Bowl of Instant Pot Creamy Potato Ham & Kale Soup

Instant Pot Creamy Potato Ham & Kale Soup

  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 portions 1x
  • Category: Lunch & Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American


Instant Pot Creamy Potato Ham & Kale Soup – This easy creamy dairy free (unless you add cheese) comforting soup comes together in a breeze for a cozy healthy dinner any night of the week!



  • 6 medium-sized Russet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1 inch pieces,
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham, (approximately 1/2 inch cubes)
  • 1 small white or yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1.52 teaspoons salt (depending on preference – I use 2 tsp however I like generous salt, if unsure start  with 1.5 and add more after cooking if needed)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cups chopped kale leaved, stems removed and chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • (optional / omit if on a whole30) parmesan cheese, grated


  1. After prepping all vegetables and meat, as specified above, add all but the kale leaves to your pressure cooker/instant pot and give it a quick stir.
  2. Lock lid and set the pressure valve to sealing.
  3. Select the Soup/Broth function and adjust time to 15 minutes.
  4. Once cooking has finished, allow the machine to naturally release pressure for 5 minutes.
  5. After the 5 minutes, quick release any remaining pressure. To do this I like to use an oven mitt for safety.
  6. If you like a broth-like soup you can stir in kale now to wilt and serve, if you want it creamy as pictured skip to the next step.
  7. Using a blender or if you have an immersion blender and narror/tall bowl or mason jar (I use the wide mouth pint and a half mason jars) transfer 1-2 cups of potatoes and broth only to the jar and blend with an immersion blender (or full sized blender).
  8. Once potatoes are smooth, pour them back into the soup and stir-through for a creamy consistency.
  9. Add in the chopped kale, stir until wilted, taste and adjust seasonings and you are ready to serve!
  10. Top with parmesan cheese if desired or leave it off completely for a paleo or whole30 meal.
  11. Enjoy!

Keywords: instant pot, soup, healthy, potato,

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