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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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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!
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.