How to make Italian wedding soup in the Pressure Cooker.

Hi there friends, welcome to Home pressure cooking.  Today I am sharing a simple and tasty Italian Wedding soup.

This was one of my favorite soups growing up as a kid. I had two Italian Aunts that I swear would compete against one another as to who was the better cook. I admit, it was my Aunt Julie who was the better cook. Her meatballs couldn’t be beat. I can still smell her kitchen all these years later. It was my favorite memory of going to her home on Sundays. Not to mention, she was just an awesome Aunt. Swore like a trooper though, even in front of me as a child. Clearly I am not damaged from the cussing. In fact, I may have picked up that trait on occasion.

Let’s make some Italian wedding soup in the pressure cooker today. YUM!~

Italian wedding soup in the Instant Pot

How to make Italian wedding soup in the Pressure Cooker

Italian Wedding soup



  • 32 oz. box Organic chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cup carrots
  • 2 cups celery
  • 6 links Italian sausage
  • 1 bag fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 lb mini pasta (pastina) preferably, mini ditalini or mini bow ties YOU want small pasta for this recipe
  • 1 bunch green scallions
  • rosemary to taste
  • thyme to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese to taste
  • OPTIONAL canned diced tomatoes


  • First chop your carrots,, celery, green onion and sausage. Sausage should be in bite size pieces.
    On the bottom of your pressure cooker lightly drizzle olive oil.  
    Saute sausage until golden brown.
    Add chicken broth and cup of water to the pot. If you are opting for the canned diced tomatoes, you would add them along in this step.
    Turn pot on soup or High Pressure Manual for 15 minute.. When complete Quick release
    You can then add in your pasta, carrots, celery, green onions, half of bag of spinach and seasonings. Be sure it is covered with all the liquid.
    Turn your pot on manual mode, close lid and set to 4 minutes. Let QR.
    Put in bowl, top with cheese, and ENJOY. Don't forget the crusty Italian bread.

If you are ambitious enough to make mini meatballs in lieu of using the Italian sausage, you certainly can do that. Again, it is depending on your time and effort. Traditionally this recipe does use meatballs. Did you know where the name Italian Wedding soup came from?

The term “wedding soup” comes from the Italian language phrase “minestra maritata” (“married soup”), which is a reference to the flavor produced by the combination/”marriage” of greens and the meat.

It is said that this soup was traditionally served at Italian Weddings for the purpose of giving the new bride and groom energy for the evening ahead:) You can use your own imagination there HA!

I hope you enjoy this simple and tasty recipe and perhaps your family can start a new soup Sunday on the menu. You can gear up for the week ahead. You need your energy.

How to make Italian wedding soup in the Pressure Cooker

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