Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup

This creamy soup is packed with fresh broccoli, shredded carrots, and tons of flavor! Ready in no time using your Instant Pot, it makes a great lunch or dinner!

One of my favorite soups from Panera Bread, is their Broccoli Cheese Soup! A few years back, I created an “at home” version that is now my go to recipe each time I am in the mood for a bowl.

Since I recently purchased an Instant Pot, I decided to try my hand at coming up with a version to make the classic soup in half the time. After a few tweaks, adjustments, and trials, this soup is just as yummy as Panera Bread’s soup and is ready to enjoy in no time!

Packed with chopped broccoli, shredded carrots, and a splash of hot sauce, this soup makes a great lunch or dinner, and even reheats perfectly! Whether you use fresh broccoli or frozen, either will work great!

Paired with a roll, you have a meal that everyone will request over and over again! If you haven’t purchased an Instant Pot, I highly recommend looking into it. This meal alone makes the investment worth it!!


Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

This hearty soup is packed with fresh broccoli, shredded carrots, and lots of flavor! Made in no time using the Instant Pot, this soup makes a great lunch or dinner!!

Servings: 6
Author: The Cookin' Chicks
  • 1 lb broccoli, chopped (fresh is best)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3 tbsp hot sauce
  1. Place broccoli, onion, carrots, salt, and chicken broth into your Instant Pot.

  2. Place lid securely on and lock closed. Make sure valve on top is on "sealed".

  3. Place on manual high pressure for 15 minutes.

  4. Once done, do a quick release (place a towel on top, just in case).

  5. When pin drops, open lid and stir in the milk/heavy cream.

  6. Turn Instant Pot back on and press saute. Allow mixture to come to a boil.

  7. Slowly stir in the cheese, allowing to melt fully.

  8. Stir in the hot sauce.

  9. Serve immediately!

Tools used:

Instant Pot

Soup Bowls


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  1. Trish Howeth says:

    Can this be done in a Crock-Pot instead of an instant pot and if so how many hours would I cook it or do you have a recipe for the same soup using my crock pot?

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