30 Instant Pot Soup Recipes That Take Just 30 Minutes or Less to Prep

Updated 07/18/19

Fall colors and trends have begun to trickle down into our favorite home décor lines, and winter weather isn't far behind either. As we get ready to transition into the next season, we're already starting to feel the urge to curl up indoors with a comforting, warm meal.

In order to get into peak hygge mode, soup is in order. Our advice? Instead of spending hours in the kitchen standing over a hot stove or turning to high-sodium, low-flavor canned varieties, upgrade to an Instant Pot to make homemade comfort food easier than ever. All it takes is a bit of meal prep and the press of a button to put a piping hot bowl of delicious soup on the table.

Whether you're in the mood for traditional flavors found in a vegetable beef stew or something a bit more out of the ordinary (hello, chicken and spinach ramen), there's a way to quickly cook it yourself with little effort. For a fast and easy meal that won't disappoint, try your hand at one of these Instant Pot soup recipes.

Spicy Peanut Soup With Sweet Potato and Kale

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Pinch of Yum

Not only is this colorful spicy peanut soup from Pinch of Yum delicious, but it's also vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar–free, and highly nutritious. A mix of onions, jalapeños, sweet potatoes, roasted tomatoes, coconut milk, kale, and more makes for a hearty soup packed with flavor and superfoods. To whip it up, simply add all the ingredients (except for the peanut butter and kale) into the Instant Pot on high pressure for just three minutes.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Spicy White Bean Beef Stew

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Half Baked Harvest

From the Half Baked Harvest kitchen comes this spicy white bean beef stew that requires just two simple steps to make. Start by adding all the ingredients into your Instant Pot, and put it on the stew setting for 35 minutes. When the timer rings, transfer the stew made of beef, carrots, baby potatoes, white beans, and spices into a baking dish, and broil it in the oven for just a few minutes. Serve with toasted bread for the ultimate comfort food dinner.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cajun Chili

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Food Faith Fitness

This hearty chili recipe from Food Faith Fitness is bursting with Cajun flavors. Enjoy a nourishing combination of ground chicken, andouille sausage, crushed tomatoes, red kidney beans, and seasoned shrimp. Top the soup off with parsley and sour cream (or Greek yogurt). It takes just 15 minutes to prep and 30 minutes to cook in the Instant Pot.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

5-Ingredient Carnitas Soup

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Gimme Some Oven

This Instant Pot soup recipe from Gimme Some Oven is the perfect way to make the most of leftover carnitas. With just five simple ingredients, this dish can quickly be made for an easy weeknight dinner. The recipe calls for carnitas, chicken or vegetable stock, salsa verde, potatoes or beans, and a bit of cumin. Pop all the ingredients into an Instant Pot for just eight minutes before serving. For a little something extra, top your finished product with fresh arugula, cilantro, avocado, jalapeños, and pepper jack cheese.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

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Foodie Crush

This recipe for chicken and wild rice soup comes straight from The Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook, and Heidi from Foodie Crush swears it's the cure to any ailment. Let your Instant Pot prepare this soup made of chicken, long-grain wild rice, veggies, milk, and cream cheese. This makes for a comforting soup that's perfect for cold nights spent indoors.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Minestrone Soup

instant pot minestrone soup
Pinch of Yum

A fresh take on a winter favorite, this minestrone soup recipe from Pinch of Yum delivers savory flavors with nutritious ingredients. This dish is full vegetables, beans, tasty pesto, and marinara sauce. Toss the ingredients into an Instant Pot, and relax while the soup cooks itself for just 30 minutes. Top with bulgur, parsley, and Parmesan.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Chicken and Spinach Ramen

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Half Baked Harvest

Perhaps the ultimate comfort food, ramen is packed with fresh ingredients and offers an incredibly soothing effect. This chicken and spinach ramen recipe from Half Baked Harvest is no exception, and you don't even have to wait in line at a crowded restaurant to enjoy it. Start by cooking bacon and ginger in an Instant Pot using the sautée mode. Then add chicken broth, soy sauce, chicken, mushrooms, and other seasoning ingredients into the Instant Pot and cook for 20 minutes. Stir in noodles, spinach, and cilantro, and wait another five minutes before digging in.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Beef Stew

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Root and Revel

This beef stew from Root + Revel fits perfectly into a keto diet, and is packed with protein and vitamins for a nutritious meal that's Instant Pot–friendly. The recipe calls for a mix of vegetables including wild mushrooms, carrots, and green beans, as well as beef, potatoes, red wine, and a variety of seasonings. Spend 15 minutes prepping the dish before letting it cook in the Instant Pot for 25 minutes.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Mexican Tortilla Soup

Mexican Tortilla Soup
Chelsea's Messy Apron

Mexican tortilla soup is just the thing to warm your soul on a cold day and this recipe from Chelsea's Messy Apron couldn't be easier. It takes just 25 minutes to cook in the Instant Pot once you've tossed in all of the basic ingredients, including chicken breasts, tomatoes, enchilada sauce, onion, green chiles, black beans, corn, chicken stock, and seasonings.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Whole30 Keto Chili

Whole30 Keto Chili
Food Faith Fitness 

Perfect for those subscribing to trendy food programs like Whole30 and the keto diet, this chili recipe from Food Faith Fitness is for just about everyone (sorry vegetarians and vegans, it does contain meat). The paleo-friendly dish differs from most other chili recipes since it doesn't call for any beans. Instead, it's comprised of ground beef, onions, red pepper, celery, tomatoes, spices, and herbs.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Broccoli Cheddar Zucchini Soup

Broccoli Cheddar Zucchini Soup
Half Baked Harvest

Cozy up with a bowl of this broccoli cheddar and zucchini soup courtesy of Half Baked Harvest. All of the ingredients, including onions, carrots, zucchini, broth, and broccoli go right into the Instant Pot for a quick and easy meal. Don't forget to top your homemade creation with fresh thyme before you dig in.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Authentic Pho

Authentic Pho
I Am a Food Blog

Rather than going out for pho, you can make an authentic version of the Vietnamese dish right at home in just about an hour. In order to do so, simply follow this pho recipe from I Am a Food Blog. You'll need beef, onions, shallots, and fragrant seasonings like cinnamon, anise, and ginger. Once the soup has cooked to perfection in the Instant Pot, serve it up with meatballs, bean sprouts, Thai basil, jalapeños, and hoisin.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Chicken Marsala Soup

Chicken Marsala Soup
Creme de la Crumb

Sure, you may have had chicken marsala before, but you've probably never tried chicken marsala soup. This innovative Instant Pot creation comes from Creme de la Crumb and starts with sauteing butter, mushrooms, onions, and garlic in the pressure cooker. Next, stir in flour, marsala cooking wine, chicken, broth, and balsamic vinegar. Once the soup begins to boil, add in noodles and wait for just a few more minutes until they're nice and al dente. You'll be left with a tasty Italian-inspired soup.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Creamy Autumn Squash Soup

Creamy Autumn Squash Soup
Joyful Healthy Eats

A creamy autumn squash soup created by Joyful Healthy Eats, this recipe yields a healthy dish filled with fall flavors. It calls for not one but two types of squash—butternut and acorn—along with spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and paprika. After it's quickly cooked in the Instant Pot, top it with crumbled bacon, Greek yogurt, and fresh herbs.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Coconut Sweet Potato Lentil Soup with Rice

Coconut Sweet Potato Lentil Soup with Rice
Half Baked Harvest

This coconut sweet potato lentil soup with rice defines comfort food but with a healthy twist. From the foodie behind Half Baked Harvest, this dish is ready to eat in less than an hour with the help of your pressure cooker. It calls for ingredients like sweet potatoes, red lentils, spices, steamed rice, and coconut milk for a veggie-packed meal.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Chipotle Chicken Soup

Chipotle Chicken Soup
Melanie Makes

Weeknight cooking just got easier thanks to this recipe for chipotle chicken soup from Melanie Makes. It offers smokey flavors from chile pepper, adobo sauce, and cumin, tender chicken for a bit of protein, and fresh vegetables like corn, potatoes, and tomatoes to keep the dish healthy and balanced.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Moroccan Vegetable Beef Soup

Moroccan Vegetable Beef Soup
Food Faith Fitness

A hearty 30-minute dinner, this Moroccan vegetable beef soup is the answer to any cold evening dinner dilemma. Courtesy of Food Faith Fitness, the gluten-free, low-carb, paleo, and Whole30 recipe calls for lean ground beef, cauliflower, eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, onion, and bold spices including cumin, cinnamon, paprika, and allspice.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup
I Am a Food Blog 

Boasting just seven ingredients and 30 minutes of total time spent prepping and cooking, this might be the easiest chicken tortilla soup recipe of all time. Created by I Am a Food Blog, the recipe calls for onion, garlic, ancho chile, jalapeño, chicken broth, tomatoes, and chicken. Simply toss all of the ingredients in the Instant Pot and cook for five minutes. Then, all that's left to do is shred the chicken and top with cilantro, avocado, cheese, sour cream, and tortilla strips.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Detox Carrot Soup

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Brown Sugar and Vanilla

For a deliciously nutritious dinner or lunch, try your hand at this detox carrot soup from Brown Sugar and Vanilla. With ingredients like turmeric, ginger, garlic, onion, apples, and carrots (which boast anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidants, and vitamins), it's about as healthy as it gets.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Thai Peanut Chicken Ramen

Thai Peanut Chicken Ramen
Half Baked Harvest

With this clever recipe from Half Baked Harvest, you can whip together a Thai peanut chicken ramen in 30 minutes flat. All of the ingredients go right into the Instant Pot to cook for just 10 minutes. Next, simply shred the chicken, add in some ramen noodles, and cook for another five minutes. Top it all off with fresh basil or cilantro, chopped peanuts, and toasted sesame oil and dinner is served.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Pasta E Fagioli Soup

Pasta E Fagioli Soup
Creme de la Crumb

A take on the Italian classic, this Pasta e Fagioli soup is made right in the Instant Pot for an easy dinner any night of the week. Created by Creme de la Crumb, it's a hearty soup containing white and red beans, sausage, ditalini pasta, tomatoes, celery, carrots, and plenty of Italian seasonings. The best part is that it will cook up in a pressure cooker in ten minutes flat.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Butternut Squash Beef Stew

Butternut Squash Beef Stew
Foodie Crush 

This Instant Pot soup recipe from Foodie Crush combines everything that you love about classic beef stew with hearty sweet potato soup. The butternut squash beef stew requires a few simple ingredients and less than an hour of your time for a soothing, filling meal. Think tender chuck roast beef, nourishing vegetables, and tasty sweet potatoes seasoned with red wine, garlic, bay leaves, and thyme.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Chipotle Cheddar Corn Chowder

Chipotle Cheddar Corn Chowder
Half Baked Harvest

Try your hand at a tasty chipotle cheddar corn chowder courtesy of Half Baked Harvest made unbelievably easy thanks to the Instant Pot. Head to the store for bacon, corn, potatoes, chicken broth, milk, and sharp cheddar cheese to bring it all together. It's a creamy, smokey dish that everyone will love.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Chicken and Rice Soup

Chicken and Rice Soup
I Am a Food Blog 

For when you're craving a true classic, turn to this recipe for chicken and rice soup from I Am a Food Blog. Perfect for making in big batches to save for later, this recipe calls for the basics. Think chicken stock, chicken, carrots, mushrooms, rice, and seasonings like garlic, ginger, soy, and parsley.

Prep Time: 13 minutes

White Bean Chicken Chili

White Bean Chicken Chili
The Modern Proper

What could be better than flavorful white bean chili made right in the pressure cooker? This recipe from The Modern Proper helps you get a savory dinner on the table with ease using chili staples like onion, white beans, chicken, enchilada sauce, corn, chilies, cumin, chili powder, and red bell peppers. Sauté a few ingredients in the Instant Pot before adding in everything for a quick cook. Add your favorite chili toppings to finish it off.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Low Carb Zuppa Toscana Soup

Low Carb Zuppa Toscana Soup
Joyful Healthy Eats

If you're looking for a healthy, low-carb soup to satisfy your comfort food cravings, look no further than this Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana soup from Joyful Healthy Eats. It calls for sausage, bacon, onion, carrots, red pepper, cauliflower, chicken stock, kale, and coconut milk. Other than browning the sausage and bacon in a pan on the stove, the soup is made entirely in the Instant Pot.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Miso Coconut Chicken Ramen

Miso Coconut Chicken Ramen
I Am a Food Blog 

Created by I Am a Food Blog, this miso coconut ramen recipe is about to change your weeknight cooking routine. Homemade ramen may sound daunting, but with an Instant Pot, it couldn't be easier. Chicken stock, coconut milk, miso paste, onion, garlic, ginger, chicken, and mushrooms all cook together for just five minutes while you chop green onions and cook and drain your noodles. Shred the chicken and serve up bowls topped with your choice of extra greens and dig in.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Beef and Chipotle Chili

Beef and Chipotle Chili
Hola Jalapeño

Few things are more satisfying on a cold night that a hearty chili. Take this beef and chipotle chili from Hola Jalapeño, for instance. Chipotles en adobe and jalapeño give the dish a welcome kick of spice while tomatoes, beans, ground beef, red peppers offer filling elements. Use your Instant Pot's sauté function to cook up the veggies and ground beef, then add everything to finish cooking.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Beef Stroganoff Soup

Beef Stroganoff Soup
Creme de la Crumb

Warm, soothing, and comforting, this Instant Pot beef stroganoff soup from Creme de la Crumb will soon become a go-to dinner recipe. It's easy to make and truly can be enjoyed year-round. Think tender stew meat, broth, Worcestershire sauce, mushrooms, noodles, and Italian seasonings all coming together in a piping hot bowl of soup.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Pasta e Fagioli

Pasta E Fagioli
Half Baked Harvest

A unique take on Pasta e Fagioli, this Instant Pot soup recipe comes from Half Baked Harvest. The traditional Italian dish made with pasta and plenty of vegetables can be ready in a fraction of the time with a pressure cooker. The key to perfecting this recipe is creating a tasty vegetable base with onions, carrots, and garlic. Next, it's up to the tomatoes, greens, herbs, and spices to finish off the flavors of this hearty soup.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

This post was originally published on February 20, 2018, and has since been updated.

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