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!
Have you ever had cream of celery soup? If you’re looking for something different that is healthy with tons of flavor this might be the ticket! If you don’t have a pressure cooker that is okay, just boil on low heat on your stovetop and you can make it that way too. 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.
- It’s also on our list of easy Instant Pot soup recipes so when you’re ready for something creamy and warm to eat during the Winter months you’ll have tons to choose from.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- It cuts my cook time down from about an hour to 15-20 minutes
- I don’t have to watch it, I just throw everything in and walk away
- Pressure cooker soup turns out more flavorful in the pressure cooking process
- NO need to presoak beans
Here’s what you’ll need to make Instant Pot cream of celery soup in your pressure cooker or on the stovetop
- Pressure cooker
- I HIGHLY recommend this non stick pot
- Chicken – diced breasts or thighs, boneless skinless
- Onion – red or yellow
- Chicken broth – could use vegetable broth
- Heavy cream
- Cornstarch – optional at end if you want it thicker
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Try this cream of celery soup at home.
Instant Pot Cream of Celery
- 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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