Hello friends, today I want to share with you a new recipe for the power pressure cooker. I’m going to assume you have one of these amazing cookers for yourself since you have to fund me here but if not, believe me, you need one! Seriously if you’re a busy momma who hates spending an hour on dinner every night this baby is for you.
How had I went my whole life not knowing about these things? About 9 months ago a friend of mine started posting on her Facebook about this instant she had? Umm, what’s that? I had never even heard of such a thing. I know I know young duckling here.So one night after posting about how she made an entire dinner for her family in 15 minutes she had me sold. I went and purchased one that very next day.
Now I’ll admit I was intimidated at first and got out of the box and didn’t use for probably a month after. One night I decided to get it out of the box and give it a try. The first thing I made was pressure cooker BBQ pulled pork (you can find that recipe here)
Baby, I was sold. That was the best BBQ pulled pork I’d ever made! It had this amazing flavor you can’t get in the crockpot or oven. Ever since then I have been trying out new recipes and have yet to find one that’s not just delicious. I use my pressure cooker at least 3 nights every week now and feel like it’s my duty to make sure all mommas and busy ladies know just how amazing this cooker is.
Now keep in mind cooking is not my strong my suit. I honestly don’t enjoy it one bit. Really it’s just not my thing but I do have 5 kids and a husband that have to be feed and cereal each night isn’t very healthy.
Don’t get me wrong I still love, my crockpot and all but no matter how hard I try to meal plan I can’t seem to consistently have it all together by dinner time most nights. Ugh, I wish I could but I just don’t so this power pressure cooker is amazing because I can literally throw together a meal at 5:00 pm and have our whole dinner done in 10-20 minutes which is much quicker than running through the drive through somewhere so this just works for best for our family.
Ok, enough rambling and ill get to this amazing recipe.
Pressure Cooker Potato Soup.
I had always made this on the stovetop and really just winged it in the pressure cooker (last night for dinner to be exact) and I am happy to say it turned out amazing!
First, you will need to peel and dice up 5 pounds of russet potatoes
Chop up 3-4 stalks of celery
Shred 3-4 carrots
Now add your potatoes, celery, and carrots to your power pressure cooker pot and add 6 cups of chicken broth.
Set to cook on high pressure for 10 minutes
Once done cooking do a quick release until steam stops coming out. Usually just a few minutes some say to wait 10 minutes but I never have and it turns out just fine 🙂
Now, you want to add in your heavy whipping cream, butter, minced onion, and shredded cheddar cheese and mix together well.
I was a little worried about adding in these ingredients last and felt like it wouldn’t thicken up right but it was a perfect consistency. Once I mixed it all together I let it sit for about 5 minutes on warm and then served. ou just can not beat potatoes soup in only 10 minutes!
You just can not beat potato soup in only 10 minutes!
Cost break down (all from Walmart)
Please keep in mind prices may vary depending on where you live these are the prices in Kentucky.
5-pound bag russet potatoes $2.37
Great Value 48 oz (6 cups) Chicken Broth $2.34
16 0z carrots $0.84 (you will have plenty left over)
Dole celery $1.34 (you will have plenty left over)
Heavy whipping cream $1.34
Total cost (minus staple items)= $8.23
I hope you enjoyed and please let me know below if you give this recipe and try.