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25+ Instant Pot Soup Recipes

Loads of Instant Pot Soup recipes to keep you warm this fall and winter! Chicken soup, potato soup, vegetable soup — there’s an easy pressure cooker soup recipe for everyone!

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  1. General tips for making Instant Pot Soup recipes:
  2. The best Instant Pot Soup recipes

I have said it about a hundred times before but I surely won’t stop now — I love soup.

I love it from the stove top, the slow cooker, and my latest obsession — Instant Pot soup recipes.

And since there are never too many Instant Pot soups to have in your back pocket this time of year, I’ve gathered up some of my favorites and some on my list to try!

When someone asks me if they need an Instant Pot (and I get asked this a lot!), I will tell them honestly: it’s good for some things, but it’s not great at everything.

But soup?

Hands down my favorite thing to cook in my pressure cooker because it’s so good, and so quick.

I’ve admitted before that I’m a bit of a picky eater, and soup is one of the ways (one of the only ways) that I get a ton of veggies in the whole family. I absolutely love how quickly the Instant Pot cooks veggie-loaded soups and they’re not still half crunchy when you’re ready to eat.

I love how all the flavors in Instant Pot soup recipes blend so well together and how easily it is to add cooked or browned meat (bacon or ground beef or Italian sausage, for example), and not have to dirty an extra pot.

General tips for making Instant Pot Soup recipes:

  • This might seem like an obvious one, but pay attention to the recipes. Different vegetables require different cook times, and even things like the size you cut something can make a big difference in an Instant Pot soup recipe.
  • Don’t overcook the pasta. This is always going to be one of my beefs, but so many recipes cook pasta way too long. If you’re pressure cooking, often 2 or 3 minutes is enough. I like to add pasta afterwards on saute, so that I know when it’s cooked to perfection and there’s no guessing.
  • Add creamy liquids or anything you’ll use to thicken your soup at the end of the cook time, after you’re done pressure cooking. Pressure cookers need thin liquid to build pressure, and you don’t want a starchy, gloopy mess coming out your vent.

The best Instant Pot Soup recipes

Instant Pot Potato Soup – loaded full of vegetables and made lighter than most!

pressure cooker potato soup overhead in two white bowls on dark grey background

Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Soup – a classic for a reason! Don’t skip the grilled cheese 😉

instant pot tomato soup with chickpeas on top

Instant Pot Minestrone Soup – a healthy meal the whole family will love!

instant pot minestrone soup on grey background

Instant Pot Beef Barley Soup – the perfect hearty soup for a chilly day

instant pot beef barley soup in white bowl with spoon stuck into the bowl

Instant Pot Chicken Tortellini Soup – a fun twist on chicken soup that our family loves

instant pot chicken tortellini soup in pressure cooker with metal scoop pulling out some soup

Instant Pot Chicken Chile Verde Soup – loaded with flavor!

instant pot chicken chile verde soup close up in blue bowl with lime slices

Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup – healthy, creamy and delicious!

instant pot butternut squash soup in white bowl and cream being drizzled into soup

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup — one to keep you warm through chilly days!

instant pot chicken tortilla soup in grey bowl close up with avocado slices lime wedge and sour cream

Instant Pot Ham and Bean Soup – perfect for holiday leftovers or a quick weeknight meal!

instant pot ham and bean soup in dark blue bowl close up

Instant Pot Taco Soup – don’t forget the cheese and chips!

instant pot taco soup with shredded cheese tortilla chips and avocado chunks

Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup – ultra comforting Instant Pot soup!

instant pot tomato tortellini soup in two white bowls on a blue napkin

Creamy Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup – we love this soup yearround, especially on cool days!

creamy instant pot chicken noodle soup in pressure cooker with metal ladle pulling out some soup

Chunky Potato Cheese Soup – thick and chunky the way it’s meant to be!

chunky potato cheese soup in white bowl on white napkin with spoon stuck into soup

Vegan Carrot Ginger Soup – a healthy soup recipe for any time of the year!

vegan carrot ginger soup in bright blue bowl with soda crackers on the side

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup — like a fiesta in a bowl!

instant pot chicken tortilla soup in white bowl with avocado slices and tortilla chips

Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Stew – thick and hearty and worthy of Sunday dinner!

instant pot tuscan chicken stew in bright blue bowl with crusty bread being dipped in it

Instant Pot Pasta E Fagioli – perfect for dunking some crusty bread!

instant pot pasta e fagioli overhead in pressure cooker on grey background

Instant Pot Beef Taco Soup – a thick and hearty soup!

instant pot beef taco soup close up with peppers in the background and avocado slices on top

Instant Pot Lebanese Chicken Soup – made with chickpeas and Lebanese flavors!

instant pot lebanese chicken soup in white bowl on white background

Instant Pot Spicy White Bean and Chard Stew – Mediterranean inspired!

instant pot spicy white bean stew in pressure cooker with metal ladle stuck into soup

Instant Pot Butter Nut Squash Apple Soup – the perfect easy fall soup!

instant pot apple squash soup overhead in bowl on wooden background

Instant Pot Ham and Potato Soup – a classic combo for a reason!

instant pot ham and potato soup in bright blue bowl on canvas background

Instant Pot Loaded Cauliflower Soup – low carb comfort food!

instant pot loaded cauliflower soup in brown bowl on white background with green onions and bacon

Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup – one the kiddos will love!

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Instant Pot Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana – with loads of Italian sausage, kale and potatoes!

instant pot zuppa tuscana in two white bowls overhead on blue background with kale on the side

Instant Pot Curried Coconut Lentil Soup – a hearty vegetarian meal!

instant pot curried coconut lentil soup in two brown bowls with cilantro and cream on top

Instant Pot Weight Loss Soup – LOADED with vegetables!

instant pot weight loss soup in white bowl with lots of vegetables in the background

Instant Pot Lentil Soup –  thick, hearty and healthy.

instant pot lentil soup in white bowl with spoon stuck in soup on blue towel

Instant Pot Lemon Rosemary Chicken Noodle Soup – a citrusy twist on a classic

instant pot lemon rosemary chicken soup in large pot with two lemon slices on top

Instant Pot Vegetable Soup

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    • Ashley Fehr says

      I think you should be able to make most without, but if there are vegetables that cook very quickly, you may want to add them at the end after you release the pressure (like broccoli, etc.).

  1. Mary says

    Thank you so much for posting all of these soup recipes! I made your Chicken Chili Verde Soup last Wednesday, ate it for two nights, and then handed the leftovers over to my mom who enjoyed them for two more nights. The great thing about soup is the flavors just develop more intensely the more time you let it sit. I’m going to try your Ham and Bean Soup this week. Thanks, again!

  2. CATHERINE LEE says

    I just love homemade soup. So many ways to change it all up. My favorite is to do a chicken and vegetable soup, add pasta or rice, then add tomato sauce to change it up, or cream. One big pot can make a different soup each time for 3 days out of the week! Eyeballing several of these to try soon. I don’t have an instant pot brand one, it’s an electric pressure cooker xl, but so far most recipes for the instant pot have been working out great. Love it, so much fun! Thank you!

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