Jen’s Broccoli Soup in the Instant Pot

Broccoli Soup. This is my favorite thing to make in the Instant Pot. The original recipe was from The Healthy Meal Prep Instant Pot cookbook. I loved the concept, but it was unseasoned and light on produce. My version tastes a lot like that mall restaurant we all used to know and love, Olga’s. If you know that name, you were probably a teenager in the 80s, too! LOL!

I’ve made two batches in a row a few times so I can fill a few Mason jars to find in the fridge later. So good!

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Hit the saute function on your IP. Add:
1 Tablespoon olive oil or butter

Then add:
1 chopped onion, and stir for a few minutes.
4 cloves of garlic, chopped – Add and saute for another minute.

Add and scrape the bottom:
3 cups of chicken or veggie broth
2 pounds fresh or frozen broccoli (no need to thaw) – This is a great place to use up broccoli stems if you just use the florets normally.
Toss in and pressure cook on high for 3 minutes (fresh) or 6 minutes (frozen). Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, and then quick release.

Add:
12 ounces shredded cheddar (hopefully extra sharp)
2 cups of milk (whatever % you like)
Add salt and pepper to taste. (1 T salt and 1 t pepper was right for me).
Stir or puree with a stick blender. Yum!

Bacon garnish – optional, but oh so good!

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My first pressure cooker was a 6 qt Cuisinart. Very nice. Then I came across a recipe in Ready or Not (Nom Nom Paleo’s second book) for a big Sunday gravy (delicious pot of Italian meat and tomatoes!) that wouldn’t quite fit. So I bought an 8 qt Instant Pot. They’re both awesome.

6 quart Cuisinart Pressure Cooker

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8 quart Instant Pot

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Ready or Not

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