Skip to main content New<> this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Instant Pot® Corn Chowder

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars

"A delicious vegetarian corn chowder made in minutes with the help of an electric pressure cooker."
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.


1 h servings 278
Original recipe yields 8 servings


{{model.addEditText}} Print
  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)) and select Saute function. Add butter and melt. Stir in onion and garlic; cook until onion is soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Turn off Saute function.
  2. Add corn, potatoes, vegetable broth, thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper to the pot; stir to combine. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 15 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  3. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 15 minutes. Release any remaining pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions. Unlock and remove the lid. Remove 1 cup of potatoes and corn to a bowl. Mash with a fork and return to the pot.
  4. Select Saute function again and pour in heavy cream. Cook until soup has thickened to desired consistency.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Frozen corn may be substituted for fresh, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 278 calories; 15.2 33.6 5.5 48 570 Full nutrition

Explore more


Read all reviews 4
Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive

I thought this was great, certainly something I will make again. I’ll use less pepper next time because the amount called for gave it too much of a kick for me. I had some cheddar cheese to use ...

I made this exactly as intended. I was surprised at how well it turned out. My boyfriend claimed it was the best soup we've had in several months. It's simple and effective!

I followed the recipe to the tee and we couldn’t eat it. The flavors were just off.

So easy and very good! Second time I added some leftover baked cod filets