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Fiesta Instant Pot Nacho Soup Recipe

Easy Instant Pot nacho soup with ground beef recipe is spicy and full of flavor! If you love nachos you’ve got to try this pressure cooker cheesy soup for dinner.

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I’m all about cheese and a bit of spice, so how could you go wrong with Fiesta Instant Pot nacho soup I thought. It turned out delicious!! It is definitely one of my favorite soup Instant Pot recipes on cold evenings as well as during a Super Bowl party! (affiliate links present)

Fiesta Nacho Cheese Soup

So I had never had nacho soup before but heard about it in passing and thought it had to be my next pressure cooker soup! You can change it up quite a bit to your liking. Use Jimmy Dean spicy ground sausage to make it really spicy, ground beef for a milder meal or ground turkey is lower in fat.

Served as a meal is great with a side of bread but this is also a fun dip for soft pretzels if you make it a bit thicker. Either way you can add diced chiles or jalapenos for more flare and heat, or leave as is. Both are delicious.

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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Ninja Foodi Nacho Soup

Serve it with a bowl of scoop tortilla chips on the side or as is or with some soft rolls too. At first I grabbed cheddar cheese soup to use as the base but found Campbells fiesta nacho cheese soup right next to that! I thought that would even be better!

I do think that added a bit more spice and nacho like flavor but if you couldn’t find that a can of condensed cheddar cheese soup would do just as well. Just in case you need tips on how to thaw out your Instant Pot ground beef because you forgot to take it out the night before it’s here.

Pressure Cooker Nacho Soup

  • Fiesta nacho cheese condensed soup – can use cheddar cheese condensed soup too as an alternative, if you want heat add 1/2 finely diced jalapeno
  • Petite diced tomatoes – I like the smaller version but either way really

Diced chiles – use any heat level, I use medium and it’s perfect but if you don’t want much spice use mild

diced chiles
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Nacho Soup Instant Pot

Milk – 2% works best to make it a bit thicker, fat free works too if that is what you have Cheddar cheese is a must of course – sharp is best if you ask me. The fiesta nacho cheese soup isn’t as yellow as the “regular” version so the color at the end looks like this.

I don’t drain the diced tomatoes either so that lends itself to a bit of a reddish tint. When I brown the meat with my diced onions I don’t bother to drain the grease. That part it is up to you and you, can drain it if you wish.

I tend to buy low fat beef so there isn’t much grease left. What little there is lends to added flavor in my opinion so I choose not to. I follow this same method when making my Instant Pot spaghetti too…but like any recipe do what you choose. It turns out really beefy and filling, with a side of chips it fed the 5 of us well.

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Instant Pot nacho soup

Of course all of the recipes I make on The Typical Mom are simple….that’s just the way I roll.  I now use it several times a week  to make Instant Pot dinner recipes in less than 20 minutes.

This is one of our favorite Instant Pot soups, so once you’re done trying this you should try these other easy pressure cooker recipes too:

Nacho cheese soup recipe

Serve with our air fryer garlic bread and enjoy friends!

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Instant Pot Nacho Soup

Easy Instant Pot nacho soup with beef recipe is spicy and full of flavor! If you love nachos you’ve got to try this pressure cooker cheesy soup for dinner. 
Course Entree, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword cheeseburger, easy, instant pot, italian wedding soup, nacho, pressure cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 588kcal
Author The Typical Mom




  • Turn your Instant Pot to saute.
  • Add your olive oil and ground beef and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add your diced onion and continue cooking until most of pink in beef is gone and onions have softened slightly. Turn your Instant Pot off (important step so it can cool and doesn’t display burn message later).
  • In a bowl whisk together your cheese soup and milk until creamy. 
  •  Add soup mixture.
  • Add all other ingredients (except your shredded cheese) into your pot and stir until mixed well.
  • Put your lid on and push the soup button, normal setting, for 10 minutes.
  • Do a slow release and lift lid carefully.
  • Stir in 1.5 c. shredded cheddar cheese until melted.
  • Serve with tortilla chips on the side, top with additional cheese and chives if desired.


Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Nacho Soup
Amount Per Serving (8 oz)
Calories 588 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 121mg40%
Sodium 816mg35%
Potassium 921mg26%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 1010IU20%
Vitamin C 8.9mg11%
Calcium 476mg48%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Friday 5th of January 2024

This nacho soup could not have been easier- and it was so delicious! Definitely going on our regular rotation!


Saturday 17th of August 2019

I have made this three times. The whole family loves it. We eat it with Tostitos scoops chips. I never get a burn message but I do constantly stir the meat while cooking it. I dont know if that makes a difference. Its ine of my favorite recipes..


Sunday 11th of November 2018

Added some cooked tortellini in one batch, and added ravioli in another batch.

Make sure to add cooked paste after soup cooks.


Thursday 15th of March 2018

I made this twice and got burn messages. 2nd time I added 1/4 cup extra water and still got the burn message. The soup is wonderful; however not sure if I will make it again.

The Typical Mom

Thursday 15th of March 2018

Are you pushing the off button as directed after cooking the meat so the pot can cool down? If not it will trigger that message because it thinks it is overheating even when it is not burning anything.

Rachel Holmes

Monday 5th of February 2018

My instant pot also gave me a burn message when I made it. It turned my pot off immediately, but the soup was still good. Only the ground beef was a little burnt, next time I think i would make this on the stove top instead.

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