Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup inside a brown wooden bowl with a broccoli floret on side
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Calling all soup fans! This Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup is full of creamy goodness! This is the perfect way to add in veggies, perfectly paired with cheese!

With just 30 minutes of cook time, this easy soup recipe is a great way to make a hearty and comfort dinner that everyone will love! Fill your soup bowls full!

Broccoli Cheese Soup inside a brown wooden bowl with a broccoli floret on side

If you're a soup fan, you're going to love this rich and creamy soup. It's the best for fall and winter - but you can easily eat it anytime that you want.

I love making it and having it in the fridge for when those soup cravings strike! You can never have too much soup to eat throughout the week.

Why This Recipe Works

This is my favorite recipe for cheesy broccoli soup because it’s so simple, and the ingredients add such great flavor and taste. Kids and adults can all agree that this recipe is the best!

  • Fast and easy to make
  • Has three whole cups of broccoli for extra veggies to your diet
  • A great way to warm your belly

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Recipe Ingredients

ingredients to make broccoli cheese soup

Broccoli – You can use fresh or frozen broccoli for this recipe. Adding fresh broccoli adds a great crunchy texture as the frozen can sometimes be really soft.

Heavy cream – If you want to opt for a lighter cream, this will help to cut down on excess calories.

Chicken broth – Vegetable broth or Instant Pot Bone Broth would work perfectly, too.

Cheddar cheese – While I prefer using cheddar cheese, you can easily swap out the top of the cheeses and use whatever you'd like. This is a simple way to change the flavor and taste.

How to Make Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup 

Gather up the ingredients listed above and get ready to get started! You're well on your way to making creamy soup!

Step One: Add the olive oil and the garlic to the Instant Pot and hit the "saute" button. Saute for 1 minute.

Step Two: Add the broccoli florets and saute for 3 more minutes.

Instant Pot Cheesy Broccoli Soup

Step Three: Put on the lid and cook for 5 minutes on high pressure. Once the time passes, do a quick pressure release.

Step Four: Add salt and black pepper and saute for another 2 minutes.

Instant Pot Cheesy Broccoli Soup

Step Five: Add heavy cream and cheddar cheese into the mixture and stir well.

Press "saute" for 3 minutes and close the lid.

(Let all the ingredients simmer)

Instant Pot Cheesy Broccoli Soup

Once done, open the lid, serve and enjoy!

Instant Pot Cheesy Broccoli Soup

Recipe Notes

  • If you need to saute the broccoli more, you can. The shorter time that you saute it, the crunchier texture it's going to have.
  • You can easily add any type of seasonings or ingredients to flavor the broccoli as well. I tend to use salt and pepper, but you can use lemon pepper or anything else that you're craving.

Variations 

Add protein - You can easily add Instant Pot Frozen Chicken or Instant Pot Frozen Ground beef to the mix.

Don't want to use cheese? you can make this classic Instant Pot Broccoli Soup instead as a great alternative, too!

What to Serve with Broccoli Cheese Soup

This soup recipe can pair with so many things. Some of my top choices to add to this soup are:

More Soup Recipes

Love soup? Me, too! Here are some of my favorite comforting soup recipes for you to try:

Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup

Instant Pot Borscht

Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup

Instant Pot Broccoli Potato Soup

Recipe FAQs

Can I make this recipe without an Instant Pot?

Yes, you can! You can use a pot on the stovetop as an easy option. The recipe steps remain the same, but the method is a little different.

Can I freeze leftover broccoli soup?

Yes, if you want to freeze this soup, you can. Just be aware that there is a chance that the texture of the soup will be a bit grainy but still delicious. This is because of the added cream.

What is the best way to reheat soup?

Reheating soup doesn't have to be hard! In fact, you just need to add the soup to a microwave-safe bowl and reheat it! Make sure that you heat and stir so that you're breaking up any of the hot spots.

More Instant Pot Broccoli Recipes

If you love broccoli, here are some of the most popular broccoli recipes that I think you'll love!

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Broccoli Cheese Soup inside a brown wooden bowl with a broccoli floret on side

Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup

Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup is a hearty soup recipe that everyone will love. The perfect comfort soup recipe!
4.73 from 11 votes
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Course: dinner, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli, Cheese Soup, Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup, soup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 cups broccoli cut into florets
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • cups cheddar cheese
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Press "saute" and add olive oil.
  • Once the oil is hot, add garlic and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add the broccoli and saute for 3 more minutes.
  • Add the chicken broth and stir well.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • Once the cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste, stir well and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add heavy cream and cheddar cheese and stir well.
  • Press "saute" for 3 minutes and close the lid.
  • After 3 minutes, open the lid, serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 453kcal Carbohydrates: 10g Protein: 19g Fat: 39g Saturated Fat: 22g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 13g Cholesterol: 114mg Sodium: 1257mg Potassium: 573mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 2g Vitamin A: 1721IU Vitamin C: 99mg Calcium: 495mg Iron: 2mg

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Notes

  • If you need to saute the broccoli more, you can. The shorter time that you saute it, the crunchier texture it's going to have.
  • You can add lemon pepper or any other seasoning you like.
  • You can use fresh or frozen broccoli. Cooking instructions stays the same.
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7 thoughts on “Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup

    1. Yes, definitely. It will effect the texture obviously, but you can use coconut milk or soy milk...

  1. Can I substitute a block of Velveta for the cheddar? It's the only thing I use Velveta for and I just bought a bulk package of it.

  2. Was thinner than I expected, and I would use less garlic, but overall it was good. Will wait for wife's opinion before making again.

    1. I'm glad you liked it, and thanks for the feedback! I like to use a lot of garlic, but it is a personal preference of course.

  3. Looks and sounds fantastic. Broccoli and cheddar cheese is one of my favorite soups. Cannot wait to make it. Thank you for sharing.

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