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Instant Pot Ham and Potato Soup Recipe

This Instant Pot ham and potato soup recipe is easy, healthy, quick, and dairy-free. It has a slow-cooked taste with none of the waiting!
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword electric pressure cooker ham and potato soup, Instant Pot ham and potato soup, potato soup with ham
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Inactive time 15 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 263kcal


  • 1 large carrot chopped
  • 2 sticks celery chopped
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound (approx.) smoked ham cut into small pieces
  • 2.5 pounds Russet potatoes peeled & cut into 1" pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Prep your celery, carrot, and onion and add them to your Instant Pot along with the olive oil. Sauté for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, prep your ham and potatoes (or prep them at the start - up to you!). 
  • Stir in the garlic, followed by the ham, potatoes, Italian seasoning, chicken broth, and water. Set the lid on "sealing". Press the "manual" button and set the timer to cook on high pressure for 8 minutes. It'll take 10-15 minutes for the Instant Pot to get up to pressure.
  • Once the countdown has finished, release the pressure manually (use caution - soup can splatter a bit). You can let it naturally release if you want the potatoes to be very fall-apart tender.
  • Using a potato masher, lightly mash some of the potatoes right in the Instant Pot. I like a mix of potato pieces and a bit of mash. Season with salt & pepper and serve immediately. This soup makes great leftovers. 


  • Inactive time in this recipe indicates the time it takes the Instant Pot to get up to pressure.
  • I use this 6-quart Instant Pot.
  • Don't own an Instant Pot? Try the stovetop version or the slow cooker version of this recipe.
  • Use low-sodium chicken broth if salt is a concern for you.
  • You can use a different variety of potatoes if you wish, but I do love the starchy Russets.
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.


Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 1514mg | Potassium: 1168mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1698IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 3mg