23 Soups and Stews to Make in Your Instant Pot
Instant Pot Chicken Soup
This chicken noodle soup may be simple, but nothing's wrong with that. Your Instant Pot or pressure cooker of choice makes this comforting and savory classic in just an hour.
Instant Pot Two-Minute Taco Soup
Dinner doesn’t get any easier than this tasty taco soup that the whole family will love.
Instant Pot Beef Stew
This recipe was adapted from Cooking Light's wildly popular Classic Slow Cooker Beef Stew to create a simple, speedy version of a comfort food favorite. As the original recipe notes, a nutty dark beer adds richness and depth to the stew, but be careful not to choose a beer that's super-hoppy; it will taste too bitter.
Instant Pot Beef and Bean Chili
Using the flavor concentrating magic of the Instant Pot, we reach next-day level of delicious chili deliciousness in under an hour with this bold and meaty Beef and Bean Chili.
Ham And Potato Soup
This Instant Pot ham soup recipe is about as perfect as a cool weather soup can get; think "loaded baked potato in a bowl." For a fun party meal, serve it with an assortment of toppings so guests can make the soup their own.
Instant Pot Gumbo
Gumbo is traditionally a time- and labor-intensive dish, but our Instant Pot recipe delivers full-on flavor in just one hour.
Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup with Chorizo
This Instant Pot butternut squash soup is a perfect recipe for effortless fall entertaining. Deeply warming, this comforting Instant Pot soup is excellent when served with crusty bread and a green salad for a light entree, but also makes for a fantastic appetizer served in smaller portions. It delivers a delightful blend of textures and flavors in each bite thanks to the toppings that make this dish as beautiful as it is delicious.
Instant Pot Pumpkin Soup with Candied Pepitas
This velvety smooth soup is easy to make and easy to freeze. The crunchy pepitas steal the show, and are a nice contrast to the creamy base. Serve with sourdough bread for a nontraditional Thanksgiving dinner, or in small shooters as a holiday party appetizer.
Mexican Chicken Stew
Easy Pressure Cooker Chicken Pho
For pho, it's legitimately all about the intensely delicious broth. And thanks to the flavor-concentrating power of the pressure cooker, we were able to make a robust and dynamic chicken broth—using shallots, fresh ginger and cilantro, and a few spices—in a matter of minutes.
Cauliflower Soup with Shiitakes
Pureed cauliflower creates a wonderfully creamy soup; meaty shiitakes add textural flair.
Spicy Black Bean Soup with Chorizo
White Bean, Turkey Sausage, and Tortellini Soup
Potato, Corn, and Chicken Stew
Red Pepper Soup with Gouda
Vegetable Beef Soup
Smoky Pork and Hominy Soup
Pressure-Cooker Beef-and-Bean Chili
Smoked Pork and Split Pea Soup
Chili con Carne
The pressure cooker does a fantastic job of tenderizing the tough cut of meat and keeping it moist. It also delivers a nuanced, rich-tasting chili in just over an hour. A touch of chocolate stirred in at the end balances and deepens flavors.
Pressure Cooker Brunswick Stew
For our largely hands-off take on the classic comfort food, we create an intensely flavorful base by first pressure cooking a whole chicken on top of a combination of boxed tomatoes, potatoes, onions, and a handful of flavor power player ingredients.
One-Hour Spanish Chickpea Soup
Dried chickpeas are typically soaked overnight and then simmered for up to two and a half hours to become tender. These, though, go into the pressure cooker dry and come out tender in just one hour! Use high-quality, cured Spanish chorizo (and not the fresh or raw Mexican version) for the best flavor and texture in this earthy, satisfying soup.