Turn Instant Pot to Saute mode and add in the avocado oilOnce it is heated up, add in the carrots, onion, celery and garlicSaute for 2-3 minutes
Add in the remaining ingredients (except the cheese) and stirPlace the lid on the Instant Pot and move valve to seal Hit manual pressure (high) and set timer for 15 minutes
Once timer goes off, do a quick release of the steamRemove the bay leaves from the stew and stir in the parmesan cheese (if using) Serve and enjoy!
To keep this meal vegetarian, use veggie broth insteadIf you prefer to use the dump and go method, add in all the ingredients except the cheese and cook on high pressure for 18 minutes. Do a quick release. Remove the bay leaves and stir in the cheese