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Instant Pot Italian Wedding Soup

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My Instant Pot Italian Wedding Soup recipe comes together quickly for those authentic low and slow-simmered taste. If you are a fan of Italian Wedding Soup than you have to try my Instant Pot version. Loaded with hearty chicken, meatballs, carrots, celery, and more. It all comes together for a soul-warming soup. 

My whole family loves Italian wedding soup, and if you love ordering it at your favorite restaurant, don’t wait for another second to pass to make my recipe. You will find it taste even better than ordering in, but best of all you can serve up a bowl, turn on your favorite show, and relax in the quiet of your home. 


Instant Pot Italian Wedding Soup

Outstanding Instant Pot Italian Wedding Soup Recipe 

Now I get it if you are saying enough with all the Instant Pot recipes! I totally get it, but you all have to hear me out. My Instant Pot shaves so much time off my time in the kitchen, without taking away any flavor. The Instant Pot makes even richer and more flavorful dishes in my eyes. 

If you have ever made wedding soup, you know it can be a good amount of work and slightly time-consuming. Then you have to simmer that gorgeous soup to really marry and blend the flavors. Because the Instant Pot is a pressure cooker it reaches high pressure and heats your soup quickly.

In that, you are able to cook your Italian wedding soup so much faster. After you do a release and open the lid, you have a soup that practically made itself. 

Instant Pot Italian Wedding Soup

What Kind of Pasta is in Italian Wedding Soup

You are welcome to use your favorite pasta. A lot of times you will see people reaching for an orzo, acini di pepe, fusilli, cavatelli pasta. But, any pasta can work if you don’t have that on hand. 

More Instant Pot Soups for you to enjoy.

Buffalo chicken soup, Panera’s Copy Cat Broccoli and Cheddar Soup Instant Pot Potato Soup


Is Italian Wedding Soup Italian

Shockingly, no. Italian wedding soup is from Spain. And to shock you, even more, the soup doesn’t have to do anything with an actual marriage. This hearty soup gets its name from the marrying of flavors that are used to make the soup. 

Can You Freeze Italian Wedding Soup 


Pour into serving size bowls or even a freezer bag and remove the air. Then freeze for up to 3 months and just warm up in your Instant Pot or on the stove top. Just make sure you freeze properly so it last. 

What Is Escarole 

Escarole is a deep rich green that is similar to spinach or kale. This is the classic green many reach for in Italian Wedding Soup but you can always use kale if your store doesn’t carry escarole. You will find it offers a bitter flavor and as it cooks it becomes wilted and hearty. 

How Healthy is Escarole

By adding this into your soup, you are gaining a lot of benefits. Escarole is wonderful for boosting your immunity, full of antioxidants, Vitamin C, and this leafy green is also wonderful for your skin. 

Give this hearty and savory Italian wedding soup a try today. Once you make it in the Instant Pot you will never look back to any other way. 

Instant Pot Italian Wedding Soup


Instant Pot Italian Wedding Soup

Instant Pot Italian Wedding Soup

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

My Instant Pot Italian Wedding Soup recipe comes together quickly for those authentic low and slow-simmered taste. If you are a fan of Italian Wedding Soup than you have to try my Instant Pot version. 


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 2 stalks chopped celery
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 pound chicken breast
  • 1 pound meatballs, 1" meatballs
  • 1 head Escarole or fresh spinach
  • 1 cup orzo pasta
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tbsp parm cheese


  1. Place your pot on saute. 
  2. Add olive oil, chopped onions, minced garlic, and celery
  3. Cook on saute for 2-3 minutes until onions are soft
  4. Add Chicken Broth, Chicken breast, and Meatballs. 
  5. Place on manual high pressure for 10 minutes
  6. Do a Quick Release
  7. Remove chicken and Shred 
  8. Place back in the pot.
  9. Add Chopped Escarole and pasta 
  10. Place pot on manual high pressure for an additional 2 minutes
  11. Do a quick release. 
  12. in a small bowl wisk together 2 eggs and parm cheese. 
  13. Stir the mixture into your soup while the soup is still hot. Don't worry your eggs will be cooked from the heat of the soup. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 295Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 778mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 25g

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  1. Hi there. I’m new to the instant pot. I have made 3 dishes so far and 2 were from your site!! My question to you is about your Italian wedding soup. When you say NPR is that until the pin drops or only for a set time then do a quick release. Soup turned out great, the total cooking time start to finish was 2 hrs 53 mins. With the NPR times being 16 mins and then 50 mins. Thanks for your info. Dan.

  2. Hi! We are trying this recipe tonight! Can you tell me when the carrots should be added? We put in for the first 10 minutes of cooking? It’s in the pot now but for the future!

      1. You might want to update the recipe. I followed it and almost missed putting the carrots in since they’re not in the instructions.

        I made it tonight for my lunch tomorrow. Can’t wait to try it!

        1. FYI – Adding the celery (I forgot that in step one too) and the carrots in the 2 minute cooking period still cooks them just fine. I caved and had a small bowl tonight instead of waiting for lunch tomorrow. Delicious!

  3. The flavor was great, however, I needed to increase the Chicken Broth (Better Than Bouillon) from 4 cups to 8 cups as the soup was way too thick for my taste. I ended up with a total of 14 cups of a very delicious soup.

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