instant pot potato soup with kielbasa cheddar cheese and bacon in white bowl
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Instant Pot Cheesy Potato Soup

Instant Pot Cheesy Potato Soup with Kielbasa smoked sausage is rich, creamy and loaded with flavor.  This easy pressure cooker soup recipe will warm you right up!
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot cheesy potato soup, instant pot potato soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
pressure time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 550kcal
Author Dee


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup diced onion (half of a medium onion)
  • 1 pound kielbasa smoked sausage, sliced
  • 1 32-ounce low-sodium chicken broth
  • 6 Yukon Gold potatoes, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  • Press SAUTE on the Instant Pot, and when it reads Hot, add the butter and onions, and cook until slightly soft, stirring frequently.
  • Add the kielbasa, and cook until lightly browned. Hit Cancel, and stir in chicken broth, and use wooden spoon or spatula to deglaze pot, if necessary
  • Add potatoes, sea salt, garlic powder and pepper. Place lid on Instant Pot, turn vent to Sealing position, and hit PRESSURE COOK for 4 minutes
  • Pot will take several minutes to reach pressure, then start counting down and cook for 4 minutes. When pot beeps, do a gradual quick release to prevent liquid from spraying out of pot
  • When pin drops, remove lid, and stir in cream. Gradually add cheese, and stir well until cheese is melted
  • Serve immediately, and top with crumbled cooked bacon and extra cheese, if desired


This recipe was made in a 6-quart Instant Pot electric pressure cooker. No change is needed if using a larger pot. 
For a thicker soup, you can mash the potatoes slightly after cooking. For extra texture, use a mix of cubed and slightly larger potato pieces.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 550kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 1087mg | Potassium: 743mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 905IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 372mg | Iron: 5.2mg