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Instant Pot Tomato Spinach Soup

Instant Pot Tomato Spinach Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

Instant Pot Tomato Spinach Soup

It is cold here, really, really cold.  This tomato spinach soup made in the Instant Pot is a good way to help warm you up. I saw these little grilled cheese croutons on Food Network one day and decided I had to try that.  Just make a regular grilled cheese and cut into cute little cubes.  I love grilled cheese sandwiches, and I like to make lots of different variations, see my Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese recipe when you are in the mood to experiment.  To go with tomato soup, I stuck to the basic white bread and American cheese for this sandwich.

Instant Pot Tomato Spinach Soup

 

Saute the onions, then add everything except the milk and spinach. Set the cooking time for 15 minutes on high pressure.  When the pressure is reached and the 15 minutes of cooking time has elapsed, let the pressure release naturally for about 10 minutes.  Release any remaining pressure by turning the nozzle to release.

 

 

Instant Pot Tomato Spinach Soup

 

Add the 5 ounce can of evaporated milk to the tomatoes, then stir to incorporate. Gently stir in the spinach.  Make sure the soup is heated through before serving.

 

Instant Pot Tomato Spinach Soup

I enjoy eating comforting soup in the winter, but I am certainly ready for some spring weather!

Here’s a few items (or very similar) that were used in making this Instant Pot Tomato Spinach Soup:

 

Disclosure:  Tina’s Tastings does make a few pennies on any purchase made from the Amazon.com affiliate links.

 

Instant Pot Tomato Spinach Soup
Instant Pot Tomato Spinach Soup
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Servings Prep Time
6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 10 minutes
Instant Pot Tomato Spinach Soup
Instant Pot Tomato Spinach Soup
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Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 10 minutes
Ingredients
Instant Pot Tomato Spinach Soup
Grilled Cheese Croutons
Servings: servings
Instructions
Instant Pot Tomato Spinach Soup
  1. Gather and Prep all of your ingredients. Dice Onion and grate your carrot.
  2. Turn your Instant Pot on the Saute mode and add olive oil. When it is hot, add the onion and the carrot and saute for a couple of minutes or until softened, stirring often. Add garlic and saute for another minute or less.
  3. Add tomatoes, broth, basil, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes into the Instant Pot. Turn off Saute mode. Secure lid and turn the nozzle to Sealing, and set High Pressure Cooking to 15 minutes. After pressure is reached, the 15 minute cook time will begin to count down.
  4. Once 15 minute cooking time has elapsed, let pressure release naturally for about 10 minutes, then turn nozzle to Venting to release any additional pressure. (During the 10 minute time that the pressure is releasing, make your grilled cheese sandwiches)
  5. Remove lid after pressure has completely released. Carefully stir in the evaporated milk, then the spinach. Let soup completely heat thru on the warm setting before spooning into bowls.
Grilled Cheese Croutons
  1. Spread a thin layer of butter on each slice of bread. Place butter side of bread down in a large non-stick skillet. Add cheese on top of bread and cover with additional slice of bread, butter side up. Heat skillet to medium. Let grilled cheese cook slowly to achieve a golden brown color on each side. When both sides are cooked to perfection and cheese is melted, remove to let cool slightly.
  2. When cooled slightly, cut the grilled cheese sandwich into small cubes and serve on top of soup.
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Instant Pot Perfect Pork Tenderloin

Instant Pot Perfect Pork Tenderloin

Instant Pot Perfect Pork TenderloinDon’t you just love your Instant Pot?  If you don’t have an Instant Pot, this recipe can easily be adapted to an electric pressure cooker.  This Pork Tenderloin is super flavorful and succulent and the sauce is absolutely delicious!

The Instant Pot can do so many different things and I have got a LONG list of things to try.  So stay tuned, there will be many more Instant Pot recipes to come.

I have made Pork Tenderloins in the slow cooker and in the oven with various types of sauces but this one is truly the best of the best. If you have leftovers, it will make wonderful sandwiches!

You can see the amazing flavor just bursting thru this sauce with all of the herbs and seasonings.  The pork itself just practically melts in your mouth.  So if you haven’t joined the wave of cooking with the Instant Pot, then what are you waiting for?  Click on the link below and get your own Instant Pot, and if you already have an Instant Pot then your next meal should certainly be this Instant Pot Perfect Pork Tenderloin!!

Here’s a few Items (or very similar) that were used in making this Instant Pot Perfect Pork Tenderloin:

Disclosure:  Tina’s Tastings does make a few pennies on any purchase made from the Amazon.com affiliate links.

 

Instant Pot Perfect Pork Tenderloin
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Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 10-15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 10-15 minutes
Instant Pot Perfect Pork Tenderloin
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Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 10-15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 10-15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Wash and trim the pork tenderloin of all silverskin.
  2. Combine the garlic, Napa Valley Seasoning, chicken broth, Dijon mustard, honey and Worcestershire sauce and pour into Instant Pot. Carefully place pork tenderloin into the Instant Pot, turning to coat with the sauce.
  3. Close lid of Instant Pot and set valve to sealing.
  4. Press Manual and adjust the time to 30 minutes on High Pressure. If you want to shred the pork, you could add an additional 6-8 minutes to the cooking time.
  5. ON will show in the display while the pressure is reached. This will take about 5-10 minutes.
  6. Once the Instant Pot reaches full pressure, the display will show the 30 minutes that it was set for, and the time will begin to count down.
  7. When the cooking time is complete, the Instant Pot will beep. At this point, allow the Instant Pot to naturally release pressure for about 5 minutes. The display will indicate how many minutes since the Instant Pot completed the cooking cycle. (if you are really in a hurry, go ahead and release pressure manually)
  8. After the 5 minutes, release the remaining pressure by turning the setting to Venting. It is best to use tongs or a towel to do this to avoid the hot steam. Once the pin at the top of the Instant Pot has dropped, it is safe to open.
  9. Remove the pork to a cutting board and cover with foil.
  10. Set the mode of the Instant Pot to Sauté and let the sauce remaining in the Instant Pot come to a boil.
  11. Combine the cornstarch and water in a small bowl, then whisk this into the sauce in the Instant Pot. Continue to whisk for about 1 - 2 minutes while the sauce thickens into a gravy. Turn Instant Pot off once this has thickened.
  12. Slice the pork and carefully transfer to a serving dish, then spoon the thickened gravy over the pork.
Recipe Notes

** Napa Valley Seasoning Blend is a combination of Lemon, Chili, Black Pepper, Rosemary, Fennel Seed, Salt, Garlic and Sun Dried Tomato flavoring.  If you don't have this seasoning blend, use something similar or as many  of these individual flavors as possible.  You can purchase from the wholespice.com or from the Amazon link above.

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