Chorizo Ham Kale Minestrone Winter Soup

Very easy winter soup

Chorizo Ham Kale Minestrone Winter Soup - Instant Pot

The meaning of minestrone, is a thick vegetable soup.  

It comes from Italy and dates to around the 2nd century BC when Rome conquered Italy.

This soup is great on chilly winter nights when the call for steaming bowls of soup is loud. 

This is a classic minestrone with hearty vegetables in a tomato-herb broth, finished with shavings of Parmesan cheese for a cozy winter dinner.

How is minestrone soup different from vegetable soup?

The main difference is the addition of a soup pasta and the use of parmesan cheese.

Ingredients for Chorizo Ham Kale Minestrone Winter Soup - Instant Pot

Prepare your vegetables and meats by cutting to the dimensions stated in the ingredients. 
Ingredients for minestrone soup

Chorizo Ham Kale Minestrone Winter Soup - Instant Pot



Put The Instant Pot to saute high when it says hot in the display add in the oil.

Then add the onions, celery, and carrots and cook for 3-5 minutes 
Stir carrots instant pot

Cook the garlic fennel and chilli 

With the Instant Pot still on saute.  

Next, add the garlic, fennel, and chili - stir and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
add fennel to instant pot

Prepare To Pressure Cook Minestrone

  

Add in the Rosemary, Tomato, Chicken Stock and cook for 10 minutes on high pressure and then do a quick release of pressure taking care to avoid the steam
add in chicken stock

Take Out The Rosemary of the Instant Pot

Take out the Rosemary.  

After the first cook - Look for any small rosemary leaves that have come off and use a teaspoon to get them out. 
stir instant pot

add in the rest of the ingredients - except the kale

Keep the kale separate.  

Add-In all the other ingredients including the soup pasta.

Give them a good stir.

Now add in all the other ingredients except the kale and pressure cooker for 2 minutes and again with a quick release of pressure.
add in soup pasta to pressure cooker

Cook the Kale 

Set The instant pot to saute again.  

Add the kale - simmer for 2-3 minutes to cook the kale.

Then taste the soup and season with salt, pepper, and sugar according to your taste.
cook kale in the instant pot

Ready To Serve Chorizo Ham Kale Minestrone Winter Soup - In a pressure cooker

This is a really easy recipe and very healthy with lots of vegetables.

ready to eat minestrone soup from a pressure cooker

What region of Italy is minestrone from?

It varies in Italy by season and by region: In the north, say Lombardy, minestrone might include pasta and winter squash. If you head further south, say to Tuscany, it is common to find cannellini beans and kale.

How do you add flavor to minestrone soup?

A common way to add flavor is with Chicken stock or broth. Adding extra herbs like Rosemary will also add more flavor.

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instant pot minestrone soup

Chorizo Ham Kale Minestrone Winter Soup

  • Author: Rosie
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Chorizo Ham Kale Minestrone Winter Soup - Healthy and Hearty and very easy to make.


Scale

Ingredients

1 chorizo sausage  chopped into ¼ inch  2cm pieces  (approx 125g or 4 oz)

7 oz Ham chopped into ¼ inch  2cm pieces - 200g

1 tablespoon Olive Oil

1 large onion - (approx 200g or 6 oz) chopped finely

1 courgette medium (¼ inch,  2cm)

1 carrot medium (approx 125g or 4 oz) cut into medium pieces ( ¼ inch,  2cm)

2 celery stalks (approx 300g 10 oz) cut into ( ¼ inch,  2cm)

3 cloves garlic

2 teaspoons fennel seeds

½ teaspoon chili flakes

1 can tomatoes ( 400g 12 oz)

1 can chickpeas ( 400g 12 oz)

4 cups chicken stock (1l)

2 oz soup pasta(60g) - we used Orzo Pasta

1 tablespoon sugar according to your taste

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

¼ bunch kale or cavolo nero (100g or 3.5 oz) stripped and chopped coarsely

½ cup grated parmesan

2 sprigs of rosemary


Instructions

  1. Prepare your vegetables and meats by cutting to the dimensions stated in the ingredients.
  2. Put The Instant Pot to saute high when it says hot in the display add in the oil
  3. Then add the onions, celery, and carrots and cook for 3-5 minutes
  4. Next add the garlic, fennel and chilli - stir and cook for another 2-3 minutes
  5. Add in the Rosemary, Tomato, Chicken Stock and cook for 10 minutes on high pressure and then do a quick release of pressure taking care to avoid the steam 
  6. Take out the rosemary
  7. Now add in all the other ingredients except the kale and pressure cooker for 2 minutes and again with a quick release of pressure.
  8. Set The instant pot to saute again and add the kale - simmer for 2-3 minutes to cook the kale
  9. Then taste the soup and season with salt, pepper, sugar and even more chilli according to your taste.

 


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