These 15 Instant Pot Soup Recipes are perfect for dinner in your RV when the weather is cold and you need something to warm your insides. The magic in these easy soup recipes is they only require five ingredients!
If this is your first fall and winter season to go RVing, welcome to the most wonderful time of the year! The temps are fantastic, the campgrounds are less full, the days are a little shorter and you find yourself curling up with a good book more than in the summer months.
The fall and winter RV lifestyle is the best.
RV Lifestyle in Fall and Winter
We’ve done quite a bit of RV camping when the temperatures drop and it’s time to turn on the heater. We’ve learned some hard winter RV living lessons, as well as soaked in every minute of gorgeous fall camping in places like Glacier National Park.
One of my favorite things to do when the temperatures start to drop is to break out the Instant Pot to make some delicious soup.
There’s something special about eating a bowl of soup in the comfort of your RV while watching it lightly snow outside. We’ve also experienced enjoying a bowl of warm goodness while listening to the elk calls in Rocky Mountain National Park.
What I’m saying is…soup and the RV lifestyle pair well together.
Related Reading: Fall is the Best Time to Visit Glacier National Park
Cooking with Only 5 Ingredients
There are three reasons we’re featuring recipes with just a few ingredients: lack of space in your RV kitchen, lack of grocery choices while traveling and because simplicity is awesome.
Because let’s face it, the RV lifestyle is enjoyed more when you whole-heartedly embrace simplicity. That’s one reason we chose this lifestyle, am I right?
It’s nice to have recipes in your arsenal that don’t require searching for exotic spices or a dozen different ingredients. Keeping it simple is what RV living is all about. So when I plan our menus while traveling, I rarely, if ever, include recipes with a long list of ingredients.
My Focus on Five Ingredients
Just to be clear about my five ingredient limit for this list of recipes. I am referring to the main ingredients. The protein and fresh vegetables that we need to purchase at the grocery store. I generally have staple seasoning like salt and pepper, as well as olive oil and a few other spices in the cupboard. What I don’t want to do is spend my day at the grocery store
Meal planning is simple with this list of recipes because with only a few main ingredients we’ll have a hearty meal to enjoy at the campsite.
Related Reading: Grocery Shopping Tips During RV Travel
Why the Instant Pot?
Whenever I’m asked about our RV lifestyle, the one constant in my reply is that an Instant Pot is a must-have for the kitchen. Here are my reasons why the Instant Pot is an essential RV item:
Some RVers prefer using a crockpot and there’s nothing wrong with that. A crockpot might just work best for you. But, slow cooking is well, slow. And I have a fear of returning from a hike to find that the power was disconnected and our meal is not edible.
I stayed away from team Instant Pot for a long time because I just didn’t get it. Plus, it seemed like a terrifying kitchen gadget that if I did one little thing wrong, it would blow up our home. I finally gave in. After using it just a few times I was hooked. Especially when it comes to RV cooking.
P.S. I included stew and chili recipes in this list. Although they may not be “soup” by a hard definition, they are hearty, served in a bowl, eaten with a spoon and can be slurped. So, soup-ish. 😉
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Delicious Instant Pot Soup Recipes
Instant Pot Tomato Orzo Soup
“Instant Pot Tomato Orzo Soup is wonderfully filling and savoury. It is really easy to make and has minimal ingredients that are easily found in your pantry! The flavours are clean and bright and perfect for cool evenings.” Try the Tomato Orzo soup recipe by Imagelicious.
Instant Pot Tomato Tortellini Soup
This simple Instant Pot Tomato Tortellini Soup recipe makes for tasty soup that pairs well with sandwiches. It’s also hearty enough to be served on its own.
The recipe calls for chicken broth, cheese tortellini, crushed tomatoes, light cream, and grated parmesan cheese. It takes about 30 minutes to make.
Instant Pot Carrot Ginger Soup
This soup is the perfect comfort food. Imagine an early evening during fall and you’re by the campfire enjoying a bowl of this lovely soup. It’s full of flavor with fresh carrots and fresh ginger.
Naturally, since it’s cooked in the Instant Pot, it’s simple to make. You may also like that you can freeze and store any leftovers. That said, I haven’t tried to freeze it because there are never any leftovers. C’est la vie.
The ingredients for this Carrot Ginger Soup recipe include carrots, squash, ginger, and garlic.
5 Ingredient Broccoli Cheese Soup
“But, one way I can buy back some time for myself is to make simple dinners. Things like this 5 ingredient broccoli cheese soup in my pressure cooker is where it’s at!” – Kitschen Cat
Get the Broccoli Cheese Soup recipe from Kitschen Cat.
Cheater Beef Stew
“If you’re looking for the easiest beef stew recipe you may have found it! This recipe is made quickly in your Instant Pot and requires little to no prep and only 5 ingredients. No sauteing, chopping or browning. And best of all it tastes great!” – 365 Days of Slow + Pressure Cooking
Get this simple Instant Pot Beef Stew recipe from 365 Days of Slow.
5-Ingredient Carnitas Soup
“This 5-Ingredient Carnitas Soup recipe is quick and easy to make, and it’s the perfect use for leftover carnitas! Stove-top, Instant Pot, and Slow Cooker instructions are all included.” – Gimme Some Oven
We like to use this Carnitas Soup recipe from Gimme Some Oven.
Taco Ranch Chicken Chili
“This Taco Ranch White Chicken Chili is made with just 5 ingredients in a slow cooker or instant pot!” – The Novice Chef
Try this simple Taco Ranch Chicken Chili recipe. The ingredients include a few packaged goods so you could store most of the items in the your pantry then shop for fresh chicken when you’re ready for a chili dinner.
The recipe calls for white chili beans, diced tomatoes, taco seasoning, chicken, and ranch seasoning mix.
Quick Onion Soup
“So when I wanted to make a weeknight-friendly quick onion soup recipe, I decided it would be a good test for the Instant Pot. And it worked wonderfully, only needing 10 minutes under pressure to make a flavorful onion soup, no babysitting needed.” – Meatified
Get the Onion Soup recipe from Meatified.
Zucchini & Tomato Soup
“This Instant Pot soup recipes is so yummy and cooks up in under 15-minutes. The best part is it’s a vegan instant pot recipe!” – The Classy Chapter
Check out the entire Zucchini & Tomato Soup recipe from The Classy Chapter.
Vegan Black Bean Soup
It’s amazing when you find a recipe that requires almost no effort to make. This Instant Pot Black Bean Soup is a keeper. It quick, easy, and versatile. You can serve it with tortilla chips, a cheese quesadilla, salsa, cheese, or nothing else at all. I think it will quickly become one of your absolute favorites.
The recipe calls for black beans, onion, frozen corn kernels, salsa, and seasoning.
Try this Instant Pot Black Bean Soup recipe from Fat Free Vegan.
Easy White Chicken Chili
“In addition to only calling for a handful (get it, a handful) of ingredients, this easy white chicken chili recipe also can be made and on the table in just 15 minutes.” – Gimme Some Oven
Get the 5 Ingredient Chicken Chili recipe from Gimme Some Oven.
Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup
“This Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup is QUICK, EASY, and hands-off thanks to the Instant Pot. Make it in under 30 minutes! Naturally gluten-free.” – Life After Wheat
The ingredients for this soup include cauliflower, onion, chicken broth, cream, and shredded cheese.
Get the Cauliflower Soup recipe from Life After Wheat.
Thai Curry Zucchini Soup
“Thai curry zucchini soup is a breeze in the Instant Pot and so very tasty! You can make it in the slow cooker too. Best of all you only need 5 ingredients to make this rich and flavorful low carb soup.” – My Life Cookbook
Try the Thai Curry Zucchini soup recipe from My Life Cookbook.
Lemon Lentil Soup
“You can cook this Lemon Lentil Soup on the stove top or in Instant Pot. The soup is really fast and easy to make. The result is delicious, refreshing, healthy, and tasty Lemon Lentil Soup. It is also naturally gluten-free and vegan.” – Imagelicious
Try this Lemon Lentil Soup recipe.
Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili
“5-Ingredient Black Bean & Sweet Potato Chili is simple to prepare, totally nourishing, and absolutely delicious. Just throw a few ingredients it in the slow cooker or pressure cooker, and dinner is ready!” – Real Food Whole Life
The main ingredients in this simple recipe are sweet potato, black beans, salsa, and your choice of vegetable or chicken stock.
Get ready to enjoy a delicious (soup-ish) chili! Try this Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili recipe.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve definitely added a few Instant Pot soup recipes to my list! And with only 5-ingredients and cooked up in an Instant Pot, dinner this fall and winter will be easy peasy.
Julie specializes in helping you whip up delicious meals in your tiny RV kitchen, as well as RV organization tips and helping fellow RVers make their RV feel like home. Her favorite RVing spot is in Banff National Park in Canada where yes, the water really is that blue and the people really are that nice.