Combine fresh ingredients to create this hearty and flavorful Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup. It’s loaded with ingredients that are good for you and is far better than any canned soup you can find.
Hearty Homemade Cheeseburger Soup in the Instant Pot
When you want to prepare a homemade meal that soothes the soul, keeps you warm, and comforts you, try this delicious recipe for Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup. Loaded with diced potatoes, lean ground meat, shredded cheese, and other tasty ingredients, this soup surely won’t disappoint.
Once you’ve prepared it, you can serve it with a side salad, roll, croutons, or anything else that you like to pair with soup.
Ingredients You’ll Need to Make Cheeseburger Soup
- Lean Ground Meat – While ground turkey is a great lean option, it’s fine to use ground chicken or ground beef, depending on what you like best.
- Onion – Dice your onion into small pieces before using it.
- Potatoes – Grab your favorite potatoes, such as russet potatoes, and dice them into cubed pieces.
- Condensed Cheddar Cheese Soup – Adding this soup to the mixture will add more of a cheesy taste.
- Heavy Cream – Use the heavy cream for flavor while making the soup a bit thicker.
You’ll also need water, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and shredded cheese. Although optional, you may want to use a bunch of chopped green onions to use as garnish when serving your soup.
How long will it take to make the soup?
When preparing your Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup that serves a minimum of four people and up to six people, expect it to take around 45 minutes from start to finish. You’ll spend roughly 15 minutes prepping the ingredients and then an additional 25 minutes preparing the soup before you serve it.
Are there any other ingredients I can add to this recipe?
Yes. Some people like to add chopped cooked pieces of bacon or bagged bacon bits into the mixture for that smoky flavor that bacon brings to the dish. In addition to bacon bits, feel free to add diced pickles to your soup!
What can I do if I don’t have heavy cream?
If you don’t have heavy cream, you can substitute it with half-and-half or a combination of butter and milk. These alternatives work well and will help you create a creamy and delicious homemade Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup for loved ones.
Can I make this on the stove?
If you don’t have an Instant Pot, you can prepare this on the stovetop in a large pot. Of course, it may take slightly longer to prepare the soup because the Instant Pot works at a faster pace using pressure to cook the ingredients.
What to Serve with the Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup
Serve your flavorful soup with a side of my Cast Iron Skillet Bread Recipe, Homemade White Bread or some homemade Hawaiian sweet rolls. You can even add some croutons and a dollop of sour cream on top of the soup as a finishing touch when garnishing it with the green onions and shredded cheddar cheese.
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Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup
- 1 lbs Ground Meat Beef, Chicken, Turkey
- 1/2 Onion, Diced White or Yellow
- 1 1/2 cups Water
- 2 cups Potatoes, Diced
- 2 10.5 oz Cans of Cheddar Cheese Soup
- 1 tbsp Onion Powder
- 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Pepper
- 2 cups Heavy Cream
- 2 cups Shredded Cheese
- 1 bunch Green Onions, chopped for garnish
Turn your instant pot on to sauté mode. Add in your meat and onion. Sauté until your meat is slightly pink (don’t completely cook your meat as it will continue cooking under pressure) and your onion is translucent. Should take about 3 to 5minutes.
Add to Your instant pot the water, and potatoes. Make sure the potatoes are evenly spread out in your pot. Add in your remaining ingredients (Soup, onion and garlic powder, and salt and pepper.).
Do not mix it.
Place a lid on your instant pot, and twist to seal. Close the pressure valve on top by pushing it away from you.
Allow your instant pot to cook on high pressure for one minute. Once it has finished cooking, do a quick release on the pressure by releasing the pressure valve manually.
Turn your Instant pot on cancel, and then turn on sauté mode.
Once your ingredients to start to simmer, slowly add in your cream. Once that is completely incorporated after stirring, add in your green onions. Mix.
Stirring slowly with your spoon, incorporate your shredded cheese. Mix until well incorporated and melted in.
You can choose to top with Bacon bits, more cheese, and green onions. Salt and pepper more to your liking.
Serve and enjoy!