Cheese & Broccoli Soup| Recipe

Preparation Time

Prep-15 mins

Cook:20 mins

Additional:10 mins

Total:45 mins


Yield:4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 head broccoli, chopped
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 6 ounces grated sharp Cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup crema con sal (salted Mexican-style sour cream)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic granules
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


Instructions Checklist

Step 1

Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add onion and butter; saute until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add broccoli, chicken broth, and whipping cream.

Step 2

Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer’s instructions; set timer for 5 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

Step 3

Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer’s instructions, for 5 minutes, then switch to the quick-release method to release the remaining pressure, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

Step 4

Stir in Cheddar cheese, crema con sal, and garlic granules. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

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