38 Instant Pot Soup Recipes for Lazy Cooks (and Busy Nights)

Soup is never a bad idea, whether you’re eating lobster bisque on a white tablecloth or curled up on the couch slurping minestrone out of a mug. And thanks to the Instant Pot, making soup from scratch is a million times easier and quicker than ever before. Presenting 38 Instant pot soup recipes you can make in your pressure cooker, from Thai butternut squash to old-fashioned French onion.

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Katherine Gillen

1. Instant Pot Carrot Ginger Soup

This recipe is very forgiving, so feel free to play with the amounts of ginger and garlic. (We like ours extra gingery.) Bonus, you can make it vegan by using vegetable broth instead of chicken.

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Leslie Grow/Keto In an Instant

2. Keto Instant Pot Sausage-kale Soup

You can use any type of sausage you prefer (kielbasa, chorizo and Italian sausage are all great choices), and depending on what you choose, it can really change the flavor profile of the soup.

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Nisha Vora/The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook

3. Instant Pot Vegan Pho

Vietnamese pho broth is traditionally simmered for hours, but with pressure cooking, you can make a richly flavored soup in a fraction of the time.

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Ghazalle Badiozamani/Instant Pot Miracle Vegetarian Cookbook

4. Instant Pot Harissa Bean Stew

This harissa bean stew starts with dried beans but takes only about an hour to make, and that includes the homemade harissa.

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5. Instant Pot Spicy Thai Butternut Squash Soup

This vegan, gluten-free dish is just as easy as opening a can but way healthier and more flavorful. (And we’re loving the kick from the red curry paste.)

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The Modern Proper

6. Split Pea Soup

To simplify this stick-to-your-ribs soup, use thickly sliced deli ham and applewood smoked bacon instead of a ham hock (which can be trickier to find).

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Pinch of Yum

7. Instant Pot Wild Rice Soup

You only think you don’t like mushrooms, but wait until you try this soup. It’s earthy, luscious and the ideal winter meal.

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The Defined Dish

8. Instant Pot Lamb Stew

Lamb stew meat can be tough if you don’t cook it long enough, but the Instant Pot makes quick work of the job. Gourmet dinner in less than an hour? Don’t mind if we do.

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So Much Food

9. Instant Pot Matzo Ball Soup

The homemade broth is so flavorful, no one will know it took just ten minutes of prep and about an hour to cook.

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Plays Well with Butter

10. Best-ever Creamy White Chicken Chili

Chicken, white beans and peppers mingle together in a fragrant stock that’s laced with warm spices and—get this—beer for extra flavor. The toppings are just gilding the lily.

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Half Baked Harvest

11. Instant Pot Pesto Zuppa Toscana

Say hello to Italian chicken sausage, creamy basil pesto broth, potatoes, kale and even a little bacon. Normally, a dinner like this would be reserved for weekends, but this one is weeknight friendly.

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Pinch of Yum

12. Spicy Peanut Soup With Sweet Potato And Kale

It doesn’t have meat, but if you want some, go for it. Not a fan of kale? Swap it for spinach. The pot is your canvas.

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Foodie Crush

13. Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Since the soup is pretty hands-off, you’ll have plenty of energy to make the homemade tortilla strips. They’re so crispy, it’s worth the effort.

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So Much Food

14. Instant Pot Ham And Bean Soup

Few things are more comforting or warming than a heaping bowl of ham and bean soup. Using a pressure cooker means you don’t even have to soak your beans overnight.

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Minimalist Baker

15. Instant Pot Curried Lentil Soup

A little spice, a lot of flavor and even more creaminess—but surprise, this one is totally plant-based. A squeeze of lemon juice at the end brightens everything up.

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The Defined Dish

16. Instant Pot Chicken And ‘rice’ Soup

Instead of regular rice, this one calls for prepared cauliflower rice to lower the carb count. We love to see it.

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Half Baked Harvest

17. Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar And Zucchini Soup

Working through an abundance of zucchini has never been more effortless (or delicious). It adds tons of richness and body without the use of flour or cream.

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Cookie and Kate

18. Mexican Quinoa Stew

It’s modeled after chicken tortilla soup, but with a vegetarian and gluten-free twist. The quinoa and beans add a welcome boost of protein.

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Pinch of Yum

19. Golden Soup

The sunny hue comes from antioxidant-rich turmeric, and the rest of the flavor is thanks to cauliflower, roasted chickpeas and cashews for creamy texture. (In a word, yum.)

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Feasting at Home

20. Cuban Black Bean Soup

Nothing against canned beans, but you can’t beat the depth of flavor that comes from dried. The Instant Pot will infused them with spices and herbs, so your work is minimal.

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Berry Maple

21. Instant Pot 15 Bean And Sausage Soup

Fill this quick stew with spicy sausage, Swiss chard, tomatoes and onion. (Just remember to soak and prep the beans the night before, which takes less than two minutes of hands-on time.)

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Minimalist Baker

22. Creamy Yellow Split Pea Soup

This nine-ingredient dish is inspired by the flavors of Ethiopian kik alicha, a split pea stew full of oniony, garlicky flavor. We never thought to top our soup with roasted sweet potatoes, but now we’re obsessed.

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Half Baked Harvest

23. Instant Pot Chicken And Spinach Ramen

This delightful recipe only dirties one dish: the insert for the Instant Pot. It’s basically magic.

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I Am A Food Blog

24. Fifteen-minute Khao Soi

Takeout, shmakeout. This Thai coconut curry chicken noodle soup will satisfy your cravings with coconut milk, curry paste, ginger, chicken and that wonton crunch.

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Show Me The Yummy

25. Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Fighting a cold? Whip up this childhood classic for a feel-good meal. (We love topping ours with oyster crackers.)

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Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

26. Turkey Chili

Sure, it’s a cold weather staple, but we love to eat this hearty dish year-round. May we interest you in chili dogs at your next barbecue?

27. Instant Pot Creamy Chicken And Wild Rice Soup

This healthy-ish recipe uses milk and half and half instead of heavy cream, so you don’t have to feel guilty about polishing off two (fine, three) bowls.

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I Am A Food Blog

28. Instant Pot Bun Bo Hue

Say hello to umami with this Vietnamese rice vermicelli and beef soup. (Don’t fear the heat of the chili oil—the spice level is totally customizable.)

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Oh Sweet Basil

29. Award-winning Instant Pot Chili

The secret ingredients? Chunks of bacon, tons of spices (including smoked paprika, yum) and a jalapeño.

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The Modern Proper

30. Instant Pot White Bean Chicken Chili

Throw a top-your-own-chili party. Our favorite additions are avocado, jalapeño, sour cream, cotija cheese and cilantro, but you do you.

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Damn Delicious

31. Instant Pot Potato Corn Chowder

That frozen bag of corn in your fridge finally gets its moment to shine in this hearty chowder. Don’t skimp on the crumbled bacon topping.

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Happy Healthy Mama

32. Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup

Got extra half and half and a bunch of broccoli hanging out in the fridge? You can make this creamy broccoli cheddar soup in 30 minutes.

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The Typical Mom

33. Instant Pot Italian Wedding Soup

Eat your heart out, canned soup. (And did we mention it takes only seven ingredients and 20 minutes of prep?)

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Half Baked Harvest

34. Coconut Sweet Potato Lentil Soup With Rice

This Indian-inspired soup is best served with a side of naan and plenty of cilantro. (And yeah, slurping is encouraged.)

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Half Baked Harvest

35. Instant Pot Pasta E Fagioli

Grate some extra Parm on top of this tasty concoction of veggies, tomatoes, herbs, pasta and beans, all simmered in your Instant Pot. It tastes like you were cooking all day, but we know better than that.

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Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

36. Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

Smoky beef broth? Check. Gooey Gruyère cheese? Check. Cheesy toasted bread? Check.

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Berry Maple

37. Old-fashioned Beef And Vegetable Soup

This delightful combo is more stew than soup, meaning you won’t leave the table hungry. And even though it tastes like it simmered for hours, it's ready in just 20 minutes.

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Show Me The Yummy

38. Chicken Tortellini Soup

In case you’re counting, each cup has less than 250 calories. And who doesn’t love a little wine in their soup for added flavor?

Katherine Gillen

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Katherine Gillen is PureWow’s senior food editor. She’s a writer, recipe developer and food stylist with a degree in culinary arts and professional experience in New York City...
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