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Instant pot soup recipes: Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Soup served in white bowls with bread and butter
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Instant Pot Cheesy Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup

This easy Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup is loaded with veggies, is SUPER CHEESY and needs just a handful of ingredients you will already have on hand. Ready in only 20 minutes it makes the perfect midweek bowl of comfort.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Coming to Pressure10 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Keyword: broccoli cauliflower soup
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 250kcal


  • 2 tablespoon olive oil or cooking oil of choice
  • 1 medium onion finely diced
  • 2 cups diced carrots
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 3 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp ground paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 3 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Press the Sauté button on the Instant Pot and add the olive oil. Once oil is hot stir in the onion and carrots and cook about 2-3 minutes, or until the onion is translucent.
  • Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the broth. 
  • Add the broccoli and cauliflower to the pot, pop on the lid, and set Instant Pot to cook at High Pressure for 8 minutes.
  • At the end of 8 minutes, do a quick release of pressure, open the lid and turn the pot off. Add in the paprika, turmeric, and dijon and stir until incorporated.
  • Add the cheese and stir, mixing well until fully melted. Once melted season to taste.
  • At this point I like to blend the soup in the pot with an immersion blender to make a super creamy soup. Alternatively you can just take half the soup and blend until smooth and creamy and then add it back to the pot. It makes for a thicker soup.


To make on the stove: Follow the first two steps in a large saucepan, and then bring to a simmer and cook until the broccoli is very tender. This should take about 30 minutes. Once tender, remove the pot from the heat and stir in the spices, herbs, and cheese to serve.


Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 786mg | Potassium: 388mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 6305IU | Vitamin C: 51.8mg | Calcium: 346mg | Iron: 0.9mg