Tomato Pasta Soup

This soup is comforting and yummy. I have served it up to my family, including my parents, and they all gave it the thumbs up. This is a recipe to make in the instant pot. The spiral wholemeal pasta keeps its shape under pressure, so I don't recommend using white pasta in this recipe.


Here is a link to the Instant Pot that I have (I have and recommend the 8 litre): Instant Pot 8 litre on Amazon (This is an affiliate link).



Ingredients


Serves 4-6


2 onions, finely diced

2 large carrots

1 small sweet potato (2 cups), peeled and diced

2 cups chopped cauliflower

1 cup frozen peas or fresh green beans, sliced

400g can condensed tomato soup

400g can chopped tomatoes

400g can (1 1/2 cups cooked) red kidney beans, drained

2 cups dried wholemeal spiral pasta

2 kale leaves, finely chopped (optional)

4 cups water

1-2 tablespoons chicken-style stock powder (I use Massel brand)

2 tsp dried basil

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp dried mixed herbs

1 tsp garlic powder

Salt and pepper to taste


Instant Pot Method

  1. Add all the ingredients to the pot and stir well.

  2. Seal and set to pressure cook for 3 minutes.

  3. At the end of cooking, allow the pressure to drop naturally for 15 minutes, then release remaining pressure manually.

  4. Serve immediately.