Creamy Instant Pot Tortellini Soup

Creamy tomato-based soup with bites of tender chicken, cheesy tortellini and fresh bright green spinach. This version is made in the electric pressure cooker and is a quick and easy one-pot meal.

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Resting Time to cook chicken: 5 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken, creamysoup, Instant Pot soup, Soup recipes, tortellini
Servings: 8
Author: 365daysofcrockpot



  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 (14.5 oz) cans petite diced tomatoes with juices
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts* *I use pre-cooked chicken
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups fresh cheese tortellini *for frozen tortellini up cook time to 10 minutes
  • 3 cups packed spinach fresh
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup whole milk


  • Chop onions and garlic: Throw your onion and garlic in the food processor and chop them up!
  • Heat oil: Add in the oil to the Instant Pot and heat up.
  • Sauté the onions and garlic: Once the oil is hot, add the onions and garlic. Cook until onions are clear.
  • Deglaze the bottom of Instant Pot: Using a flat spatula scrape the bottom of the pot so that no pieces of food are stuck to the bottom.
  • Add-in: Add in the basil, chicken broth, tortellini, tomatoes, tomato paste, salt, and pepper.
  • Pressure cook: Turn the Instant Pot to Pressure cook and cook for 6 minutes.
  • Cut chicken: While the soup is cooking, cut up the chicken into bite sizes pieces and set aside.
  • Quick-release: After cooking time is up, turn the valve from sealing to releasing and allow the steam to do a quick release.
  • Add-in: Once the pressure has released from the pot and you can remove the lid, add in the chicken chunks, Parmesan cheese, spinach, and milk. Then replace the lid and let sit.
  • Let sit: With the lid on, let the soup sit for 5 minutes in order to heat up the pre-cooked chicken.
  • Serve: Once the chicken is warmed through, ladle the soup into bowls and serve!
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