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Creamy Instant Pot Cheesy Cauliflower Soup with puréed cauliflower, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese, is quick and easy to make, the perfect Winter comfort food, and great for those just learning to use an Instant Pot pressure cooker.
Instant Pot Cheesy Cauliflower Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
22 mins
Total Time
32 mins
 
Creamy Instant Pot Cheesy Cauliflower Soup with puréed cauliflower, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese, is quick and easy to make, the perfect Winter comfort food, and great for those just learning to use an Instant Pot pressure cooker.
Course: Soup/Stew
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 399 kcal
Author: Bernadette
Ingredients
  • 5-6 cups cauliflower , core and leaves removed, washed and chopped into florets
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic ,chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups chicken stock , homemade or store bought
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shredded mild cheddar cheese , plus extra for topping if desired
  • 8 ounces cream cheese ,sliced into pieces
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in your Instant Pot set on the sauté setting. Add the onions and cook, stirring, until the onions are softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute. 

  2. Add the cauliflower, chicken stock, and salt to the pot. Close the lid and position the steam release handling to "Sealing". Select "Manual" "Normal", and adjust the time to 7 minutes. The pressure cooker will then enter the preheating cycle after 10 seconds. Mine took about 10 minutes to preheat. Once it comes to pressure, the timer will start counting down from the selected 7 minutes. 

  3. When the timer sounds, release the pressure using the quick release method. Check the cauliflower to make sure it's soft. Purée the soup using an immersion blender, or in batches in a blender, then pour back into the pot. 

  4. Add the cream cheese and cheddar cheese and blend again to melt the cheeses. Serve hot with additional cheese and desired toppings. 

Recipe Notes

Suggested toppings  include additional cheese, crumbled bacon, chopped scallions.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Cheesy Cauliflower Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 399 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 95mg32%
Sodium 739mg32%
Potassium 525mg15%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 1000IU20%
Vitamin C 41.7mg51%
Calcium 337mg34%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.