Perfect InstaPot Dinner For A Rainy Day

Dated: March 21 2019

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 10 cups


  • 3lbs yukon gold potatoes, scrubbed (unpeeled)

  • 4cups low sodium chicken broth

  • kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper

  • 2tablespoons olive oil

  • 3tablespoons unsalted butter, divided

  • 3large yellow onions,  peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices

  • 6ounces bacon, preferably slab, cut into 1/4-inch cubes

  • 1 1⁄4cups milk, plus additional as necessary

  • 1⁄2cup heavy cream

  • 2 1⁄2cups coarsely grated cheese, such as cheddar, gruyere

  • 2tablespoons coarsely chopped thyme leaves

  • finely chopped chives, for serving

  • sour cream, for serving

  1. Place potatoes, broth, and 1 tablespoon salt into Instant Pot. Close lid, set pressure to high, and cook 20 minutes. Allow Instant Pot to remain on warm setting.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, warm olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter until melted. Add onions, season generously with salt, and cook, stirring occasionally, until deeply golden and caramelized, about 25 minutes. If necessary, add 1-2 tablespoons water to skillet to prevent burning, scraping bottom of pan to incorporate caramelization. Adjust heat as necessary to prevent burning.

  3. In a small skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined plate.

  4. If necessary, release pressure manually on Instant Pot. Using an immersion blender, blend potatoes and broth until nearly smooth. Add milk, cream, and remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Blend to combine. Fold in half of cheese, half of caramelized onions, and thyme. Season to taste with salt and pepper. If soup is too thick, thin to desired consistency with additional milk.

  5. Serve, garnished with reserved cheese, reserved onions, chives, sour cream, and bacon.

Tricia Glover, Realtor

The Glover Team, LLC


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