When I posted my top 10 recipes for 2014, I was surprised none of my soup recipes made the top ten. My soup recipes are the recipes I make most often in the pressure cooker.
So today, I’m sharing my ten favorite, and what I think are the best pressure cooker soup recipes on Pressure Cooking Today.
Spicy Chicken Soup is my family’s favorite soup. It was one of the first recipes I posted on Barbara Bakes. It’s a slow cooker recipe that cooks on low for 6 – 8 hours. I transformed it into a pressure cooker recipe and now it cooks in only 8 minutes. You can even use frozen chicken breasts and it cooks in only 11 minutes!
Butternut Squash Soup with Chicken and Orzo is the soup I make the most. My husband loves to have it in the freezer in individual portions so he can grab it for a quick lunch. At first he was unsure about butternut squash in a soup, but the squash flavor is very mild. The black pepper and red pepper flakes give it a little bit of heat and the squash just gives it great body and beautiful color.
Chunky Potato Cheese Soup loaded with chunky potatoes, bacon, corn and two kinds of cheese is another soup that I make often. It’s creamy and delicious.
Split Pea Soup with Chicken Sausage – My husband grew up eating split pea soup and this pressure cooker version is super quick and easy. Mona, a sweet Pressure Cooking Today reader, left a comment on the Split Pea Soup recipe telling me “I have made this soup about a dozen times now and we are still loving it!”
Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup – is a new favorite. It’s a quick recipe and super easy to make. You’ll love that it’s loaded with chicken, long grain and wild rice, carrots, onion and celery.
Homemade Creamy Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup made with fresh from the garden tomatoes and basil. In the winter you can substitute canned tomatoes.
Pork and Hominy Stew – Pork shoulder cooked in a spicy broth until it’s fork tender, then it’s shredded and combine with hominy to make a hearty stew. If you haven’t tried hominy yet, give it a try. It’s delicious and a good source of fiber. Hominy is just dried kernels of corn that have been soaked in lime or lye until the kernels are soft and swollen, and slightly chewy.
Pressure Cooker Zuppa Toscana – A lightened-up pressure cooker zuppa toscana – Olive Garden’s popular soup made with sausage, potatoes, and spinach.
Garden Minestrone Soup – Fresh, healthy, and packed with flavor and veggies. Change it up with your favorite.
I hope you’ll give these soup recipes a try. Soup is generally lower in calories, and you can bulk them up with extra veggies. We almost always have homemade soup frozen in individual portions in the fridge for quick lunches or dinners.
For more great soup recipes visit the Soup Section of My Recipe Index.