A hearty and rustic vegan soup, made from a simple but satisfying trio of quinoa, corn and potatoes. Toppings like scallions, jalapenos and fresh herbs are a must for this Instant Pot quinoa soup.
Instant Pot Quinoa Soup with Corn and Potatoes is a soup for all seasons, a simple and satisfying dinner made from ingredients that might already be in your kitchen.
- Frozen or fresh corn
- Golden potatoes
- Water and stock (chicken or veggie)
- Onion, garlic, celery
- Poultry seasoning (optional)
- Smoked paprika
Toppings for Quinoa Soup
- Pesto (spoon into bowls after soup is finished - try spinach pesto)
- Sliced jalapenos
- Green onions
- Chopped cilantro or parsley
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Why You Should Try This Simple Soup
- Simple, healthy and affordable ingredients
- Only 10 minutes of prep time
- Soup cooks itself in a pressure cooker
- Easy for young kids and toddler to eat (see the reader comment below the recipe!)
- Easy to jazz up for adults, with jalapenos, green onions, cilantro, etc...
- Soup leftovers are the best! Especially if you eat lunch from home
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Instant Pot Quinoa Soup with Corn and Potatoes
A hearty and rustic Instant Pot vegan soup, made from a simple but satisfying trio of quinoa, corn and potatoes. I love bright green garnishes in this soup, like scallions, jalapeno and fresh herbs.
Total Instant Pot Cooking Time: 12 minutes to reach pressure + 8 minutes cooking time + natural release
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 8 minutes
- Total Time: 23 minutes
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
- Category: soup
- Method: Intant Pot
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Half an onion, finely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped (or 1 teaspoon garlic powder)
- 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
- 3 cups vegetable or chicken stock
- 3 cups water
- 3 golden potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-sized ½-inch pieces
- ¼ to ½ cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed with water (the amount depends on how much you like quinoa)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon poultry seasoning
- ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
- 2 to 3 cups frozen or fresh corn
- Sliced jalapeno
- Green onion
- Cilantro or parsley
- Squeeze of lemon or lime
- Pesto (try spinach pesto)
- Press the Saute button on the Instant Pot. Warm the olive oil.
- Add onion, garlic and celery to the pot. Saute 3 to 5 minutes, to soften the onion.
- Add the stock and water, potatoes, quinoa, salt, poultry seasoning and smoked paprika.
- Secure the lid, making sure the steam release valve is in the sealed position.
- Cook on high pressure, for 8 minutes. The Instant Pot will take about 12 minutes to reach pressure before it starts cooking.
- When the cooking time is done, let the pressure release naturally.
- Stir in the corn. Let the soup sit for 5 minutes before serving to cook/defrost the corn.
- Serve, with toppings
If using frozen corn, the corn does not have to be defrosted before added to the soup.
Adding ¼ cup uncooked quinoa adds a decent amount of quinoa to the soup, and yields a soup with more broth. Adding ½ cup uncooked quinoa makes a thicker soup with less broth and more quinoa.
Rinsing uncooked quinoa under cold water before cooking it is recommended to remove bitterness
This soup keeps well for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.
Keywords: quinoa soup, instant pot quinoa soup,
Would canned corn ruin this recipe?
Hi! I think it would be okay actually. If that's all you have on hand go ahead and try it. Let me know how the soup turns out!
This was exactly what I was looking for. I wish I had found it sooner! I used the larger amount of quinoa, used chicken broth (because I didn’t have veggie broth), and tiny yellow potatoes with skin on. My husband and I had twins about a year ago and I’m all about cooking something that the whole family can eat so I don’t have to cook separate meals. This was perfect as far as texture for the babies and hardiness for us older folks. I topped it off with shredded cheese and sour cream and it was amazing! Next time I might add some shredded carrots but that’s about it! Thanks for the recipe!
I'm so glad the recipe is a win for your family! Shredded cheese and sour cream on top sounds delicious.