Instant Pot Italian Wedding Soup is the soup pressure cooker recipe that you have been looking for! So easy and so delicious, your family will love this take on the classic Italian Wedding Soup recipe, made even better and faster in the Instant Pot!
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Instant Pot Italian Wedding Soup makes me so happy. Is that weird to say a soup makes me happy? Well, after you try it, I think you’ll agree! This Instant Pot soup recipe could not be more delicious, and with the ease of the Instant Pot, could not be easier or faster.
Italian Wedding Soup has always been a favorite of mine. We have a local restaurant that serves the most delicious wedding soup with flavorful meatballs, veggies, and lots of egg in the broth. It is always my favorite soup to order there! We don’t have soup all that often at home because I never start early enough in the day to let it simmer and develop flavor, but with the Instant Pot, you can speed up that simmer stage and get a flavorful soup, in a quarter of the time!
I love the mixture of meatballs and chicken in this soup. To save even more time, I like to use a rotisserie chicken. The meatballs steam so nicely in the broth and you get moist, flavorful mini meatballs. Make sure to use a lean ground beef so the fat doesn’t cook out into your soup.
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I used the ground round that I received in my delivery to make the meatballs in this Instant Pot Italian Wedding Soup. I am super picky about my ground beef and this one definitely fits my quality check! It is flavorful and not super greasy and isn’t that weird unnatural reddish pink color that you find in grocery store meat.
How to make Italian Wedding Soup in the Instant Pot
Instant Pot Italian Wedding Soup
For the Meatballs:
- 1 lb ground round or extra lean ground beef
- 1/4 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp pepper
For the Soup:
- 64 oz chicken broth
- 6 oz orzo noodles
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
- 8 oz frozen spinach
- 1 cup diced chicken breast cooked
- 2 eggs beaten
- salt and pepper to taste
Add all meatball ingredients to a mixing bowl. Mix well with hands until all ingredients are incorporated. Roll 1/2 tsp. amounts of meat mixture into meatballs. Set on a baking sheet. Once rolled, stick in the freezer while you prepare the other ingredients. Freeze for 10 minutes.
Add chicken broth, spinach, and orzo noodles to the Instant Pot. Stir well. Add meatballs and stir. Put on lid and turn to sealed. Turn cook time to 4 minutes on manual pressure.
Let cook for four minutes and then quick release pressure. Release pressure slowly, in short bursts, to avoid broth coming through the release valve. Remove lid and add cooked chicken and parmesan cheese. Stir well.
Slowly drizzle in egg and stir as it hits the broth. It should cook instantly. Taste and add more salt and pepper as needed. Serve immediately.
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