You’ll use these Instant Pot soup recipes over and over again. An instant pot can save you hours and hours of cooking time and work in the kitchen. Soup is the perfect meal to make in an Instant Pot. It’s hard to ruin soup. That’s why you’re going to love these Instant Pot Soup Recipes so much.
There is something I think you need to be aware of. I see so many Instant Pot recipes that say you can make it in 4 minutes or 10 minutes. That is almost always how long it takes for the meal to cook in the Instant Pot. That definitely doesn’t include the prep time or the time it takes to get the cooker up to full pressure before it starts cooking. It can take longer and a lot of times it does take longer for an Instant Pot to get up to full pressure than it does for it to cook.
Granted it is passive time and you can do other things, but none the less it is time. I think you need to know that when you’re trying to gauge when you need to start preparing a meal if you want to have it finished by a certain time. You need to know that it can take 20 minutes for a large pot of potatoes to get up to full pressure but it only takes 10 minutes to cook them. The more food and especially the more water you have in the pot, the longer it takes to get up to full pressure too.
I learned this lesson the hard way when on Thanksgiving Day I was cooking sweet potatoes to make mashed sweet potatoes in one Instant Pot and squash for mashed squash in another Pot. Since the pots were clear full they took a long time, at least 20 minutes maybe 30 minutes to get to full pressure. Then it can take several minutes to let all the pressure out when they are finished. I just think you need to know this so you can prepare ahead.
Another tip is that a lot of the time my Instant Pot won’t seal on its own. I have learned that when I hear a little bit of pressure leaking out by the little pressure thing that pops up, it’s time to go over and push down on the handles of the lid. Then the lid will seal and the little thing will pop up and start cooking. Otherwise, it’s letting the pressure out forever and will never cook. That’s the most frustrating thing for me I’ve experienced when using an Instant Pot. I was almost ready to return it to the store the first time that happened. Update: I have since learned that in Instant Pot shouldn’t do this and this was actually something wrong with mine.
Even with these two little problems I still think it’s worth it to use an Instant Pot. So don’t give up after the first try. Follow instructions and keep trying and in no time at all, you’ll be loving your Instant Pot and you’ll wonder what you ever did without it.
I think that with only a little practice most crockpot recipes can be easily changed to be made in an Instant Pot. That’s why I included some of them below. Enjoy these easy Instant Pot Soup Recipes.
If you like these Instant Pot Soup Recipes, you may also like these recipes:
1. Instant Pot Split Pea Soup – The Typical Mom
I love split pea soup. My mother used to make it all the time growing up. Of course, it wasn’t Paleo but this is! My mom always made it with leftover ham from Christmas or Easter dinner. I like ham but it isn’t close to my favorite meat so when I got married I started making it with Italian sausage and I think it tastes so much better. I love the flavor the Italian seasonings in the sausage add. It only takes 17 minutes to cook, that is so much faster than in the slow cooker.
2. 15 Minute Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup – The Frugal Hausfrau
Broccoli cheese soup is a favorite in our family. Whenever we have a family party which usually means about 25 people and soup is on the menu, someone always makes broccoli cheese soup. My dad especially likes it, even the kids like it. It’s really easy to make especially in an Instant Pot. It’s also easy to use an Instant Pot to transport food in because the lid seals tight so there aren’t spills. I can also plug it in when I get to where I’m going and keep it warm or even finish cooking it. It’s a win-win, I think.
3. Creamy Tomato Basil Soup for the Instant Pot – Food Love
I’ll never forget how good homemade tomato soup tasted the first time I ate it. It’s absolutely nothing like that stuff you buy in a can and add water to. It happened to be on Christmas Eve a couple years ago. Our family including about 25 people went bowling the day before and starting that night and the next day about half of us got sick, including me. I’m pretty sure the people in the lane next to us had the flu and I think we ended up sharing bowling balls. (Now that I look back and think about it.) When I started feeling like I could hold food in my stomach, my sweet sister-in-law made some homemade tomato soup. I was starving and yet my stomach wasn’t so great and it hit the spot. I gave me the liquid I needed and nourishment without upsetting my stomach. After that, I started getting better. Now I love homemade tomato soup.
4. Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup – Confessions of a Fit Foodie
This chicken tortilla soup is so quick and easy to make. It only takes about 30 minutes total to make it including prep and cooking time. I love how the Instant Pot only takes a few minutes, about 10 – 20 minutes, depending on how much chicken you’re cooking, to get nice and tender. Since it isn’t browned that way, soup is a perfect meal to use chicken cooked in an Instant Pot. In fact, I use mine to make my regular recipes that use chicken. I cook the chicken in the instant pot, then I put the sauce on it on my plate or in the frying pan. I can make the sauce while the chicken is cooking. I made a meal yesterday that takes 5 hours in the crockpot in 30 minutes from start to finish. I was in a hurry, it worked great.
5. 10 Minute Instant Pot Baked Potato Soup – Living Locurto
This is the perfect way to make potato soup. It’s so easy to cook potatoes in the instant pot. I have made mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, and mashed squash all in the instant pot. I cook them on steam for only 10 minutes and they turn out great. We eat a lot more healthy now that I use one. This soup would be so easy to make in one. You’ve got to try it.
6. Instant Pot Lasagna Soup – The Typical Mom
This lasagna soup only takes 4 minutes to cook after you brown the onions and ground beef and the pressure gets up on the cooker. It took 20 minutes from start to finish. I love how the soup is so healthy with its healthy ingredients and how it cooks to quickly that the vitamins etc. can’t escape. Plus it’s so easy.
7. Instant Pot Black Bean Soup – A Pinch of Healthy
Gone are the days when you have to soak beans overnight before you cook them. Then it takes a long time to cook them. Not in an Instant Pot, beans are one of the foods that are perfectly cooked in the Instant Pot. This bean soup is an excellent meal to cook in these pots. I kind of think they are the best invention for cooking since the microwave. They can actually be life-changing.
8. Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup – No. 2 Pencil
Olive Oil – Onion – Garlic – Carrots – Celery – Chicken – Soy Sauce – Noodles – Parsley
If you ever thought that homemade chicken noodle soup was too hard to make or took too long to make, then this is the recipes for you. It’s so delicious and nutritious with and wonderful rich flavor. It’s made with a whole chicken which is very economical. There are very specific and detailed instructions so if you’ve never used or seldom used an Instant Pot, this is the recipe for you to start out with.
9. Pressure Cooker Beef Vegetable Soup – Eating on a Dime
Ground Beef – Onion – Frozen Lima Beans – Frozen Mixed Vegetables – Frozen Corn – Tomatoes
This is my Mom’s kind of recipe. Open a bag of frozen vegetables, add some ground beef and 20 minutes later dinner is ready. I don’t see how you could go wrong with this simple vegetable beef soup. I found my new favorite vegetable in the frozen section a couple weeks ago. I’m sure I’m slow in finding these but they were frozen chopped onions. They would be perfect in this soup. I hate chopping onions and the dried onions just don’t hack it sometimes.
I hope you love these Instant Pot Soup Recipes as much as I do.