Instant Pot Cheesy Cauliflower and Ham Soup

Instant Pot Cheesy Cauliflower & Ham Soup is creamy and delicious made with a head of cauliflower, ham, and white cheddar cheese. It comes together in under a half an hour and is a great way to use up leftover ham!

Instant Pot Cheesy Cauliflower and Ham Soup is creamy and delicious made with a head of cauliflower, ham, and white cheddar cheese.  It comes together in under a half an hour and is a great way to use up leftover ham! #soup #leftoverham #cauliflower

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If you've been wanting to make soup in your instant pot, I've got the recipe for you! This recipe is a super simple cauliflower soup made with a whole head of cauliflower, lots of sharp white cheddar cheese, and yummy cooked ham. The combination of ingredients is so good.

If you're familiar with pressure cookers, you know that making soup in them can be super quick and super easy. This soup is no exception! You make this soup in under a half an hour from start to finish. Can't beat that on a busy night, am I right?!

Instant Pot Cheesy Cauliflower & Ham Soup is creamy and delicious made with a head of cauliflower, ham, and white cheddar cheese.  It comes together in under a half an hour and is a great way to use up leftover ham! #soup #leftoverham #cauliflower

If you've got leftover ham in the fridge, this cauliflower and ham soup is an excellent way to use it up. You can add more or less ham to the recipe, depending on how much ham you like, but I've found that right around a cup is just right for my family.

If you've been looking for an easy instant pot soup recipe that uses leftover ham, you've got to give this recipe a shot!

Instant Pot Cheesy Cauliflower & Ham Soup is creamy and delicious made with a head of cauliflower, ham, and white cheddar cheese.  It comes together in under a half an hour and is a great way to use up leftover ham! #soup #leftoverham #cauliflower

DOES IT MATTER WHAT SIZE INSTANT POT I USE?

This recipe is written specifically for the 8 Quart Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker. Cooking time may vary if you use a different pressure cooker. This recipe has not been tested on the 6-quart instant pot or in other pressure cooker brands.

WHAT DO I SERVE WITH CAULIFLOWER SOUP?

This Instant Pot Cheesy Cauliflower & Ham Soup is delicious and filling served on its own, but would be great served with a salad and some rolls on the side. Try topping it with shredded cheese and green onions!

Instant Pot Cheesy Cauliflower & Ham Soup is creamy and delicious made with a head of cauliflower, ham, and white cheddar cheese.  It comes together in under a half an hour and is a great way to use up leftover ham! #soup #leftoverham #cauliflower

HOW TO STORE CAULIFLOWER AND HAM SOUP

Store this cauliflower and ham soup covered in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.

SHOULD I USE CREAM OR MILK IN MY SOUP?

You can use cream or milk to make your soup extra creamy. Heavy cream will make a more rich soup, but milk works, too, if that's what you've got on hand. If you use milk, I suggest using whole milk.

Instant Pot Cheesy Cauliflower & Ham Soup is creamy and delicious made with a head of cauliflower, ham, and white cheddar cheese.  It comes together in under a half an hour and is a great way to use up leftover ham! #soup #leftoverham #cauliflower

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If you try this Instant Pot Cheesy Cauliflower & Ham Soup, I'd love to know what you think in the comments below. Enjoy!

6 servings

Instant Pot Cheesy Cauliflower & Ham Soup


Instant Pot Cheesy Cauliflower & Ham Soup is creamy and delicious made with a head of cauliflower, ham, and white cheddar cheese. It comes together in under a half an hour and is a great way to use up leftover ham!

  prep time: cook time: total time: 23 MIN 

INGREDIENTS


1 tablespoon oil
1 small onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
1 potato, peeled and diced
3 cups chicken stock
2 cups white cheddar cheese, shredded
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup heavy cream or whole milk
1 cup cooked ham, diced
sliced green onions, optional


INSTRUCTIONS


1. Set your instant pot to Saute. Add the oil to the pot. Cook the onions in the oil for 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 additional minute.

2. Add the cauliflower florets, diced potato, and chicken stock to the pot.

3. Place the lid onto your instant pot and turn the steam valve to the sealing position.

4. Select the manual/pressure cook, high pressure setting and set the time to eight minutes. After 10 seconds the display will say On. Once the instant pot is pressurized, the float valve will rise and the cook timer will begin counting down.

5. At the end of the eight minutes, carefully turn the steam release valve to the venting position. When the float valve drops, open the instant pot. Set the instant pot setting to Keep Warm.

6. Use an immersion blender to blend the soup until smooth. (If you don't have an immersion blender, carefully transfer the mixture in small batches to your blender and blend until smooth. Then, return to the instant pot to finish.)

7. Stir in the shredded cheese, softened cream cheese, salt, and pepper. Stir until the cheese is completely melted. Stir in the cream or milk, whichever you are using. Stir in the diced ham.

8. Serve immediately topped with diced green onions, if desired.


NOTES


Recipe time does not include the time it takes for your instant pot to come to pressure.

For the oil, you can use canola, vegetable, or olive oil. All will work!

For a vegetarian soup, omit the ham and sub vegetable broth for the chicken stock.

If the soup is too thick for your liking, add more heavy cream or milk to thin to your desired consistency.

This recipe is written specifically for the 8 Quart Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker. Cooking time may vary if you use a different pressure cooker. This recipe has not been tested on the 6-quart instant pot or in other pressure cooker brands.

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Instant Pot Cheesy Cauliflower & Ham Soup is creamy and delicious made with a head of cauliflower, ham, and white cheddar cheese.  It comes together in under a half an hour and is a great way to use up leftover ham! #soup #leftoverham #cauliflower

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