If you're looking for a quick and easy dinner to serve this fall and winter season, this is it. Instant Pot White Cheddar Potato Soup is warm, comforting, and ready in no time. It's perfect for busy weeknights and filled with a delicious blend of sharp white cheddar and savory potato.
Place potatoes and water into Instant Pot. Make sure rubber ring is in place inside of lid and the vent is set to the "sealing" position. Using the MANUAL setting, or HIGH PRESSURE setting, cook potatoes for 10 minutes.
When the timer goes off, release the pressure using a manual pressure release. Remove potatoes from the Instant Pot. Peel and dice potatoes, and set aside in a bowl. Drain off any remaining water and discard. Rinse out the Instant Pot insert with water, and place back into the Instant Pot.
Turn the setting to SAUTE and place butter into the Instant Pot. After the butter melts add flour, salt and pepper. Whisk the ingredients together.
Whisk in half and half. Add dried onion and chicken broth. The soup will start to thicken at this point.
Add cut up potatoes to the soup base and stir with a large spoon.
Stir in sharp cheddar cheese and add salt and pepper to taste.