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.
38 Instant Pot Soup Recipes for Lazy Cooks (and Busy Nights)
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.)
29. Award-winning Instant Pot Chili
The secret ingredients? Chunks of bacon, tons of spices (including smoked paprika, yum) and a jalapeño.
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.
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?)
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.)
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.
36. Slow Cooker French Onion Soup
Smoky beef broth? Check. Gooey Gruyère cheese? Check. Cheesy toasted bread? Check.
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.
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?