Skip to Content

Hearty Instant Pot Ham and Potato Soup

Sharing is caring!

Are you craving a hearty and flavorful soup? Check out this delicious Instant Pot Ham and Potato Soup! It’s a quick ham and potato soup recipe that will show your family love in a tasty and fast way! This is one delicious recipe that is packed full of so many great flavors!

I also love that this potato soup with ham pieces is a great recipe and also a super-easy way to use up leftover ham. If you’re looking for easy soup recipes, don’t miss out on this pressure cooker recipe!

fast potato soup recipe with chunks of delicious ham

I love having my soup bowl full of chunky potatoes and ham. I find this to be one of those soup dishes that is comforting and makes my tummy warm and happy!

Instant Pot Ham and Potato Soup

Keep in mind that using your Instant Pot makes this dish a breeze. All you need are a few easy ingredients and you’ll be loving life as you’re chowing down on this tasty soup. Make certain that you cube up your potatoes well and double-check that the potatoes are tender once the pressure cooker is done cooking.

My boys are huge fans of soup and this is one of their favorite soup recipes. They literally eat this entire soup recipe, without even looking back! I have to make me a bowl early or it’s gone that fast.

quick ham and potato soup recipe

Can you make this soup recipe in the slow cooker?

You can, but who has time for that? I love that the high pressure literally makes this recipe takes minutes. I’ve make this in my crockpot as well and it’s tasty but when I’m in a bind or don’t want to wait, the Instant Pot just does a great job of cooking it faster.

Specialty Ingredients:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

Reminder, not all ingredients in the Instant Pot Ham and Potato Soup are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

Shop My Kitchen:

The following items can be found in my kitchen here at Miller Manor. Simply click the image that interests you – yes, they do contain affiliate links.

Must Have Resources:

When making Potato Soup in the Instant Pot at home, you really need to have the following Amazon affiliate tools on hand.



Make it a Meal:

If you’re thinking about meal planning, you need to start! It’s one of the reasons that I stay ahead of the “what’s for dinner?” game! When I plan ahead and let everyone in the family know what I’m making, it helps us all understand what to expect for meals.

Vegetable Side: Pan Fried Potatoes and Carrots Recipe

Starch Side: Parmesan Steak Fries with Ranch

Refreshing Drink: Easy Mint Julep Mocktail Recipe

Don’t forget Dessert: Incredibly Easy Grasshopper Cookie Cupcakes

ham and potatoes in a hearty soup

Best Soup Recipes:

Once you make this Ham and Potato Soup Recipe, you’re going to be craving even more comfort soups! I feel that so much so I gathered up some of my other favorite soup recipes that I’m so happy to share with you!

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Soup has an amazing flavor and the perfect amount of heat.

This Instant Pot Hamburger Soup Recipe is one that is seriously so simple to make!

You’re going to enjoy this Cabbage Roll Soup.

This is one of my favorite Potato Soup recipes!

Chicken Orzo soup is crazy good and easy to make!

Don’t miss out on this Chunky Bacon Potato Soup Recipe!

When you’re craving something delicious, make this Creamy Ginger Carrot Soup Recipe.

What can you add if the soup is too thick?

Everyone likes their soup to be a certain texture, I get that! If you think that the soup is too thick, you can always add in some chicken broth or even a dash of heavy cream.

More Ham Recipes:

potato soup with ham pieces

Instant Pot Ham and Potato Soup

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 31 minutes

This Instant Pot Ham and Potato Soup has such a great flavor and taste.


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup of diced onion
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 6 tbsp corn starch
  • 8 cups of chicken broth
  • 2 cups of half and half
  • 5 cup of cubed red potatoes
  • 3 cups of cubed ham
  • 2 cups of sliced baby carrots
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups of sour cream

Additional items for garnish if desired

  • cheese
  • sour cream
  • chives
  • fresh cilantro
  • hot sauce


  1. Put 2 tablespoons of butter into the Instant Pot and hit saute.             
  2. Put in the onions and saute.
  3. Next, add in 6 tablespoons of butter and let melt.
  4. Whisk the milk into the cornstarch and pour it into the Instant Pot with the onions. Add in the chicken broth and half and half.        
  5. Put in the ham, carrots, potatoes, garlic powder, and pepper.
  6. Place on the lid of the Instant Pot and set it on high pressure for 6 minutes.
  7. Once the time is up, quick release and remove the lid once the pressure has released.      
  8. Stir in sour cream slowly followed by the cheese.
  9. Serve!

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest

Are you going to add any toppings to his ham and potato soup recipe?

Sharing is caring!

Skip to Recipe