Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup


This is an Instant Pot version of potato-leek soup. If you want it "fully loaded," add some shredded cheese, chopped cooked bacon, and chives

close up view of Potato Leek Soup in a glass purple bowl with a spoon
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • ¼ cup chopped leeks, white part only

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 3 large russet potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 2 cups chicken broth

  • 1 cup fat free half-and-half

  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt blend (such as Savory Spice® Capitol Hill Seasoning)


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot) and select Sauté function. Add butter, leeks, and salt and sauté until tender, 3 to 5 minutes.

  2. Reserve 1/4 cup cubed potatoes. Add remaining potatoes to the pot with leeks. Place reserved potatoes in a steamer basket and add basket to the pot. Pour in chicken broth.

  3. Close and lock the lid. Set timer for 10 minutes. Allow 10 minutes for pressure to build.

  4. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  5. Remove steamer basket and set steamed potatoes aside. Add half-and-half. Blend soup using a stick blender and stir steamed potatoes and seasoned salt into the soup. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

388 Calories
6g Fat
75g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 388
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 2249mg 98%
Total Carbohydrate 75g 27%
Dietary Fiber 8g 30%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 75mg 373%
Calcium 147mg 11%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 1757mg 37%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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