We have collated some of the best Instant Pot soup recipes that are so good, you’ll want to make them all (again and again). Choose from the classic potato and leek to more International staples like ramen and pho or the classic chicken noodle soup.
Mmm. What’s that smell? Perhaps, it’s the scent of your Instant Pot lid opening to the warming promise of a piping hot bowl of soup.
We all have our go-to soup recipes, childhood favorites, and ‘cleaning-out-the-fridge’ soups, but it’s always fun to experiment. This is especially true with the Instant Pot. Soups are undoubtedly one of its strongest suits, and there’s nothing it can’t handle.
From classic blends like broccoli cheddar and potatoes with leeks to takeaway staples like ramen and pho, we have 35+ Instant Pot soup recipes that are so good, you’ll want to make them all.
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- Best 5-star Instant Pot Soup Recipes
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- Vegetable Soup Recipes
- Soup Recipes From Around The World
THE BEST 5-STAR INSTANT POT SOUP RECIPES
These are the most highly rated – 5 stars – soup recipes from our blog and from around the web.
Who doesn’t love a good chicken noodle soup? It’s a family-friendly dish loved by kids and grownups and it’s one of those classic comfort meals that make even the coldest, rainiest of days seem a little warmer and brighter. Get the recipe here.
Creamy and hearty yet healthy and light, this Greek Chicken soup is thickened with fragrant and tangy lemony egg sauce. This luxurious soup with shredded chicken and orzo is silky and rich with no cream or dairy in sight. Get the recipe here.
This creamy mushroom and wild rice soup is super comforting and perfect for fall and winter. Using the Instant Pot pressure cooker helps to make this soup much faster as the wild rice usually takes a long time to cook on the stovetop. Get the recipe here.
If you love the aromas of Thai cuisine – think zesty lime, fresh cilantro, fragrant curry, ginger, garlic, and coconut – you will really enjoy this creamy, hearty lentil soup. Get the recipe here.
Hearty, thick and full of flavor and veggies, this Minestrone soup will leave you feeling satiated and nourished. Making this classic Italian tomato broth-based soup with pasta, potatoes and beans gives you plenty of fibre and protein and you will be getting a ton of antioxidants and vitamins from all the veggies. Get the recipe here.
If you’re a fan of a split pea and ham soup, you will love this Instant Pot chorizo version. You only need a handful of ingredients to make this Instant Pot split pea soup, so it’s budget-friendly and can be served to the whole family (kids love this one!). Get the recipe here.
This Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana is the perfect mix of the authentic Italian recipe and Olive Garden’s favorite Tuscan soup recipe. It’s hearty, nutritious, and full of flavor. Get the recipe here.
When it comes to hearty one-pot meals, warm tortilla soup is always a winning choice. In this recipe, we’re sharing an Instant Pot version of a tortilla soup made with sweet potatoes, black beans, and a blend of gorgeous warm spices. Get the recipe on our blog.
HEARTY MEATY INSTANT POT SOUPS
Beef, lamb, pork, ham, or whatever meat you desire, here are some soup recipes featuring popular animal protein.
A rustic, hearty, and nutritious Instant Pot soup with diced steak and potatoes. Cooked in well-seasoned beef broth, potatoes, and other vegetables are paired with pre-cooked diced steak as well as mushrooms and Parmesan cheese, for a truly delicious finish. Get the recipe here.
You know the cans of soup boasting how chunky they are? When it comes to tastes, there are those who like a creamy, blended soup and those who want a little more. This one is for the latter. It’s almost like an unstuffed cabbage roll featuring the humble yet deeply satisfying blend of tender cabbage, hearty beef, and slightly sweet tomatoes. Recipe from Skinnytaste.
Sometimes, you just need a hug… that’s where this bowl comes in. It’s a blend of comfort foods you didn’t even know belonged together, but once you get a taste of the stuff, you’ll get it. This slightly spicy blend features an ultra-rich base of potatoes and cream with fresh chorizo and sweet corn tossed throughout, present in every bite. Drool. Recipe from The Eyes of a Boy.
The Instant Pot transforms a tough cut like beef blade roast into tender, highly edible and delectable meat in minutes. This keto recipe features Shirataki spaghetti which is a low-calorie, grain-free noodle that works really well in flavourful broths like this one. You can always use soba noodles, zoodles, or your favourite pasta instead! Recipe from Sweet Savant.
Ham and bean soup is a classic, but this one is a rainbow of plant protein and bursts of different and flavour from all those little legumes. Recipe from A Pinch of Healthy.
This soup is inspired by the classic ham and pea soup but we used grilled Frankfurter hot dog sausages instead of ham. It’s a family-friendly soup that your kids will love. It’s one of those quick and easy meals that you can make on any weeknight in just half an hour. Get the recipe here.
INSTANT POT CHICKEN SOUP RECIPES
Chicken soup for the soul? That’s right! One of the most comforting meals is a good chicken soup and these variations will get you sorted for any mood.
You know we couldn’t leave out a classic chicken noodle soup from the mix! Whether or not you’re under the weather with a case of the sniffles, chicken noodle soup is a must-know recipe. Recipe from Number 2 Pencil.
Creamy without the dairy? Yes, please. It’s made rich with plenty of coconut cream, spotted with peas and mushrooms for the ultimate boost of texture amongst shredded chicken strewn carefully throughout. Recipe from Tasty Yummies.
Pho? Fo’ sho’. But seriously, who could say no to pho? It’s ALL about the broth, and once you’ve got that going on, you’re ready to load up your bowl with noodles – or zoodles, in this case – tender chicken or beef if you prefer, aromatic herbs, diced jalapenos, and fresh lime. From Nom Nom Paleo.
This is a popular Chinese dish, and it’s generally served before the meal as an appetizer. You can easily whip this up with frozen ingredients or fresh. It’s a fantastic winter warmer or just a nourishing yet budget-friendly meal to put on rotation throughout the week. Get the recipe on our blog.
Try this too: Classic Instant Pot chicken tortilla soup here.
Buffalo chicken wings, buffalo chicken dip, buffalo chicken poppers… buffalo chicken is ALWAYS a good idea. Why not turn it into soup? This low-carb version comes with heavy cream and cheddar cheese as the base, while ranch seasoning and hot sauce bring that buffalo awesomeness everyone loves. Recipe from Health Starts in the Kitchen.
Try this too: Regular Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Soup here.
INSTANT POT VEGETABLE SOUP RECIPES
Heavy in veggies, mushrooms, herbs, spices – these pressure cooker soup recipes are super nutritious as well as flavoursome!
This soup is loaded with vegetables and lentils. It’s naturally low in calories and full of nutrients and flavor without added oil or sugar. Perfect for healthy eating. Get the recipe here.
This Panera-inspired Instant Pot tomato soup is velvety smooth and full of flavors bringing comfort and nutrients in one bowl. Made with canned Roma tomatoes, garlic, onions, Italian herbs and a little secret ingredient that brings out the umami flavor in the soup. Get the recipe on our blog.
This hearty, creamy Instant Pot mushroom soup is so good, you’ll be asking for seconds before you finish the first bowl. Pressure cooking not only makes it quick and easy – but it also helps to intensify the flavors of the ingredients. Winning! Get the recipe on our blog.
This chunky, creamy chowder is loaded with vegetables, including potatoes and sweet corn, and is thickened with cheese, cream and gluten-free starch slurry made with tapioca flour. Get the recipe on our blog.
Perfect for fall and winter, this Instant Pot butternut squash soup only takes 20-25 minutes from start to finish. It’s gluten-free, paleo, vegetarian and vegan-friendly. Get the recipe on our blog.
Anything topped with bacon is a good idea, but it’s an especially good idea if it’s a thick blend of cauliflower and butternut squash with cream and delicious spices. This soup is a lightened-up version of potato soup, but it still boasts that same creamy texture. From Peas and Crayons.
Carrots make for a fantastic soup. They’re slightly sweet, slightly starchy, and not too much of anyone characteristic in particular. This soup is dairy-free and gluten-free with a dreamy secret ingredient – peanut butter! Swap it out for almond butter if you’re avoiding all legumes. Recipe from Pinch of Yum.
Try this too: Instant Pot Carrot Soup with Lemongrass and Cilantro.
This is your standard fare of leeks and potatoes with a few of our own spins on this classic dish. There’s some kale in the mix for a bit of extra green, both for nutrition and taste. You’ll also find notes of Cheddar cheese for that exceptional savory bite in each slurp and sip. Get the recipe here.
Broccoli cheddar soup is easily amongst the most-loved soups you could make. It’s cheesy, creamy, and loaded with veggies so you can feel good about indulging in this comfort food. Recipe from Eat Live Run.
Try this too: Our broccoli cheese soup for Instant Pot here.
It’s smooth, silky, and creamy, yet this zucchini soup is healthy and low in calories. This bowl of goodness will warm your body and soul and can be served with croutons or some crusty bread to dunk in the soup. Get the recipe here.
Healthy and low in calories with a luxurious, velvety texture and delicately sweet and rounded flavor of tender vegetables, spices, and a touch of coconut cream. This soup recipe is vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and Whole30. Recipe from Instant Pot Eats.
This gorgeous Instant Pot lentil soup is a delicious and healthy meal full of plant-based protein, fiber, and nutrients. It’s tasty, simple to make and is vegan-friendly and gluten-free.
Featuring fire-roasted tomatoes and aromatic basil, this hearty and satiating tomato soup can be done with any type of ready-made tortellini – meat, ricotta and spinach, or pumpkin – depending on your dietary needs. Get the recipe here.
INSTANT POT SOUPS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Travel to Mexico, Vietnam or Turkey without leaving your kitchen with these soups inspired by International cuisines.
Sometimes, tacos are simply meant to be enjoyed in soup form – especially when it looks THIS good. Skip the tortillas and turn on the Instant Pot! This paleo recipe is packed with creamy coconut milk, spicy green chiles, hearty ground beef, warm taco spices, and good-for-the-gut bone broth. Get the recipe from The Movement Menu.
This Mexican-inspired sweet potato and corn soup is made with healthy ingredients, flavourful spices, lime and a little chipotle for a smoky, chilli kick. It’s gluten-free, vegan-friendly, light and super quick and easy to make. Get the recipe here.
Sometimes, you just need a heaping dose of veggies. This soup features almost the full rainbow with a generous, Italian farmhouse-inspired mixture of carrots, mushrooms, kale, zucchini, and tomato. You can make it a bit heavier by adding potatoes or sweet potatoes to the mix, or you could easily top off with some shredded chicken for a full meal. Get the recipe here.
While this Instant Pot Thai-inspired soup with corn and zucchini is perfect all year round, we love making it in summer when fresh seasonal vegetables are at their best. It’s light, healthy and delicious and takes no time at all! Get the recipe here.
Skip the packaged stuff and opt for the real deal! It’s nearly as budget-friendly – at least compared to making your way out the door and sitting down at a trendy ramen bar. From Number 2 Pencil.
This healthy and light vegan Instant Pot udon soup is made with mushrooms and soy sauce infused broth and is served with protein-rich edamame and crispy tempeh. It’s quick, easy, and perfect for a weeknight meal. Get the recipe here.
There are so many ways to make borscht, but any which way you make it happen, it’s going to be a treat. Beets are a fantastic food for detox, and this soup tastes really yummy served hot or cold so you have great leftovers to get your veggies in for days. Get the recipe here.
Anyone who grew up in an Italian family holds a special place for wedding soup in their hearts – special occasion or not. It’s all about the meat with this one – a blend of shredded chicken and melt-in-your-mouth meatballs. This version is grain-free and paleo-friendly without skipping a beat, but you could easily add some acine de pepe to the mix if you are going for traditional. Recipe from Gluten Free Pressure Cooker.
This gorgeous split pea soup (or a thin stew) is adapted from a classic Turkish lentil soup, also known as Mercimek Çorbası. It’s a simple, rich and nutritious soup that is full of warm, aromatic spices and flavours that will get you asking for seconds. Get the recipe here.
What’s your favorite soup? There are so many to choose from, but everyone has a recipe they love! Have you made it in your Instant Pot yet? Let us know!
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