Odds are that one of the first recipes you ever made in your Instant Pot was a soup recipe. And that’s no wonder since cooking soup in an Instant Pot is so ridiculously simple, convenient and easy to clean up after. I mean, there is even a soup setting on it! The Instant Pot does such a fantastic job of infusing soups with flavors that you could never get from cooking them on the stove top, and that’s why there are so many instant pot soup recipes out there.
Now lucky for you, I’ve put together a list of the Best Instant Pot Soup Recipes out there! This comprehensive list covers everything from wonderfully classic soup recipes to delightfully delicious international soup recipes and everywhere in between! This is sure to be your go-to place the next time your craving soup.
38+ Best Instant Pot Soup Recipes
I’ve been cooking soup in the Instant Pot for quite some time now. With all my time of whipping up Instant Pot Soup Recipes, I’ve built quite the portfolio of absolutely delicious and satisfying soups that are sure to leave you wanting seconds. I mean, this list seriously has it all! It has classics like Tomato Soup and Chicken Soup, crave-worthy and popular recipes like Creamed Corn Chowder and Clam Chowder, delightfully different international recipes like Moong Dal Soup and Russian Borscht, and just about everything else your little soup-loving heart could desire!
On a strict diet? No worries! My list has recipes for just about every diet you can think of. On a low carb diet? I’ve got keto soup recipes. Can’t have dairy? I’ve got dairy-free soup recipes. Vegan or vegetarian? I’ve got you covered. This list has a little something for everybody!
WHAT’S THE FIRST THING I SHOULD COOK IN MY INSTANT POT?
This is easily one of the most common questions I hear from new Instant Pot users. Soup is, without a doubt, the best place to start when it comes to learning to cook in an Instant Pot. And here’s why: Most soup recipes are simple dump and cook recipes, it’s a great example of how pressure cooking can infuse flavors unlike any other cooking method, and it’s incredibly easy to clean up after.
HOW DO I USE THE INSTANT POT SOUP SETTING? AND WHEN
Think of the soup setting button as the Instant Pot equivalent of the popcorn button on your microwave, but for soup. The setting automatically brings the Instant Pot to the appropriate temperature and pressure for cooking soup.
Basically the soup setting allows the liquid to come up to heat slowly. The logic is that it keeps the broth from getting cloudy. So by heating it slowly at first, you don’t start out with a rolling boil from the get-go. Then you can use the “adjust” key to select a shorter or longer cooking time depending on the recipe you’re cooking. The soup setting typically lasts for 20-50 minutes. Many of my soup recipes utilize the soup function, making the recipes just that much easier!
Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup with Ginger
This soup pairs a classic butternut squash soup with the warm spiciness of ginger to make a soup that will warm you from the inside out. It’s rich in flavor, and the turmeric makes this good for your whole body too. Add to that the fact that it’s vegan and dairy-free? I mean, really, how does it get better than that?
Instant Pot Clam Chowder with Shrimp
There are few things as comforting as a nice hot bowl of clam chowder. The delightful aroma of the broth fills your nostrils as you relish in every bite. The creaminess of the potatoes along with the delightful savoriness of the clams make it a truly comforting dish, filling you with warmth and deliciousness.
Instant Pot Indian Yogurt Soup
If I had to guess, I’d say most of you have never had an Indian Kadhi (Indian Yogurt Soup) –unless of course you or someone you know are Indian and it was made at home for you. This dish uses yogurt and besan (chickpea flour) to result in a smooth, thick, tangy soup.
Instant Pot Lentil Soup | Vegetarian
When there’s just a whisper of cooler weather mentioned, I’m getting out all my favorite soup recipes. Of course, since I have very little time, I end up making a lot of my soup recipes in the . This Instant Pot Lentil Soup is always at the top of my list.
Instant Pot Tuscan Ribollita Bean Soup | Vegetarian
There are few things as satisfying as a hot and hearty vegetable soup. Few things really hit the spot after a long day of work or on a cold day like a rich soup full of all the vegetables you love. This Tuscan Ribollita Bean Soup is ideal for those days when you want a nice, hot, filling meal that’s bursting with flavor with minimal effort on your part.
Instant Pot Sauerkraut Soup Recipe
This Sauerkraut Soup is so good and flavorful, you’re going to love it. Sauerkraut Soup has all the tang and flavor of sauerkraut, and it pairs so well with the cannellini beans and sausage that you’d think they were meant to go together the whole time.
Instant Pot Chicken Curry Soup
Reproduce the flavors of your favorite chicken curry in this Chicken Curry Soup without the use of any curry powder at all because as you must know by now with my blog, curry powder is not really Indian. At all. But this soup is delicious and nourishing, and quite authentic tasting–even though I completely made it up.
Instant Pot Split Pea and Ham Soup
Okay I know this is a horrible picture, and I need to change it. But the soup? it doesn't need changing as it's very good as is. Just throw in a left over ham bone or ham hocks into your Instant Pot and enjoy this lovely classic in half the time or less. .
Instant Pot Caldo De Res | Mexican Beef Soup
This instant pot Caldo De Res gives you real Mexican flavor in less than an hour. It’s a flavorful and comforting way to create a traditional Mexican recipe. And if you've never had this? You are TOTALLY missing out and you need to make it right away!
Instant Pot Brazilian Sopa de Palmito | Hearts of Palm Soup
Elegant soup that is actually simplicity itself to make, this Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Brazilian Sopa de Palmito uses just a few simple ingredients to make a creamy, tangy soup in minutes. This is a super simple, pour and cook recipe that makes a great side dish, or a full meal with a side salad or bread.
Instant Pot Cioppino Seafood Stew | Instant Pot Seafood Recipe
Scared to try seafood in your pressure cooker? Make this Instant Pot Cioppino Seafood Stew and all your fears will disappear. Low carb & full of flavor.
Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Low Carb Kimchi Beef Stew
Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Low carb Kimchi beef stew is an easy Korean-style dump and cook keto low carb recipe that’s full of spicy, umami flavor. Guaranteed to perk up your taste buds, and taste like you slaved for hours to get this complex taste.
So there you have it! I trust you’ll find a soup that you love on this list of the 38+ Best Instant Pot Soup Recipes. I’ll likely add more soups as time goes on (hence the “38+” part), so be sure to check back in from time to time to see what’s new!
If you’re curious about the various buttons on the Instant Pot, watch this video.
You can also check out my post on The 6 Most Important Instant Pot Buttons.