Instant Pot Directions

The instant pot, or pressure cooker is all the rage these days. Even easier and faster than a crockpot, it might just be the best way to cook! It’s really as easy as these 3 simple steps. 

Step 1. Gather all your ingredients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2. Add all ingredients to the Instant Pot and stir.

Step 3. Put the lid and turn on the Instant Pot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s that easy! Keep reading for detailed instructions for each type of our soups.

 

 

How to Cook Bean Soups in the Instant Pot

 

Pre-soaking the beans is not required. This method and recipe will work for any of our bean soups. For a large soup, simply add 1 cup less water than the instructions call for. For a small soup, add 1/2 cup less water than the instructions call for. 

 

Instructions

  1. Sort through beans for pebbles or other field debris.
  2. Add the beans and water to the Instant Pot.
  3. Add all the spice packets, stir to combine.
  4. Lock the lid on and set the Instant Pot on the Soup Mode, or set to Manual, High Pressure for 30 minutes.
  5.  Make sure the valve on top is set to Sealed.
  6. Once the beans are done cooking, let the pressure release naturally. (This took about 25 minutes.)
  7. Salt and pepper to taste.

How to Cook Lentil, Pea or Barley Soups

This method will work with any of our lentil, barley or pea soups. Again, for a large soup just add 1 cup less water than the instructions call for. For a small soup, add 1/2 cup less water than the instructions call for

Instructions

  1. Add the entire soup mix, spice packet and tomatoes to the Instant Pot.
  2. Add the water and stir to combine.
  3. Lock the lid on and set the Instant Pot on the Soup Mode, or set to Manual, High Pressure for 30 minutes. Make sure the valve on top is set to Sealed.
  4. Once the soup is done cooking, let the pressure release before opening the lid.
  5. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve!

 

How to Cook Rice Soups

 

This method will also work with any of the rice soups. Again, for a large soup just add 1 cup less water than the instructions call for. For a small soup, add 1/2 cup less water than the instructions call for.

 

Instructions

  1. Add the entire soup mix, spice packet and to the Instant Pot.
  2. Add the water and stir to combine.
  3. Lock the lid on and set the Instant Pot to Manual, High Pressure for 25 minutes. Make sure the valve on top is set to Sealed.
  4. Once the soup is done cooking, quick release the pressure according to manufacturers instructions.
  5. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve!

How to Cook Chowders

This method works with any of the chowders. Again, for a large soup just add 1 cup less water than the instructions call for. For a small soup, add 1/2 cup less water than the instructions call for.

 

Instructions

  1. Set the Instant Pot to the Sauté Setting, cook bacon until crispy. Drain fat if desired.
  2. Add the entire soup mix, and cooked bacon to the Instant Pot.
  3. Add the water and stir to combine.
  4. Lock the lid on and set the Instant Pot to Manual, High Pressure for 10 minutes. Make sure the valve on top is set to Sealed.
  5. Once the soup is done cooking, quick release the pressure according to manufacturers directions.
  6. Set Instant Pot to the Sauté Setting and add milk. Heat until warm, do not boil.
  7. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve!

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