Instant Pot Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Soup This is my son’s favorite soup. He absolutely tries to get it every time we go out to eat. I thought this would be a great recipe to try in the Instant Pot.
I had to tweak it a bit, but this one is almost perfect. It tastes so much better than the versions you can buy. And best of all, it’s made with all fresh ingredients, so you know exactly what is in the soup.
Instant Pot Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Soup is truly amazing. And what is better is simple to make. It really is. It will be one of your favorite go-to dishes with your Instant Pot.
If you are looking for even more Instant Pot Soup Recipes, some of my favorites are INSTANT POT HOMEMADE TOMATO SOUP, HOW TO MAKE VEGETABLE BROTH IN THE INSTANT POT, INSTANT POT CHICKEN AND GNOCCHI SOUP (OLIVE GARDEN COPYCAT), and NINJA FOODI SOUTHWESTERN CHILI.
How To Make The Best Instant Pot Broccoli and Cheese Soup
I love making Instant Pot Soups; it’s one of my main uses for the Instant Pot. I mean, who loves standing over a stove and mixing all day. Not this gal.
I love a great bowl of soup on a cold rainy day, and this one is my family’s favorite. Made with fresh broccoli, carrots, and a generous portion of cheddar cheese. This will soon be one of your favorite soups.
Ingredients For Instant Pot Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Soup
- Fresh Broccoli
- Shredded Carrots
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Chicken Broth or Stock
How To Make Instant Pot Broccoli and Cheese Soup
Add the broccoli, carrots, and onions to the Instant Pot Bowl. Pour in the chicken broth. Set the Instant Pot to manual high pressure for 15 minutes.
When the time is up, do a quick release.
Add in the milk, pressure the saute button, and simmer for about 5 minutes. Stir constantly, so the milk does not burn. Fold in the cheese.
Can I use frozen broccoli instead?
Yes, this is a great recipe that you can make with frozen broccoli. The cooking time and instructions will work the same!
Can I make this soup if I don’t have an Instant Pot?
Yes, if you do not have an Instant Pot, you can easily make this in a big old stockpot or saucepan.
To follow the recipe, but instead of setting the pressure time, simmer over a stovetop for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
What can I pair with broccoli and cheese soup?
This soup goes well with anything. I usually serve it (like Panera) with either a hearty roll of loaf bread, fresh fruit, or a big garden salad.
Why is my broccoli cheese soup grainy?
If you find that your Instant Pot Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Soup is a bit grainy, it’s usually after you add the milk.
The key to getting the milk correctly added is to keep on mixing while the milk is simmering. Otherwise, it will end up grainy.
How does Gordon Ramsay make broccoli soup?
There is nothing better than a copycat version of the famous Chef Gordon Ramsay, and you can follow him on YouTube for his amazing recipe.
How To Store Instant Pot Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Soup
Let it cool to room temperature if you have any Instant Pot Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Soup leftover. Ladle the leftover soup into an airtight container.
To reheat, pour into a microwave-safe bowl and reheat or pour into a stockpot and reheat until hot.
How long does Broccoli Cheese Soup last in the refrigerator?
Broccoli and Cheddar Soup will last about 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator. For any longer, either dispose of it or freeze it.
How To Freeze Instant Pot Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Soup
This soup freezes beautifully. If you want to make a double batch or triple batch and freeze one or two servings, it will work perfectly.
Let it cool to room temperature, and then place the soup into freeze-safe containers. It will last for about 2 to 3 months.
To Use From Frozen: Let the soup thaw overnight in the refrigerator, and then follow the instructions above for reheating.
What goes with broccoli cheddar soup?
This pair beautifully with a great number of food items and makes for a filling lunch or dinner. Some great items are:
- Grilled Cheese Sandwich
- Macaroni & Cheese
- Turkey Club
- Tuna Salad
SOME OTHER GREAT INSTANT POT RECIPES–
SOME HELPFUL PRODUCTS USED IN MAKING THIS RECIPE-
DO NOT FORGET TO PIN–
- 1 pound of broccoli (cleaned and chopped)
- 8 ounces of cheddar cheese
- 1 small onion (peeled and diced)
- 3 cups of chicken broth
- 2 cups of milk
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- Put the onions, carrots, broccoli, and chicken broth into the Instant Pot.
- Then press the manual button and set it for 15 minutes.
- Then do a quick release, and when done,
- pour in the milk, hit the saute button, and let go for 5 minutes, stirring consistently, so the milk does not burn. Then stir in the cheese.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 180Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 596mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 11g