Pressure cooker soup recipes are similar to slow cooker soups. Some of these recipes even have an alternative version for a slow cooker instead of a pressure cooker.
The two recipes we will look at today are for Beef Stroganoff Soup and Taco Soup, both of which are very delicious and easy to make. Feel free to change up some of the ingredients and seasonings to better suit your preferences.
Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff Soup
(Click here to see the original recipe by Crème De La Crumb)
Total cooking time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Serves: 4 people
These steps are for the pressure cooker version of this recipe; although, there is also a modified version for using a slow cooker instead. The two versions are very similar to each other.
In a pressure cooker, add the stew meat, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Add as much salt and pepper as is desired.
Securely close the lid and set the pressure valve to the non-venting position. If the pressure cooker features a locking lid, latch it into place. Start the pressure cooker on the normal pressure setting with the timer set at 1 hour.
Once the timer goes off, and the pressure cooker automatically switches to warm mode or off, leave it be for a couple of minutes. Then, manually start to release the pressure using the release valve and wait until the pressure cooker indicates that its contents are at a safe pressure level. Some pressure cookers, such as Instant Pots, have an indicator light that helps you know when the pressure is safe. Do not open the pressure cooker lid beforehand.
Now, put the pressure cooker on soup mode, with the lid still removed.
Use a liquid measuring cup to extract 1 Cup of broth from the pressure cooker, carefully. In a medium-sized bowl, add the cup of broth and sour cream; mix well. Add the new mixture back into the pressure cooker, along with the mushrooms. Double-check that the pressure cooker is still on the “Soup” mode.
In another small bowl, whisk together the water and corn starch until they are well combined. Set it aside for later.
Wait for the soup in the pressure cooker to come to a boil, then slowly add the cornstarch mixture while stirring. Add the noodles and any more seasonings, like salt and pepper, if they are needed. Serve the soup immediately.
Optional serving toppings: thyme, parsley, grated parmesan cheese.
Instant Pot Taco Soup
(Click here to see the original recipe by dessertfortwo.com)
Total cooking time: 35 minutes
Yield: 4 servings (serving size = 1 bowl)
Homemade Taco Seasoning Ingredients
If you need to make a larger amount of homemade taco seasoning, multiply the ingredient amounts equally. For example, for 3x the amount, use 3 tsp of each seasoning, except the salt and pepper, which would have 1 ½ tsp each.
This recipe works best with an Instant Pot Mini, but any pressure cooker can produce yummy results. If you are using a stovetop pressure cooker – when the instructions say to use the “sauté” mode, use the pot as a regular cooking pot without the pressure cooking lid; then follow the rest of the steps as instructed.
Heat the olive oil in the cooker on the Sauté setting (uncovered). Add the ground turkey and set the timer to 15 minutes. You should continue stirring the ground turkey and break it up as the timer counts down, to ensure the meat cooks thoroughly. If some of the bits of ground turkey are still pink or undercooked, continue sautéing until all of it is cooked well.
Add the remaining ingredients and change the pressure cooker setting to “Pressure Cook” at high pressure for 20 minutes. Make sure the pressure valve is at “Sealing” (closed). Remember that there will be a buffer time in-between when you set the timer, and it actually starts since the cooker needs to build pressure.
Once the timer runs out, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes; do not force the lid open or quick-release the pressure until after 10 minutes. Once the pressure is at a safe level, open the cover, and stir the contents. If you are satisfied with the prepared food, go ahead and serve it immediately while it is still hot.
Optional soup toppings for serving: tortilla strips, cheddar cheese, cilantro, sour cream.
Pressure Cooking Tips
Pressure cooking should be a more convenient and less stressful way of cooking food compared to conventional methods. Follow these recipes to the best of your ability, and they will save you loads of time. No more waiting for hours for your soup to set up on the stove. Although the first recipe for Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff Soup takes almost two hours, this is still shorter than the time it takes in a slow cooker or in a regular pot.
Pressure cookers use pressure to eliminate long cook times, and they cook food evenly.