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Instant Pot Potato Cheese Soup

Really easy homemade Instant Pot potato cheese soup recipe that takes just 10 minutes to cook! One of our favorite pressure cooker soups that is less than $10 to feed all 5 of us and one of our favorite dinners.

instant pot potato cheese soup

This Instant Pot potato cheese soup was first made in the crockpot. When I got this new appliance it was one of the first things I tried in there because I knew it would cook a lot faster! Added to our list of the best Instant Pot recipes. (originally published 2/17, affiliate links present)

Instant Pot Baked Potato Soup

Totally loaded potato soup is a good name for it since we pack it with extras like lots of bacon, diced onions and chives. You can use your Ninja Foodi or other brand of pot to make this 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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I know…you can see all the bacon, cheese and chives that make this soup amazing.

Another reason we make this pressure cooker soup often is it feeds all 5 of us, now only takes 15 minutes in my Instant Pot, and probably only costs about about $10 total…now that’s a huge win!!

Instant Pot Loaded Potato Soup

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Instant Pot Potato Cheese Soup

  1. Potatoes – I like Yukon, they soften well but it is really up to you in the end. Also I like to leave the skins on for added texture and it is more nutritious.
  2. Celery is a good addition but definitely optional.
  3. Chicken broth brings more flavor to the dish than just using water. I have used vegetable broth as well if that is what we have on hand.
  4. Heavy cream will thicken it up like you want it to. Using milk will make it thinner.
  5. Salt and pepper to taste of course. I like to season more at the end.
  6. Garlic powder gives it a richer flavor.

Lots of cheddar cheese or use a mixture of whatever kinds you like best.

shredded cheese
  1. Chives for garnish of course aren’t necessary but gives it a bit of texture and color.
  2. Diced onions are a must no matter what I make but of course again are optional.
  3. Shredded carrot isn’t entirely necessary but for loaded a bit of finely diced are nice.

Bacon bits – optional but yummy, great diced leftover ham recipe too. Here are a few questions you might have before you get going on this:

How do you use the soup on the Instant Pot?

There is a soup button that is helpful if you are just starting out. I personally like to use my own cook time by using the pressure cook button and adjusting the time according to my recipe.

How can I add flavor to potato soup?

Of course seasonings are helpful. I like adding bacon bits and/or leftover ham inside myself. That adds tons of flavor and I hate throwing away food so that solves that issue.

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Ninja Foodi Potato Soup

Looking for easy soup side dishes?

As much as I love using my crockpot, this is my new way because it is SO much quicker.

Granted sometimes when I’m gone all day it’s not an issue to throw Crockpot potato soup with frozen hashbrowns in and let it simmer for 6-8 hours.

But last minute is kinda’ where we are now as a family and it is a good way to ensure we can eat together more regularly.

Instant Pot potato soup

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Instant Pot turkey soup is great after the holidays when you have a bunch of leftovers to use up.

Time needed: 8 minutes.

Instant Pot Potato Soup

  1. Prepare

    Add all onion, potatoes, celery, salt, carrot, garlic powder and broth to your pot. (add bacon bits if desired now too) Stir together
    Put lid on and close steam valve. Press pressure high pressure for 8 minutes.
    When you hear the beep do a quick pressure release. Be careful when opening the lid it will be hot with lots of steam.
    Carefully remove the lid and stir.
    Add 1 1/2 cup of cheese, and heavy cream and stir until cheese has melted. It will thicken more as it sits. 
    If you want it a bit thicker turn pot to saute. Whisk together 3 tbsp of water or heavy cream together with 1 or 2 tbsp cornstarch until smooth, add into pot, stir, and allow to bubble and thicken more.
    Serve in a bowl garnished with extra cheese, sour cream and green onions.

instant pot potato cheese soup

Let’s jump to recipe below and get going y’all! Let us know if you added any other goodies on the top when you serve it. What is fun is if you make a soup bar with ALL the toppings available in bowls.

Then let everyone ladle into a bowl and make it really loaded themselves so they get the perfect bites every time.

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Instant Pot Potato Cheese Soup

The best Instant Pot potato cheese soup recipe you can load up with lots of toppings and cooks quickly in your pressure cooker! Great soup you can make year round and full of flavor.
Course Entree, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese, easy, instant pot, potato, pressure cooker, soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 490kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add all onion, potatoes, celery, salt, carrot, garlic powder and broth to your pot. (add bacon bits if desired now too) Stir together
  • Put lid on and close steam valve. Press pressure high for 8 minutes.
  • When you hear the beep do a quick release.
    Carefully remove the lid and stir.
  • Add 1 1/2 cup of cheese, and heavy cream and stir until cheese has melted. It will thicken more as it sits. 
  • If you want it a bit thicker turn pot to saute. Whisk together 3 tbsp of water or heavy cream together with 1 or 2 tbsp cornstarch until smooth, add into pot, stir, and allow to bubble and thicken more.
    Serve in a bowl garnished with extra cheese and parsley

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Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Potato Cheese Soup
Amount Per Serving (6 oz)
Calories 490 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 104mg35%
Sodium 1840mg80%
Potassium 1439mg41%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 6g25%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 1155IU23%
Vitamin C 50.6mg61%
Calcium 377mg38%
Iron 9.2mg51%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Gena

Monday 18th of May 2020

We live close to a farming community. Sadly, they have to many potatoes and are giving them away so they don’t go to waste. (We were able to donate money to our local farmers) So potato soup was a must to use up some of the many that we have. I’m vegetarian so I used “chickenless” chicken stock. Other than that, made exactly as directed. Fried some bacon up for my meat eating hubby. So delicious and easy to make. I will definitely be making this on a regular basis. Thank you for the great recipe! 😋

The Typical Mom

Tuesday 19th of May 2020

Yay!

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