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Instant Pot Lobster Chowder is creamy, flavorful, and the perfect comfort meal! Prepare it hassle-free and quickly using the pressure cooker! #pressurecooker #instantpot #lobster #lobsterchowder #sweetandsavorymeals

Instant Pot Lobster Chowder

Instant Pot Lobster Chowder is creamy, flavorful, and the perfect comfort meal! Prepare it hassle-free and quickly using the pressure cooker!

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Lobster Chowder
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings of about 2 cups
Calories 417 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lobster meat chopped into small chunks
  • 4 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound russet potatoes peeled and cut into small chunks
  • 1 rib celery diced
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1/3 cup cooking sherry
  • 3 cups Lobster Broth I used Lobster Better Than Bouillon
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes or more
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Prepare the lobster meat by boiling it on the stove for 10 minutes. Chop it, and set aside 4 larger pieces for garnish. Set aside.
  2. Turn the Instant Pot on “Sauté” and Adjust it on “High” or “More”. Next, melt 2 tablespoons of butter and add the onion, cook stirring for 1-2 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add the potatoes and diced celery.
  4. Add the white wine, sherry, lobster broth, the Worcestershire sauce, paprika, Old Bay and red pepper flakes, and cook for another minute.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Once that bubbles, add in the bay leaves and cancel Saute mode. Secure the lid.
  7. Pressure Cook the soup for 5 minutes on High Pressure, followed by a quick release when done cooking.
  8. Open the lid, select again “Sauté” and Adjust” it on “Medium” or “Normal”. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and stir it in until it melts, then add in the heavy cream and lobster pieces, stir until it’s all blended together.
  9. Discard the bay leaves.
  10. Cancel Saute mode and use an immersion blender to cream the soup.
  11. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Lobster Chowder
Amount Per Serving
Calories 417 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 156mg52%
Sodium 1335mg58%
Potassium 1094mg31%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 963IU19%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 269mg27%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.