Instant Pot Broccoli-Cheese Soup


I intentionally made this as low carb as possible, but it still has the comfort of a richer broccoli-cheese soup.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 2 tablespoons salted butter

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • 1 head broccoli, chopped

  • 3 cups chicken broth

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 6 ounces grated sharp Cheddar cheese

  • ¼ cup crema con sal (salted Mexican-style sour cream)

  • 1 teaspoon garlic granules

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add onion and butter; saute until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add broccoli, chicken broth, and whipping cream.

  2. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 5 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  3. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, for 5 minutes, then switch to the quick-release method to release remaining pressure, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  4. Stir in Cheddar cheese, crema con sal, and garlic granules. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

Cook's Note:

If you want to thicken it up you may try adding 1 teaspoon xanthan gum, but I did not do this.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

527 Calories
48g Fat
11g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 527
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 48g 62%
Saturated Fat 30g 150%
Cholesterol 166mg 55%
Sodium 1231mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 69mg 343%
Calcium 387mg 30%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 361mg 8%

* 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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