Instant Pot Ham and Potato Soup

A hearty, creamy soup made in the Instant Pot that features ham and potatoes.

  • Author: Jessica Pinney
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 16
  • Total Time: 31 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Cuisine: American


10 Yellow Potatoes

3 Cloves Garlic

3-4 Sprigs of Fresh Thyme

32 oz Chicken Broth

½ Stick of Butter

3 Tablespoons Cornstarch

3 Tablespoons Water

1 Cup Whole Milk

1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream

3 Cups Ham (cubed)

1 Cup Cheddar cheese


Wash and cut potatoes into cubes. Mince garlic.

Add potato, garlic, thyme, butter, and chicken broth to the instant pot. Seal, and set on manual pressure for 8 minutes. Quick-release steam once cooking is complete.

Mix cornstarch with water to create a slurry. Pour this into the instant pot and stir.

Set instant pot to saute, add whole milk, heavy whipping cream, ham, and cheddar to the pot. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil, and stir often for 5 minutes.

Turn off the instant pot. Lightly mash potatoes to desired consistency.

Garnish with fresh thyme and pepper. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 620