Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup
You are going to double love this creamy and delicious Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup recipe! One because it tastes so good – and two because it’s easily made in your amazing Instant Pot or pressure cooker.
This is a hearty soup that has a yummy cheese burger like taste. A big cheeseburger without the bun. Want some added flavor, toss in some chopped pickles!
Easy and Delicious Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 small onion, finely diced
- 1 lbs. ground beef
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1 lbs. red potatoes, chopped small
- 3 cups beef broth, divided
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 4 cups sharp cheddar cheese finely shredded
- 2 tablespoon fresh parsley finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- salt & pepper to taste
Add olive oil to Instant Pot® inner cooking pot and select the “Sauté’ function. Use the “Adjust” button to select the “Normal” (medium) setting.
Once hot, add the diced onion and ground sirloin. Add the Italian seasoning and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Stir to combine and cook, stirring frequently, until the onion develops some color and the beef is mostly browned, approximately 6-7 minutes.
Push the “Keep Warm/Cancel” button and add the red potatoes and beef broth. Add lid and lock into place. Switch the vent to “Sealing” and select the “Manual” setting on “High.” Adjust cook time to 3 minutes.
When cook time is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then do a quick release for any remaining steam before carefully removing the lid.
To prevent curdling, temper the heavy cream by adding 2-3 tablespoons of the hot liquid from inside the Instant Pot® to it before adding it to the container. Stir to combine.
Add the cheddar cheese, one cup at a time, and stir until completely melted. Serve immediately with some freshly chopped parsley and a sprinkle of smoked paprika for garnish, if desired. Enjoy!
As always, dinner is delicious with homemade soup recipes. Homemade soups are typically a healthier option than store bought soups.
Can You Freeze Cheeseburger Soup?
Yes, you can freeze this soup in a large freezer bag. They make gallon size bags that are perfect for freezing soups.
When freezing soups, push the air out of the bag to make sure the bag lies flat in your freezer. This will save room in your freezer and you will be able to stack frozen bags of soup!
When you are ready to eat, just stick the soup in the refrigerator over night and then reheat the next day.
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