Instant Pot Weight Loss Vegetable Soup Recipe - Crunchy Creamy Sweet (2024)

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Instant Pot Weight Loss Vegetable Soup Recipe - hearty and filling vegetable soup made in an electric pressure cooker. Helps to detox and lose weight.

We love Instant Pot Soups that are packed with veggies, like my Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup or the Instant Pot Minestrone.

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A big bowl of vegetable loaded soup that is delicious and good for your body is my new favorite thing to make in my Instant Pot pressure cooker. If I plan ahead and get my veggies chopped and ready, all I need to do is place it all in the IP and let it do its magic. You can make a batch of this soup and freeze half for later. Cooking this soup in the electric pressure cooker can be as easy as placing all ingredients in the insert and set it to cook. I like to saute garlic and onion in olive oil for just a little bit, as I find that raw onion can overwhelm the soup with its flavor a bit. It's a personal preference.

How to make Instant Pot Weight Loss Vegetable Soup?

  • To make this vegetable soup, place ingredients in the Instant Pot,
  • set to high pressure and press the SOUP setting.
  • Set timer to 12 minutes and let the pressure cooker do its work.

Tips for making Instant Pot Vegetable Soup:

  • You can use any beans you like. I used red kidney beans but you can use Northern white beans or black beans.
  • You can skip the onion and use red pepper instead.
  • Don't like cauliflower? Use broccoli instead.
  • Last but not least, use low sodium and low carb vegetable stock ( or chicken stock if you are not trying to make it vegan ). I love adding turmeric to any dish I can and I used it in this soup too. If you have it on hand, add ½ teaspoon. To read about the health benefits of turmeric, check out my Golden Milk Latte post.

Can I add meat to this soup?

To add more protein, use quinoa ( a generous scoop of cooked quinoa is delicious with this soup) or cooked and shredded or diced chicken or even cooked ground turkey.

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What vegetables can I use to make this soup?

This soup is loaded with vegetables: cabbage, garlic, zucchini, carrots, celery, cauliflower, onion and beans. It will help detox your body and keep you full longer. The addition of turmeric, pepper, Italian seasoning, paprika and bay leaves add a delicious flavor.

More Instant Pot Soup recipes:

  • Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Instant Pot Minestrone Soup
  • Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup
  • Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup
  • Instant Pot Potato Soup

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Instant Pot Weight Loss Vegetable Soup

Author: Anna

A hearty and filling vegetable soup made in electric pressure cooker. Helps to detox and lose weight.

4.86 from 34 votes

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Prep Time 10 minutes mins

Cook Time 12 minutes mins

Total Time 22 minutes mins

Course Dinner

Cuisine American

Servings 6 people

Calories 170 kcal


  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 5 white mushrooms washed, sliced
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 1,5 cups chopped zucchini
  • 3 cups chopped cabbage
  • 1 15 oz. can red kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups low sodium vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon ground paprika
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric



To freeze: cool completely and place in freezer containers or ziploc bags. Freeze up to 3 months.

Please note: This post is not a medical advice. If you have dietary restrictions or suffer from sickness, always consult your doctor before changing your diet.


Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 588mg | Potassium: 903mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 3760IU | Vitamin C: 46.2mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 2.9mg

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  1. Kevin says

    Instant Pot Weight Loss Vegetable Soup Recipe - Crunchy Creamy Sweet (10)
    We made this recipe last night and it was very good. The only thing though is that the veggies (i.e. cauliflower, carrots and zucchini) disintegrated. It still had the flavor of the vegetables but not visible. How can I keep the veggies intact?

    Thanks again for sharing this recipe.


    • Anna says

      Hi Kevin! Next time, try cutting the vegetables into larger pieces. I hope that helps!


    • Kathy C. says

      I love this recipe of Anna's, but have always done it on the stove top, because I'm not a big Instant Pot fan. You can control the tenderness of the veggies better on the stove top, I think. So, you may want to try it that way, too.


      • Anna says

        Thank you, Kathy!

  2. Kathy C. says

    Instant Pot Weight Loss Vegetable Soup Recipe - Crunchy Creamy Sweet (11)
    Delicious - this recipe is a keeper! I made a different version of Cabbage Weight Loss Soup previously that was just okay; not one to repeat. Because I'm currently watching my weight and desperate for a tasty cabbage soup, I made this one. The strong reviews drew me in. And, I was not disappointed. So good! This soup is yummy for anyone - dieter, healthy eater, or just a good old fashioned soup lover! Thank you for posting it. It's being added to our family's dinner rotation.


  3. Philip says

    If my instant pot doesn’t have a soup button can i use the manual pressure cook button?


    • Anna says

      Yes, that will work!


  4. Payal Maskara says

    Instant Pot Weight Loss Vegetable Soup Recipe - Crunchy Creamy Sweet (12)
    Hi, I made it today. Very easy simple and flavourful. I took the suggestions from other comments and cooked for 8 minutes even then the veggies cooked more than I would have liked. Next time I will reduce the time maybe to 6 mins. This recipe is surely a keeper. Nothing complicated just simple and quick. Thank you 😊


    • Anna says

      Thank you, Payal!


  5. Barbara says

    First of all, thank you for sharing THIS recipe. I made it tonight and OMG!!! My daughter and I had two bowls before retiring and she already has a bowl to take to work tomorrow. I used zucchini and did cook too long, vegetables were a little mushy but soup was super delicious


    • Violet Lemm says

      Love the soup. Have made similar for years. I like to add a can of Rotell tomatoes for additional flavor and s couple if chopped potatoes instead of pasta or beans.


      • Anna says

        Thank you, Violet!

  6. Sarah says

    Instant Pot Weight Loss Vegetable Soup Recipe - Crunchy Creamy Sweet (13)
    Just made this soup. It’s amazing! My meat loving husband even likes it!


  7. Stacy says

    Instant Pot Weight Loss Vegetable Soup Recipe - Crunchy Creamy Sweet (14)
    I love this soup and I love doing it in the instant pot. Thanks so much for posting it. I use veggies I have so this time around I used green beans and didn’t use carrots or zucchini. I like the flexibility to use what you have on hand. I also used navy beans instead of kidney beans. My question is - what is the source of the 8g of sugar per serving?


    • Anna says

      Hi Stacy! Thank you for trying the recipe! I am so glad you love it and used veggies you had on hand. I do that too! The nutritional value is just an estimate. I think the sugar comes from carrots and tomatoes mostly. I hope this helps!


  8. Bernadette W says

    Instant Pot Weight Loss Vegetable Soup Recipe - Crunchy Creamy Sweet (15)
    This is my 1st review EVER, that is how delicious the soup was. I also used Frozen cauliflower rice and the soup was phenomenal. I used cannellini beans. A definite keeper of a recipe. Since I had so many vegetables in there, later I added more chicken broth to have even more soup. Not sure if I could consider this weight loss soup since I'm enjoying so much of it! Thanks!


  9. Kristen says

    Instant Pot Weight Loss Vegetable Soup Recipe - Crunchy Creamy Sweet (16)
    Delicious!! Having been vegetarian for over a decade, I've had my fair share of vegetable soups. This one is particularly yummy and I enjoyed how many vegetables it has. (I added a little spinach too.) I took a cue from others and cooked mine just 7 minutes, which was perfect, and used half of the cayenne pepper. But it still has just a little bit of zip, which I love. Thank you for such a great recipe!


    • Anna says

      Thank you so much for trying my recipe, Kristen! I love that you added spinach!


  10. Hol says

    What is the serving size? 1 cup?


  11. Jacky says

    Instant Pot Weight Loss Vegetable Soup Recipe - Crunchy Creamy Sweet (17)
    I love your soup recipeand I make it every week in my Instant Pot. Instead of cauliflower I use frozen cauliflower rice. I also add frozen corn or whatever vegetables I have on hand. I vary the canned beans weekly: Today I used black beans and last week I used black eyed peas. Instead of Italian seasoning I use spices that I have found at the Savory Spice website, for example their Homestead spice. Often red pepper flakes replace the Cayenne pepper. Delicious! Thank you!


  12. Craig M.Thompson says

    Could I use bok choy, in this recipe?


  13. Krystin says

    I do not like onions or mushrooms. I have all but broccoli/cauliflower do you think I can still use cabbage, green beans, bell pepper, canned tomatoes with chilies, celery, carrot and spices and it work?


    • Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet says

      Hi Krystin! Yes, feel free to skip onions and mushrooms. I hope you love the soup!


  14. Coleen says

    Instant Pot Weight Loss Vegetable Soup Recipe - Crunchy Creamy Sweet (18)
    I made this last night! Soooo good! I too will reduce the amount of time as my veggies where a bit mushy but still good! Love the heat too. Thanks for sharing.


    • Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet says

      Thank you so much, Coleen! I am glad you love the soup!


  15. Charlotte says

    Instant Pot Weight Loss Vegetable Soup Recipe - Crunchy Creamy Sweet (19)
    Hi, just wanted to say I made this tonight and it was fab! I reduced the pressure cooking time to 8mins (having read the other comments), and wilted couple of handfuls of spinach in at the end to each bowl then added a sprinkle of nutritional yeast and it was delicious. Thank you for posting. High Five from London, England!


    • Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet says

      Hi Charlotte! Yay! That's fantastic! I love that you added spinach and nutritional yeast. Yum!


  16. Dave says

    Instant Pot Weight Loss Vegetable Soup Recipe - Crunchy Creamy Sweet (20)
    Soup was great! I added some bell pepper and some lemon and cilantro shredded chicken. Skipped the Cauliflower. It was spicy but just right. What is the serving size,? Thanks!


    • Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet says

      Hi Dave! I am so glad you enjoyed the soup! I think a typical serving size for soups is 1.5 cups. Hope this helps!


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Instant Pot Weight Loss Vegetable Soup Recipe - Crunchy Creamy Sweet (2024)


Can you lose weight just eating homemade vegetable soup? ›

Regularly consuming soup has been linked to a lower body weight. However, there's insufficient research on the benefits of soup diets for weight loss. Still, due to the low calorie nature of these eating plans, you'll likely lose some weight in the short term.

What adds sweetness to soup? ›

To add sweetness without sugar, try coconut, vanilla, or date, suggests Clean Eating Magazine, but for many soup recipes, sugar can help turn up the flavor volume of the original recipe.

How do you add depth of flavor to vegetable soup? ›

A squeeze of citrus, a dollop of yogurt or a drizzle of cream, a dusting of cheese or a good chile powder, a sprinkling of some herbs or croutons — all can take a perfectly fine soup into the realm of the delectable. Even a spiral of good olive oil to finish and some coarse sea salt can do wonders.

What is the secret ingredient to thicken soup? ›

Add Flour Or Cornstarch

Instead, ladle a small amount of broth into a separate bowl and let it cool. Add a few tablespoons of flour or cornstarch to the bowl and whisk until it's blended smooth. Next, bring the soup to a simmer and add the mixture back to the pot. Pro tip: Don't dump in the entire mixture at once.

How does the 7 day soup diet work? ›

The diet plan centers around the cabbage soup, which is eaten throughout the week. In addition, it begins with a few days of fruit and vegetables and with little or no protein. Then, bananas and skim milk are added. Later in the week, beef or chicken and rice are added along with the soup.

What not to put in soup? ›

The Worst Things to Put in Your Soup
  1. By Sara Butler. If there's one good thing about fall and winter, it's soup. ...
  2. Heavy Cream. Heavy cream creates an inviting texture for soups but that's where its positive contributions end. ...
  3. Juice. ...
  4. Turkey Bacon. ...
  5. Cheese. ...
  6. Croutons.

What vegetables can you not put in soup? ›

any veggie can be used in soup, but unless you're making a very delicate, exceptional soup, I'd steer clear of lettuce. some veggies have a strong flavor, so you may enjoy using them, but in moderation. For me, parsnips and rutabaga fit this category.

Should I put sugar in my soup? ›

A little bit of sugar can help balance and intensify flavours too. A little bit of sugar can balance out excess sourness and bitterness, but too much sugar will just overpower the other flavours and make everything taste sugary.

How do you sweeten vegetable soup? ›

Some suggestions that I use: 1) add a rind of Parmesan cheese while the soup is bubbling for some additional saltiness. The rind will disintegrate while it simmers, 2) add some diced apple for natural sweetness and texture, 3) add some diced parsnips.

How do you fix tasteless vegetable soup? ›

Roast or caramelize your vegetables before adding them to your soup to bring out their natural sweetness. Add ingredients like mushrooms, tomatoes, soy sauce, miso, or seaweed to enhance the flavor of your soup. Use fresh herbs like parsley, cilantro, basil or thyme to add fresh flavor to your soup.

What can I add to my vegetable soup to give it more flavor? ›

The Best Spices for Vegetable Soup
  1. Black Pepper – Probably the second most commonly used spice in your cabinet. ...
  2. White Pepper – Slightly milder than black pepper. ...
  3. Red Pepper Flakes – Use these alone or in conjunction with other peppers for a burst of flavor and heat.
  4. Cayenne – For a deeper spice and heat.
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What is the healthiest soup thickener? ›

Consider using methods like making a roux, blending beans or legumes, using bread, adding egg yolk, pureeing vegetables, incorporating heavy cream or coconut milk, adding potato flakes or starch, or making a slurry with cornstarch or arrowroot to thicken soups without sacrificing flavor or texture.

How can I thicken soup without adding carbs? ›

Heavy cream

Use heavy cream as a keto-friendly thickening option for your soups and broths. Heavy cream has more fat than regular whole milk, so you can add it to your soup recipes without worrying about it curdling.

Is it healthy to eat homemade vegetable soup everyday? ›

Yes, soup can be a good source of a variety of nutrition needs. There is no reason you can't have it daily or even twice daily. (I do, often, in the winter). As with any food lifestyle, be sure you're getting a wide variety of nutrition, to meet all your macro- and micro- needs.

Will I lose weight if I eat vegetable soup everyday? ›

Although research seems to indicate that soup can be an effective part of a weight loss plan, there is no research that conclusively demonstrates how much weight you can lose if you only eat soup for two weeks. Most likely, your results will depend on how much soup you eat and how calorie-rich it is.

How much weight can you lose on a vegetable soup diet? ›

Proponents of the diet say that it can help you lose up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) in a single week, but many health experts warn that the diet does not promote health and wellness, and results are unsustainable. Keep reading to learn about the possible benefits and drawbacks of the Cabbage Soup Diet.

How healthy is homemade vegetable soup? ›

Vegetable soups offer an excellent source of fiber, vitamins, minerals and flavor. Serve as a side or make them the main course – these nutrient-dense dishes are low in calories and carbs but high in satisfaction.


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