Instant Pot Cream of Carrot Soup
Select Sauté setting on a programmable multicooker (such as Instant Pot). (Times, instructions and settings may vary according to cooker brand or model.) Select High temperature setting; add oil to the cooker and let it heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly browned and softened, about 8 minutes. Add broth, carrots, potato and garlic; stir to combine. Press Cancel.Advertisement
Cover the cooker and lock the lid in place. Turn the steam release handle to Sealing position. Select Manual/Pressure Cook setting. Select High pressure for 15 minutes. (It will take 10 to 15 minutes for the cooker to come up to pressure before cooking begins.)
Carefully turn the steam release handle to Venting position, and let the steam fully escape (the float valve will drop; this will take 5 to 10 minutes). Remove the lid from the cooker. Stir in milk, cream, salt and pepper. Turn off the cooker.
Use an immersion blender to puree the soup until smooth, or puree the soup in a blender, in batches if necessary. If using a traditional blender, secure the lid on the blender and remove the center piece to allow steam to escape. Place a clean towel over the opening. Process until smooth, about 3 minutes. (Use caution when pureeing hot liquids.)
2 1/2 vegetable, 1 1/2 fat, 1/2 starch