Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup is creamy, hearty and incredibly tasty, made without Velveeta. This quick and easy family dinner is the perfect recipe to make in the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Soups are very popular on our blog. It makes sense, cooking soups under pressure is so easy and time efficient. I have gathered all of our Instant Pot Soup recipes for you, so you can choose which one you will make next.

After sharing our very popular Instant Pot Cheeseburger Macaroni, we have decided to make a simple, quick and easy Cheeseburger Soup, that you guys can enjoy. We guarantee it, that you will love this soup, and also we are proud to say, that we have achieved the creamiest and cheesiest texture without any processed cheese.

Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup

Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup

Cheeseburger Soup is hearty and comforting, this is the perfect soul food. Making it in the Instant Pot is so incredibly easy, that you will end up making this soup every week.

To make the best cheeseburger soup we used creamy cheddar cheese, also a combination of milk and cream, and some potatoes to give the soup some texture. The soup resembles in flavors your favorite cheeseburger, without having to turn on the grill.

INSTANT POT CHEESEBURGER SOUP RECIPE TIPS:

  • Use quality meat because a good meat centered meal starts with quality meat. Preferably use organic beef for this meal.
  • Look for fresh meat that has a bright color, and about 15-20% fat content. Due to higher fat content, the meat gets great flavor and tenderness.
  • Browning the beef is essential, because it will lock in and elevate the flavors.
  • Similarly, it is important to drain the grease after browning the beef, otherwise the soup will have a greasier aspect and texture.
  • This dish can be made with any ground meat: chicken, turkey or pork, the cooking time will still be the same if you use the same amount of ingredients.
  • For a spicier kick, add some red pepper flakes.
  • Instant Pot – I have the 6 quarts one. It makes weeknight meals so much easier.

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Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup

What do you need to make Cheeseburger Soup:

  • Ground beef
  • Canola oil
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Dried parsley
  • Paprika, regular or smoked
  • Italian Seasoning herbs
  • Salt and pepper
  • Potatoes
  • Evaporated milk
  • Beef broth, or chicken broth
  • Cream
  • Sour cream
  • Cheddar cheese

HOW DO YOU MAKE INSTANT POT CHEESEBURGER SOUP

  • First, prepare all the ingredients. Turn on the Instant Pot and select Sauté, wait until it reads Hot and add the oil.
  • After that, brown the beef. This is an important step as it will add extra flavor.
  • Once the beef has been cooked, drain any grease, leaving just about 2 tablespoons in the pot. Add diced onion and minced garlic, stir and cook for 1 minute.
  • After that, add the rest of the ingredients:  like chopped celery, carrots, dried parsley, paprika, salt, pepper and potatoes.
  • Add the liquid, evaporated milk and broth, if needed add more broth, but don’t go over the Max line of your pot.
  • Close the Instant Pit with the lid and lock it. Turn the steam release vent to ‘sealing’ and set it to cook for 5 minutes on High Pressure.
  • When the cook time is up, allow the pressure to reduce on its own without opening the steam release vent for 10 minutes, this is called Natural Pressure Release. After 10 minutes carefully release the rest of the pressure by opening the vent.
  • Stir the soup and use a potato masher or immersion blender to mash about half of the potatoes.
  • Select again the Sauté option and add slowly the cream and sour cream, stir until fully combined.
  • Turn off the Instant Pot and stir in the shredded cheese until fully melted. If desired add more cheese.
  • Serve soup topped with extra cheese, fresh bread and chopped parsley.

HOW LONG DO YOU COOK CHEESEBURGER SOUP IN THE INSTANT POT

You only have to cook the soup for 5 minutes on High Pressure, followed by a 10 minutes Natural Pressure Release.

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Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup

CAN I SUBSTITUTE BEEF WITH OTHER MEATS?

Yes. I love making this soup with beef, but you can make it with ground chicken, ground sausage or turkey.

CAN I USE VEGETABLE BROTH TO MAKE THIS CHEESEBURGER SOUP?

Absolutely! You can use vegetable broth or chicken broth, instead of beef broth.

HOW TO FREEZE INSTANT POT CHEESEBURGER SOUP

  • First, make sure that the soup is cold.
  • Use quart bags to freeze the soup.
  • Next, transfer the soup from the pot into the bags.
  • After that, squeeze out excess air and seal the bags.
  • Once the soup has been packed, lay the bags flat in the freezer.
  • The bags can nicely be stored in the freezer for up to 3-4 months.

HOW TO THAW FROZEN INSTANT POT CHEESEBURGER SOUP

To thaw the soup, remove it from the freezer the night before serving, or put the sealed soup bag in a large bowl or casserole dish filled with warm water, to thaw it faster.

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Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 6 servings of 2 cups
Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Total time: 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 pound  ground beef 
  • 1 tablespoon  canola oil  (or any vegetable oil)
  • 1  small onion  (diced)
  • 4 cloves  garlic  (minced)
  • 1 cup  chopped celery  (about 2 celery sticks)
  • 1 cup  chopped carrots  (about 1 large carrot)
  • 1 teaspoon  dried parsley 
  • 1 teaspoon  paprika  (regular or smoked)
  • 1/2 teaspoon  Italian Seasoning herbs 
  • 1/4 teaspoon  salt and pepper  (or to taste)
  • 1 1/2 pounds  potatoes  (peeled and cut into 2 inch chunks)
  • 1 12oz can  evaporated milk 
  • 3 cups  beef broth  (or chicken broth)
  • 1 cup  cream 
  • 1/2 cup  sour cream 
  • 2 cups  shredded cheddar cheese 

Instructions

  1. First, prepare all the ingredients. Turn on the Instant Pot and select Sauté, wait until it reads Hot and add the oil.
  2. After that, brown the beef. This is an important step as it will add extra flavor.
  3. Drain any grease, leaving just about 2 tablespoons in the pot. Add diced onion and minced garlic, stir and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients:  like chopped celery, carrots, dried parsley, paprika, salt, pepper and potatoes.
  5. Add the liquid, evaporated milk and broth, if needed add more broth or water, but don't go over the Max line of your pot.

  6. Close the Instant Pit with the lid and lock it. Turn the steam release vent to 'sealing' and set it to cook for 5 minutes on High Pressure.
  7. When the cook time is up, allow the pressure to reduce on its own without opening the steam release vent for 10 minutes, this is called Natural Pressure Release. After 10 minutes carefully release the rest of the pressure by opening the vent.
  8. Stir the soup and use a potato masher or immersion blender to mash about half of the potatoes.
  9. If the soup is too thick, add more broth, 1/2 cup at a time. If the soup is too thin, mix 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water until fully dissolved and add the mixture to the soup.

  10. Select again the Sauté option and add slowly the cream and sour cream, stir until fully combined.
  11. Turn off the Instant Pot and stir in the shredded cheese until fully melted. If desired add more cheese.
  12. Serve soup topped with extra cheese, fresh bread and chopped parsley.
Calories: 624 Carbohydrates: 21 Protein: 28 Fat: 47 Saturated Fat: 24 Cholesterol: 154 Sodium: 748 Potassium: 969 Fiber: 4 Sugar: 2 Vitamin A: 4825 Vitamin C: 16.5 Calcium: 395 Iron: 5.7
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Allyson Zea

Wow this soup looks INSANELY delicious!

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Chrissie Baker

Made this tonight and it was DELICIOUS! This recipe is a keeper for sure!

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Anna

My family will love this soup! Yay for soup season!

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Melanie Bauer

Looks so good! I'd love to try this specially when we need something quick and easy for dinner, just perfect!

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Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert

I know for sure this would be a huge hit in my house! This looks like an amazing dinner!

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Krista

This soup looks so good! I want a big bowl of it for lunch today!

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Karly

My kids would love this! Pinning for later!

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Joanna

So good! Doubled the recipe in my 6qt instant pot and it fit perfectly! 

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Lisa McClymonds

Cooking this now, tasted the broth and its delicious......

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