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instant pot broccoli-ham & cheese soup

Recipe by
Amy H.
Detroit, MI

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

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot

Ingredients For instant pot broccoli-ham & cheese soup

  • 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!