Potato Soup
Learn how to make a baked potato-style soup with our Instant Pot® Potato Soup recipe that transforms everyday ingredients into the ultimate comfort food. This recipe delivers everything you love about loaded baked potatoes in a creamy, delicious soup that you can customize with your favorite baked potato toppings! Chicken broth provides the perfect savory base for the soup, and the Instant Pot® makes preparation fast and easy.
Servings Prep Time
6servings 25minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6servings 25minutes
Cook Time
  • 4slices bacondiced
  • 1 large yellow onionchopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2cloves garlicminced
  • 2lbs russet potatoespeeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces (about 6 cups)
  • 4cups Swanson® Chicken Broth
  • 1/4cup sour cream
  • 1/2cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 green onionssliced (about 1/4 cup)
  1. On a 6 quart Instant Pot®, select the Saute setting. Add the bacon and cook until crisp, stirring often. Remove the bacon to a paper towel. Pour off the fat. Add the yellow onion and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and cook and stir for 30 seconds. Press Cancel.
  2. Add the potatoes and broth. Lock the lid and close the pressure release valve. Pressure cook on High pressure, setting the timer to 6 minutes (timer will begin counting down once pressure is reached- it takes about 15 minutes). When done, press Cancel and use the quick release method to release the pressure.
  3. Stir in the sour cream. Using an immersion blender, blend the soup in the pot until desired consistency. Season to taste. Serve topped with the cheese, bacon and green onion. Top with additional sour cream, if desired.
Recipe Notes

Ingredient Note: We like to use russet potatoes in this soup because their starchiness provides great body and texture.

Nutrition Values Per Serving : Calories 232, Total fat 7.8 g, Saturated fat 3.8 g, Cholesterol 22 mg, Sodium 778 mg, Total carbohydrate 31.6 g, Dietary fiber 2.5 g, Protein 9.1 g, Vitamin A 25 %DV, Vitamin C 13 %DV, Calcium 9 %DV, Iron 10 %DV

*Pressure Cook and Manual buttons are interchangeable