth and tomatoes, just before you close to lid to cook. You can use either boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs, whichever you prefer. Put the chicken into the pressure cooker whole and, when done cooking, cut them up and put them back in when you put the cooking cream in.