This potato soup cooks in an Instant Pot® and is customizable with assorted toppings. I prefer to get my saltiness from the bacon, so I don't add extra salt. I also like a thicker chowder-like consistency; if you like yours thinner, add more liquid.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add onion, bacon, and butter to the hot pot and saute until bacon is crispy, 5 to 8 minutes. Turn off Saute function and transfer contents to a small bowl.

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  • Add potatoes, water, and garlic base to pot and close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 12 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 15 minutes. Release remaining pressure carefully using the quick-release method, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Mash potatoes against the side of the pot, leaving some chunks if desired. Add onion-bacon mixture and half-and-half; stir to combine.

  • Ladle into soup bowls and top with green onions, Cheddar cheese, and black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

342 calories; protein 11.6g; carbohydrates 39.6g; fat 15.9g; cholesterol 46.5mg; sodium 446.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (16)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2019
I got the link to this in my email today, and decided to try it for dinner tonight. I used Hormel Crumbled Bacon, since I keep that in the freezer, and just sautéed it up with the onion and butter. The recipe was easy and turned out great! I decided to add some cheese to it, as well as having it as a garnish, plus I added a little more salt. I mashed half of the potatoes, and that was perfect. My husband said the recipe was a keeper, and he’s a foodie, so that’s a big compliment! It’s definitely going in my recipe rotation. :) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/30/2020
First I would cook bacon by itself. Then add in butter if needed and sauté onions. My husband liked the soup because it was thicker but I felt like it was too much like not fully finished mashed potatoes. Not a ton of flavor. Read More
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2019
I got the link to this in my email today, and decided to try it for dinner tonight. I used Hormel Crumbled Bacon, since I keep that in the freezer, and just sautéed it up with the onion and butter. The recipe was easy and turned out great! I decided to add some cheese to it, as well as having it as a garnish, plus I added a little more salt. I mashed half of the potatoes, and that was perfect. My husband said the recipe was a keeper, and he’s a foodie, so that’s a big compliment! It’s definitely going in my recipe rotation. :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2021
Cold night here in New York so I wanted to give this recipe a try. This soup was amazing. I did double up the bacon, onions and butter though because we are lovers of bacon and onions. You might say our soup was really loaded!!! Lol. So delicious and filling. A keeper recipe for sure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2021
The bacon didn't get crispy but it still turned out excellent. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2020
Very good and loved that it was nice and thick. I added more bacon and doubled the recipe. Will definitely make again and have shared the recipe as well :) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2020
Great recipe. Added extra liquid. Very thick as is. Everyone like it tho. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2020
This was super easy to make. My family loved it! Would be especially good on a cold winters day. Followed the directions exactly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2020
We love this soup! Wonderful flavor and texture. Quick to make, too. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2020
This was delicious! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
06/01/2020
Calls for way too much liquid in relation to potatoes Read More
Rating: 3 stars
06/30/2020
First I would cook bacon by itself. Then add in butter if needed and sauté onions. My husband liked the soup because it was thicker but I felt like it was too much like not fully finished mashed potatoes. Not a ton of flavor. Read More
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