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Homemade Popsicles are all the rage in food circles this year. They blow those plastic tubes of neon colored sugar water Popsicles out of the water! I officially declare 2011 The Summer of the Popsicle. It's a nice follow up to 2010 The Summer of the S'more. My family discovered frozen fruit bars last summer. I felt better about serving a snack that is fruit and juice. It became spendy because a box of frozen fruit bars never lasted more than a few days after I brought it home from the store. Lo and behold, the winter holidays dropped a family gift of a set of  BPA free plastic Popsicle molds similar to these down our chimney. Thanks, Santa me! ( Disclosure: I am including affiliate links for your convenience. ) Last week Mother Nature turned off the cold and turned up the heat to full blast. Ahhhh, a nice homemade frozen fruit bar would be refreshing in this weather.     Save this homemade popsicle recipe to your Pinterest boards for later! Share it with your friend

Instant Pot Meatless Meatball Soup Recipe

One of the few premade foods I buy are frozen meatballs because I never think far enough in advance from the time my brain says, “let’s have meatballs for dinner” to the “I need time to make meatballs and use them to  cook a dinner recipe.”

I have to carefully read the package before buying because some frozen meatballs have hidden dairy ingredients (usually it is in the breadcrumbs) or they change the ingredient list to something that includes dairy. The last time this happened I got frustrated after checking all of the meatballs in the frozen aisle, couldn’t find one I could eat, grabbed a bag of Italian meatless meatballs in desperation, and hoped they weren’t awful. I find plant based “meat” substitutes can be hit or miss in the taste department.

 

Turns out the Italian meatless meatballs I bought taste just as good as our usual turkey meatballs in spaghetti sauce. I used them in an appetizer I brought to a gathering so someone with a different food sensitivity to mine could enjoy them as well.  I put them into the regular rotation from time to time – especially when I want a quick and easy meatless meal that doesn’t skimp on taste.

 

easy meatless meatball soup recipe
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Quick and Easy Instant Pot Meatball Soup Recipe

I’m using meatless meatballs and vegetable broth to meat free.

 

You will need the following ingredients:

 

1 Chopped medium onion

Olive Oil

2 Medium diced carrots

2 Diced ribs of celery

20 (ish) meatless meatballs – you can buy meatless meatballs here

6 Cups of vegetable broth – I can’t make a decent vegetable broth to save my life. I buy vegetable broth by the carton here

1 Bay leaf

1 Teaspoon of Cumin (or more to taste) – you can buy cumin here

2 Teaspoons of Oregano

1/2 Teaspoon salt

1/2 Teaspoon pepper

1 Tablespoon dried cilantro – you can buy dried cilantro here. If you don’t like cilantro, feel free to leave it out of the recipe.

1/2 Cup of dry pasta – you can use whatever type of pasta you like. Today I am using rigatoni.

Optional: 1/4 Cup of Spinach

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Step by Step How to Make this Recipe:

 

1. Sauté the chopped onion in 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil (just enough to coat the bottom of the Instant Pot) until translucent.

 

2.  Add and stir to combine the rest of the ingredients into the Instant Pot. You don’t have to defrost the meatballs. You can chuck them in frozen and they will be perfectly cooked when the electric pressure cooker is done.

 

3. Put the lid on the Instant Pot and press the Soup button to cook the soup for 30 minutes at high pressure.

 

4. When the soup finishes cooking, quick vent the Instant Pot, serve and enjoy!

quick meatball soup recipe for Instant Pot



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