I have made My Magic Soup on the stovetop so many times, it was time to see how it would do in the pressure cooker. Would it be easier? Faster?
On top of being incurably curious about food and the benefits of a pressure cooker, it has gotten super cold here in Toronto! Soup time of year is officially here.
Also, it was winter yearbook day! My sister Jamie publishes seasonal yearbooks for people to journal in and she sold out in record time! You can still purchase the online version here. Our sister Shannon came over and we put the journals and lots of goodies together.
That night I was ALSO making soup. Yikes! I had to make sure it was something I knew how to make and could make it as easily as possible.
Here Comes The Instant Pot
I brought the Instant Pot upstairs to get to work. Scout and Shibumi are hard to impress.
Honestly? I browned all the sausage in hot oil on sauté and then just threw everything else in.
I switched to soup setting, secured the lid and set it for just 15 minutes.
Please note that it takes a lot of time for that much liquid to warm up and pressurize. The nice thing is you can walk away and prep the sides while it does so. Do not forget to cook the tortellini during the last 10 minutes so everything is ready at once!
You can also complete your project like filling envelopes while dinner cooks away safely without any supervision. Sweet!
I am not entirely sure that the Instant Pot version of My Magic Soup is that much faster but I can tell you it is even easier. Which is hard to believe because that is one of the reasons I love this soup. So tasty and simple and even kind of healthy. It really is magic and I do believe the broth is even richer from extracting all that goodness, especially from the sausage.
Yup. Still in love with my Instant Pot after all these years. I will probably make it this way from now on.