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)
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
23. Instant Pot Chicken And Spinach Ramen
This delightful recipe only dirties one dish: the insert for the Instant Pot. It’s basically magic.
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.)
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.
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.
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.