This Instant Pot Loaded Baked Potato Soup is so hearty, creamy, and comforting! The flavors of potato, cheddar, and bacon combine to make an incredibly tasty soup, made in only 7 minutes!
Author: Amanda Dorich
8medium potatoes, peeled and diced
1cuphalf and half
1 cup sour cream
1lb baconcooked and crumbled
1cupshredded sharp cheddar cheese plus more for garnish
1tspsaltplus more to taste
½tsppepperplus more to taste
Place one cup of the diced potatoes and the white onion in the bottom of your Instant Pot. Add the chicken broth.
Place the steamer basket on top of the broth and add the rest of the potatoes. Season with half the salt pepper, and garlic powder.
Put the lid on your Instant Pot and set the timer to 2 minutes. Let cook and then do a quick release.
Remove steamer basket with the potatoes and set aside. Use a potato masher or a wooden spoon to mash the potatoes that cooked in the broth. Mash until smooth but still has some texture. Turn the Instant Pot to saute and add the sour cream, half and half, bacon, green onions, and cheddar cheese. Stir well. Let cook for 5 minutes on saute, stirring frequently so the cheese doesn't stick.
Taste for seasoning and add more if desired. Serve hot, garnished with additional bacon, green onions, and cheese.
Use a block of cheese and shred it yourself. It will melt better and improve the texture of the soup.