Instant Pot Soup with Sausage And Rotini

For all you soup and instant pot lovers, I give you an easy and deliciously deceiving instant pot soup, loaded with flavour and yes, nutrition!

It’s true, I love soup and I used to love my instant pot. The truth is, during the pandemic, the instant pot has remained in my storage…hardly being used.

I think I found a reason to bring it back out for these colder, soup, weather months.

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The poor disowned instant pot.

I was wondering why I wanted an appliance so bad only to have it stored away now, and I realized that I mainly used it for things that I didn’t have time to simmer or defrost on days where I didn’t pre-plan a meal or days I was running from school to hockey practice to ballet to the gym and back.

Wow, side note, that was crazy. 

The truth is, I think I lost my need for the instant pot. I suddenly didn’t need meals on an “instant” and I started making palau (chicken and rice) on the stove again, we had time so I pre-planned a lot of meals.

Even soups, I actually primarily slow-cook on the stove. Having said that, I recalled a killer chicken and tomatoes soup that my daughter actually ate when I was on my 23-day program earlier in the year…it was a slow-cooked tomato soup with pieces of chicken, a small amount of vinegar and spices and it was delicious.

Now, my daughter has been asking a lot about soups, such as ramen or Maggi noodles, and Lipton chicken soup. While I am ok with that once in a while, I honestly don’t want to be my soup in a rush to be instant noodles and processed stuff too often.

So…instant pot re-entered our lives.

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And a killer instant pot soup recipe was born.

Here is the recipe, but feel free to use the pasta noodle of your choice: elbow macaroni, penne, farfalle, all work great!

If you do not eat meat, you can use a veggie burger patty (chopped), in place of a sausage, or ground round.

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Instant Pot Soup with Sausage and Rotini

A perfect warming soup for cold weather, that you can make in a hurry! Dust off the instant pot, this soup is worth it.
Course Soup


  • Instant Pot


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 4 Italian chicken sausages chopped
  • 2 cups tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup rotini pasta dry
  • 3 cups chicken broth or bone broth
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar leave out if you don't like tartness


  • Put your Instant pot on saute mode.
  • Add the oil, onion, garlic, cumin, and sausage. Saute until the sausage has slightly browned and the onions are translucent (turning clear).
  • Press stop/cancel on the instant pot.
  • Add all of the remaining ingredients (yup, dump them in).
  • Close and turn on the pot to cook for 15min, high pressure is fine.
  • Once vented, adjust your seasonings with salt and pepper as you wish.
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