Instant Pot Potato Soup

Instant Pot Potato Soup

Instant Pot Potato Soup is such a comforting food. And I truly love making soups in my Instant Pot during the winter.



  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic 
  • 2 lbs. potatoes (peeled and diced (into about 1/2-inch cubes))
  • 3 sprigs dried thyme, remove leaves from stem
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 28 oz chicken broth
  • Salt & pepper (to taste)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
    Optional Garnishes: Shredded cheddar diced cooked bacon, and sliced green onions



  1. Set your instant pot to sauté mode. Once hot, add in your butter. Add your onion and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes until it begins to soften.
  2. Once your onion has softened, add in your garlic. Sauté for about a minute to release the flavors of the garlic.
  3. Press cancel on your Instant Pot. Add in your potatoes, thyme, nutmeg, broth, salt, and pepper.
  4. Clothes and seal the lid on your Instant Pot. Close the valve. Select pressure cook on manual high for 4 minutes. Once the time is done cooking, naturally release 45 minutes, then do a quick release by opening the valve.
  5. Press cancel on your Instant Pot, then sauté mode. In a separate bowl, mix your milk and corn starch. Once completely mixed, add to your Instant Pot. Carefully stir the corn starch mixture making sure not to mash any potatoes to keep it second chunky. Allow it to sauté for about three minutes to thicken up.
  6. Mix your sour cream. Once fully incorporated, press cancel on your Instant Pot.
  7. Garnish your potato soup with classic toppings such as bacon, cheese, and green onions!
  8. Plate, serve, and enjoy!

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