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Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup

Instant pot Broccoli Cheese soup. Panera bread inspired this broccoli cheese soup and it is a super delicious and comforting one-pot soup.
It's smooth, creamy, cheesy, and hearty. Busy weekdays or lazy weekends, both call for some of this soup.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish, Soup


  • 2 Cups Chopped Broccoli
  • ½ Cup Grated Carrot
  • 1.5 Cups Shredded Chedder Cheese
  • 3 Cups Vegetable Broth
  • 2 Cloves Minced Garlic
  • ½ Small Chopped Onion
  • 2 Tbsp Corn flour
  • 1.5 Cup Heavy Cream
  • ½ Cup Water (optional)
  • ½ Tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • ¼ Tsp Crushed black pepper
  • Salt, according to the taste
  • 3 Tbsp Unsalted Butter


  • Switch on the Instant pot and turn on the saute button.
  • When it displays hot ,add butter and chopped garlic to it .
  • Saute till it turns golden and releases a lovely aroma.
    Add all the other vegetables and seasoning.Stir to combine well.
  • Add in broth and water and stir once.
  • Close the lid and turn the vent to seal in position.
  • Pressure cook on high for 2 minutes and do the quick release to let out the pressure.
  • Stir in the shredded cheese ,cream/half and half.
  • Mix corn starch with water and stir in the soup. Stir to make the soup lump- free.
  • Stir and cook till it's fully incorporated into the soup.
  • Check the seasoning ,if needed add it now.
  • If its thick for your liking add little bit of water .
  • Serve immediately with breadsticks or croutons of your choice.Enjoy!!
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