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Easy Homemade Instant Pot Carrot Soup

Easy homemade Instant Pot carrot soup is so easy and a healthy start to any vegan or vegetarian dinner. Made with fresh vegetables and 5 other ingredients you can make it your meal tonight. 

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This Instant Pot carrot soup is the answer to both of those desires. Made with 6 simple ingredients that are fresh and in season. It’s a cheap Instant Pot recipe that even the youngest members in your family will enjoy. (affiliate links present)

Ninja Foodi Carrot Soup

This time of year I’m trying to create as many healthy Instant Pot recipes as possible using what’s in season. You can make it as an easy Ninja Foodi recipe too. Carrots are one of those vegetables that are always available which is nice. If you just can’t get enough of them, this is the best carrot soup you’ll make!

Want to be a little bad some night? You can drizzle a bit of heavy cream on the top and stir that in for a creamy version that is to die for too. I mean….I can taste it already y’all.

If you are new to pressure cooking we have a lot of easy one pot meal recipes for you here. To begin with let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have (a 6 quart) and use for all recipe creations.

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Instant Pot Carrot Soup Coconut Milk

If you still want the creaminess but can be dairy free and a little bit of sweetness try coconut instead of cow or almond milk. Have a little one at home but want them to enjoy the same meal?? Make this into Instant Pot baby food too! Don’t have this kind of pressure cooker?? That’s okay, you can use your Ninja Foodi, Crockpot Express or Mealthy.

Potato Carrot Soup Instant Pot

You could throw in some small diced taters in there too like we did with our potato celery soup. That will make it thicker and a bit more hearty just with the addition of that one other element.

How do you make soup with Instant Pot?

There is a preset soup button but I tend to use high pressure with the exact minutes I want. We have made things like this Instant Pot barley soup has with carrots and chicken noodle soup as well.

What are the benefits of carrot soup?

This bright orange vegetable boots immunity, they’re rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C. I mean, they taste amazing too so there’s that. Make sweet or savory to your liking when making homemade.

How do you make carrot soup from scratch?

We will show you how it is done here!! EASY as ever with fresh veggies and whatever seasonings you really love. Now you can make this cheap soup recipe right at home yourself.

Like I said, you only need a few things for this carrot recipe one pot meal.

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How to Make Homemade Carrot Soup

Yes you can certainly make the same thing on the stove in a pot but you will have to tend to it a lot more so it doesn’t get too hot on the bottom. When steaming carrots and potatoes together like this under high pressure you can make them oh so soft that there is little time needed in a blender to smooth it out.

  1. Carrots
    • if you wanted to add potatoes, skin 1 russet and dice into very small bite size pieces
  2. Onion
  3. Garlic
  4. Vegetable stock or broth
  5. Olive oil
  6. Ginger if you want carrot ginger soup
  7. Salt and pepper to taste, optional

Beyond that you’ll need a blender or immersion blender to make it smooth. I have even found everything at our local Dollar store which lands this on our list of cheap Instant Pot recipes too!

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Homemade Creamy Carrot Soup

Yes, this is a vegan carrot soup recipe as well as a vegetarian option. Of course if you aren’t either of those it is excellent too but I say that because this dinner is something everyone can enjoy.

  • If you want to make it like this, just add some coconut milk at the end of the cooking process before you blend it together.

This will bring a creaminess to your meal with just a touch of sweetness. Either way it is delicious and one of our favorite Instant Pot soup recipes.

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Pressure cooker carrot soup

Put Instant Pot on saute and add the carrots, onions and garlic with your oil. Cook until onions are translucent. Then add garlic and ginger for one minute of cooking. Then turn pot off.

  1. Pour in your broth and any salt and pepper you’d like to include.
  2. I prefer to season when it is done.
  3. Close lid and steam valve and push the soup button. Cook for 15 minutes, then allow pot to naturally release steam for 15 minutes.
  4. Release rest of steam.
  5. Use immersion blender right in the pot to puree or wait until it cools and then pour into a blender and smooth.

Since it’s pressure cooked on high pressure essentially the carrots will be very soft when it’s done. For a chunky carrot soup then just use a mashed potato masher to break them down. Want it creamy then use a blender. Add some coconut milk before blending if you choose to add some of that.

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Cream of Carrot Soup

If you DID want to use your stove top you can do that as well, it will just take longer and you’ll need to pay attention to it all along the process.

  • Follow the steps below as far as sauteeing in a large pot.
    • Add the garlic, olive oil, onions and carrots during this time until onions become somewhat clear in color.
  • After adding broth put on a lid and reduce heat to low so it is at a slow simmer for at least 20 minutes.
    • You’ll want to tend to it stirring every 5 minutes or so.
  • Keep on stove until carrots are as soft as you’d like them to be, then remove from heat.
  • Allow to cool and add to blender, or use immersion blender inside your pot.
    • Do not use this type if you are using a non stick pot.

Optional add ins:

  1. Touch of Tobasco if you want it hot add a few drops
  2. Coconut milk for a touch of sweetness and a creamy Instant Pot carrot soup
  3. Squeeze of 1/2 a fresh lime for an added flavor profile
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These healthy meals have carrots in them too!!

Can you freeze carrot soup?

Yes! I like putting single servings into freezer containers and then pop it out into a microwave safe bowl to reheat in the microwave. Reheat in 30 second intervals stirring in between each time so it heats evenly.  Serve this with air fryer biscuits or pull apart bread recipe that is semi homemade with refrigerated biscuits.

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Instant Pot Carrot Soup

Homemade Instant Pot carrot soup is so easy and a healthy start to any meal. Made with fresh vegetables and 5 other ingredients you can have it for dinner tonight.
Course Appetizer, Entree, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword carrot, cauliflower soup, healthy, instant pot, pressure cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 45kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Instructions

  • Put Instant Pot on saute and add oil, onions and carrots. Cook until onions are translucent. Then add garlic and ginger for one minute of cooking. Then turn pot off.
  • Add broth and any salt and pepper you'd like to include (I prefer to season when it is done).
  • Close lid and steam valve and push the soup button. Cook for 15 minutes, then allow pot to naturally release steam for 15 minutes. Release rest of steam.
  • Use immersion blender right in the pot to puree or wait until it cools and then pour into a blender and smooth.

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Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Carrot Soup
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 45 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 267mg12%
Potassium 166mg5%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 7770IU155%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Brian Nagele

Friday 20th of December 2019

This entire post absolutely ROCKS! Thank you for all the hard work you put into it. It really shows.

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