Pressure Cooker Vegetable Soup is one of those recipes that you can customize to use what you have on hand! It's quick, simple, & delicious!
I love soup. I especially love my mom's soups. Mom would spend 1-2 days developing the flavor in her soups and you tasted her love in every bite.
You can make this soup in any pressure cooker and the instructions should be the same. If you want to check out another great soup in the Ninja Foodi, this recipe for Clam Chowder is delicious!
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Can I use different Vegetables in this Pressure Cooker Vegetable Soup?
Absolutely! You can omit or add any type of vegetables you like, just keep these few tips in mind so you know when to add the vegetables you want.
Root veggies such as carrots, turnips, rutabaga, parsnips are all great additions to this soup and can withstand the 30-minute pressure cook time, so go ahead and add them in the beginning.
Vegetables with short cooking times, like zucchini, squash, and eggplant should be added after the pressure cook time. Use the sauté function on the Ninja Foodi to cook them for a few minutes until they are the desired tenderness.
Spinach has an even shorter cook time and I recommend adding that in after the pressure cooking time and simply stir it around in the soup and the heat of the soup will cook the spinach in no time.
Can I use different beans?
The 15 bean blend that I get is Hurst's HamBeens and it contains, among others, pinto beans, lima beans, and small kidney beans.
Just keep in mind that if you use larger beans you might need to add an additional 5 minutes or so to the cook time.
Black Beans cook in 30 minutes, so they are a good choice as well.
You can even leave out the beans, but if you do that, reduce your liquid to 2 cups. You may also want to reduce the spices a bit.
How can I customize this soup?
The thing I love the most about this soup is how easy it is switch it up and basically have a different soup. Here are some of my suggestions:
* All of these suggestions are to be added after the pressure cooking time*
Add diced cooked ham to make a ham and bean vegetable soup.
Add leftover taco meat and a few dashes of hot sauce to make a quick taco soup.
Add shredded chicken, cumin, smoked paprika, and chipotle powder for a quick chicken tortilla soup.
Add leftover beef for a vegetable beef soup.
The possibilities are endless!
Can I Freeze the Leftovers?
Absolutely! This Pressure Cooker Vegetable Soup freezes very well. Just let it cool completely before putting in freezer containers to avoid steam inside the container that can lead to freezer burn.
You can store the vegetable soup in the freezer for 3-6 months.
To reheat the frozen soup, I recommend putting it in a 6" or 8" Fat Daddio Cake pan on the rack of the Ninja Foodi with 2 cups of water in the inner pot. Use the steam function for 20 minutes and your soup will be thawed, warmed and ready to eat. Don't forget to leave the black valve to vent when steaming.
Let's make a batch of Pressure Cooker Vegetable Soup!
Seriously, I don't think I've ever made a soup this easily!
Dice the onion and celery into 1/2" dices. Peel and slice the carrots into 1/4" slices.
Add all of the ingredients to the inner pot of your pressure cooker. Give a stir.
Put the pressure lid on and set the pressure to high for 30 minutes. Make sure your valve is to the seal position. When the time is up, allow the soup to natural release for 3-6 minutes. Manually release the remaining pressure.
Stir. Serve & Enjoy!
Pressure Cooker Vegetable Soup
- 1 cup 15 bean mix dry
- 4 cups water
- 1/2 Tbsp minors vegetable base
- 1 cup onion diced
- 14.5 ounces fire roasted tomatoes
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp basil dried leaves
- 1 tsp thyme dried leaves
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 lb carrots sliced
- 2 celery
- 12 ounces corn frozen
- 12 ounces peas frozen
- 12 ounces green beans frozen
- Peel and slice carrots into 1/4" slices. Dice onion and celery to 1/2-1" dice. Rinse the beans
- Combine all ingredients into the inner pot of the Ninja Foodi and stir. Put on the pressure lid and make sure the valve is to seal. Pressure cook on high for 30 minutes.
- When the 30 minutes is up, allow to natural release for 3-6 minutes and then manually release the remaining pressure.
- Serve and Enjoy!
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ABOUT THE RECIPE AUTHOR, LOUISE LONG
Louise is a full-time recipe creator and food blogger @ The Salted Pepper. She has over 30 years of experience with cooking and recipe development. She owned a restaurant for several years and was a full-time RN until retiring to blog full time.
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