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Instant Pot Italian Sausage Kale Soup

Instant Pot Italian Sausage Kale Soup

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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant pot sausage soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Rika Livingston

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage you may also use a hot Italian sausage
  • 32 oz Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium-sized onion (chopped)
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/4 cup chopped leek
  • 3 cups chopped Lacinato kale (with or without stems)
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste add more according to your liking
  • 2-3 Roma tomatoes chopped ( I used only 2 plum tomatoes for less acidic broth)
  • 2 large carrots (small diced)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 10 oz canned white beans (cannellini beans) (remove liquid and rinse) - Add more according to your liking

Instructions

  • Turn on the Instant Pot and se to the "saute" setting. When it is hot add sausage and let it sit for one minute, then start breaking it into small pieces or bits. Keep turning and cooking for 2 minutes.
    Instant Pot Italian Sausage Kale Soup
  • Put the sausage to the side of the pot, add cooking oil and cook onion until fragrant.
    Instant Pot Italian Sausage Kale Soup
  • Add garlic and leek, then cook for about 15 seconds. Give sausage, onion, garlic, and leek a quick stir and change the instant pot setting to "Warm/Off".
    Instant Pot Italian Sausage Kale Soup
  • Add chopped tomatoes, tomato paste, chicken broth, dried basil, (optional) dried Italian seasoning, chopped kale and diced carrots into the pot.
    Instant Pot Italian Sausage Kale Soup
  • Set the instant pot to "Manual" and give it a cooking time of 3 minutes.
  • When it's done, allow it to release pressure naturally for about 1 minute, then slowly release all remaining pressure.
    Instant Pot Italian Sausage Kale Soup
  • Add the cannellini beans, salt/pepper to taste and give it a quick stir. Adjust seasoning if needed.
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