~ These Instant Pot vegetable soup recipes capitalize on pressure cookers’ ability to create deeply flavorful, veggie-loaded soups in a fraction of the time it might otherwise take. Gorgeous, nourishing, antioxidant-packed comfort food … in a jiffy! Yay, Instant Pot! Whether you’re looking specifically for a vegan soup recipe, or maybe need a vegetarian version … or just love ya some veggies … we’ve got seriously drool-worthy ideas here! ~
Pressure cookers like the Instant Pot gets lots of attention for the magic they create with tough cuts of meat, rendering them deliciously fall-apart tender.
But that magic doesn’t end with keeping carnivores happy!
The same principles that make a great beef stew can be applied to create an amazing vegan soup, too. Hey there, you tough and impenetrable butternut squash … meet my new friend, Instant Pot …
Plus, the technique of pressure cooking not only makes tough things tender, but also creates deep, long-simmered flavors in very little time, so it’s a perfect technique for making soup. No need to keep a pot burbling slowly away on the stove all day. (Because exactly how many days do you have when you can allow that leisurely process to happen?!?) Nope! Soup’s ready and dinner’s on the table in no time … thank you, Instant Pot friend!
As it happens, most of these vegetable soups are vegetarian, and most are actually even vegan soup recipes, but we’ve tried to note for you a few places where you might have to swap ingredients if you’re trying to keep things strictly vegan or vegetarian.
Oh – and if you’re not following a specifically vegan or vegetarian diet (maybe you just love easy Instant Pot comfort food recipes, like me!) … then you might also like to check out:
- Easy Instant Pot Chicken Soup Recipes
- Instant Pot Chili Recipes (including chicken, turkey, beef, and yep – even some vegan and vegetarian recipes, too!)
- Tips for Healthier Instant Pot Beef Stew Recipes (plus chicken, vegetarian and seafood stews)
But without further ado, let’s dive into what brought you here today in the first place … VEGGIES! In all their wonderful, comfort-food-glory in these …
Intant Pot Vegetable Soup Recipes
Family-Favorite Instant Pot Sweet Potato Soup (vegetarian option) from Two Healthy Kitchens
Note: Simply following the optional suggestion of swapping vegetable broth for chicken broth will make this recipe vegetarian.
Instant Pot Potato Soup (vegan) from Bintu at Recipes from a Pantry
Instant Pot Black Bean Soup (vegan and vegetarian option) from Two Healthy Kitchens
Instant Pot Lentil Soup (vegan) from Marina at Yummy Mummy Kitchen
Instant Pot Butternut Squash Apple Ginger Soup (vegan) from Marie at Yay! For Food
Instant Pot Minestrone Soup (vegetarian/vegan: see note) from Julia at Happy Foods Tube
Note: Julia calls for vegetable or chicken stock, but be sure to use vegetable stock if you specifically want this to be vegetarian. And, if you’d like it to be vegan, you wouldn’t add the optional parmesan cheese (although she highly recommends it).
Instant Pot Carrot Soup (vegan) from April at April Golightly
Instant Pot Sweet Potato Kale Soup (vegan) from Sandy at Simply Happy Foodie
Beta Carotene Booster Vegetable & Red Lentil Soup (vegan) from Khushboo at Carve Your Craving
Instant Pot Hearty Vegetable and Brown Rice Soup (vegan) from Marie at Yay! For Food
Instant Pot Borsch (vegan) from Julia at Imagelicious
Instant Pot Detox Turmeric Veggie Soup (vegan: see note) from Nikki at Tastythin
Note: Nikki calls for vegetable or chicken broth, but be sure to use vegetable broth if you want this to be vegan.
Instant Pot Minestrone Soup (vegetarian) from Catalina at Sweet & Savory Meals
Note that, for a twist, Catalina suggests you could swap out the spinach and use kale instead. And you know we love her suggestion to choose whole-wheat pasta for a nutrition boost!
Instant Pot Tomato Soup (vegetable but not vegetarian) from Renee at Raising Generation Nourished
Instant Pot Taco Soup (vegetarian) from Cindy at Vegetarian Mamma
Instant Pot Butternut Squash and Cauliflower Soup (vegan) from Celia at Chicago Jogger
Instant Pot Tips and Resources
In case you missed it, this past month has officially been “Instant Pot Month” here at THK, as we all got up to speed together, starting from the very, very beginning. If you’re still a little perplexed by some of the Instant Pot’s features and functions, you might want to check out the informational articles in our Instant Pot Series thus far:
- What Is an Instant Pot? (Maybe not as obvious as it sounds, with all those features and functions!)
- What Can You Do with an Instant Pot? (And what CAN’T you??)
- Which Instant Pot to Buy (After hours researching and choosing my own new baby, I’ve got tips to help you make the decision that’s right for you and your own family.)
And stay tuned … because more Instant Pot tips and recipes are already in the queue and coming your way!