If you’re looking for easy and healthy Instant Pot soup recipes, you’ve come to the right place! There is something for everyone in this round-up of over 20 great recipes. Find soups, stews, and chilis that are all made gluten-free using real food ingredients.

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Healthy Instant Pot Soup Recipes

The Instant Pot is ideal for making soup, stews, and chilis because any pressure cooker requires liquid to work. This means that you will end up with a flavorful broth for whatever type of dish you prepare.

And, since a pressure cooker won’t heat up your kitchen, you can make soup at any time of year. See my guide for How to Use Your Instant Pot.

That said, I hope that this round-up of Instant Pot soup recipes will be a great resource at any time of year. From chicken soup to chili and stew, there are certainly at least several recipes you’ll want to make for yourself and your loved ones.

All of the recipes in this round-up are made gluten-free and dairy-free. You’ll find both vegan, vegetarian and non-vegan recipes so that there’s something for everyone.

Instant Pot Versus Slow Cooker

While a Crockpot slow cooker is also great for making soups, I prefer using the Instant Pot electric pressure cooker because it makes recipes in a fraction of the time.

Almost any recipe that can be cooked in a slow cooker or on the stovetop can be adapted to be made with pressure cooking. For a perfect soup, however, it’s best to use a well-tested recipe that includes the cook time and whether or not to use a quick release or natural release (or the soup setting).

I’ve included 20 of my favorite comforting soups below. I’ve used simple ingredients including sweet potatoes, wild rice, and other pantry staples.

They are all perfect for a cold night.


Can I meal prep my Instant Pot soups?

Yes! The Instant Pot is ideal for meal prepping soups, stews, or chiles for the week. Simply make 4-8 servings and store your cooked soup in airtight container in the refrigerator. You can freeze most soups, stews, and chiles for up to 2 months in the freezer as well. Defrost and reheat before serving.

Can I use milk in the Instant Pot?

It’s best to use dairy-free milks when cooking in the Instant Pot to prevent curdling. If you want to use dairy milk to make a creamy soup, wait until the soup is cooked and then stir it in at the end before serving. All of the recipes below are made using dairy-free milks and so no alterations are needed.

Can I re-heat soups in the Instant Pot?

You can use the “keep warm” or “sauté mode” functions on the Instant Pot to either keep your soup warm or to reheat soup before serving. Make sure the soup has enough liquid so that it doesn’t burn using the sauté function. Stir often to also prevent burning or scorching.

Can I use the soup function on my Instant Pot?

The default time is 30 minutes on high pressure. This is fine if you’re cooking broth, but it’s better to use the manual button for setting the time when you’re following a recipe for making soup in the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Healthy Soup Recipes

Don't miss this round-up of healthy and easy Instant Pot Soup Recipes that are all gluten-free and dairy-free.

Soups, Stews, and Chiles

The following Instant Pot soup recipes are made using chicken, pork, turkey and beef.

Vegetarian & Vegan Soups & Stews

The following recipes are vegetarian and vegan and can be made in the Instant Pot.


This round-up of Healthy Instant Pot Soup recipes is meant to inspire and nourish! There is something for everyone on this list, and every recipe is made gluten-free and dairy-free. Be sure to let me know which is your favorite Instant Pot soup recipe in the comments.

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