Potato Leek Instant Pot Soup With Cheddar is ready in less than an hour, and is a satisfying family dinner for those chilly nights. Creamy potatoes, savory leeks, and spices topped with shredded cheese and green onions. This will make it into your weekly routine!

Instant Pot SoupPotato Leek Instant Pot Soup With Cheddar

It sure is good to be back in Florida now and leave the cold NYC weather behind. I had a great visit, said goodbye to my childhood home, and came back craving comfort food. Potato Leek Instant Pot Soup is the perfect comfort food when you need something warm and savory. Sprinkle a little cheddar cheese on top and you’ve got a dinner that warms the bones and soothes the soul.

Instant Pot Soup

My Instant Pot is quickly becoming one of my favorite ways to get dinner done quickly. It’s a set and forget way to have a hot and wholesome meal for the whole family in record time. These new Instant Pots are not your mama’s pressure cooker. With a whole slew of controls you can use to create a number of great dishes from breakfast all the way to dinner.

Instant Pot Soup

My Dad told me about a time when he was a kid and Grandma was using her old pressure on the stove. She left the kitchen and suddenly heard a bang! Everyone ran into the kitchen to find stew everywhere. It was dripping from the ceiling and coating the cabinets. Luckily there was no one in the kitchen when the lid blew off. Maybe she didn’t latch it down all the way?

Luckily, that’s not something you’ll really need to worry about with the instant pot. It has a lot of safety features built-in, which is part of what I love about it. And making really simple recipes, like this potato leek instant pot soup, makes me love it even more!

Instant Pot Soup

Instant Pot Soup

Potato Leek Instant Pot Soup With Cheddar

Potato Leek Instant Pot Soup With Cheddar is ready in less than an hour, and is a satisfying family dinner for those chilly nights. Creamy potatoes, savory leeks, and spices topped with shredded cheese and green onions. This will make it into your weekly routine!
Prep Time: 3 mins
Cook Time: 22 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients
 
 

  • 4 large Yukon gold potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 large leeks, chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp chives, chopped
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne, (optional)

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Instructions
 

  • Set instant pot to sauté mode. Add butter, onion, and leeks. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened (about 5 minutes).
  • Add garlic, salt, pepper, cayenne, potatoes, and broth. Put lid back on pot and close steam valve. Manually set instant pot to 7 minutes. When done, let pot naturally release (don't do anything until pot releases pressure naturally, about 10 minutes).
  • When pot has depressurized, remove lid and stir in cream and cheddar cheese. Top with chives and serve.

Notes

Click on the time in the instructions to start a timer!

Nutrition

Calories: 237kcal (12%)Carbohydrates: 32g (11%)Protein: 6g (12%)Fat: 10g (15%)Saturated Fat: 6g (38%)Cholesterol: 29mg (10%)Sodium: 979mg (43%)Potassium: 619mg (18%)Fiber: 4g (17%)Sugar: 5g (6%)Vitamin A: 1503IU (30%)Vitamin C: 30mg (36%)Calcium: 124mg (12%)Iron: 2mg (11%)
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