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Everything But the Kitchen Sink Soup (Instant Pot or Stove Top Recipe)

Serving size: 5 servings
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 25 mins


  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 4 ounces pancetta or chopped uncured bacon
  • 2/3 cup chopped celery (about 2 large celery ribs)
  • 1 cup chopped or 1/2 inch sliced carrots
  • 2 cups peeled cube cut squash (370 grams or close to 3/4 lb)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder or 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • pinch of paprika – close to 1/4 tsp
  • 1 1/4 cup green beans (chopped, ends removed)
  • 1 cup a blend of uncooked rice (wild rice and long grain white rice work great)
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 6 – 6 1/2 cups veggie broth or chicken broth
  • 2 cups loosely packed spinach or other leafy green
  • Optional Parmesan to garnish
  • Red pepper flakes to garnish
  • Pinch of Sea Salt for platting
  • Herbs to garnish (cilantro) – optional
  • Optional additional Add-ins: 4-5 ounces Roasted turkey, smoked ham, chickpeas, etc.
  • See notes for Vegetarian option


  • 2. First make sure all your vegetables and meats/bacon are chopped or sliced according to measurements in ingredient list.
  • 3. Place instant pot on saute setting. Add your olive oil, onion, pancetta, carrots and celery. Sautéfor 2-4 minutes until onions are transparent and fragrant. Add your diced squash and sauté again for another 2 minutes.
  • 4.  Turn off sauté setting.
  • 5.  Stir in your garlic, paprika, and cumin. Mix together.
  • 6. Finally, add in your rice, broth, green beans, kosher salt, and pepper.
  • 7.  Place Instant pot setting to manual pressure cook, sealed, for 12-14 minutes. If you are using wild rice, cook for 14-16 minutes. See notes if using pre cooked rice
  • 8.  After 12-14 minutes, use Quick release option to stop cooking. Then add in your spinach, stir, and seal it back up.
  • 9. Place on warm for 10 minutes until spinach is steamed.
  • 10. Once spinach is steamed, uncover and add sea salt.
  • 11. Serve and garnish with shredded Parmesan, cilantro, and crushed red pepper flakes.
  • 12. Feel free to add in ham, roast chicken or turkey with the spinach while warming.


Amount per serving
Serving size: 1
Calories: 265
Total Fat: 6g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 10mg
Total Carbohydrate: 45g
Dietary Fiber: 5g
Sugars: 5g
Protein: 9g


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