Soup season is just around the corner, and I am already bookmarking tons of recipes for my Instant Pot. I am still convinced that thing is magic – a delicious and healthy homemade soup comes together in a few minutes, rather than simmering for hours and hours on your stove. These recipes are great inspiration for a quick weeknight meal that feels luxurious. Pass the soup!
1) Minestrone Soup
Minestrone is an Italian staple for a reason. It turns ordinary veggies into hot, herby, savory goodness that will warm you right up on a chilly evening. This recipe subs out processed pasta for Bulgar wheat, a complex carb with plenty of protein that will leave you even more satisfied.
2) Chicken Noodle Soup
Nothing beats a classic, especially when you’re feeling a bit under the weather. This is everything you want in a from-scratch chicken noodle, except it cooks in just 25 minutes. Portion it out for a week of savory, feel-good lunches and bask in the meal prep magic.
3) Hot and Sour Soup
No need to order takeout – this recipe for Hot and Sour soup is easy as can be. The mushrooms, garlic, ginger, chili, and vinegar combine in just 5 minutes to make a flavor bonanza that you’ll crave again and again.
4) Crack Chicken Spinach Soup with Cream Cheese and Bacon
This creamy chicken soup with bacon and Ranch seasoning is the perfect way to warm up after a winter’s day. It all comes together in just 20 minutes, and is Keto and low-carb friendly.
5) French Onion Soup
A combination of yellow onions and shallots give this speedy French Onion Soup extra flavor. When caramelized and combined with a rich, hearty beef broth and topped with toasty bread and melted Gruyère cheese, the flavor combo is unbeatable. Bring this one out to impress house guests!
6) Broccoli Cheddar Soup
An oldie, but a goodie, modified for your Instant Pot! This recipe balances the cheddar and broccoli flavors perfectly, with a little garlic and paprika for good measure. It’s a great one to take for work or school lunches – the kids love it.
7) Instant Pot Pho
Vietnamese pho is my all-time favorite comfort food. But it traditionally takes about six hours to make, which is why I was so excited to find this Instant Pot recipe that cuts the cooking time way, way down (40 minutes) and preserves all those delicious traditional flavors. Don’t skimp on the herbs and spices – each one is important to that perfect bend of soul-healing broth.
8) Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli
This recipe recreates a restaurant classic in a snap. Hearty winter veggies combine with pasta, sausage, and kidney beans for a protein-rich stew, perfect for an easy winter meal.
9) Chicken Tortilla Soup
If you’re craving summer and sunshine, the south-of-the-border flavors in this spicy tex-mex chicken soup are sure to brighten your day. Top this savory combo of chicken, fire-roasted tomatoes, corn, beans, and chilies with avocado, cilantro, sour cream, and lime to brighten it up.
10) Lentil Soup
This lentil soup recipe is an incredibly versatile base for endless flavor options. You can swap out the veggies, broth, and seasonings for whatever you have on hand. The original recipe leans toward Italian flavors, but you could make it Mexican with cilantro, lime, avocado, and peppers, or Mediterranean with feta, olives, eggplant, and tzatziki.
11) Thai Coconut Soup
The complex flavors in Thai dishes may seem intimidating to recreate at home, but this recipe for creamy, spicy coconut soup is surprisingly simple and only has to cook for four minutes. Keep it vegetarian and use tofu, or follow the alternate instructions for an even more delicious chicken version!
12) Potato Leek Soup
Aromatic leeks and earthy potatoes combine in this recipe to make a light, flavorful, creamy soup perfect for the change of seasons. Don’t forget the chopped green onions on top for a bit of freshness. I think this will become a back-to-school staple this year.
13) Steak Soup
This classic steak soup with egg noodles is quick to prepare, cheap to make, and satisfies even the pickiest of eaters. It’s a true family-friendly dish that will make everyone happy.
14) Tomato Basil Soup
If you’re craving a grilled cheese or panini, whip up this creamy tomato basil soup as a perfect pairing. Once you sauté the aromatics, simply put everything in the Instant Pot and let it do all the work.
15) Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Soup
This recipe takes all the comforting flavor of a chicken pot pie, and turns out a soup that is Paleo, Whole30, dairy-free, and gluten-free. It’s still creamy thanks to a base of coconut-cashew cream, and comes together in about 25 minutes. Talk about a win-win!
16) Cabbage Soup with Beef
This hearty soup with cabbage, beef, and tomatoes is a great recipe for when you have leftover vegetables in your fridge – just add them into the Instant Pot. Depending on the vegetables you use, this is another great soup for Keto or low-carb meal plans.
17) Instant Pot Gumbo
This recipe is a cheat code for genuine gumbo – it skips the traditional roux to be gluten-free – but it still has all those good Gullah flavors, lots of veggies and spice, and the trifecta of southern meats: chicken, shrimp, and andouille sausage. Yes, please!
18) Low-Carb Buffalo Chicken Soup with Crumbled Blue Cheese
Calling all wing lovers! This soup is the real deal: flavorful, spicy, with plenty of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, and creamy, crumbly blue cheese. The pressure of the Instant Pot leaves the shredded chicken oh-so tender and full of Buffalo goodness.
19) Italian Wedding Soup
This light and flavorful soup of meatballs, pasta, and spinach is an easy meal year-round, especially if you use an Instant Pot. This recipe even calls for frozen cocktail meatballs, so all you have to do is put everything in the pot, set it, and in eight minutes you have a balanced, elegant soup for a dinner party or weeknight meal.
20) Keto Sausage Soup
This Mexican-inspired, Keto-friendly soup is full of flavor from the sauteed sausage, poblano peppers, oregano, chili, and cumin – and it’s topped with cheese for extra oomph. When all those flavors come together in your Instant Pot, a delicious and savory soup couldn’t be easier!
To Sum Up
A great soup is a versatile addition to your recipe arsenal – and here are 20 of them to keep your Instant Pot busy all year long. The best part is none of these recipes cook longer than 40 minutes, and they’re all full-flavored and delicious. Are you hungry yet?