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Instant Pot Italian Wedding Soup

Recipe, video and photography provided by Heinen’s partner, Chef Billy Parisi.

Say goodbye to the days of standing over a hot stove! This homemade Italian Wedding Soup comes together in an instant with all of the traditional and beloved flavors.

Wedding soup in bowl
Instant Pot Italian Wedding Soup



For the Meatballs

  • 1 lb. of ground beef
  • 1 lb. of ground pork
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 ½ cups breadcrumbs
  • ½ onion, peeled and small diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Soup

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, peeled and small diced
  • 4 stalks of celery, medium diced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and medium diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • ¾ cup acini di pepe pasta
  • 10 cups chicken stock
  • 4 cups packed baby spinach
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the meatballs and mix with your hands until everything is completely incorporated.
  2. Place 2 Tbsp. of the mixture in your hands and form a small ball. Repeat until all of the meat mixture has been rolled into meatballs.
  3. Set the Instant Pot function to sauté and add in olive oil.
  4. Brown the meatballs on all sides in batches in the olive oil and set aside.
  5. Add in the onion, garlic, carrots, celery, chicken stock, acini de pepe and meatballs to the Instant Pot.
  6. Secure the lid, close the vent and set the Instant Pot to 5 minutes. Don’t worry, it will cook longer than that as it takes a few minutes to build pressure.
  7. Release the vent once finished.
  8. Remove the lid and stir in the spinach, salt and pepper and serve.

Interested in making this recipe? Order the ingredients online for Curbside Grocery Pickup or Delivery.

Chef Billy Parisi headshot
By Chef Billy Parisi
Chef Billy Parisi is a culinary school grad who spent 15 years in the restaurant industry as a line cook, sous chef and executive chef. Now he develops, photographs and films simple and delicious recipes that will make everyone feel like a chef in their own kitchen.

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