Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe for Cool Autumn Evenings

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This Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe is the ideal, flavorsome dinner for cool autumnal evenings.

Broccoli and Cheese are such perfect, yet underrated partners.

It’s the ultimate comfort food – deliciously creamy, rich, and cheesy!

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Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions, to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.

It’s that time of year again when the leaves start to change color and the weather starts to cool down.

What better way to enjoy a cool autumn evening than with some delicious broccoli cheese soup?

The best part is, that it’s easy to make in your Instant Pot!

In just a few simple steps you’ll have a warm, comforting bowl of soup that will hit the spot.

So get out your Instant Pot and let’s get started!

Instant Pot Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

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Creamy Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup

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Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup

How Do I Make Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup?

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Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup

Michelle Ordever
This Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe is the ideal, flavorsome dinner for cool autumnal evenings.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Course Soup Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 -6
Calories 570 kcal


  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium shallots diced
  • ½ large red pepper diced small, divided
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 large yellow potato chopped small
  • 2 cups chicken broth preferably organic
  • 12- oz 340g bag frozen broccoli florets
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese shredded
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • cup heavy cream double cream


  • Add olive oil to the Instant Pot® inner cooking pot and select the “Sauté’ function. Use the “Adjust” button to select the “Normal” (medium) setting.
  • Once hot, add the diced shallot, all but 2 tablespoons of the red pepper, and garlic powder. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the vegetables start to soften.

    Sautéing Ingredients
  • Add the potatoes and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, for another 2-3 minutes or until the potatoes start to develop some color.
  • Deglaze the Instant Pot® inner cooking pot by pouring in the chicken broth and gently scraping the bottom with a rubber spatula to release the brown bits. Press the “Keep Warm/Cancel” button to turn off the Sauté function.

    Deglazing the Pot
  • Add the frozen broccoli and cover. Lock the lid into place and make sure the vent is set to “Sealing.” Select the “Manual” setting and adjust the setting to “High,” if necessary. Set cook time to 2 minutes.

    Broccoli Added to Pot
  • When cook time is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes, then do a quick release for any remaining steam before carefully removing the lid.
  • Add the cheese, one cup at a time, and stir until completely melted.

    Adding Cheese to Pot
  • Adding Cheese to Pot
  • To prevent curdling, temper the heavy cream by adding 2-3 tablespoons of the hot liquid from the Instant Pot® to it before adding it to the soup. Stir to combine.

    Tempering Cream
  • Taste and adjust seasonings, as needed. Serve immediately topped with additional shredded cheese and remaining red pepper on top. Enjoy!

    Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe


Serving: 1 | Calories: 570kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 1103mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g

Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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