Instant Pot Sausage and Barley Soup

  • ½ pound ground Italian sausage
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
  • 16 oz. smoked sausage, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup diced red pepper
  • 1 cup chopped celeriac
  • ½ cup uncooked pearl barley
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 T. sun dried tomato paste
  • 1 (16 oz.) can cannellini beans
  • 1 cup coarsely shredded carrot
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Turn the Instant Pot to the sauté setting. When the display says HOT add the Italian sausage and diced onion; brown for about 5 minutes.

Add the garlic powder, Italian seasoning, smoked sausage, red pepper, celeriac, barley, broth, and tomato paste.

Cover the pot and secure the lid. Make sure the valve is set to sealing. Set the soup to cook for 20 minutes on high pressure. When the time is up, allow the pot to release its pressure naturally for about 10 minutes before you move the valve to venting. Remove the lid, stir and add the cannellini beans and carrot. Carefully taste the soup - it's hot - and add salt and pepper, to taste.

  • Yields: 6-8 servings
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes