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white bowl of Instant Pot potato soup with bacon, shredded cheese, and green onions

Instant Pot Potato Soup

Dish up a bowl of creamy Instant Pot potato soup for dinner tonight. Easy recipe, best topped with bacon, shredded cheddar, and green onions!
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Course: Main Course, main dish, Soups & Stews
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 218kcal
Author: Mel Lockcuff




  • Chop the bacon and cook using the sauté function in the Instant Pot, 'til crispy and done.
  • Set the bacon aside, but leave the bacon grease in the pot.
  • Sauté the minced onion, garlic, salt, and pepper in the Instant Pot, 'til the onions are translucent and soft, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the potatoes and chicken broth to the Instant Pot.
  • Put the lid on the Instant Pot and set the pot to "Manual" or "Pressure Cook" for 8 minutes. When the timer goes off, do a quick release and remove the lid.
  • Set to sauté; stir the milk and cream into the soup, whisking everything together.
  • If you want, you can use a potato masher to mash some of the potatoes, giving the soup a slightly thicker consistency.
  • Dish up the soup and serve with the crumbled bacon, cheddar cheese, and green onions.


*If you are using a potato with a high starch content, like a Russet, I would highly recommend soaking the potatoes before cooking to get rid of some of that excess starch.
How should I store potato soup?
Potato soup is best stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Stored this way, it should last up to 3-4 days.
Can I freeze Instant Potato soup?
Potato soup does not generally freeze well. It will often dry out significantly, as the potatoes have a tendency to sponge up too much moisture; and it'll often become very grainy when thawed. Instead, I highly recommend canning potato soup. Preserved this way, potato soup can sometimes last for quite a long time in a cool, dark environment!


Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 1082mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 657IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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