Instant Pot Potato Soup (Dairy-Free)

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This healthy Instant Pot Potato Soup recipe is dairy-free and super easy to make. It’s creamy and comforting and full of delicious potato flavor. 



  • 1 pound medium Russet potatoes (about 3 potatoes), washed and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • 3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth (for vegan, use vegetable broth)
  • 1 13.5-ounce can full-fat coconut milk*
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 3 slices cooked bacon, crumbled (omit for vegan)


1. Combine the potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, and broth in the base of a 6-quart or 8-quart Instant Pot. 

2. Lock the lid into place. Select Pressure Cook or Manual, and adjust the pressure to High and the time to 10 minutes. Make sure the steam release knob is in the sealed position. After cooking time, naturally release the pressure for 5 minutes, then quick release any remaining pressure.

3. Unlock and remove the lid. Add the coconut milk, salt, and pepper. Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes into the milk and broth. Alternatively, for a smoother texture, you can use a hand immersion blender to blend the soup to the desired smoothness.

4. Serve immediately. Top each serving with the scallions and bacon crumbles. 

5. Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days.


VEGAN OPTION: replace the chicken broth with vegetable broth and leave off the bacon.

PALEO OPTION: use sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes.

*If you don’t have coconut milk or you don’t have a dairy allergy, feel free to substitute regular whole milk for the coconut milk.

  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Instant Pot pressure cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: pressure cooker, potato soup, instant pot soup