Comforting homemade potato soup in the Instant Pot®. While peeling potatoes is not hard, it is a task I very much dislike, so I chose to use red potatoes in my recipe. No peeling necessary and they stay a pretty bright red for added color. Wobbly bacon is another dislike of mine and with this treatment of the bacon, you get all of the flavor throughout the soup and still get to keep the crispy goodness to use on top for garnish.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
40 mins
additional:
10 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 olive oil and let heat for 1 minute. Add bacon and cook until bacon is crispy and fat has rendered out, about 8 minutes. Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate using a slotted spoon.

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  • Add onion and celery to the bacon drippings and cook for 2 minutes. Add garlic and thyme and cook for 1 minute. Cancel Saute mode. Add potatoes and broth. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 8 minutes. Allow 10 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 10 minutes.

  • Whisk together 2 tablespoons of milk and cornstarch in a small bowl to make a slurry. Open the pot and stir in cornstarch slurry and 1 cup of milk. Season with salt and pepper. Let soup sit, stirring several times, until thickened, about 10 minutes. Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with bacon.

Nutrition Facts

263 calories; protein 9.8g 20% DV; carbohydrates 39.2g 13% DV; fat 7.7g 12% DV; cholesterol 17.8mg 6% DV; sodium 1062.2mg 43% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2019
Fabulous tasting soup. Made it exactly as written. I am fairly new to the Instant Pot and like every other dish I have tried it took much longer for the pressure to build and also to naturally release. After over 15 minutes I released the pressure. Loved the bacon on top. I added some shredded cheddar cheese and chopped chives as other toppings. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/10/2020
I followed the recipe the only different thing I did was throw the chopped bacon in the pot because I want it within the soup. Now, it had a bitter taste to it and I Don’t know what that taste is. Was it too much of a certain ingredients; perhaps onion too big , the thyme? if anybody can tell me please let me know... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2019
Fabulous tasting soup. Made it exactly as written. I am fairly new to the Instant Pot and like every other dish I have tried it took much longer for the pressure to build and also to naturally release. After over 15 minutes I released the pressure. Loved the bacon on top. I added some shredded cheddar cheese and chopped chives as other toppings. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2019
Delicious! My 14 yr old son ate 3 bowls the night I made it - glad I doubled the recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2020
I didn't make any changes and it is delicious. I wish it was a little bit thicker so I might use more cornstarch next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2020
Definitely will make again!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2020
This is simple to do and tastes amazing! I doubled the recipe and used a 5lb bag of mini potatoes so it took ages to chop everything but that's the only hard part. This is my second time making this soup. I didn't have milk this time so I subbed 1/4 cup of sour cream and skipped the cornstarch. It still came out super tasty and I loved the tang from the sour cream. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
02/09/2020
I followed the recipe the only different thing I did was throw the chopped bacon in the pot because I want it within the soup. Now, it had a bitter taste to it and I Don’t know what that taste is. Was it too much of a certain ingredients; perhaps onion too big , the thyme? if anybody can tell me please let me know... Read More
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