Instant Pot Cream of Mushroom Soup

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
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5 from 13 reviews

Instant Pot Cream of Mushroom Soup is rich, creamy and loaded with mushroom flavor. It is perfectly cooked in the pressure cooker in a fraction of the time. 

Making soups in the pressure cooker is convenient, quick and very easy. Some of our most popular once are Cheesy Potato Soup, Chicken Noodle Soup, and Cheeseburger Soup.

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Easy Instant Pot Cream of Mushroom Soup

Pressure Cooker Cream of Mushroom Soup is the ultimate comfort food. This is our go-to soup when we crave something creamy and very flavorful. Made with cream, then mixed with mushrooms and cornstarch, this dish is guaranteed to impress everyone.

It is a well known and popular dish in the United States, and it quickly became our beloved dish. Making it at home and in the Instant Pot is surely helpful, healthier and also a time-saver. Unlike conventional stovetop method, you only need 10 minutes to cook it under pressure, plus the natural release time. 

Also, making it at home will ensure you use the best products, with fresh ingredients. Unlike the canned version of this soup, you will also use way less sodium, and tons of mushrooms, on top of being way cheaper. 

It is the perfect meal to enjoy during busy weekdays, colder weather, or holidays. We love it because it is very creamy, rich and savory. In addition, it can be enjoyed as a starter or main dish. Simply, pair it with crusty bread or baguette, and then top with some cheese or greens for an additional boost of flavor. 

What mushrooms to use for Instant Pot Cream of Mushroom Soup?

You can use any kind you like or have available. However, for enhanced flavor, we recommend going with cremini, shiitake, or porcini mushrooms. Also, you could use fresh or dried type. They are great in this recipe as they have a deep and rich texture. When combined with cream, they really stand out. 

In addition, they are pretty healthy and have plenty of vitamins and nutrients. For example, these mushrooms have a good source of vitamin D.

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What goes with the Pressure Cooker of Mushroom Soup?

This dish is very versatile and can be enjoyed as an appetizer, main dish, or it can be paired with other meals. Some of our favorite way to mix it is with:

Should Instant Pot Cream of Mushroom Soup be served hot?

We enjoyed serving it warm. However, serving it chilled is also an option. It tastes great either way. During winter months, we prefer to serve it warm or hot, and when it comes to spring or summertime, we like to serve it cold.

How long will it last in the fridge?

Before storing, let it cool completely. Then, transfer the soup to an airtight container and ensure is properly sealed. It can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Can I freeze the soup?

Yes. This dish can be easily frozen. Simply allow it to cool completely. Then, transfer the dish to an airtight container or heavy-duty freezer bags, and freeze for up to 3 months. 

Allow it to thaw overnight prior to serving. Also, you can reheat it in the microwave or stovetop for a few minutes. To prevent the soup from curdling, stir well when reheating it.

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Recipe Tips:

  • If you are not a fan of cream, you could substitute it with evaporated milk or regular milk (either full fat or 2% are fine).
  • For a spicier version, add some sliced jalapeno or red chili pepper flakes to the mix. 
  • Also, you can top it with some shredded parmesan or mozzarella cheese. 
  • Chicken broth can be substituted with vegetable broth for a vegetarian version.
  • Adding some herbs such as thyme will give the soup a nice aroma and flavor.
  • For a double batch, simply double the ingredients. You may consider using an 8-qt pressure cooker in that case. 
  • For a more deep umami flavor, you can add a bit of rice vinegar, to taste, at the end of the cooking process. 
  • Similarly, a bit of sherry can be added at the end for some extra taste and flavor.
  • In addition, use freshly minced garlic as the canned version will not taste the same.
  • To keep this recipe gluten-free and to avoid an extra step of creating a roux, we use a mix of cornstarch and cream to thicken it.
  • Keep in mind, that if you are looking for an even thicker, creamier texture, you can add a bit more of the cornstarch slurry. Simply mix two tablespoons of water with one of cornstarch until fully dissolve and add to the chowder. Repeat as needed and keep in mind that it will thicken more as it cools.
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5 from 13 reviews
Instant Pot Cream of Mushroom Soup
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 4 servings of about 2 cups
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Total time: 20 mins

Ingredients

Pressure Cook:

  • 5 cups  mushrooms  (cut into quarters)
  • 2  sweet onions  (sliced)
  • 2 cups  chicken broth  (vegetable broth or water)
  • 4 cloves  garlic  (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon  dried thyme 
  • 1 teaspoon  dried rosemary 
  • 1 teaspoon  Italian herbs 
  • 1/4 teaspoon  red pepper flakes 
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt  (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon  pepper  (or to taste)

After Pressure Cooking:

  • 1 cup  heavy whipping cream 
  • 2 tablespoons  cornstarch 

Garnish:

  •  Fresh thyme 
  •  Parsley 

Instructions

  1. Place all the "Pressure Cook" ingredients into the Instant Pot.
  2. Lock the lid, point valve to Sealing and set the Instant Pot to cook at High pressure for 10 minutes. When cook time is complete, allow the pot to sit for 10 minutes Natural Pressure Release and then release any remaining pressure manually.
  3. Carefully open the lid and use an immersion blender to purée the soup leaving some mushroom pieces whole for texture.
  4. In a small bowl combine cream and cornstarch until smooth.
  5. Select Saute and pour in the cream mixture, stir well, simmer lightly for a few minutes until the soup thickens.
  6. If you would like a thicker texture, combine 2 tablespoons of water with 1 tablespoon of cornstarch in a small cup until dissolved and add the mixture to the soup. Repeat as needed. Keep in mind that the soup will thicken even more once it cools.
  7. Garnish with fresh thyme and parsley.
Calories: 137 Carbohydrates: 24 Protein: 7 Fat: 2 Saturated Fat: 0 Cholesterol: 2 Sodium: 768 Potassium: 761 Fiber: 3 Sugar: 13 Vitamin A: 155 Vitamin C: 18.7 Calcium: 130 Iron: 1.8
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Kerrie Mendoza

I haven't tried cream of mushroom soup as a meal, only as an ingredient in a dish. I would love to try this instead of using for a casserole! It looks so delicious.

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Stacie

Oh wow! That looks so good! I've never tried making my own cream of anything soup. I have to try this.

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Liz Mays

Oh this is such a good idea. Cream of mushroom soup is useful in a lot of casseroles. I'd enjoy doing it this way and I'd like to try it with some spice!

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Brianne Tursi Manz

I like using my instant pot for making soups. I look forward to making this delicious creamy soup. It looks delicious and super easy!

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Amy Desrosiers

This soup looks fantastic!!! I love mushroom so much and know this would be amazing to have from scratch!

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Maureen Fitzgerald

I cannot wait to try this! I love mushroom soup and making it in the Instant Pot looks so much easier.

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Hi Maureen, thanks for stopping by. Yes, its a creamy and hearty food. One of our favorites!

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Krystal

Love making soup in the IP. Quick and easy clean up too!

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Aubrey

I love my insta pot. This recipe looks good.

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Jonna

My goal this year is to really learn how to use my Insta pot well. This recipe looks like one that I will definitely have to try!

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Ruth I

We love soup! But I haven't tried cooking cream of mushroom soup before. This is perfect! Yum!

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REESA LEWANDOWSKI

Oh this would be great to make ahead of time and have on hand! The Instant Pot makes it so easy!

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Anna

I need to make this asap! It sounds amazing!

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Dee

This sounds so creamy and flavorful! Can’t wait to try this for myself

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Chrissie Baker

This instant pot cream soup looks absolutely delicious! I love a nice cozy soup in spring and this soup is calling my name!

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Katerina @ diethood .com

mmm..this looks so creamy and delicious!! I love that its made in the Instant Pot!

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Beth Pierce

What a heartwarming soup! This looks perfect for a cool spring evening!

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Paula

I love all things mushroom so this is right up my alley. #TeamInstantPot

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Kiwi

I love a good hearty soup. I can eat soup anytime of year!

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Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert

Looks so perfect! Definitely a must try! This looks heavenly!

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Chelsea

This recipe looks great, thank you for sharing! If I did want to make a roux, at what stage would I add it? I know what I would do on the stovetop, but I'm not sure if cooking it in a pressure cooker changes that.

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After you pressure cook, put it on saute and add the roux.

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Mary beth Burkosky

Definitely a five-star recipe! I made it exactly as stated and cooked it exactly as stated.  Absolutely fabulous. I cooked another 3 cups of mushrooms with butter and seasonings but didn’t add them directly to the already made soup. They were an addition for anyone wanting a little more cooked mushrooms. Ladle your soup and add additional mushrooms if desired. I also served with crusty garlic bread as suggested. It was a huge hit. Rave reviews from all and I loved it as well. Wouldn’t change a thing . This will definitely my go to recipe for homemade mushroom soup. I did blend a couple of cups in a blender and then re-added it to the soup. Absolutely great! Thank you.

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Hi Mary, thank you for your feedback, and we are glad that you have enjoyed it!

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Donna

I see small potatoes in the photo of your mushroom soup yet do not see them listed in the ingredients. Are they cooked along with the mushrooms? Then do we pluck them out and put them to the side so they are not creamed?

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Marit

That isn’t a potato, it is a mushroom that has been quartered. No potatoes in the soup.

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Decker

Why in the world are 95% of these reviews people saying “this looks delicious, I can’t wait to try it!” Are these people paid? That’s not a review, it’s a comment. Anyways, I’ll hop off my soapbox. Currently cooking this, so I’ll jump back later with a real review.

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Hi Decker :) no, those people are NOT paid, they are devoted readers that have enjoyed my recipes and look forward to trying my other recipes.

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Cheryl Hunter

Delicious! I made this tonight and I think the only thing I would’ve done differently is to have left out the crushed red pepper flakes. Once they got processed with the immersion blender it became a bit hot/spicy at the back of my throat. Now don’t get me wrong, I am a Texan and we love our heat but to me, this doesn’t need it. White pepper might be nice too. I have a UP mini 3 quart so it was stuffed to the brim with mushrooms which once pressure cooked filled it to 2/3rds. So yummy and satisfying! I’m gonna make this often!

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Thanks Cheryl for your feedback! Glad you liked it!

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Becki Davis

I made this and it turned out excellent !

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Happy you loved it Becki! Thanks

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Gerald Gerrard

Loved it , so creamy and those flavours!!!! 🤤🤤🤤🤤 Here’s another 5 stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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