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Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup

This deliciously hearty Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup is packed full of flavor, is simple to make, and is ready in just 30 minutes!
Course dinner, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli, cheddar, cheese, instant pot, pressure cooker, soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Pressurize / Depressurize 17 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons minced dry onions
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 cups chicken or veggie broth
  • 20 ounces fresh broccoli florets - roughly chopped
  • teaspoons table salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 4 cups half and half
  • 4 cups cheddar cheese


  • Set the Instant Pot on the saute setting.
  • Once the pot has reached temperature, add the butter and minced onions and cook until the butter is melted, stirring frequently.
  • Stir in the flour, cook 1 minute - stirring consistently.
  • Pour in the broth and then add the broccoli, salt, pepper, paprika and granulated garlic.
  • Cover and set the lid to sealing.
  • Cook on manual, high pressure for 8 minutes.
  • Allow for a natural release. This can sometimes take 15-20 minutes. Once done and the pin drops, remove the lid.
  • Use an immersion blender to blend the soup to your desired consistency.
  • Stir in the half and half as well as the cheese before serving.