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Instant Pot Cheddar Broccoli Cauliflower Soup

Updated on November 11, 2017
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Instant pot

easy cheesy broccoli cauliflower soup
easy cheesy broccoli cauliflower soup

A "souper" easy dinner.

This is one of the many Instant Pot recipes that is super fast, easy, and delicious. This is vegetarian-friendly but is not vegan (due to dairy).

Everyone should own a pressure cooker. They make food really fast, retain flavor, and are great for busy households, students, single parents, those going camping, and anyone who does not eat meat. Why slave over a stove when you don't have to?

If you're being really frugal and getting ingredients from a discount grocer, you can make a ton of this soup for just a few bucks. Serve it with bread and salad, and it's an entire meal. If you want to be fancy, serve it in bread bowls. Fresh ingredients are better, but not necessary.

It's a great soup and can be frozen for up to three months.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 4 min
Ready in: 14 min
Yields: 8+ depending on serving size

Frozen vegetables

Frozen bag of veggies, medley blend
Frozen bag of veggies, medley blend


Cheese and heavy cream
Cheese and heavy cream


  • about 4 cups 1-2 bags frozen veggie medley, carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower
  • 4-6 cups chicken broth/or veggie broth, use 4 cups if you want thicker soup
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese


  1. Empty frozen veggies into the pot.
  2. Add 4-6 cups of water, or chicken broth, or water and bouillon cubes, or even vegetable broth (this recipe is so forgiving).
  3. Set the instant pot to high pressure, for 4 minutes.
  4. When the pot beeps, quick-release the steam.
  5. Add the pint of heavy cream, stir.
  6. Add your cheese, and stir again until melted.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy!

If you want a creamier soup, stick blend it in the Instant Pot after step 6. Top with more cheese, more veggies, or anything else you like.

Into the pot it goes

Throw ingredients into the instant pot.
Throw ingredients into the instant pot.
Add water or broth whichever you are using
Add water or broth whichever you are using

© 2017 Rebecca


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    • Bishop55 profile image

      Rebecca 5 days ago from USA

      Thanks Linda :)

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      Linda Crampton 8 days ago from British Columbia, Canada

      A pressure cooker sounds very useful. I love the short time needed to cook a meal! Your recipe looks delicious.

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      Kristen Howe 11 days ago from Northeast Ohio

      Okay. But I have no more counter space in my kitchen-- I use my crockpot 2x a week.

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      Rebecca 12 days ago from USA

      You can, but I'm not sure how long that would take. Ditch the crockpot and get an instant pot, you'll use it 100x more often and it can be a crockpot too. :)

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      Rebecca 12 days ago from USA

      yep instant pot pressure cooker! they are AMAZING! I'll be posting a lot more recipes soon. If you don't have one seriously get one. Christmas is right around the corner! Thanks for the comments btw.

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      Kristen Howe 12 days ago from Northeast Ohio

      This soup looks delicious. But I don't have an instant pot, just a crockpot, and no more counter space for it. Can I use my crockpot for this recipe?

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      FlourishAnyway 12 days ago from USA

      Is an instant pot a pressure cooker? This looks good. Evan vegans can do some substitutions with this.

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      Louise Powles 12 days ago from Norfolk, England

      My mouth is watering now, that looks delicious. =)