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30+ 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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Table of Contents
  1. Why make soup in the Instant Pot?
  2. General tips for making Instant Pot Soup recipes:
  3. How long will it take to come to pressure? Release pressure?
  4. How to freeze leftover soup:
  5. Should I use the Instant Pot soup button?
  6. 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!

Why make soup in the Instant Pot?

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 absolutely love how quickly the Instant Pot cooks veggie-loaded soups and they’re not still half crunchy when you’re ready to eat — this can take forever on the stove!

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 — much better than the crockpot!

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 any Instant Pot soup recipe.
  • Don’t overcook the pasta. This is always going to be one of my pet peeves, but so many recipes cook pasta way too long. If you’re pressure cooking, 2 or 3 minutes is enough. You can also dry add pasta afterwards and cook on saute, so that you 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.

How long will it take to come to pressure? Release pressure?

You may have made other recipes in your Instant Pot (like some reader favorites here, this Juicy Instant Pot Chicken Breast or this Instant Pot Shredded Chicken), and it only took about 10 minutes to come to pressure and 10 minutes to release.

This is because your Instant Pot likely wasn’t very full and you didn’t have to use a lot of liquid.

With Instant Pot Soup recipes, your pressure cooker is likely pretty full and it has a lot of liquid. For this reason, when cooking soup in the Instant Pot you’ll want to give yourself 20-30 minutes to build pressure and 15-20 minutes for the pressure to release naturally.

Some soup recipes may call for a quick release (i.e., opening up the valve immediately after the cook time) but be careful — all that hot liquid and steam can spew out of the valve resulting in a huge mess.

If you are not waiting for the pressure to release naturally, be sure to open the valve a little at a time and release gradually.

How to freeze leftover soup:

Many soups are great for meal prepping and can be stored for a few days in the fridge or a few months in the freezer.

To know if an instant pot soup can be frozen, see that it doesn’t have one of these ingredients in it:

  • low fat milk: low fat milk can be frozen but maybe have an odd texture after thawing. If freezing, evaporated milk or cream is usually a better choice.
  • pasta: again, pasta can definitely be frozen, but it will lose a lot of its firm texture in the process. If you’re picky about your pasta, it’s best to leave it out and add it when serving.
  • potatoes: yes, again. Potatoes can be frozen, but they can take on a weird texture after thawing. You decide if you want to risk it!

Should I use the Instant Pot soup button?

You can, if you want.

The soup button prevents the soup from boiling and keeps it at a simmer.

For simplicity’s sake, I cook pretty much everything on high pressure, including soups, but it is a neat function to have.

You can set the soup function for more or less time, and high or low pressure.

The best Instant Pot Soup recipes

Instant Pot Potato Soup
This Instant Pot Potato Soup is creamy, comforting, and loaded with chunks of potato and a few veggies just for good measure 😉 It is the ULTIMATE comfort food and my very favorite soup!
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pressure cooker potato soup overhead in two white bowls on dark grey background
Instant Pot Vegetable Soup
This Instant Pot Vegetable Soup is quick, easy, healthy and comforting! The perfect pressure cooker soup recipe to see you through the winter! 
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instant pot vegetable soup close up
instant pot vegetable soup close up
Creamy Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
This Creamy Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe is a healthy dinner recipe that’s easy enough for any day of the week! It’s made in the pressure cooker which means BIG flavour and quick cooking. Loaded with vegetables and easily made dairy free or vegetarian. Includes step by step recipe video.
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Instant Pot Chili
This Instant Pot Chili is a hearty meal made in one pot, with lean ground beef, beans, tomatoes and chili spices. An easy make ahead and freezer friendly meal!
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metal ladle scooping instant pot chili out of pot
scoop of instant pot chili coming out of pressure cooker
Instant Pot Potato Corn Chowder
This Instant Pot Potato Corn Chowder is an easy pressure cooker soup recipe that is loaded with creamy potatoes, fresh corn, and smoky bacon. It’s perfect for summer or winter! 
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instant pot soup corn chowder
Instant Pot White Chicken Chili
This Instant Pot White Chicken Chili is creamy and hearty with just the right amount of spice! Loaded with lean chicken, white beans, green chiles and corn it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser! 
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instant pot chicken chili overhead in white bowls
Crockpot Lasagna Soup
This Crockpot Lasagna Soup recipe is full of flavor and can be made in the crockpot or Instant Pot! It's tomato based and made with Italian sausage, lasagna noodles, and lots of Italian herbs and cheeses.
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This Crockpot soup recipe includes Instant Pot instructions!

lasagna soup in bowl
Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Soup with Crispy Parmesan Chickpeas
We’re loving this quick and easy Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Soup with Crispy Parmesan Chickpeas! Stove-top instructions also available below. Vegetarian GF
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instant pot tomato soup with chickpeas on top
Instant Pot Minestrone Soup | Tasty & Easy Minestrone Soup Recipe
Instant Pot Minestrone Soup is the perfect hearty meal to warm you up. This easy homemade recipe tastes just like the classic Olive Garden minestrone soup.
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instant pot minestrone soup on grey background
Instant Pot Beef and Barley Soup – Garnish & Glaze
Instant Pot Beef and Barley Soup is a hearty soup packed with veggies, super tender beef, and whole grain barley. It’s the perfect simple and healthy meal for a rainy spring day.
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bowl of instant pot beef barley soup with a spoon in
instant pot beef barley soup in white bowl with spoon stuck into the bowl
Instant Pot Chicken Tortellini Soup
This Instant Pot Chicken Tortellini Soup is loaded with vegetables and cheese tortellini! The perfect chicken soup for a chilly day — made in 30 minutes or less and freezer friendly!
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instant pot chicken tortellini soup in pot
instant pot chicken tortellini soup in pressure cooker with metal scoop pulling out some soup
Shortcut Instant Pot Chicken Chile Verde Soup
Shortcut Instant Pot Chicken Chili Verde Soup comes together with simple pantry ingredients, and may be assembled as freezer packs for easy freezer Instant Pot weeknight dinners. No pre-cooking, and packed full of delicious tomatillo, jalapeno, lime and garlic flavors!
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instant pot chicken chile verde soup
instant pot chicken chile verde soup close up in blue bowl with lime slices
Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup
This Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup recipe is super quick and easy to make in the pressure cooker, it’s naturally gluten-free and vegan, and it’s full of the best fall flavors that everyone will love! (This
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instant pot butternut squash soup with a drizzle of cream
instant pot butternut squash soup in white bowl and cream being drizzled into soup
Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
This easy Instant Pot chicken tortilla soup recipe tastes like it’s been cooked low and slow, but it’s fast and requires minimal effort!
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instant pot chicken tortilla soup
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Taco Soup Recipe (Instant Pot or Slow Cooker!) – Oh Sweet Basil
This Instant Pot Taco Soup recipe is an easy weeknight dinner, that’s full of all your favorite Mexican flavors. Serve with cheese, sour cream and avocado!
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white bowl of instant pot taco soup with cheese on top
instant pot taco soup with shredded cheese tortilla chips and avocado chunks
Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup – Pressure Cooker Tortellini Soup
This creamy tomato tortellini soup is made in no time in the Instant Pot or pressure cooker. Majorly creamy and cheesy and packed with bright summer basil!
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creamy tomato tortellini soup in bowl
instant pot tomato tortellini soup in two white bowls on a blue napkin
Instant Pot Carrot Ginger Soup (Vegan)
Warm up with a bowl of creamy Instant Pot carrot ginger soup! Made with carrots, ginger, coconut milk, thyme leaves, and a squeeze of lime.
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vegan carrot ginger soup in bright blue bowl with soda crackers on the side
Rustic Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Stew | Sweet Peas & Saffron
This Instant Pot Tuscan chicken stew is heathy comfort food at it’s best! Full of veggies, with a boost of flavor from fennel seeds, rosemary & balsamic.
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instant pot tuscan chicken stew
instant pot tuscan chicken stew in bright blue bowl with crusty bread being dipped in it
Instant Pot Pasta e Fagioli Soup – Easy Italian Soup Recipe
Instant Pot Pasta e Fagioli Soup is the best comforting dish on a cold day. This is an easy recipe using your instant pot but can also be made on the stove!
Check out this recipe
instant pot pasta e fagioli
instant pot pasta e fagioli overhead in pressure cooker on grey background
Instant Pot Spicy White Bean and Chard Stew {GF, VEG}
Instant Pot Spicy White Bean and Chard Stew is a mediterranean inspired stew with hearty white beans, swiss chard and red pepper flakes! {GF, VEG}
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instant pot spicy white bean stew in pressure cooker
instant pot spicy white bean stew in pressure cooker with metal ladle stuck into soup
Instant Pot Butternut Squash Apple Soup
Butternut Squash and Apple Soup, made in a pressure cooker! So rich in flavor and packed with goodness, you won’t believe how easy this is to make and so delicious! If you just read my homemade chicken stock post, this is a great recipe to use that stock in! Butternut squash is my absolute favorite.…
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instant pot apple squash soup overhead in bowl on wooden background
Instant Pot Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Copycat
Instant Pot Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Copycat – This copycat tastes just like the restaurant version except you can make it in the pressure cooker. It is unbelievably easy and effortless – anyone can make it! It is basically fool-proof. Promise!
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two bowls of instant pot zuppa toscana soup
instant pot zuppa tuscana in two white bowls overhead on blue background with kale on the side
Instant Pot Curried Coconut Lentil Soup – Red Lentil Soup
An Instant Pot curried coconut lentil soup that will warm you right up! This soup has incredible flavors and it is so creamy! Your pressure cooker will make this a breeze to put this together!
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curried lentil soup in two black bowls
instant pot curried coconut lentil soup in two brown bowls with cilantro and cream on top
Instant Pot Weight Loss Soup [VIDEO]
Instant Pot Weight Loss Soup is a very easy to make veggie soup that packs lots of nutrients and fiber to keep you full and boost your energy.
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instant pot weight loss soup with veggies in the background
instant pot weight loss soup in white bowl with lots of vegetables in the background
Instant Pot Lentil Soup {Quick and Easy Prep!} – WellPlated.com
An easy, healthy recipe for French lentil soup made in the electric pressure cooker. Hearty and delicious! Gluten free, vegan, and freezer friendly.
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instant pot lentil soup in white bowl
instant pot lentil soup in white bowl with spoon stuck in soup on blue towel
Instant Pot Lemon Rosemary Chicken Noodle Soup
Classic comfort food chicken noodle soup is jazzed up with the flavorful combo of lemon and rosemary and the whole thing is made entirely in your instant pot in only 20 minutes!
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instant pot lemon rosemary chicken noodle soup with lemon slices
instant pot lemon rosemary chicken soup in large pot with two lemon slices on top
Instant Pot Cabbage Soup Recipe – Running to the Kitchen®
This easy Instant Pot cabbage soup recipe with ground beef comes together in minutes as a comforting and cozy meal packed with flavor!
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instant pot cabbage soup in bowl with spoon
15 Minute Pea soup (Fresh or Frozen) | Recipes From A Pantry
Mint and Pea Soup is healthy, satisfying, and easy to make. This homemade soup requires just a few basic ingredients and ready in 15 minutes.
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instant pot pea soup with fresh sliced radishes
Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup
Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup is filled with all of the things you love about stuffed peppers- bell peppers, ground beef, tomatoes, rice and spices.
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instant pot stuffed pepper soup in white bowl with spoon
instant pot stuffed pepper soup in white bowl with spoon
Instant Pot Chicken Stock
Homemade Instant Pot Chicken Stock cannot be beat. The flavors are magnified by trapping the steam while cooking! Plus, it’s cooked in no time!
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instant pot chicken stock with vegetables in bowl
instant pot chicken stock with vegetables in bowl
The Best Pressure Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup
This really is the Best Pressure Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup. You’re going to love how easy this great-tasting soup is to make and serve. With a 1-minute pressure cook time, you’ll want to make it again and again, no matter the season! My family prefers soups with at least a little texture. So I ada…
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instant pot broccoli cheese soup with shredded cheese on top
instant pot broccoli cheese soup with shredded cheese on top
Instant Pot Chicken Stew
The best Instant Pot Chicken Stew is made with basic ingredients to create a hearty flavorful stew that the entire family will love! Stove top instructions also included.
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close up image of instant pot chicken stew in bowl
Creamy Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo Tortellini Soup – Little Sunny Kitchen
Creamy and cozy Instant Pot chicken alfredo tortellini soup. This soup is SO easy to make, it’s so comforting, and full of flavor!
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instant pot chicken tortellini alfredo soup close up
Chicken Stuffed Pepper Soup (Stovetop & Instant Pot)
This healthy chicken stuffed pepper soup recipe is a delicious and easy meal idea! Recipe option for stovetop Instant Pot/Pressure Cookers.
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instant pot chicken stuffed pepper soup in large pot
instant pot chicken stuffed pepper soup in large pot

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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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