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Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup

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Satisfy your comfort food cravings with our Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup. This quick and easy recipe captures the essence of a classic cheeseburger in a warm and savory soup. Let the Instant Pot do the work, turning simple ingredients into a flavorful bowl of goodness.

Get ready to enjoy the comfort of cheeseburger bliss with the convenience of Instant Pot cooking!

Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Quick and easy. Using your Instant Pot, you can whip this creamy, cheesy soup up in less than an hour. 
  • Cheesy and delicious. Packed with ground beef, fresh seasonings, and lots of cheesy goodness, this soup is one the whole family will love. 
  • Perfect for a crowd. This soup serves 4-6 people, but can easily be doubled to serve a crowd.
Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup

Recipe Ingredients

  • Ground Meat: Provides hearty protein. Beef is traditional, but ground turkey or chicken can be used for a leaner option.
  • Onion: Adds a sweet depth of flavor that balances the richness of the meat and cheese.
  • Potatoes: Contribute starchy thickness and comforting heft to the soup.
  • Cheddar Cheese Soup: This canned soup adds instant cheesy flavor and creaminess.
  • Heavy Cream: Key for creating a rich, creamy texture in the soup.
  • Shredded Cheese: Enhances the soup’s cheesy flavor. The amount can be adjusted according to personal preference.
  • Seasonings (Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Salt, Pepper): These add depth and savory notes, enhancing the overall flavor.
  • Green Onions: Used as garnish, they add a fresh, slightly spicy flavor and vibrant color.

I love to cook ground beef in the pressure cooker. Instant Pot Cheeseburger Pasta and Instant Pot Ground Beef Mac And Cheese are hot favorites in our house.

Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup ingredients

How To Make Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup?

Step 1: Sauté Your Onion and Meat

First, hit the sauté or sear button on your Instant Pot. Then, add the ground meat and onion. Cook for 3-5 minutes. 

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Step 2: Add Ingredients

Next, add the water, potatoes, soup, onion, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to your Instant Pot. Stir to combine, but don’t over mix. 

Step 3: Pressure Cook

Place the lid on your Instant Pot, put the pressure valve into the sealing position, hit manual or pressure cook, and set the time for 1-minute. 

Step 4: Quick Release

Once the Instant Pot beeps, flip the pressure valve to the venting position to do a quick release of the pressure. 

Step 5: Simmer The Soup

Hit cancel on your Instant Pot, and then hit the sauté or sear button. Once it starts to simmer, add the cream, stir to incorporate, and then add the green onions. 

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Step 6: Add Cheese

Slowly stir in your shredded cheese. Mix until the cheese is completely melted. 

Step 7: Garnish & Serve

Top your soup with your favorite garnishes such as bacon bits, more cheese, or green onions. Serve and Enjoy!

Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup

Cooking Tips

  • Don’t Overcook The Meat. Don’t completely cook your meat as it will continue cooking under pressure. You don’t want the meat to be overdone. 
  • Spread Out The Potatoes. Make sure the potatoes are evenly spread out in your pot. This helps them to cook evenly, so that they are tender, but not mushy. 
  • Add bacon. Instead of just bacon bits, add fresh crumbled bacon to your soup to make it even tastier. 
Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup

Variations

  • Cheeseburger and Mushroom Soup: Add mushrooms for an earthy flavor.
  • Add Some Spice : Kick up the heat with jalapenos or hot sauce.
  • Add Sweet Potatoes: Use sweet potatoes for a unique twist.
  • Loaded Cheeseburger Soup: Includes all your favorite toppings, like tomatoes and pickles, cream cheese and sour cream.
  • Bacon Cheeseburger Soup: Adds bacon and cheddar for extra richness.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

Store: Store your Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

Freeze: To freeze cheeseburger soup pour the soup into freezer-safe containers or heavy-duty freezer bags; it can last up to 2-3 months.

To Reheat: Thaw frozen cheeseburger soup overnight in the fridge, then warm on the stove or in the microwave for 2-5 minutes.

What to Serve With This Recipe?

  • Tasty Broccoli Salad: Vibrant and crunchy broccoli salad pairs perfectly with hearty Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup, enhancing the dining experience.
  • Corn on the Cob: Simple yet satisfying, corn on the cob offers a juicy sweetness that pairs well with the savory flavors of the cheeseburger soup.
  • Hawaiian Rolls: Sweet, fluffy, and warm rolls – a perfect accompaniment for rich soup, balancing out the savory notes.
  • BBQ Chicken Toasted Sandwiches: Tangy, smoky BBQ chicken sandwiches pair perfectly with creamy, cheesy soup, adding depth to your meal.
  • Wedge Salad: Wedge salad complements Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup. Fresh, crunchy, and creamy.

FAQ’S

What Potatoes Do I Need to Use?

The best potatoes to use for soup are Russet potatoes. This is because they get tender, but not mushy in soups. You can use yellow and red potatoes, but you want to be careful not to overcook them.

What Cheese Can I Use?

For this recipe, I used shredded cheddar cheese because it melts the best. However, you could use pepper jack, mozzarella, or any shredded cheese you prefer. Additionally, I find that Velveeta cheese leaves this soup thick, creamy, and cheesy. 

Can I Cook Cheeseburger Soup In A Slow Cooker?

Cook your Instant Pot Cheeseburger Cheese Soup in the slow cooker on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours, ensuring the ground beef is fully cooked and flavors have melded deliciously.

Can I Add Vegetables To My Cheeseburger Soup?

Absolutely! You can add vegetables like carrots, celery, or bell peppers to make the soup more nutritious.

Can I Use Vegetable Broth Instead Of Chicken Broth Or Beef Broth

Yes, vegetable broth can be used as a healthier or vegetarian alternative to chicken or beef broth in this recipe.

Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup

Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup

Yield: 4-6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Cook this delicious Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup and enjoy the flavors of ground beef and cheese.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground meat (I used ground turkey, but you can use ground chicken or ground beef.)
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups potatoes, diced
  • 2 - 10.5 oz condensed cheddar cheese soup
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped for garnish

Instructions

  1. First, hit the sauté or sear button on your Instant Pot. Then, add the ground meat and onion. Cook for 3-5 minutes. 
  2. Next, add the water, potatoes, soup, onion, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to your Instant Pot. Stir to combine, but don’t over mix. 
  3. Place the lid on your Instant Pot, put the pressure valve into the sealing position, hit manual or pressure cook, and set the time for 1-minute. 
  4. Once the Instant Pot beeps, flip the pressure valve to the venting position to do a quick release of the pressure. 
  5. Hit cancel on your Instant Pot, and then hit the sauté or sear button. Once it starts to simmer, add the cream, stir to incorporate, and then add the green onions. 
  6. Slowly stir in your shredded cheese. Mix until the cheese is completely melted. 
  7. Top your soup with your favorite garnishes such as bacon bits, more cheese, or green onions. Serve and Enjoy!

Notes

  • Don’t Overcook The Meat. Don’t completely cook your meat as it will continue cooking under pressure. You don’t want the meat to be overdone. 
  • Spread Out The Potatoes. Make sure the potatoes are evenly spread out in your pot. This helps them to cook evenly, so that they are tender, but not mushy. 
  • Meat Selection: Choose lean ground beef for a healthier option, but remember, a little bit of fat can add more flavor to the soup.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1192Total Fat: 91gSaturated Fat: 52gTrans Fat: 3gUnsaturated Fat: 31gCholesterol: 323mgSodium: 1770mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 56g

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