Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup

Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

The combination of broccoli and cheese never disappoints, ever. It’s a pairing that paves the way to taste bud heaven. By using your pressure cooker, this Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup is soon to be one of your favorite family dinner ideas the whole family will love!

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With all the amazing soup options available, it’s hard to deny that one of the top tasting ones out there is Broccoli Cheese Soup. It’s creamy, cheesy, and truly addictive. Filling your bowl once is never enough! One other great aspect of this Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup? It’s just as delicious served as leftovers if you happen to have any left….(not likely!)

The next time that you or someone in your family states that they have soup on the brain, give this Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup a try. You’ll be so delighted that you did.

Plus, this recipe is great if you happen to be low on time, too. Your Instant Pot can be the star of the show and get it all prepared in a jiffy, while you get to look like the hero who saved dinner!

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Ingredients Used For Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup:

  • 2 broccoli crowns, washed and chopped
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon dry minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 8 ounces Velveeta cheese, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup half and half
  • shredded cheddar cheese for serving, optional

WHAT TYPE OF CHEESE SHOULD YOU USE IN INSTANT POT BROCCOLI CHEESE SOUP?

This Broccoli Cheese Soup recipe calls for Velveeta, and for good reason.  Velveeta cheese is one of those cheeses that just seems to melt perfectly. It’s not stringy or clumpy and it makes for a simple and smooth soup or dip each and every time.

While there is the possibility that you could add in or try other variety of cheeses for this Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup, you can guarantee that it won’t have the same smooth consistency or outcome.

Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup

CAN YOU USE FROZEN BROCCOLI FOR THIS RECIPE?

Good question! While it may be tempting to use frozen broccoli, keep in mind that it will produce a different taste and texture than using fresh.

One of the steps in this Broccoli Cheese Soup recipe is to cook the raw broccoli and then proceed in creating the rest of the soup. If you skip and just add in frozen broccoli, there’s a chance that you may have more liquid at the end of the recipe than you want. (Frozen broccoli retains a bit of moisture, right?) Plus, the frozen broccoli will break up more because it isn’t as tough as raw broccoli.

Instant Pot Broccolic Cheese Soup Recipe

WHAT TOPPINGS GO WELL WITH BROCCOLI CHEESE SOUP?

Anything! Crackers, sour cream, even more cheese….the sky is the limit! Always taste test a spoonful (or two!) first, and then decide what you want to top your delicious Instant Pot Broccoli Soup!

Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup
A creamy and delicious broccoli cheese soup made in the Instant pot. Perfect for family dinner's on a busy weeknight.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 broccoli crowns, washed and chopped
  2. 3 cups chicken broth
  3. 1 tablespoon dry minced onion
  4. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  7. 8 ounces Velveeta cheese, cut into chunks
  8. 1 cup half and half
  9. shredded cheddar cheese for serving, optional
Instructions
  1. Add broccoli, broth and spices to instant pot. Place the lid on the pot and seal shut. Close the pressure release valve. Set the instant pot to manual, high pressure for 5 minutes. When cooking cycle is complete, let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes before quick releasing remaining pressure and opening pot.
  2. Use a potato masher to mash broccoli. Stir in cheese and cream. Heat on sautee for a few additional minutes if necessary to completely melt cheese. Serve topped with shredded cheddar cheese if desired.
Notes
  1. Makes 6 cups Serves 4
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