Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Potato Soup Cooked In InstantPot Reviewed

Easy And Delicious Potato Soup

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Want to make some potato soup for your family to enjoy this winter? I can review a recipe that will delight your taste buds and be easy on your purse strings. 

Last year I asked Santa for an InstantPot and was delighted that he thought I was a good enough girl to get one. Since then, I have made many wonderful meals in that multi function pressure cooker. Just this past weekend, I tried some potato soup. Let me just say that it was a real hit in my house. I will even go so far as to say that it is the best potato soup that I have ever had. That is saying a lot on my part because my Mom's was pretty danged good stuff. 

This is an easy recipe that won't take you all day to make if you cook it in an instant pot. I think that it took me about an hour with the prep time and cooking time. The prep time and waiting for the pot to preheat took more time than the actual cooking time. Still, about an hour from start to that first delicious mouthful.

Potato Soup (Instant Pot) Recipe

5 lbs potatoes peeled and cubed
1 shallot minced
4 Tblsp butter
1/3 cup cream cheese - softened and cut in small pieces
1/3 cup sour cream
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1-2 cups of milk (enough to get your desired consistency)
1/2 cup bacon bits
Shredded cheese for garnish
Green onion cut for garnish

Add the shallot and potatoes to the pot and cover with the chicken broth. Cover and cook on the Soup setting for 10 minutes. Release the pressure with the quick release method. Let your pot stay on the keep warm setting.

You can mash the potatoes at this point if you like although I don't think you need to.

Add butter, cream cheese and sour cream and mix well until butter is melted and the cream cheese and sour cream are blended. Add part of the bacon bits saving some for garnish in the bowls.

Add the desired amount of milk, stir and serve in bowls with desired garnishes. 

A few hints:
When cubing your potatoes, keep the size of the cubes rather large. Perhaps a medium to large size is best. The reason for this is the pressure cooking will cook those cubes down quite a lot and if the cubes are too small you will end up with "mashed potato" soup. You want some potatoes that you can bite into. If some seem too large you can cut them after the pressure cooking is done. Honestly, I feared that I had cut the potatoes too large but when they were done they were the perfect size and were completely cooked through. 

The cream cheese needs to be in very small pieces in order for it to melt quickly when added and stirred into the hot potato mixture. Having to stir the mixture too much will continually break up your cooked potatoes. 

Personally, I had to add more salt and pepper after cooking. That will be a matter of personal preference so try it with the amount given and adjust to your taste afterward. You can always add more but if you add too much to begin with; well, you can't take it out. 

So, that is my potato soup recipe cooked in my InstantPot. I hope you give this a try because I think you will really love it. It is perfect on a cold winter day! It also makes enough that you are sure to have enough to enjoy for another meal or too. You can keep it refrigerated for a couple of days and just reheat in a saucepan. As with so many meals, it tastes even better on the second day. All those ingredients kind of marry each other while resting in the fridge. Trust me, this is really very good!

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  1. My mom's favorite soup was potato soup. This looks like a delicious recipe and quick to cook in your Instantpot, Bev. Perfect for a cold winter's day for sure.

  2. Oh, Bev, I love potato soup! This recipe alone makes me want the T-fal pressure cooker. I can't remember and I may be overlooking it in the article, but did you buy the 6 qt. or 8 qt pressure cooker? I had previously decided against one fearing I wouldn't use it enough, but I see you are determined to continue tempting me with these delicious recipes.

  3. Oh, wow! I can back to check the time it needs to cook. 10 minutes!!! Seriously, wow! That is with the T-fal Pressure Cooker, right?

    1. No, Cynthia Santa brought me the brand called InstantPot. It is the Ultra one. I can pressure cook or slow cook with it. The link above in the second paragraph takes you to the article that I wrote last about it.

  4. I have been wondering about the InstantPots. But haven't wanted even more items in the kitchen. I'm watching for your InstantPot adventures. This potato soup sounds delicious! You are making me very tempted.

  5. I didn't think I was hungry and then this recipe came out of today's Review. Now I want potato soup, but I don't have and Instantpot.......guess I need to update my Christmas wish list. Thanks for the great recipe and all the hints....

  6. Yep, made me hungry. This sounds like a very good recipe. I'll have to give it a try, love all the ingredients as well.

  7. This certainly looks yummy, but there's only one ingredient that's not on our lists of foods our diet plans tell us to avoid. We get to have the chicken broth! Somehow that doesn't sound quite so yummy. If someone served me this this, I'd not think twice about cheating on my diet, but I don't think I could justify making a whole pot of something delicious that neither of us is supposed to eat. That being said, I may have to look into getting an Instantpot. I was always a bit afraid of my pressure cooker. Would those fears be alleviated with an Instantpot?

  8. Stopping back by tonight to tell you that I used my new Instant Pot to make potato soup tonight and it was absolutely fabulous! I started getting a sore throat around noon today and needed something fast and easy to cook for dinner. Of course, I had to unpack my Instant Pot and wash it first, but I did that while my husband was peeling potatoes. It was the perfect cold night, plus getting sick, dinner. Thank you for everything!

  9. Looking forward to an Instant Pot and trying this soup! sounds yummy!


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