Keto Instant Pot® Soup (Low Carb)


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 head cauliflower, coarsely chopped
  • 1green bell pepper, chopped(Optional)
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 (32 fluid ounce) container chicken stock
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 6 slices cooked turkey bacon, diced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 dashes hot pepper sauce
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Turn on a multi-cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select the Saute function. Add olive oil, onion, and garlic; cook until browned, about 3 minutes. Add cauliflower, green bell pepper, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Pour in chicken stock; close and lock the lid. Select Soup function; set timer for 15 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.


  • Step 2

    Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer’s instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove lid. Add Cheddar cheese, half-and-half, turkey bacon, Dijon mustard, and hot sauce. Reselect Saute function; cook until bubbly, about 5 minutes.

  • Cook's Notes:

    If using bacon instead of cooked turkey bacon, saute with the onion in step 1.

    You can use gluten-free flour or cornstarch for a thicker soup (about 1 tablespoon dissolved in a small amount of water or 1/4 cup cold chicken stock), but this would not be keto friendly.

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