An easy recipe for Instant Pot tortilla soup: rich, hearty, and chunky soup filled with tomatoes, corn, beans in a flavorful broth.
I clean out my pantry two or three times a year. My kitchen has really deep cupboards, so it’s easy for cans and other ingredients to get lost over time. During my pantry cleanups, I pull out all the cans from the back of the cupboards and try to use up everything that’s been sitting around for a while.
This time I had lots of beans, diced tomatoes, and corn, so I decided to throw them all together for a super easy and delicious Instant Pot soup! My husband and I liked it so much the first time I made it, that I made the exact same soup a few days later. We ate it for eight days straight and I’m still craving more!
What is an Instant Pot?
An Instant Pot is a brand name of multi-use, programmable electric pressure cookers. The Instant Pot brand offers several different sizes and there are a number of other brands on the market as well with similar features. I have the Instant Pot Duo 6qt, so all of my instructions are based on that one. All of the pressure cookers brands and models are pretty similar; they just name things a bit differently, so refer to your manual if I reference a button that you don’t have on yours – or leave a comment in the notes and I’ll try to help you out!
How to Make Instant Pot Tortilla Soup
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This recipe only has pantry ingredients – absolutely no chopping required. Just add cans of beans, corn, and vegetable broth to your Instant Pot stainless steel pot. Use whatever beans you have in your pantry – for me that was black beans and pinto beans. On top of that add diced tomatoes, a can of green chiles, and tomato paste. Then add some spices: cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, and salt.
Seal the lid on your Instant Pot and close the steam release valve. Press the “Pressure Cooker” button until it’s on “Normal,” press the “Pressure Level” button until it’s on “High” and then press the +/- buttons until it says “00:05” (for 5 minutes). The Instant Pot will beep and say “On” while it’s coming up to pressure and then will beep again and start counting down.
When the time is up, allow the pressure to naturally release for 5 minutes. This just means that you leave the Instant Pot alone and let it count up for 5 minutes. Then
Gently stir all of the ingredients together to combine. If using the sour cream and heavy cream to make a creamy soup, add them now. Serve with tortilla strips or tortilla chips, sour cream, cilantro, and/or avocado
Looking for more Instant Pot recipes? For similar, hearty flavors to this tortilla soup, try this Instant Pot Enchilada Rice. Craving more soup? Try this easy Instant Pot Mushroom Wild Rice Soup. If you try this recipe for Instant Pot Tortilla Soup leave a comment and a review below and let me know how it turned out for you.
Instant Pot Tortilla Soup
- 3 x 15 oz cans beans, drained (I used black beans and pinto beans)
- 1 x 15 oz can corn, drained
- 3 cups vegetable broth
- 3 x 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes
- 1 x 4 oz can green chiles
- 1 x 6 oz can tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp cayenne
- 1 to 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 cup vegan or dairy sour cream (optional)
- 1/4 cup vegan or dairy heavy cream (optional)
- Tortilla chips or strips (see note)
- Sour cream, cilantro, or avocado for serving
- Place the stainless steel pot in the Instant Pot. Add the beans, corn, and vegetable broth. Then pour in the diced tomatoes, green chiles, tomato paste, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, and salt. Do not stir.
- Seal the lid and close the steam release valve. Press the “Pressure Cooker” button until it’s on “Normal,” press the “Pressure Level” button until it’s on “High” and then press the +/- buttons until it says “00:05” (for 5 minutes). The Instant Pot will say “On” while it’s coming up to pressure and then will start counting down.
- When the time is up, allow the pressure to naturally release for 5 minutes and then open the steam release valve to quick release the rest of the pressure. Turn off the Instant Pot.
- Stir all the ingredients together and add the sour cream and heavy cream, if using. Serve with tortilla strips or tortilla chips, sour cream, cilantro, or avocado.