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Instant Pot Potato Soup

This Instant Pot Potato Soup is so creamy, so delicious, and loaded with Yukon Gold Potatoes, bacon, and cheddar cheese! 
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Meat and Chicken, Vegetarian
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, instant pot, winter
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 393kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth


  • 6 slices bacon diced before cooking
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt - plus more to taste I used 1 teaspoon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 - 2 3/4 pounds Yukon gold potatoes peeled and chopped into 1/2 - 1 inch cubes
  • 1 cup milk I used skim
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 (8 oz block) sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • sliced green onions or chives for garnish


  • Place diced bacon into the instant pot.
  • Turn on the sauté button.
  • Cook bacon until crispy. Remove (leave the grease), and set aside.
  • Melt butter.
  • Add in the celery, carrots, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper and cook for 8-10 minutes until soft.
  • Add the chicken broth and potatoes and stir.
  • Make sure there’s nothing stuck to the bottom of the IP.
  • Place and lock the lid on the Instant Pot and turn the vent valve to sealing.
  • Cook over manual high pressure for 10 minutes, then quick release the pressure.
  • Once the steam has completely released, remove the lid.
  • Turn the pot to sauté.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the milk and and cornstarch then stir into the soup.
  • Stir in the sour cream, cheese, and bacon (reserve some for the top.)
  • Simmer the soup for 5 minutes, stirring regularly to prevent the cheese from sticking to the bottom.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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Calories: 393kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 516mg | Potassium: 1558mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2780IU | Vitamin C: 68mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 3mg