The best Instant Pot soup recipes around are here for you to choose from! Get our your pressure cooker this winter and try something new for dinner. Creamy and healthy options all made in less than 30 minutes and sure to please everyone in your family, even your kids. You can make them as Ninja Foodi soup recipes too in that pot.
I am in love with my pressure cooker and have made so many easy Instant Pot recipes this year! I started with quite a few Instant Pot soup recipes and they were great! SO quick to make and just a feel good comfort food on a cold day. (originally published 1/18, affiliate links present)
Soup Recipes Instant Pot
Pair your bowl of soup with a basket full of bread and it’s the perfect dinner idea for kids and adults as far as we are concerned. Easy meal prep and quick cook times for busy days.
You can make all of these in any sort of pressure cooker you have too. Use a Crockpot Express, Mealthy, Ninja foodi or other brand. We do have a list of soup recipes in Ninja Foodi too. Many overlap but if you want to add a layer of cheese to air crisp on the top that machine is nice to do so.
FIRST – You should sign up for my free newsletter so you get new posts emailed to you twice a week and never miss out on anything! Now let’s start with a few basic tips:
- Make sure to Bookmark our InstaPot recipes page. We add new ones each week!
- Then PRINT this —–> Instant Pot cooking times cheat sheet that will help you understand how long meat, vegetables and beans take to cook in your pressure cooker.
For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have (a 6 quart) and use for all recipe creations.
Soup in Instant Pot
Whether you want to add a bunch of meat or make a vegetarian delicacy like our Instant Pot vegetable ramen, they are all good. A feel good meal that is perfect during the snowy months but year round too.
There is NO soaking required if you want to add beans too, which we love. Try our Instant Pot 15 Bean Soup to see what we mean.
- Here is a free Instant Pot soup cookbook to go with this list too. 😉 We have things in it like Instant Pot chicken crack soup and healthier versions like split pea.
Pressure Cooker Soups
It is really quite simple. As long as you have enough broth to cover your ingredients, you’re set. When using ground beef just saute that first and add other ingredients like our Instant Pot cheeseburger soup.
It is a preset button on all models that ensures the contents don’t heavily boil. Default is 30 min. on high.
You can adjust the time once you push the button, as well as change it from high to low temp.
Honestly, I don’t use it. The only preset I use is the rice button. I just use my own timing, and almost always set to high pressure.
How much liquid do I put in Instant Pot soup?
A soup to me means you need to use a spoon, so you’ll need more liquid than in an Instant Pot casserole. 2 cups is generally the minimum amount I would add, up to 4 cups for others. If you are cooking with lentils or beans they will suck up a lot of it so for Instant Pot lentil soup with ham you’d need even more to thin it out.
You can add any sort of protein or make it vegetarian. Our favorite with steak is Instant Pot beef noodle soup. If you forgot to defrost dinner you can still make Instant Pot frozen chicken noodle soup too.
Why make Instant Pot soup recipes versus using your stovetop?
Things like Instant Pot potato leek soup might otherwise take 45 minutes to get the ingredients really nice and tender back in the day. Under high pressure you can cut that timing by a third and have everything ready in under 30 minutes total.
- It’s a lot faster
- You don’t have to stand by the stove to make sure it doesn’t bubble over
- It creates a more flavorful soup because of the pressure cooking process
- You don’t have to presoak dry beans if adding those into your soups
Many, like our Instant Pot fajita soup can be made both ways. You can bubble in a large stock pot or quicker this way. You can use canned beans too if you’re in a real hurry like our Instant Pot black bean soup.
Now when it comes to creating something really healthy this is the way to do just that. You can easily make fresh homemade Kabocha Squash Soup from scratch with no preservatives, just the flavor of the veggies shine!
Let us know which recipe you like the best or if there is another one you’ve tried that you love and we should add to our list! We made a list of Ninja foodi soup recipes too if you have that brand.
Instant Pot soups
Some are game changers in respect to how much faster they are to make vs. on the stovetop. When you have difficult and tough meats like our Instant Pot oxtail soup you’re talking about hours of difference.
- Instant Pot split pea soup can be made in under 20 minutes.
- Cheesy Instant Pot nacho soup and Instant Pot chicken wild rice soup we love
- Healthy and hearty Instant Pot minestrone soup
- Creamy Instant Pot chicken stew is great
- load it up with carrots, celery and all the other veggies you love
- or make it spicy like our Instant Pot buffalo chicken soup recipe
- Pressure cooker french onion soup
- Kid fave is good ol’ Instant Pot hamburger soup
And yes we have even more, of course……
- Great with leftover turkey, make this Instant Pot turkey soup
- Instant Pot barley soup
- Easy Instant Pot taco soup recipe
- Homemade Instant Pot chicken noodle soup
If you have leftover rotisserie chicken you can throw it into a batch of Instant Pot Gnocchi soup.
Our Instant Pot cream of celery is great too with chicken.
- We love this easy Instant Pot vegetable beef soup
- German Instant Pot beer cheese soup is yummy
- Instant Pot tomato basil soup
- Pressure cooker cabbage soup is loaded with veggies too
Soup Recipes for Pressure Cooker
- Your family will love this Instant Pot lasagna soup
- Pressure cooker broccoli cheese soup
- Instant Pot meatball soup is amazing too
- 3 different pressure cooker vegetable soup recipes
- Our Pressure cooker sausage soup is amazing
It doesn’t really need to be freezing outside for us to make soup for dinner. It is always a feel good comfort food that is easy to throw together, no matter which one you make.
Basically I can just throw some rolls in the oven and have a complete meal done in under 30 minutes. HUGE win for busy moms I say. Can you save leftover soup? Totally and we show you here how to do that best.
I have this 6 qt. Instant Pot, and just ordered the 3 qt. to try it out too but the recipe would be the same if you had an 8 qt. too.
- As with any other of my pressure cooker recipes I do not recommend doubling recipes unless it still stays under the 3/4 mark inside the pot.
For me I can’t double most of these in my 6 qt. or there would be too much inside to turn out properly.
Soup recipes for Instant Pot
If you’re looking for a healthy Instant Pot soup I would recommend the 3 above. My Italian wedding soup, minestrone, and homemade split pea soup are amazing !
NO soaking is ever required to make homemade soups (because who has time for that). Which means you can eat super healthy with only a few ingredients.
If you’re looking for veggie filled soups there is butternut and carrot below too.
Pressure Cooker soup recipes
This Instant Pot stuffed cabbage casserole can be made into a soup easily by just adding an extra 2 c. of beef broth to the recipe.
Instant Pot potato leek soup is probably something you haven’t tried yet before but should.
- Family friendly Instant Pot Italian pepperoni soup
- Curried butternut squash soup
- cauliflower soup is great too
- Carrot soup made in the Instant Pot
- Smoked sausage white bean vegetable soup
- Light Instant Pot chicken and lentil soup is a must try
- Chicken Pho soup is a family favorite amongst us all.
- Golden lentil and spinach soup
- Pressure cooker stuffed pepper sausage soup, I also have an Instant Pot stuffed pepper casserole that is amazing you should try too.
- Instant Pot Chicken tortilla soup
If you need slow cooker soup recipes we have those too.
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Instant Pot Soup Recipes
- Slice and dice all of your vegetables and put them into your pressure cooker. Add your broth, cans of drained beans, and uncooked noodles, stir gently and add any herbs/spices you'd like
- Close lid and and steam valve, set to pressure high, for 3 minutes. Do a quick release. Carefully lift lid and serve topped with shredded parmesan and parsley if desired.