Instant-Pot Potato Soup Recipe

Updated on January 14, 2020
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Instant-Pot Potato Soup: Yum, Yum, Yum!
Instant-Pot Potato Soup: Yum, Yum, Yum!

Why take hours and hours to make delicious soup when you don't have to? This recipe is one of our favorites and it's ready in just under an hour. It's great for leftovers and can be frozen for 2 to 3 months.

I love my Instant Pot. If you don't have one, make sure to get one. There is nothing this appliance can't do.

Now, let's just get the recipe started...


  • 5 lbs potatoes, Idaho or Yukon gold
  • 8 cups chicken broth, or 6 chicken bullion cubes
  • 1 onion or leek, diced
  • 3 cups cheddar cheese, or cheese of your choice
  • 8 oz (1 block) cream cheese, at room temp
  • Scallions or bacon bits, for topping
  • 1 level teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional (if you like it hot)


  1. Remove or leave the skin on the potatoes (your choice), but cut them into chunks or cubes, then put them in Instant Pot. We always leave the skin on because it's packed with fiber and nutrients.
  2. Add broth (or water and bullion) and onion. Also, add the cayenne pepper if you're going to use it.
  3. Set your Instant Pot for 10 min on high pressure.
  4. When the timer goes off, do a quick release of pressure.
  5. Add the block of room-temperature cream cheese and the cheddar cheese, and blend in pot with a stick (immersion) blender.
  6. Top with your favorite toppings, then serve with bread and salad and enjoy!

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: 12+
Potato soup with bacon bits (we didn't have scallions).
Potato soup with bacon bits (we didn't have scallions).

Please rate my soup!

5 stars from 2 ratings of Instant Pot Potato Soup

© 2017 Rebecca


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    • ShailaSheshadri profile image


      2 years ago from Bengaluru


    • Bishop55 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from USA

      I'm vegetarian too :) Just don't use bacon bits. otherwise, it is vegetarian, just not vegan because of the dairy.

    • ShailaSheshadri profile image


      2 years ago from Bengaluru

      This looks delicious. I like potatoes. I am a vegetarian. Can you please give me some idea as to how substitute the meat part in this.

    • Bishop55 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from USA

      :) you'll love it

    • Larry Fish profile image

      Larry W Fish 

      2 years ago from Raleigh

      Potato soup is my favorite, Rebecca. Will have to try your recipe.

    • Frank Atanacio profile image

      Frank Atanacio 

      2 years ago from Shelton

      I rated it a five, but if I had the physical soup in front of me, I'm sure it would have been a ten..:) Frank


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