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Instant pot broccoli cheddar soup
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Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup

This Instant pot broccoli cheddar soup is one of my favorite easy soup recipes. It's such an easy dinner recipe that the whole family will enjoy. You're going to love this ultimate cheesy comfort meal.
Make broccoli cheese soup recipe in 20 minutes with your instant pot. Best served in a bread bowl or with a baguette just like the classic broccoli cheddar soup from Panera bread.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli, cheddar, Instant Pot, soup
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 113kcal
Cost: $10


  • 1 Instant Pot
  • Immersion Blender Regular blender works as well...


  • 1 head of cauliflower (roughly 5 cups)
  • 16 ounces broccoli
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese (12 ounces)


  • Set Instant Pot to manual mode and 0 minutes and steam broccoli inside using a steamer basket for the time set (0 minutes), once cooked remove and set aside
  • Steam cauliflower for 2 minutes on manual mode
  • In a measuring cup, mix 1/2 cup milk with corn starch until thoroughly mixed
  • Using an immersion blender, blend cauliflower and milk/cornstarch mix until smooth
  • Add remaining milk and cheese and stir to combine until cheese is melted (you can also use the immersion blender again here)
  • Gently stir in the broccoli and enjoy


Pro tip: Add spices like black pepper, red pepper flakes, more grated cheese, or even hot sauce for extra flavorful soup.
Why won't my cheese melt in my broccoli cheddar soup?Pre-shredded cheese is coated with an anti-caking agent that makes it difficult to melt. Using a block of cheese and freshly grating it will ensure your cheese melts smoothly.
Is broccoli cheddar soup good the next day? Instant pot broccoli cheese soup is good for 3-4 days in the fridge. Make sure your soup is completely cooled to room temperature before storing in an airtight container. You can reheat leftover soup the microwave or on the stovetop.
Is broccoli cheese soup keto? Yes this broccoli cheddar soup is low carb and safe to eat on a keto diet. If you're not following a low-carb diet, feel free to serve this recipe with garlic bread or in a bread bowl.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 482IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 195mg | Iron: 0.3mg