Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup–creamy and cheesy soup that is made so fast in your electric pressure cooker. Serve it with diced up dill pickle and tomatoes to get that authentic cheeseburger taste. Add crumbled bacon for bacon cheeseburger soup! Miss the bun? Make homemade croutons out of a toasted sesame seed bun to get the total effect.

Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Worldwide
Servings 6 servings


  • 450 g ground beef
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 large potatoes cubed
  • 1 large carrots grated or finely diced
  • 1 celery rib finely diced
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 300 ml evaporated milk
  • 2 cups medium or sharp grated cheddar cheese
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp water
  • pickles diced for garnish
  • tomatoes for garnish
  • lettuce for garnish
  • sesame seed bun croutons optional


  • Turn your Instant Pot onto the saute function. Use the adjust button to set it to the medium setting. Once the pot has heated up, brown the beef and drain off all the extra grease. Saute the onion for 2-3 minutes, until it is translucent.
  • Add in the broth. Keep the pot on the saute setting so that the broth will get heated up while you are preparing the rest of the ingredients. This will cut down on the time it takes your pot to come to pressure. Add in the potatoes, carrots, celery, salt, pepper, parsley, basil and garlic powder.
  • Cover the Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure the valve is set to “sealing.” Set the timer on manual high pressure to 5 minutes. When the timer beeps let the pot sit for about 10 minutes. Then release any pressure that remains.
  • Stir in the evaporated milk. Make a cornstarch slurry by stirring the cornstarch and water together in a small bowl. Add the slurry to the pot. Turn the saute function on. Stir in the cornstarch mixture. The soup will thicken within just a couple of minutes. Add in the cheese and stir.
  • Ladle into bowls and serve with diced pickles, tomatoes and lettuce. Serve with croutons, if desired.


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Keyword Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, soup
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