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Instant Pot Cream of Celery Soup

Here’s an easy Instant Pot cream of celery soup recipe, you can make it on your stovetop too if you don’t have a pressure cooker. Either way this Instant Pot soup recipe is creamy and delicious!

instant pot cream of celery

Have you ever had cream of celery soup? If you’re looking for something different that is healthy with tons of flavor this is it! If you don’t have a pressure cooker that is okay, just boil on low heat on your stovetop. We made Instant Pot cream of celery because we wanted to add it to our long list of easy Instant Pot recipes, and I love how fast it cooks everything. (affiliate links present, published 3/19)

Instant Pot Celery Soup

Homemade celery soup is one of our favorite one pot meals. When you’re ready for something creamy and warm to eat during the Winter months you’ll have tons to choose from. A cheap one pot meal that I bet even your kiddos will really like.

You can use your Crockpot Express or as a Ninja Foodi recipe too. Celery is an understated vegetable. I add celery to a lot of dishes just because it’s a cheap and easy veggie to dice up, throw in, and it adds great texture to dinners too.

Let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have and use for all recipe creations.

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Ninja Foodi Celery Soup

As with any one of our easy recipes on The Typical Mom, please add as many vegetables as you’d like, swap out the ones that aren’t your favorite, or omit those that are a no for you. For instance if you know your kids aren’t going to like onions than leave that out entirely. I do like the flavor but I get it.

Alternatively you could add minced onions so you get the flavor but not the texture that they may be opposed to.

Making Instant Pot cream of celery soup is quite easy really. This time we added diced chicken pieces to make it a heartier meal. You could leave that out if you just wanted it as a side dish. Or you didn’t have chicken on hand. Use what you have I say.

  • Diced chicken breasts or thighs can be used. Choose for yourself although I think dark meat has more flavor and becomes more tender overall. I tend to buy and use that is on sale myself. 😉
instant pot celery soup

I have been using thighs recently because those too are overlooked many times, are so cheap to buy, and add a lot of flavor to any dish. I used them in this Instant Pot crack chicken casserole and I will say it wouldn’t have been as flavorful had I used breast meat instead.

Why I love making pressure cooker soup versus on the stovetop:

  1. It cuts my cook time down from about an hour to 15-20 minutes
  2. I don’t have to watch it, I just throw everything in and walk away
  3. Pressure cooker soup turns out more flavorful in the pressure cooking process
  4. NO need to presoak beans 

Homemade Celery Soup Recipe

  1. Pressure cooker
    1. I HIGHLY recommend this non stick pot
  2. Celery of course
  3. Olive oil to saute the meat at the beginning
  4. Chicken – diced breasts or thighs, boneless skinless
  5. Onion and garlic if you love that flavor too – diced red or yellow is what I use
  6. Chicken broth – could use vegetable broth
  7. Heavy cream to make this creamy and delish
  8. Cornstarch – optional at end if you want it thicker which we use
homemade cream of celery soup

Instant Pot cream of celery soup

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  • Start by turning your Instant Pot to saute. Add olive oil, diced chicken and onions. Cook until outsides of chicken are cooked/whitish in color.
    • (if on the stovetop do the same in a pot on low/med heat)
  • Turn pot OFF/Cancel and scrape bits of chicken off the bottom of the pot to avoid burn message being triggered (can add a bit of broth to make sure all bits are off/loosened).
  • Add celery and chicken broth and close lid and steam valve.
  • Set to pressure high for 20 minutes.
    • (if on the stovetop set on low heat for about the same time, cook until vegetables soften and chicken is done in the middle, then follow next steps with heavy cream)
  • Do a quick release and add heavy cream. Stir and if you’d like it a bit thicker add 3 tbsp of cold water into a small bowl with 1-2 tbsp cornstarch.
    • Whisk together until smooth and add back into pot on saute function until bubbling to thicken it to your liking.

Seasonings are up to you but salt and pepper to taste is a given. If you want to make it spicy add red pepper flakes slowly, taste and adjust. I like chunks in it so I don’t use an immersion blender but you could. I would remove the meat first if you do.

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Try this cream of celery soup at home with your family and let us know what you think!! If y’all do have leftovers they save quite well so you can get a second meal out of it the next day. You need to transfer what is left, once it has cooled, into a sealed container.

Store in the fridge for up to 3 days, 24 hours is ideal, and pour into a microwave safe bowl when you’re ready to reheat. Heat for one minute and then stir. Continue on with 30 second increments until it is as hot as you’d like it to be.

This one is great with a few air fryer croutons thrown on to the top to give it some texture. My daughter even likes some shredded parmesan too because well we love cheese on all the things around here so….

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Instant Pot Cream of Celery

Here’s an easy Instant Pot cream of celery soup recipe, you can make it on your stovetop too if you don’t have a pressure cooker. Either way it’s tasty! 
Course Appetizer, Entree, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword celery, chicken, cream, creamy, instant pot, pressure cooker, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Turn Instant Pot to saute and add olive oil, diced chicken and onions. Cook until outsides of chicken are cooked/whitish in color. (if on the stovetop do the same in a pot on low/med heat)
  • Turn pot OFF/Cancel and scrape bits of chicken off the bottom of the pot to avoid burn message being triggered (can add a bit of broth to make sure all bits are off/loosened).
  • Add celery and chicken broth and close lid and steam valve.
  • Set to pressure high for 20 minutes. (if on the stovetop set on low heat for about the same time, cook until vegetables soften and chicken is done in the middle, then follow next steps with heavy cream)
  • Do a quick release and add heavy cream. Stir and if you’d like it a bit thicker add 3 tbsp of cold water into a small bowl with 1-2 tbsp cornstarch, whisk together until smooth and add back into pot on saute function until bubbling to thicken a bit. Serve.

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Kim Martin

Monday 25th of November 2019

My first review. I was amazed how delicious this was. Also easy. I did use a emulsion wand to puree in the IP and was totally satisfied.

The Typical Mom

Monday 25th of November 2019

Yay for success!

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