Instant Pot Loaded Baked Potato Soup is a deliciously creamy soup loaded with potatoes, bacon, cheddar cheese, and sour cream. All the flavors of a loaded baked potato are in this amazing Instant Pot soup recipe!

7 Minute Instant Pot Potato Soup

 Instant Pot Loaded Baked Potato Soup is a delicious recipe for this fall and winter! I love loaded baked potatoes, but I think it may be even better in soup form! Better yet, the cook time on this recipe is so short! Only 7 minutes total! Serve with some crusty rolls and you have a less than 10 minute dinner!

Loaded Baked Potato Soup in the Instant Pot

I love soup recipes but I used to only make them on the weekend while I had time to let them simmer on the stove all day long to develop enough flavor. The Instant Pot solves that problem and makes soup a weeknight meal as well! The flavors develop so quickly and you get all the same flavors as a slow cooked soup! I have made quite a few soups in my Instant Pot and we have loved them all, but this may top the list as my favorite!

Instant Pot Potato Soup with Bacon and Cheddar

What is better than the combination of potato, bacon, and cheddar? Well maybe chocolate and peanut butter is slightly better, but when it comes to savory foods, you can’t beat that classic combination! If you want the save flavors as this soup but in appetizer form, try my BLT Potato Skins or Loaded Baked Potato Dip!

Quick and Easy Potato Soup in the Instant Pot

Why should you shred your own cheese?

In all my recipes involving cheese, I must insist on one thing, please please please buy a block of cheddar and shred it yourself! Preshredded cheese is coated on wax and doesn’t melt as well. By shredding your own cheese, you don’t get any of that waxy texture and it melts seamlessly into your recipes!

What steamer basket to use in the Instant Pot?

This silicone steamer basket from Amazon is my favorite. Silicone cleans up so well and holds up great to the hot temperatures in the Instant Pot.

I know that we will be warming up all fall and winter long with this Instant Pot Loaded Baked Potato Soup! So creamy and hearty and impossibly easy, this recipe is a winner in my book!

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Instant Pot Loaded Baked Potato Soup
5 from 1 vote

Instant Pot Loaded Baked Potato Soup

This Instant Pot Soup is loaded with potatoes, bacon, cheddar cheese, and all the delicious flavors of a loaded baked potato! 

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 4 large bowls of soup
Author Amanda @ Old House to New Home


  • 8 medium potatoes peeled and diced
  • 32 oz chicken broth
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 lb bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese plus more for garnish
  • 5 green onions diced
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 2 tsp salt plus more to taste
  • 3 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp pepper plus more to taste


  1. Place one cup of the diced potatoes and the white onion in the bottom of your Instant Pot. Add the chicken broth.
  2. Place the steamer basket on top of the broth and add the rest of the potatoes. Season with half the salt pepper, and garlic powder.
  3. Put the lid on your Instant Pot and set the timer to 2 minutes. Let cook and then do a quick release.
  4. Remove steamer basket with the potatoes and set aside. Use a potato masher or a wooden spoon to mash the potatoes that cooked in the broth. Mash until smooth but still has some texture. Turn the Instant Pot to saute and add the sour cream, half and half, bacon, green onions, and cheddar cheese. Stir well. Add the potatoes from the steamer basket and quickly stir. Let cook for 5 minutes on saute, stirring frequently so the cheese doesn't stick.

  5. Taste for seasoning and add more if desired. Serve hot, garnished with additional bacon, green onions, and cheese.

Recipe Notes

Recipe Notes Use a block of cheese and shred it yourself. It will melt better and improve the texture of the soup.

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6 thoughts on “Instant Pot Loaded Baked Potato Soup

  1. This recipe looks fabulous and yes the only way to use shredded cheese is to shred it yourself! This is the biggest use for my stand mixer with shredder attachment.
    My question is, does this recipe work well if you cut it in half? I love potato soup, as does my daughter, but my husband doesn’t and this makes a lot!

    1. 5 stars
      Hi Leslye! I have never halved the recipe, but I don’t see why you couldn’t! it also freezes well!

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