If your weather is getting a little chilly put on a pot of soup. These 20+ Instant Pot and slow cooker soups, stews and chilis are some of my absolute favorites! Plus the leftovers the next day taste so amazing. It’s almost as if the flavors get better over time.
20 Instant Pot and Slow Cooker Soups
Italian Sausage and Spinach Soup
Creamy broth, chunks of Italian sausage, spinach, carrots and pasta combine to make a hearty soup perfect for a cold winter night.
Mike said, “UH-MAZ-ING”
Italian Wedding Soup
A flavorful brothy soup with orzo and meatballs. My version is quick and easy.
Kristine said, “Made it last night for supper and kids and adults loved it. They couldn’t get enough. I will make it again next weekend.”
10 Vegetable Soup
A flavorful and colorful vegetable soup that is anything but boring! Get more veggies in your diet with this healthy and tasty soup.
Jerry said, “This is our favorite IP recipe.”
Garlic Parmesan Sausage Chowder
A colorful and flavorful chowder with garlic, smoked sausage, parmesan cheese, corn, potatoes, green beans and carrots. Your whole family will love this soup!
Quelle said, “We just finished it, and it looked exactly like the picture! This was SO simple, and FAST. I made it for company and it went over like gangbusters.”
Chicken Pot Pie Soup
All the flavors from chicken pot pie in a soup! This super easy recipe is made in minutes in your electric pressure cooker. It can be made with raw chicken or leftover cooked turkey or chicken. Serve the soup topped with a biscuit to make it feel like the crust of a pot pie.
Vicky said, “Awesome soup! My family really enjoyed it! I have it bookmarked for the next rainy or wintry day!!”
Cabbage Roll Soup
An easy way to enjoy all the flavors of cabbage rolls. This soup will be your family’s new favorite!
Carolyn said, “I’m making this soup again today. It is one of my very favorite soup recipes. So full of flavor and filling. We love it!”
Creamy Wild Rice and Chicken Soup
Pure comfort food made quickly in your electric pressure cooker. It’s a thick and hearty soup made with wild rice, brown rice, seasonings, vegetables and tender bites of chicken. You can also substitute leftover turkey in this soup. No rice-a-roni packages or pre-packaged foods are used in this version of the soup.
Kendall said, “I made this last night and I LOVED it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My favorite soup is Panera breads Chicken and wild rice soup, so I had high expectations. This soup made the mark, it could almost be a copy cat recipe, is was so creamy and flavorful. Will be making this again!”
Creamy Hamburger Tortellini Soup
A creamy soup with ground beef, spinach, carrots and cheesy tortellini.
Barbara said, “I made this and it was even better than I thought it would be! The recipe makes enough for leftovers, and I’m happy about that!!”
Instant Pot Cheesy Ham Chowder
A creamy, comforting soup that is chock full of ham, potatoes, carrots and corn. A perfect dinner for a fall or winter evening.
Dawn said, “Made this tonight for 1st time. We had to force ourselves to save some for later. Definitely on our faves.”
Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Reminiscent of Panera Bread’s broccoli cheddar soup this pressure cooker version has chopped broccoli, shredded carrots and celery simmered in a velvety smooth cheese sauce. I believe this version is just as good or better than you could order at any restaurant! Try it for dinner this week.
Peggy said, “WOW! This recipe is FABULOUS! When my husband first tasted it, he rolled his eyes into the back of his head, looked at me and said: “This soup is to die for!” I agree.”
Tortellini Soup with Parmesan, Chicken Sausage and Mushrooms
This needs to make its place on your menu this week. My husband said “this is maybe the best soup I’ve ever had!” It’s slightly creamy (but doesn’t go overboard with dairy) and has amazing flavor thanks to the chicken sausage. It also has a nice pop of color from the chopped spinach.
Jessica said, “Made this for dinner tonight… The recipe was easy to follow (made as directed), simple and delicious!!”
Beef and Barley Soup
A savory brothy soup with tender bites of beef, chewy barley and vegetables.
Tony said, “Excellent recipe – everyone loved it!! This will be one of my favorite IP soup recipes to be made all the time!”
Creamy White Chicken Chili
An indulgent white chili recipe with green chiles, onion, chicken breasts, and white beans (dried or canned). Win your next chili cook-off with this recipe.
Abbey said, “We make your recipes at least twice a week, but this one has to be our favorite.“
Chicken Barley Soup
A healthy but filling meal. Serve with some crusty bread. This is a forgiving soup that allows you to use cooked chicken or turkey or raw chicken breasts or thighs.
Annie said, “The soup is filling and the flavors are amazing. I know this will be my “go to” recipe for taking meals to people or contributing to a community meal. This recipe is great!! I immediately shared it with my “Instant Pot” friends.”
Italian Tortellini Soup
This soup has Italian sausage that is browned with onions and garlic and then beef broth, tortellini, tomatoes, green peppers and zucchini are simmered together to produce a soup with ultimate flavor.
Rich said, “Made this with Costco frozen Italian meatballs and crushed tomatoes. Can’t wait to make it again. Both of us loved it.”
Mexican Corn Chowder
Soup filled with sweet corn, potatoes, chicken, black beans, salsa and cream cheese. This particular chowder recipe has lots of mild Mexican flavors and is family friendly.
Charlene said, “I am making this for dinner tonight for the 2nd time since I found this recipe. Why? Because my very picky guys absolutely LOVE it. When I told my husband I was making it again tonight he said, “Good, I can’t wait to eat it.” This doesn’t happen very often when I stray from the boring “meat and potato” dinners.”
Greek Chicken Lemon Rice Soup
A thick and hearty version of creamy Greek avgolemono soup. It has tender bites of chicken, rice, carrots and of course fresh lemon juice. This soup has unbelievable flavor!
Melissa said, “I have made this twice in 2 weeks. We absolutely love it. I’ve made it with both white and brown rice and both are equally good.”
A basic but delicious taco soup that can be made quickly. Everyone needs this recipe up their sleeve for those busy weeknights.
Will said, “I made this for dinner tonight. We loved it. The only thing I would change would be to double the recipe.“
Tuscan Tortellini Soup
A creamy tomato based soup with white beans, tortellini, spinach and tender bites of chicken. Take one bite of this soup and you’ll quickly agree that this soup rocks the house.
Lisa said, “This soup is seriously one of the best things I’ve ever made!“
A super easy recipe for beef stew that doesn’t sacrifice flavor. This stew is comfort in a bowl!
Kim said, “OMGoodness! My family LOVES this recipe! I have stopped collecting anymore recipes for Beef Stew. This is perfect and the flavor I always hoped to be able to make. I now have to double it so I have enough for my 3 men and enough for yummy leftovers.”
All the delicious flavors of lasagna in soup form! Kids and adults alike will love this soup!
Linda said, “LOVED! A keeper for sure!”
Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup
An easy dump and go soup recipe with easy ingredients.
Tiffany said, “Surprised and delighted by the flavor with such an easy and quick recipe.”
Parmesan Sausage Kale Soup
A creamy and comforting soup that is full of flavor thanks to loads of Parmesan cheese and Italian sausage. Good thing this recipe makes a lot because everyone will be asking for seconds!
Sierra said, “This is the BEST soup I have ever made!! So simple and so savory and filling!”
Chicken Noodle Soup
Fast and easy to make. No need to cook the chicken ahead of time, just add it straight to your pressure cooker or slow cooker along with the veggies and broth. We love making this recipe on a cold day or when we have a sick one in the house.
Kesley said, “This was actually my first time ever making chicken noodle soup and I’m so happy I stumbled across your recipe it was delicious even my picky toddler (who doesn’t like carrots lol) loved it!!“
If you’re a fan of all things soup check out ALL my soup recipes!
What Pressure Cooker/Slow Cooker Do You Use?
I use a Ninja Auto-iQ 6 Quart Slow Cooker.* My favorite feature of this slow cooker is that it has a stove top function. This is perfect for sauteing or browning before you slow cook. This slow cooker has four manual cooking functions: slow cook, stove top sear/Saute, steam, and bake.
I use a 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. I love this Instant Pot because it has the yogurt making function which I use almost weekly. It has two pressure settings (high and low), and there are also little slots in the handles so that you can rest the lid there instead of putting it down on your counter-top.
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Karen, it’s not in this great list, but I need to send some rousing applause for your Instant pot Tuscan Sausage, White Bean soup! Made a batch again this week (did it the night before for flavours to mature, like the smart member said 🙂), and it was delicious. Some went to my mom, some for my lad’s lunch…and the rest is tonight’s comfort food dinner. ☺
Thanks for all the Autumn recipe inspirations!
Oh yes that’s a great one too!
Hi Karen – this post is really more of a general comment/question……Your tips & recipes have been so useful for my new Instant Pot. I’m wondering where you stand on using the “Slow Cooker” function ON the Instant Pot. When I first researched & bought my Instant Pot (my specific model is the Instant Pot 8 qt Duo), I seem to recall a lot of resources out there on the web NOT recommending to use the Slow cooker function because it didnt work that well. Have you used it & what has been your experience? I would love to add more space to my kitchen, but I hesitate getting rid of my slow cooker. thanks!
The Instant Pot slow cooker function isn’t great. The heat comes from the bottom of the pot and doesn’t cook as evenly as a traditional crockpot where the heat comes from the sides. If you do use the IP as a slow cooker you’ll want to use the highest setting to cook or the middle setting. the lowest setting is equivalent to keep warm.
Jon Loveless says
Boy do I love your recipes!
Is there a way to print the 20 soup recipes all at once? I seem to remember that function on some of your other recipes but can’t find it here.
i was wondering same thing
Oh shoot, there is not a way to do that. I’m sorry!
I hear you, Jon. So much good stuff – Karen’s site makes me hungry & recipe greedy too 😁
Kathleene M says
Have you made a cook book yet? I love almost all of your recipes and my folder is jam packed with print outs (and all my notes on them) of your recipes!!!
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Love all your recipes. Suggest that your soups are ‘to Live for’ not ‘die for’.
I have a 3qt. Lux. I just purchased a 6qt. Duo to go with it. I LOVE THESE POTS. They have a special place on my counter. I want to learn to make anything and everything in my Instant Pots.
Then you are definitely in the right place!
Just received the 3 qt. IP to supplement my 6 qt. When I choose to half a recipe for just two of us, should the cooking instructions change for the 3 Qt?
This article may help you with that question: https://www.hippressurecooking.com/mini-mania-shrink-pressure-cooker-recipes-for-the-instant-pots-mini/
KATHLEEN A. KLEMAN says
I have to make Cream of potato soup for a church function. I plan on using my IP and my slow cooker. Do you have a recipe that would be adaptable to both. Both are 6 qt. Thank you.
You could make this one: https://www.365daysofcrockpot.com/slow-cooker-sour-cream-potato-bacon-soup/
It will be good in the Instant Pot too. Just add onions, potatoes, broth, garlic powder, parsley, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes in instant pot. Then cook for 4 minutes. Then follow the rest of the instructions as stated in the recipe.
Robin Walsh says
Thanks for putting this list together! I’m looking forward to making them! Have to know where you got the green and red soup bowls?
Hi Robin, I got them from the Dollar Store a few years ago. Now I wish I would have gotten 4 more 🙂