Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup

This smooth, flavorful Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup will quickly become a family favorite! It's perfect as a main dish or as an appetizer to a yummy meal.

Broccoli Cheddar soup is a favorite in my family.  We have a favorite Italian restaurant locally that serves it only on Fridays and Saturdays.  You are sure to find us there, each with a large bowl.

Learning how to make this delicious soup in the Instant Pot was an obvious choice.  It is quick and easy, and I knew my husband and kids would give it a double thumbs up.

How to Make Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup:

Using the Instant Pot makes this recipe quick and easy!  Start by turning the Instant Pot to Saute. Heat oil or butter, add onion, and saute for 5 minutes.

Next, add chicken broth, broccoli, carrots, and nutmeg.

Press the Cancel/Keep Warm button. Lock lid into place and turn knob to sealing. Press the Manual or Pressure Cook button. Set cook time for 4 minutes.

Do a quick release and stir in cream.

Press the SAUTE button again, but do not bring to boil. Stir in cheese and hot sauce.

Serve hot in a bowl or bread bowl.

What to serve alongside this tasty soup:

You really can’t go wrong with just the soup, but here are some ideas:

What If I don’t have an Instant Pot?

If you don’t have one, buy one here! But if you’re not up for that, or you need your broccoli cheddar soup today, this soup is easily made the same way on stove top.

Follow the same instructions but let it simmer on low heat for 30 minutes.  The broccoli should become very soft and break into small parts easily.

How to avoid lumpy cheese:

I’ve found that lumpy cheese is usually a result of using store bought shredded cheese.  A quick solution is to buy the block cheese and shred it yourself.  It adds one more step, but it is totally worth it in the end.

Watch how to make our instant pot broccoli cheddar soup:

Check out our Youtube Channel.  We will show you how to make this delicious Broccoli Cheddar Soup in the Instant Pot.

Each recipe on our channel and blog is tried and true, so you know they will be tasty.

Check out more other soup recipes:

Instant Pot Lasagna Soup
Roasted Tomato Basil Soup
Creamy Tortellini Soup
The Best Instant Pot Chili

Serves: 8

Serves: 8

Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup

10 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups of broccoli chopped up
  • 1 medium carrot shredded. or shredded carrots (no more than ½ cup)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped.
  • 2 cups of cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream (or milk for a healthier option)
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg powder
  • 1 Tablespoon hot sauce

Instructions

  1. Press the Saute button. Heat oil and add onion. Saute for 5 minutes.
  2. Add chicken broth, broccoli, carrots, and nutmeg.
  3. Press the Cancel/Keep Warm button. Lock lid into place and turn knob to sealing. Press the Manual or Pressure Cook button. Set cook time for 4 minutes.
  4. Do a quick release and stir in cream.
  5. Press the Saute button again, but do not bring to boil. Stir in cheese and hot sauce.

Tags

Courses
Main Course
Lunch
Dinner
Soup
Side
Cooking
Instant Pot
Allergy
gluten free
egg free
soy free
wheat free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free

Nutrition

Calories

154 cal

Fat

9 g

Carbs

10 g

Protein

10 g
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3 Responses to “Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup”

  1. I love this recipe! I have really enjoyed watching the monday instant pot recipes with Kristen . I did tweak this a little. I added 1 can of cream of celery before cooking . Adds a little more flavor and creaminess. Also i added salt and pepper to taste when it was done. Ive made this twice so far and its very satisfying .yum!

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