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Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup

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Leave the burger at the restaurant and make your very own delicious soup recipe at home instead. This Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup is crazy fast, crazy good, and will have everyone in love with how similar of a taste it really does have to a cheeseburger.

This perfect recipe has tons of flavor all in a nice tidy bowl of cheesy soup. Get ready for the cold weather with this or one of our other delicious recipes for Instant Pot soup.

This comfort food recipe is made with an electric pressure cooker instead of a stove top so it is a quick recipe that puts dinner on the table for the whole family without all the hassle. Pressure cooking a great recipe like this for an easy one pot meal is a good way to save on cook time on a cold night.

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Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup

I can assure you that you're going to love the taste and the flavor of this delicious cheeseburger soup in the Instant Pot. Every time I make it, it's insane at how much it really does taste just like a cheeseburger!

Pair this hearty soup up with a nice dinner roll or even a side salad and you've got yourself quite the delicious meal.

We have tons of soup recipes on A Pressure Cooker if you're looking for even more soup recipes.

Ingredients needed for this Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup Recipe

All you need are the list of simple ingredients below to get started. Once you add them in, the Instant Pot takes over and does all the work, and melds the flavors of a cheeseburger into a bowl of creamy soup.

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ of a medium white or yellow onion, diced
  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning
  • 1 pound of red potatoes, chopped
  • 3 cups of beef stock for the soup base
  • ½ cup of heavy cream
  • 4 cups of sharp cheddar cheese, finely shredded (extra cheese if desired)
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste

Add bacon to make this an Instant Pot Bacon Cheeseburger Soup. You could also make this recipe in a crock pot or put up extra when making freezer meals and put the extra in a sealed soup bag.

For the last step, top your bowl of soup with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, and green onions for an easy recipe. It's hard to figure out which part of this tasty dish is the best part.

How To Make Cheeseburger Soup Using Your Instant Pot

Add your olive oil to your Instant Pot and select the Saute function. Use the adjust button and select the medium (normal) setting.

Once the Instant Pot has gotten hot, you're going to want to add in the chopped onion and sirloin. After that, put the salt and pepper to taste and the Italian seasoning as well.

Stir and cook until the onions start to show a bit of color and the sirloin is pretty much browned. This will take about 7 minutes or so.

After that time has passed, push the "keep warm/cancel" button and then put in the potatoes and beef broth. Put on the lid the lock into place.

Make certain that you switch the vent to "sealing" and select "high" on the "manual" setting. Put the cooking time to 3 minutes.

Once the three minutes have passed, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes. After that do a quick release to let out steam before taking off the lid.

You'll want to be certain that the cream doesn't curdle so you'll want to add in about 2-3 tablespoons of the hot liquid from your Instant Pot into it before you add it to the mixture. Stir.

Slowly add in the cheese, one cup at a time is best, and stir until melted. Serve with freshly chopped parsley and some smoked paprika.

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Variations to this Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup

You can easily change up this recipe so that it tastes a bit different each time. Some ideas are:

  • Use a different type of potato other than a red potato
  • Change up the type of cheeses that you use
  • Add a different type of meat and how it tastes
  • Chop up some dill pickles and have them as a fun topping
  • Leave out the potatoes altogether

Instant Pot Soup Supplies

  • Meat Tenderizer- Can't find pre-tenderized meat at the store? It is easy to tenderize meat at home if you have the right tool.
  • Steamer Basket- This is an essential tool and is used with an Instant Pot for a lot of recipes.
  • Instant Pot Inner Pot- I like to have an extra inner pot available because of how much cooking I do in my Instant Pot. It comes in really handy when I want to put a lid on the inner pot and refrigerate the leftovers, or mix up ingredients the night before to save time at the end of the day.
  • Silicone Lid for Instant Pot- I'm not sure how I lived without this one. Having a silicone lid for my Instant Pot has made life so much easier. It is perfect for adding ingredients a day or two ahead of time.
  • 101 Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners- If you are new to pressure cooking, this is a great ebook to get you started with basic recipes you will use over and over again.

Can you freeze cheeseburger soup for later?

You bet. You can always freeze any leftovers of this soup so that you can easily enjoy it later.

What other meat would taste great in this cheeseburger soup recipe?

Ground beef, ground turkey, and even ground chicken would be all great options that ultimately have less fat, too.

More Soups in the Instant Pot

  • Chicken Florentine Soup | Enjoy this delicious and flavorful soup that is includes a savory broth and is perfectly seasoned.
  • Broccoli Cheese Soup | One of our all time favorites, this soup is a regular on family dinner nights.
  • Chicken Tortilla Soup | So delicious! We love to top this chicken soup with tortilla chips, sour cream, avocado, and sometimes even Pico de Gallo.
  • Chicken Noodle Soup | The ultimate comfort food, homemade chicken noodle soup is an amazing homestyle soup recipe that is perfect for cold winter days. It's also delicious when you have a cold or flu.

Supplies We Used with This Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup Recipe

  • Silicone ladle and cooking utensil set | This kitchen utensil set is amazing. The utensils are made of hardy material that lasts, which is rare when it comes to kitchen utensils.
  • Lunch soup thermos | Bringing soup to work or school for lunch? Or, even if you want to take a cup of soup to the park for a cool weather picnic, this soup thermos does the trick and keeps your soup (or other food or drink) hot and ready to eat.
  • Large soup spoons (stainless steel) | Soup spoons offer a bigger bowl so the broth doesn't spill over the edges. These soup spoons are a well made attractive set to add to your silverware drawer.
  • Soup bowls | We have a wide range of soup bowls, because it is always fun to add some colorful dishes or seasonal bowls to change things up.
  • Soup containers with lids | Making extra for later, either to freeze or refrigerate? There are so many containers to choose from. There are some great options of reusable and to-go containers here that are perfect for sharing food with neighbors or a sick friend.

Recipe

Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup

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This Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup recipe is so much fun to make!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Instructions

    1. Add your olive oil to your Instant Pot and select the Sauté function. Use the adjust button and select the medium (normal) setting.
    2. Once the Instant Pot has gotten hot, you're going to want to add in the chopped onion and sirloin. After that, put the salt and pepper to taste and the Italian seasoning as well.
    3. Stir and cook until the onions start to show a bit of color and the sirloin is pretty much browned. This will take about 7 minutes or so.
    4. After that time has passed, push the "keep warm/cancel" button and then put in the potatoes and beef broth. Put on the lid the lock into place.
    5. Make certain that you switch the vent to "sealing" and select "high" on the "manual" setting. Put the cooking time to 3 minutes.
    6. Once the three minutes have passed, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes. After that do a quick release to let out steam before taking off the lid.
    7. You'll want to be certain that the cream doesn't curdle so you'll want to add in about 2-3 tablespoons of the hot liquid from your Instant Pot into it before you add it to the mixture. Stir.
    8. Slowly add in the cheese, one cup at a time is best, and stir until melted. Serve with freshly chopped parsley and some smoked paprika.

Notes

FAQs:

  • Can a dog have Cheeseburger Soup? It is best not to share this recipe with your dog as the following ingredients are harmful and can poison him: onions, heavy cream, and cheddar cheese, which can upset their stomach and lead to gastrointestinal problems in the least.
  • Can a cat have Cheeseburger Soup? As with dogs, cats cannot consume garlic or onion, because they are toxic ingredients for their body. Also, cheese and heavy cream, because most cats are dairy intolerant. Your cat may end up vomiting, having watery eyes and nose as well as salivate. So if you want to share this recipe with your cat, you need to remove the ingredients said above.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 984Total Fat 72gSaturated Fat 38gTrans Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 25gCholesterol 239mgSodium 1599mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 62g

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