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 Cream of Mushroom Soup
I don't know why real cream of mushroom soup rarely has cream and hardly any mushrooms in it. But this Instant Pot Cream of mushroom soup? It's got both baby--and a little bite of spice. So enjoy!
Instant Pot Low Carb Cream Of Mushroom Soup
In case you're dying for some really good mushroom soup, but trying to keep those carbs low, this is the soup you want. Creamy, slightly spicy (yup, secret ingredient) and totally worth trying, even if you aren't low carbing.
Instant Pot Creamed Corn Chowder
Have you ever had a good Creamed Corn Chowder? It’s perfectly sweet and salty, and pulled together beautifully with a creamy finish. It’s perfect for a chilly night, and making it in your Instant Pot makes it that much better.
Instant Pot Low Carb Italian Sausage Kale Soup
Like that famous Zuppa Toscana--minus the carbs. Low Carb Italian Sausage Kale Soup create a hearty, comforting low carb keto soup in your Instant Pot or Pressure cooker. It's easy, delicious, and freezes well.
Instant Pot Sausage Kale Soup
This Low Carb Sausage Kale Soup is loaded with protein and flavor and is one of my favorite things to make. It's sort of like having the best part of a spaghetti sauce, but in a soup!
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 Butternut Apple Soup with Bacon
This is the easiest Butternut Apple Soup with Bacon that you’ll ever make in your pressure cooker. The apples add a wonderful flavor to the soup without being too sweet, and the savory bacon complements the other ingredients beautifully.
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 Black Bean Soup
This Black Bean Soup combines a handful of ingredients for a very tasty and easy dump and cook soup recipe. Make it in your Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker!
Indian Dal Soup | Instant Pot Blender Recipe
Make a deliciously warming Indian Dal Soup with minimal effort in an Instant Pot Blender! Not to mention it's gluten free and vegan friendly!
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 Poblano Chicken Soup | Low Carb
This low carb Poblano Chicken Soup makes a creamy, hearty meal that cooks in under 30 minutes in your instant pot! This is a simple but very popular recipe on my blog.
Instant Pot Chicken Mushroom Soup | Keto
This Pressure Cooker Keto Chicken Mushroom soup recipe is a great comfort food recipe! Dump and cook in your Instant Pot or pressure cooker so it's great for beginners.
Instant Pot Thai Yellow Curry Soup | Keto
Thai Yellow Curry Soup provides a savory, comforting twist on regular chicken soup. A lovely, low carb dish with minimal effort to please the whole family.
Instant Pot Moroccan Chickpea Soup | Vegan
I love making soup in my Instant Pot, and I am actually a chickpea soup lover. This Vegan Moroccan Chickpea Soup is no exception. It’s a hearty vegan dish, full of flavor and plant protein.
Instant Pot Spicy Corn Chicken Soup
This Spicy Corn Chicken Soup is based on my Indian-Chinese sweet corn chicken soup is a fast, comforting meal that is spicy, easily put together with what you have in the pantry, and guaranteed to wake up your taste buds.
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 Vegetarian Tortilla Soup
All the taste of authentic chicken tortilla soup, but made vegetarian instead!
Instant Pot Moong Dal Soup | Vegetarian
My Instant Pot Moong Dal Soup is a delicious traditional Indian soup recipe that you’ll absolutely love. This recipe is made super easy with the help of an Instant Pot and makes a delicious lunch or dinner recipe
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 Tortilla Soup
This Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup will be the easiest and best one you’ve had! Make an authentic Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup in your Instant Pot and watch everyone slurp it down in a hurry.
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 Spicy Cauliflower Soup
Nothing is better when you’re doing low-carb than a soup in my opinion. This Spicy Cauliflower Soup is delicious and low-carb and perfect for any day of the week. It may sound odd to you but
Instant Pot Vegan Chickpea Soup with Greens
This summer soup is filled to the brim with chickpeas, rainbow chard, and yellow summer squash. Garlic and parsley give it it a fresh taste for a soup everyone can enjoy.
Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Soup
This Low Carb Creamy Chicken Soup mixes together pantry ingredients in your Instant Pot for a last-minute, homemade, creamy chicken soup that’s simply bursting with flavor.
Instant Pot Low Carb Hot and Sour Soup
This Instant Pot Low Carb Hot and Sour Soup cooks in one quick step. So easy, warm and comforting! Add whatever low carb veggies suit you.
Instant Pot Creamy Red Lentil Soup
Hearty Vegan Creamy Lentil Soup is not just good. It’s also good for you, and very easy to make in your pressure cooker or Instant Pot.
Instant Pot Low Carb Chicken Kale Soup
Despite the greens and sweet spices in it, this soup is much-loved by kids. It surprised me when people first reported that, but I hear it a lot about this lovely Instant Pot Chicken Kale soup.
Instant Pot Low Carb Ham and Bean Soup
No need to miss beans on a Keto Low carb diet! This Instant Pot Low Carb Ham and Bean Soup uses a secret, low carb bean that tastes fantastic! Watch and see how easy it is to make this soup.
Instant Pot Low Carb Szechuan Pork Soup
This flavorful, low carb version of Szechuan Pork Soup substitutes bok choy for the noodles while keeping the traditional flavors of this soup. Pressure cooking makes the meat super tender.
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 Russian Borscht
This Russian Borscht recipe has been simplified for your Instant Pot to give you the traditional taste you want without spending half the day making it!
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.
Tomato Coconut Soup | Pressure Cooker Recipe
One of my most popular soup recipes. A warming, comforting, spicy, and tasty pressure cooker Tomato Coconut soup made in your instant pot or pressure cooker. Taste Indian food like never before!
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.