Instant Pot Creamy Potato Hamburger Soup is a creamy, dreamy potato soup with browned ground beef, onions, carrots and cream cheese. It’s made quickly in your electric pressure cooker. Perfect served with a side salad and a bread stick.
Get the SLOW COOKER creamy potato hamburger soup recipe here
Instant Pot Creamy Potato Hamburger Soup
I needed to make soup for my neighbor who was sick and came up with this delight! It is seriously so tasty. My neighbor called me an hour later to get the recipe, she loved it so much! That made me so happy.
This recipe is like potato soup but it has cream cheese in it. Everything tastes better with cream cheese. Ah yeah! Oh and it has ground beef which gives the soup a lot of flavor and makes it more of an all in one meal. If you want to bulk it up you could use 1 ½ pounds of beef instead of just one pound. You could also use ground turkey or ground chicken in the place of ground beef.
Make this soup soon you will absolutely love it! You can double the recipe if you have an 8 quart or halve the recipe if you have a 3 quart. Just keep the cooking time the same.
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What Pressure Cooker Did You Use?
To make Instant Pot Creamy Potato Hamburger Soup I used my 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.Print
Instant Pot Creamy Potato Hamburger Soup
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 3 minutes (plus 10 minute NPR)
- Total Time: 18 minutes
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
A creamy, dreamy potato soup with browned ground beef, onions, carrots and cream cheese. It’s made quickly in your electric pressure cooker. Perfect served with a side salad and a bread stick.
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 medium yellow onion, diced
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 4 cups peeled and cubed Russet potatoes
- 3 carrots, sliced into 1/2 inch rounds
- 3 celery ribs, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
- 1 Tbsp dried basil
- 2 tsp dried parsley
- 1 (8 ounce) brick of cream cheese
- 1 1/2 cups milk, warmed
- 3 Tbsp cornstarch
- Salt and pepper to taste
1. Turn your Instant Pot to the saute setting. When the display says HOT add in the ground beef. Break it up*. Add in the onion, garlic powder and salt and let the onion get soft while the beef browns. Drain off any excess grease. Depending on how lean your ground beef is, there may not be any. Add in the chicken broth and scrape the bottom of the pot.
2. While the broth heats up in the pot prepare your potatoes, carrots and celery. Add them to the pot. Add in the basil and parsley.
3. Cover and pot and secure the lid. Make sure the valve is set to sealing. Set the soup button to 3 minutes (if you don’t have a soup button use the manual/pressure cook button). When the time is up let the pot sit there for an additional 10 minutes and then move the valve to venting. Remove the lid.
4. Turn the saute setting on. Stir in the cream cheese until it is melted. In a glass measuring cup warm up the milk in the microwave for a minute (or on the stove). This will prevent curdling. Stir the cornstarch into the milk until smooth. Stir the milk into the Instant Pot. This will thicken the soup a bit.
5. Once soup is thickened salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into bowls and enjoy!
I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*.
This recipe is gluten free. Just double check the chicken broth.
- Category: Soup
- Method: Instant Pot
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
- Calories: 443
- Sugar: 7 g
- Sodium: 1039 mg
- Fat: 21 g
- Carbohydrates: 33 g
- Fiber: 3 g
- Protein: 27 g
- Cholesterol: 95 mg
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Works without celery – I don’t particularly care for it and didn’t have any on hand. Right out of the Instant Pot, I actually didn’t like the flavors at all. I thought there was too much basil and parsley. However, the next day it tasted great! I was pleasant surprised. Family approves as well!
Interesting about the next day! Glad you liked it in the end.
Robert J Prehall says
I made this tonite and the flavor was as I expected… very good, but the 1/2 inch cubes of potatoes (russet) got very mushy after the 10 min NPR. It did make the soup a bit thicker, which really wasn’t a bad thing, but I think that maybe cutting back a bit on the NPR would have kept the potatoes a bit firmer… you think?
Yes that would probably be best for next time!
I thought the potatoes were the perfect consistency with 10 minutes for NPR. The recipe was extremely good as written. It’s a keeper for cold, rainy suppers. Thank you.
Tried this out after searching for instant pot recipe with hamburger, celery, and potato to get rid of some leftover produce! So glad I landed on this one because it is delicious!
I’m so glad you found it too 😊
I made this tonight and, while it’s good, it doesn’t have much of a punch of flavor, even though I used 4 cloves of fresh garlic in place of the powder. I did stir some Worcestershire into the leftovers and that rounds the flavor out a lot more.
Can you freeze this
Yes it may look weird when reheating but should taste okay.
What is the best dairy free substitute for the milk? A can of coconut cream maybe?
Can you use almond milk?
If I use unsweetened almond milk, is it the same amount?
Yep that should be fine.
Tonight I made the Instant Creamy Potato Hamburger Soup. I must have done something wrong, because 3 Tbsp of corn starch seemed like way too much. I added it to the warm milk and immediately it started swelling and swelling and swelling. The more I stirred the more it puffed. When I added it to the soup it continued to swell. So much that it would have risen out of my 8 qt Instant Pot. What did I do wrong? Was it supposed to be 3 tsp instead of 3 TBSP?
Whoa really? that is super weird! I am not sure what happened!
Are you sure you didn’t use baking powder?
that’s what I was thinking too…
Or baking soda … think about how it expands when you add to butter and brown sugar over the stovetop. Science experiments!
I use cold milk and or water to cornstarch. it makes it easier to dissolve. i would think hot milk would make it difficult
Hi! Can you sub shredded cheese for cream cheese? Love your website!
You could but it would definitely give it a different look and flavor.
Made the soup today, due to the fact I was out of ground beef, I used hot sausage that I removed from the casing, and followed the recipe … it was really good !!
Haha! Glad it worked out 🙂
Glad you enjoyed it Kim!
It’s in the pot and has four more minutes of NPR to go, cream cheese, cream, and cornstarch to go!!! Smells great so far!!! I almost used stew beef instead of hamburger, but we’ll try that next time!! 😃 Thank you for the recipes!!
I do not have an instant pot, can I cook this in a slow cooker because it sounds delicious!
Yes Melissa here is the slow cooker version of the recipe. Enjoy! https://www.365daysofcrockpot.com/slow-cooker-creamy-potato-hamburger-soup/
Aw this was delish! We actually eat keto as a family but I didn’t have to do much to adjust this! The taste was likely the same. I did daikon for potato, Asparagus for carrot, cream for milk and xantham gum for cornstarch. We all loved it!
cream for milk = winning