Broccoli Cheddar soup is a favorite in my family. We have a favorite Italian restaurant locally that serves it only on Fridays and Saturdays. You are sure to find us there, each with a large bowl.
Learning how to make this delicious soup in the Instant Pot was an obvious choice. It is quick and easy, and I knew my husband and kids would give it a double thumbs up.
Looking for more soups to make in the Instant Pot? Try our Instant Pot Wild Rice Soup!
How to Make Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup:
Using the Instant Pot makes this recipe quick and easy! Start by turning the Instant Pot to Saute. Heat oil or butter, add onion, and saute for 5 minutes.
Next, add chicken broth, broccoli, carrots, and nutmeg.
Press the Cancel/Keep Warm button. Lock lid into place and turn knob to sealing. Press the Manual or Pressure Cook button. Set cook time for 4 minutes.
Do a quick release and stir in cream.
Press the SAUTE button again, but do not bring to boil. Stir in cheese and hot sauce.
Serve hot in a bowl or bread bowl.
What to serve alongside this tasty soup:
You really can’t go wrong with just the soup, but here are some ideas:
- Soup and salad always pair well. Try out our Homemade Caesar Salad.
- Bread. In my mind, soup always needs bread. These Sheet Pan Garlic Breadsticks are great when feeding a large family (or a family who really love breadsticks).
- Even better than breadsticks is a bread bowl. We’ve got a great Homemade Bread Bowl Recipe!
What If I don’t have an Instant Pot?
If you don’t have one, buy one here! But if you’re not up for that, or you need your broccoli cheddar soup today, this soup is easily made the same way on stove top.
Follow the same instructions but let it simmer on low heat for 30 minutes. The broccoli should become very soft and break into small parts easily.
How to avoid lumpy cheese:
I’ve found that lumpy cheese is usually a result of using store bought shredded cheese. A quick solution is to buy the block cheese and shred it yourself. It adds one more step, but it is totally worth it in the end.
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