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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22 thoughts on “Instant Pot Italian Wedding Soup”
4 minutes?! That’s amazing! It looks delicious like all of your recipes!
Yes! 4 minute cook time! And everyone had seconds 🙂 Thanks Meg!
This looks sooooo delicious!!! I’ll have to get my pressure cooker out and give it a try. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Lydi!! The pressure cooker is my dinner time savior!
I keep telling myhusband that there should be an onine food delivery service because I hate food shopping! I had no idea this existed, I will definitely be checking it out!! Pinning!
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Can you make this on the stove or crockpot I don’t have a pressure cooker
You definitely can! For stove top, I would add your broth and meatballs. Bring to a simmer and cover. Let cook 15-20 minutes or until meatballs are no longer pink inside. You could boil the orzo in a separate pot and then add to the soup once the meatballs are done and also add the spinach then as well and then just finish the recipe as directed. I probably wouldn’t cook the soup in the crock pot. I would worry that the noodles would get too mushy.
I just made this in the Instant Pot — in fact, I ate two bowls of it! So flavorful and very easy to put together. My husband can’t wait to try it when he gets home. Unfortunately, I can’t guarantee there will be any left. LOL Thanks for this great recipe — I’ll definitely be making this again!
I am so glad you liked it and thank you so much for letting me know!! Getting feedback on my recipes is my favorite part of blogging! I hope your husband gets at least a bite or two 🙂
This wedding soup was delicious! The only change I made was to add about 14 oz. orzo pasta instead of 6 ounces since I like the extra pasta in my soup. I didn’t have any chicken to add but that didn’t matter. This soup is a keeper!
I’m so glad you liked it Rick! That sounds yummy with lots of pasta in it!
Hi, can you use fresh endive or escarole instead of frozen spinach?
You sure can! Kale works well too!
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