Pressure Cooker Italian Wedding Soup

Prep 15 min


Cook 35 min


Ready in 50 min

With homemade meatballs, flavorful veggies, and couscous, this pressure cooker soup is comfort food done right. Plus, you can make it for $3 per serving!


    Turkey Meatballs
  • 1 lb. (450 g) ground turkey
  • ½ cup (125 mL) panko breadcrumbs
  • 1   egg
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) black pepper
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) oil
  • 1   large onion, chopped
  • 3   carrots, peeled and cut into ½" (1-cm) pieces
  • 4 cups (1 L) firmly packed kale leaves
  • 3   garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  • 8 cups (2 L) low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can (14.5 oz./411 g) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • ¾ cup (175 mL) pearl couscous or orzo
  •  Optional: Grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Combine all the meatball ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Form into 16 meatballs.

  2. Set the Deluxe Multi Cooker to SEAR on high for 25 minutes. Heat the oil in the inner pot for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the meatballs and sear on all sides, for about 15 minutes, or until well browned, rotating every few minutes. Remove and set aside.
  4. Add the onion, carrots, kale, garlic, seasoning, and salt to the inner pot. Cook and stir, scraping the browned bits off the bottom of the pot, for 2 minutes, or until the onions are slightly softened. Press CANCEL.
  5. Add the remaining ingredients to the inner pot. Set to SOUP for 7 minutes. When the timer is up, press CANCEL. Press STEAM RELEASE.
  6. Serve with Parmesan cheese, if you’d like.


  • 8  servings

Nutrients per serving:

U.S. nutrients per serving: Calories 250, Total Fat 9 g, Saturated Fat 2 g, Cholesterol 60 mg, Sodium 1,310 mg, Carbohydrate 24 g, Fiber 2 g, Sugars 4 g (includes 0 g added sugar), Protein 19 g

Cook's Tips:

Speed up your meal by using frozen meatballs. Add them with the remaining ingredients in step 5.

You can use fresh or frozen spinach instead of the kale.

Make a big batch of the turkey meatballs ahead of time and freeze them. You’ll have precooked meatballs to add to this soup, pasta, or even meatball subs.

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