Soups & Salads

Instant Pot Potato Soup

This soup is what an Instant Pot was made for. No need to boil potatoes for a long time or stand over a stove. Throwing everything in the Instant Pot will give you a delicious soup in about 40 minutes flat. 

If you need more Instant Pot soup inspiration, we can’t get enough of this Instant Pot Lentil Soup.


2 tbsp. butter
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
6 large russet potatoes, peeled and diced
4 c. low-sodium chicken broth
1 c. plus 2 tbsp. milk, divided
2 tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 c. heavy cream
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Shredded cheddar, for serving
Chopped cooked bacon, for serving
Freshly chopped chives, for serving


  1. Set Instant Pot to Sauté function and melt butter. Add onion and cook until soft, 5 minutes, then add garlic and thyme and cook until fragrant, 1 minute more.
  2. Add potatoes and broth and place lid on Instant Pot. Set to Pressure Cook on High and set time for 8 minutes. Once finished, turn valve to quick release. 
  3. In a small bowl whisk together 2 tablespoons milk and cornstarch to make a slurry. 
  4. Remove lid from Instant Pot and set to Sauté function again. Pour in slurry, remaining 1 cup milk, and heavy cream and let boil about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Garnish with cheddar, bacon, and chives before serving.