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Instant Pot Creamy Potato Soup

One of the best Instant Pot Soup Recipes, this Creamy Potato Soup only cooks for 4 minutes in your pressure cooker and is full of tender chunks of potatoes and seasonings in a creamy broth. This makes a great Instant Pot dinner on a busy night.
Course Dinner, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword best instant pot soup recipes, Instant Pot Potato Soup, potato soup with greek yogurt, pressure cooker soups and stews
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 5 people
Author Susie


  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 plump garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp each- garlic powder & onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp seasoning salt (I use Lawry's)
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp chicken base
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups russet potatoes, peeled and diced (about 1 1/2 inch dice) 2-3 russet potatoes
  • 3/4 cup Instant Potato Flakes I use Idahoan original or butter flavor
  • 1 cup half & half
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt

Toppings- optional

  • sour cream, Greek yogurt, green onions, shredded cheese, Tabasco, bacon, seasoned crackers


  • Set your Instant Pot to saute mode and soften the onions and garlic in the olive oil for about 5 minutes. 
    Add the onion powder, garlic powder, season salt, pepper, bay leaf, chicken base, and chicken broth, and potatoes. Give it a stir.
    Turn off saute mode.
  • Put the lid on and lock the top pressure vent to seal. Set the pot to manual/pressure mode, on high, for 4 minutes. 
    Do a quick release of pressure.
    With the back of a wooden spoon smash some of the larger potato chunks against the side of the pot, giving the soup great texture.
    Slowly stir in the potato flakes.
    Mix in the half & half and Greek yogurt. 
  • Let the soup sit for about 5 minutes before serving. This will give the potato flakes a chance to absorb the liquid fully.
    Serve with optional toppings.


This soup will thicken as it sits in the fridge. You may need to add additional milk or chicken broth when reheating.