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Easy Instant Pot Soup Recipes

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.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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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.

Pressure Cooker Soups

How do you use Instant Pot for soup?

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.Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup 3

What is soup setting on Instant Pot?

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.

Pressure Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Soup

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.

  1. It’s a lot faster
  2. You don’t have to stand by the stove to make sure it doesn’t bubble over
  3. It creates a more flavorful soup because of the pressure cooking process
  4. You don’t have to presoak dry beans if adding those into your soups
  5. When done you can make Pureed Soup with an immersion blender right in the same pot

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!

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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.

Light and healthy Instant Pot Italian wedding soup is one of our favorites. Another one would be our healthy asparagus and spinach soup.

Instant Pot Italian wedding soup

And yes we have even more, of course……

Make a bowl of Instant Pot stuffed pepper soup sometime too. Using uncooked rice it’s simple and healthy for everyone.

If you have leftover rotisserie chicken you can throw it into a batch of Instant Pot Gnocchi soup.

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Our Instant Pot cream of celery is great too with chicken.

Pressure Cooker Cabbage Soup

Soup Recipes for Pressure Cooker

Our pressure cooker bean soup and Instant Pot black bean soup recipes are simple and healthy.

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.

pressure cooker sausage soup

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

Instant Pot Soup Recipes

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.

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Instant Pot potato leek soup is probably something you haven’t tried yet before but should.

If you’re looking for a few more Instant Pot recipe roundups I have one for easy Instant Pot chicken recipes and cheap Instant Pot recipes.

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Our Instant Pot carrot soup is vegan and vegetarian too. You can thicken it up and serve as a baby food too.

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If you need slow cooker soup recipes we have those too.

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Instant Pot Soup Recipes

Lots of easy Instant Pot soup recipes you can make in less than 30 minutes are here. Try creamy chicken, split pea, minestrone with pasta or low carb.
Course Appetizer, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot, pressure cooker, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 84kcal
Author The Typical Mom




  • 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.


Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Soup Recipes
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 84 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 673mg29%
Potassium 374mg11%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 5289IU106%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Sunday 8th of March 2020

I just gots 3 quart instant pot. I have been looking fo recipes and came across yours Do all your recipes work in my 3 quart pot or do I need to adjust the recipes

Thank you

Juan Ramos

Tuesday 16th of August 2022

@Maridell, I use Can convert any recipe to your needs.


Monday 10th of June 2019

Hi Justine, Love your site and all the recipes, at this time, especially instant pot. I was excited to get your free instant pot soup cookbook! But the link takes me to Amazon... 500 instant pot recipes kindle. If you get this comment, could you email it to me? Oh do you have a section/list of vegan recipes, instant pot? Trying to do whole plant based food intake not necessarily strict vegan. Lost 6lbs in a month of about 60-70% plant based the rest typical Standard American Diet. I do not like to cook. So I'm trying to cook with ingredients that one would keep on hand and use the instant pot.

The Typical Mom

Wednesday 12th of June 2019

Yes if you have Kindle unlimited it is free. I am working on a printable book with my recipes as we speak.

Renee - Kudos Kitchen

Sunday 7th of January 2018

What a great roundup of tasty Instant Pot recipes. Thanks for including my Italian Pepperoni Soup!


Wednesday 3rd of January 2018

Hello! The link for the Split Pea Soup leads to the Nacho Soup recipe instead. Would love to see the split pea recipe.

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