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Instant Pot Tortilla Soup With Sweet Potatoes (Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free)

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Tortilla Soup

  • Author: Instant Pot Eats
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Vegetarian


When it comes to hearty one-pot meals, a warm tortilla soup is always a winning choice.  This hearty sweet potato tortilla soup is super fast and easy with an Instant Pot pressure cooker. Top with your favourite toppings such as avocado or sour cream. This is a vegetarian and vegan-friendly dish (serve without sour cream and cheese), that is also free of gluten or any added sugar.



1 onion, finely diced

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon salt

4 garlic cloves, finely diced

1/2 red chili, sliced

2 tablespoons roughly chopped cilantro (stalks and leaves)

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground coriander seeds

1 teaspoon paprika

1 lb / 550 g sweet potato, diced into cubes

1 can black beans, rinsed (about 1.5 cups of cooked beans)

2 cups chopped tinned tomatoes (no added sugar)

3 cups water

1 cube vegetable stock cube

Juice of 1/2 lime

To serve

1 avocado, diced (1/4 per serving)

A handful of fresh cilantro/coriander, roughly chopped

A handful of corn tortilla chips, crumbled over the top

Optional: A dollop of sour cream (in bowls, per person, optional)

Optional: 1 tablespoon of grated cheddar (in bowls, per person, optional)


  1. Press the Sauté key on the Instant Pot (it should say Normal, 30 mins). Add the onions, olive oil and one teaspoon of salt and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring a few times.
  2. Add the garlic, chili, cilantro, spices and the remaining salt and stir through. Add the sweet potatoes, beans, tomatoes, water and vegetable stock cube. Stir through well and press Keep Warm/Cancel function key to stop the Sauté process.
  3. Place and lock the lid, making sure the steam releasing handle is pointing to Sealing. Press Manual, High pressure and set to 3 minutes. After 3 beeps the pressure cooker will start going. Once the IP stops cooking, allow 5 minutes for natural release and then use the quick release method to let off the rest of the steam and pressure.
  4. Open the lid and stir in the juice of 1/2 lime. You can also add extra fresh cilantro directly in the pot.
  5. Serve the soup in bowls, topped with diced avocado and crispy corn tortilla chips. Add a dollop of sour cream and some cheddar cheese on top, if you like.


Stovetop method. Okay, because we know how delicious this soup is,  we want to give you a stovetop option too. You can repeat the first few steps in a pot on the stove, and once you add the sweet potatoes, beans and liquids, simply cook over medium heat for 15 minutes, until the sweet potato is soft.

Weight Watchers: 13 SmartPoints (without sour cream or cheese). Find more Weight Watchers Instant Pot recipes here.


  • Serving Size: 2 cups soup with 1/4 cup tortilla crisps & 1/4 avocado
  • Calories: 514
  • Sugar: 24.8 g
  • Sodium: 1981.2 mg
  • Fat: 16.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 85.4 g
  • Fiber: 19.9 g
  • Protein: 15.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg