16 Instant Pot Soups & Stews for Fall

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There’s just something about the onset of cooler weather and the changing seasons that makes the idea of warming up with decadent, rich Instant Pot soups & stews a thing you must do immediately. We love fall and the prospect of making one of these recipes has us feeling cozy already!

>> Also try these 11 Instant Pot Meals in Under 30 Minutes.

Carrot soup, beef and barley soup and potato soup - instant pot soups & stews

Below are 16 of our favorite Instant Pot soup and stew recipes that you can make all season long to bring a bit of warmth and coziness to your table.

The best part about making soup in the Instant Pot is that the pressure develops more flavor than you can get on the stovetop in the same amount of time, so your soup will be more flavorful and robust in the Instant Pot.

It’s also easy to make soups in the Instant Pot. Maybe you’ll use the saute mode to soften the veggies or to give some browning to any meat you put in, but then it’s just a dump it in and turn it on scenario.

Instant Pot Soups & Stews For Cold Weather

Instant Pot Beef Stew
This Instant Pot Beef Stew is packed with tender beef, potatoes and carrots in a rich and flavorful gravy.
instant pot beef stew
Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup
This Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup Recipe is a great way to turn a butternut squash into a silky soup for lunch or dinner. 
instant pot butternut squash soup
Instant Pot Chili
There's a ton of flavor packed into this Instant Pot Chili recipe with ground beef and pork, beans, tomatoes, and oodles of spices, and the best part is it only takes about 30 minutes from start to finish.
Bowl of chili
Instant Pot Caramelized Carrot Soup
This Instant Pot Caramelized Carrot Soup is delectably silky and the carrots are elevated to sweet perfection thanks in the Instant Pot.
Instant Pot Caramelized Carrot Soup
Instant Pot Chicken Chili
This Instant Pot White Chicken Chili is a delicious, hearty, and rich soup, packed with beans, chicken, and chili spices. 
White Chicken Chili
Instant Pot Potato & Leek Soup
This Instant Pot Potato & Leek Soup is a delicious creamy and smooth soup.
Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup
Instant Pot Borscht (Beet Soup)
Borscht is a rich, flavorsome, and hearty soup made primarily with beets that is healthy and nutritious, but also packed with robust flavors. It is a warming bowl of warmth on cold winter nights.
Easy Instant Pot Borscht Recipe
Instant Pot Potato Soup
Potato Soup loaded with bacon and topped with shredded cheese is a comforting and hearty Instant Pot meal! It doesn’t get any better than creamy homemade soup that’s ready in less time than it takes to order takeout.
Instant Pot Potato Soup
Instant Pot Tortellini Soup
This Instant Pot Tortellini Soup recipe is packed with Italian sausage, pasta, a variety of cheeses, and a rich tomato flavor. All of the comforting flavors you would expect in a hearty soup.
Instant Pot Tortellini Soup
Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup
Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup is a thick and creamy soup that uses evaporated milk and a roux to achieve ultimate creaminess and sharp cheddar cheese, vegetables, and herbs for amazing flavor. With the Instant Pot, broccoli cheddar soup is ready to eat in 35 minutes.
Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup
Instant Pot Pasta E Fagioli Soup Recipe
Pasta E Fagioli Soup is a copycat Olive Garden soup recipe. Skip dinner out and stay in with this crave-worthy Instant Pot Pasta E Fagioli. Tons of flavor and tastes just as good as ordering from your favorite Italian restaurant!
Pasta e Fagioli Soup
Instant Pot Vegetable Beef Soup
This instant pot vegetable beef soup is the perfect healthy soup recipe! This one pot meal is packed with savory flavor and is ready in 30 minutes! When I think of a warm and comforting meal, I think of soup!
Instant Pot Crab and Corn Chowder
This instant pot corn and crab chowder is super rich and creamy. Loaded with crispy bacon, sweet corn, and lump crab meat.
Crab and Corn Chowder topped with Bacon
Creamy Thai Sweet Potato Chicken Soup
Creamy Thai Sweet Potato Chicken Soup is an easy dinner with a spicy curry coconut broth, chicken, sweet potatoes cooked in the instant pot or stove top.
3 Bowls of Thai Chicken Sweet Potato Soup
Instant Pot Clam Chowder Recipe
This Instant pot clam chowder recipe is easy and simple to cook and one chowder you can enjoy on a cold day or in the summer months.
Instant Pot Clam Chowder
Instant Pot Tomato Gnocchi Soup
A hearty tomato soup with fire roasted tomatoes and potato gnocchi made in the instant pot. This soup is made with minima ingredients and prep and is on the table in less than 30 minutes.
Tomato Gnocchi Soup

All of these Instant Pot soups & stews can be made in the Instant Pot in under an hour, some in less than 30 minutes. You’ll need about 10 minutes for it to come up to pressure and 10-20 for it come come down from pressure. I almost always give a full natural pressure release for soups, because it’s a little extra time to develop more flavor.

Avoiding the Burn Notice

With certain thick stews, it might be possible that you’ll get the burn notice. This happens when thick foods attach to the bottom of the pot, or when you’ve left some browned bits behind from sautéing. You can avoid this by adding 1/4 cup more water to the recipe than called for, and by being sure to scrape all the browned bits up before cooking.

Why Use An Instant Pot?

The Instant Pot is one of the most useful kitchen appliances you can buy, because it drastically cuts down on the cooking time for developing flavors in soups and stews, getting tough cuts of meat tender, and even baking a cheesecake. And there are many accessories that will help you get more out of your Instant Pot.

If you don’t have one yet, check out our guide on which one to buy. Also see our guide to How to Use an Instant Pot for more information.


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