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Instant Pot​® Potato Soup

An image of prepared Instant Pot​® Potato Soup made with bacon, onion, russet potatoes, Swanson® Chicken Broth, Cheddar cheese and sour cream.
  • prep time: 25 min
  • total time: 1 hr 1 min
  • serves: 6 people

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.


  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 pounds russet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 6 cups)
  • 4 cups Swanson® Chicken Broth
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 green onion, sliced (about 1/4 cup)


  • Tips

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

  • Step 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.

  • Step 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.

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Made With

Calories 232
Total Fat 7 g
Sat. Fat 3.8 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 22 mg
Sodium 778 mg
Total Carb 31 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugar 3 g
Protein 9 g
Vitamin D 1 %DV
Calcium 9 %DV
Iron 10 %DV
Potassium 16 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.