Instant Pot Broccoli-Ham & Cheese Soup

Amy Herald


Fun broccoli fact: Broccoli is a member of the cabbage family, making it a cruciferous vegetable.


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5 Min
30 Min
Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot


  • 2 c
    diced, cooked ham
  • 1/4 c
    (1/2 stick) butter
  • 4 c
    fresh broccoli flowerets
  • 3 Tbsp
    dehydrated onion flakes
  • 2 tsp
    dehydrated garlic flakes, or minced garlic or garlic powder
  • 2 c
    chicken broth
  • 2 c
  • 1/4 c
    corn starch
  • 1/2 lb
    velveeta cheese cut into cubes
  • ·
    salt & pepper to taste

How to Make Instant Pot Broccoli-Ham & Cheese Soup


  1. Select the SAUTE button on your Instant Pot.
  2. Melt butter, add ham, garlic and onion. Saute until ham is starting to brown.
  3. Press CANCEL on Instant Pot.
  4. Add broccoli and broth to Instant Pot.
  5. Cover and lock the lid. Make sure the steam releasing handle is pointing to sealing.
  6. HIGH pressure for 3 minutes.
  7. When cook time is finished, use quick release. When pressure is released, remove lid.
  8. Strain Broccoli out and finely chop. Then return broccoli to pot.
  9. Select the SAUTE button and bring broth back to a simmer.
  10. Mix cornstarch and milk together until smooth, add milk and velveeta to pot. Continue to stir until smooth and thickened.
  11. Salt and pepper to taste if needed.
  12. Press CANCEL on Instant Pot.
  13. Ladle soup into bowls and serve!

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