Pressure Cooker Lamb and Vegetable Soup

Pressure Cooker Lamb and Vegetable Soup makes easy work in the Instant Pot for this Middle Eastern inspired soup, with lamb and vegetables.
Lamb and Vegetable Soup

Lamb and Vegetable Soup

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

It’s time once again to share and swap  recipes with  my blogging friends for #SoupSwappers, who meet  once a month to post their favorite soup recipes. This month’s theme is about “Quick Weeknight Soups”. And while my soup isn’t  uber short, it does clock in at 45 minutes, which for a soup such as this is wonderful, as it would usually take much longer.

The idea for this actually  came  about when I pulled a pack of mismatched lamb from my freezer, which had been part of a larger purchase from a halal market with a great price on  lamb. But at home, breaking it up to freeze in smaller packages, I noticed it was mixed pieces, from chops to shank and some ribs involved. I matched most of those in same-piece packages, but this was the odds and ends and extras. Which is fine as it all cooks up together nicely in this. You  could also use lamb shoulder in this (with bone) or also, if you have boneless lamb, that works too. It all cooks up very tender.
Lamb and Vegetable Soup

The concept revolves around one of my favorite dishes, which is a stew really, the Persian Khoreshe Bademjan, which is a lamb or beef stew/sauce to be served with rice. I added some extra vegetables to this (I  love cooked carrot!) and made it a little bit thinner. But I still served it with a scoop of rice that you can easily cook up in a small rice steamer or on the stove top.

If you don’t have a pressure cooker,  you can still do this in a slow  cooker,  just takes longer. Likewise, it can also be  cooked on the stove, or covered and braised in the oven. Just cook those until they are tender.

As always, I hope you enjoy. Join me tomorrow for another soup I have on hand: Roasted Cauliflower and Vegetable Soup for a #SundaySupper lineup of cauliflower recipes. I had hoped to do Cauliflower Manchurian, but that will have to wait as I haven’t felt very well this week and have gone instead with another cauliflower recipe already made and ready to go.
Lamb and Vegetable Soup

Lamb and Vegetable Soup

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Lamb and Vegetable Soup
Note: Allow extra time for cooker to drop pressure after cooking for safe opening.


  • 1-1/2 pounds lamb shank or lamb chops
  • 16-18 ounces eggplant
  • 14 ounces onion
  • 10 ounces carrot
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Brown in lamb, eggplant, carrot, onion and garlic in oil in the instant pot or skillet if you don’t have the brown setting  in your pressure cooker.
  2. Add the cinnamon, tomatoes, water and lemon juice.
  3. Cook 45 minutes, pressurized on the stew setting,  following the directions for your pressure cooker or Instant Pot.
  4. Serve  with rice.

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Lamb and Vegetable Soup


Quick Weeknight Soups

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11 responses

  1. Sue, this soup looks fantastic! And yes, I am jealous of all of y’all and your pressure cookers! Me and my lil’ ol’ Miss O’Hara (Crockpot) will just have to make due and take longer to make everything!!! – Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck – Colleen

  2. Lamb is not a popular meat at our house but since we eat with our eyes first…I would love to dig in and give it a try. Lovely soup and I can substitute some beef! I must get over my fear of the pressure cooker….

    • The Instant Pot is fine. It cooks like a slow cooker, just when it is done you tap the valve open and it releases steam like a tea kettle- just have to wait for the steam to stop before opening it. Really very easy.

  3. I’ve never made soup with lamb before… not sure why I never thought of it! I love my pressure cooker and it’s nice to have a new use for it…

    comfort food by definition this soup!

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