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Instant Pot Potato Soup Recipe (Loaded Potato)

This creamy Instant Pot Potato Soup Recipe (Loaded Potato) is ready in under 30 minutes! The rich soup is loaded with potatoes, onions, bacon, and cheese served with bacon bits. Everything you'd want in a loaded baked potato but in as a soup.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Valentina's Corner


  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 lb potatoes, cubed
  • 2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheese**



  • Turn on the instant pot to saute mode and add the butter and chopped onion into the instant pot and saute until the onion is tender. Add in the minced garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • Add in the cubed potatoes, milk and chicken broth to the instant pot and close the lid and pressure cook for 8 minutes, then quickly release the pressure.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl combine milk, sour cream, flour, salt, and pepper.
  • Once the steam has released, open the lid and mash the potatoes to desired consistency. Add in the slurry mixture and mix until combined.
  • Turn the instant pot back to saute mode and saute for about 3-4 minutes or until the soup begins to bubble.
  • Mix in the shredded cheese. Serve in your favorite bowls and serve with your favorite toppings.


**You can use any shredded cheese you have on hand! For this soup, we recommended using Mild Cheddar, Colby Jack, or Mexican Blend.