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Instant Pot Potato Soup Recipe: Creamy Comfort

Written by: Emily Smith

This Instant Pot potato soup is my go-to comfort food. Creamy, hearty, and full of flavor, it's like a warm hug on a chilly day. Quick to make, yet so satisfying!

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You ever craved warmth in a bowl? I did, and that's how this potato soup recipe was born. Let's not wait around because this creamy, hearty soup isn't just any soup - it's comfort in liquid form. With a few basic ingredients and an instant pot, you can whip up this delicacy in no time. It's almost like a hug... from the inside. Are you ready to cook up some comfort? Because I am! Let's delve into this.

Ingredients for Creamy Instant Pot Potato Soup

  • Potatoes: Hearty base, adds creaminess when blended, main ingredient for a thick and satisfying soup.
  • Onion: Adds depth of flavor, enhances overall taste, complements the potatoes and garlic for a well-rounded soup.
  • Garlic: Infuses a rich aroma, boosts flavor profile, pairs well with onion and adds a subtle kick to the soup.
  • Chicken or vegetable broth: Provides savory base, enhances overall taste, adds depth of flavor to the soup.
  • Milk: Adds creaminess, balances flavors, lightens the soup texture without overpowering the other ingredients.
  • Heavy cream: Adds richness, creates a velvety texture, elevates the soup to a creamy and indulgent consistency.
  • Chives or green onions: Fresh garnish, adds color and freshness, complements the soup with a mild onion flavor.

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Essential Tools for Making This Potato Soup Recipe

  • Instant Pot: Speeds up cooking time by using high pressure to cook ingredients quickly and efficiently.
  • Immersion Blender: Blends the cooked ingredients directly in the pot to achieve a smooth and creamy soup consistency.

Serves: 6 people

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 cups of chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped chives or green onions for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Place the diced potatoes, chopped onion, minced garlic, and broth in the Instant Pot.
  2. Close the lid, set the valve to sealing, and cook on high pressure for 8 minutes.
  3. Quick release the pressure, then open the lid and blend the soup until smooth using an immersion blender.
  4. Stir in the milk and heavy cream, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve hot, garnished with chopped chives or green onions.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 280 kcal | Carbohydrates: 40 g | Protein: 6 g | Total Fat: 11 g | Saturated Fat: 7 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 35 mg | Sodium: 700 mg | Dietary Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 5 g | Calcium: 120 mg | Potassium: 800 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Vitamin A: 300 µg | Vitamin C: 20 mg

Tips for Making and Storing Potato Soup Ahead of Time

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the soup as directed, but do not add the milk and heavy cream.
  • Let the soup cool completely, then store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • When ready to serve, reheat the soup on the stove, then stir in the milk and heavy cream before serving.

Freezing Instructions

  • Allow the soup to cool completely before freezing.
  • Transfer the soup to a freezer-safe container or resealable bags, leaving some room for expansion.
  • Label the container with the date and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • To serve, thaw the soup overnight in the refrigerator, then reheat on the stove, adding milk and heavy cream before serving.

Potato soup is a versatile dish that can be easily customized by adding toppings like crispy bacon, shredded cheese, or sour cream to enhance the flavor and texture.

Common Questions About This Instant Pot Potato Soup Recipe

FAQ:
Can I use different types of potatoes for this recipe?
Yes, you can use different types of potatoes, but keep in mind that the texture and flavor may vary slightly.
Can I substitute the heavy cream with something else?
If you prefer a lighter option, you can substitute the heavy cream with more milk or a non-dairy alternative like coconut milk.
How long can I store the leftover soup?
You can store the leftover soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
Can I freeze this potato soup?
Yes, you can freeze this potato soup. Just make sure to cool it completely before transferring it to a freezer-safe container.
Can I add other ingredients like bacon or cheese?
Absolutely! Feel free to customize this soup with your favorite toppings like crispy bacon, shredded cheese, or even some sour cream.

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