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Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup

Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup

This Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup is an easy recipe to make that is full of flavor and healthier than the original version. Using your pressure cooker, this broccoli cheddar soup in on the table in minutes.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Author A Mom's Impression


  • 2 large broccoli crowns cut into pieces and stems removed
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese plus more for serving
  • 1 cup half and half


  • Place onions, broccoli, broth and spices into the instant pot. Place the lid on the pot and seal shut. Close the pressure release valve. Set the instant pot to manual, high pressure for 5 minutes. When cooking cycle is complete, quick release pressure. Open the pot and stir in cheese until melted. Stir in milk. Use an immersion blender to smooth the soup. Serve with additional cheese if desired.


*Note cooking time doesn't include the time it takes for your pressure cooker to come to pressure.