Oh my goodness, it’s another great Instant Pot recipe! This instant pot sausage sweet potato soup recipe comes together in such a short amount of time! You’re going to love this flavorful soup and love how easy it is to make in an Instant pot (or slow cooker).
The Instant Pot is just the very best for making soup. Phi is always making recipes using hers. A few of her favorite recipes this loaded baked potato soup or event this turkey meatloaf dinner (with potatoes and green beans). Using the Instant Pot is just a great way to get a great meal on the table in a fraction of the time.
What ingredients go into sausage sweet potato soup?
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Yellow onion
- Garlic cloves
- Hot Italian sausage
- Sweet potatoes
- Curly kale
- Whole wheat orzo
- Chicken broth
- Parmesan cheese
One of my absolute best things to make in the Instant Pot is soup, because it pressure cooks, all the flavors meld together and the soup tastes like it has been cooking for hours, but really only takes minutes!
This Instant Pot sausage sweet potato soup with kale and orzo is so yummy and perfect for fall and winter.
It’s a hearty soup that is so easy to make!!
How do you make sausage sweet potato soup in the Instant Pot?
- Use the sauté setting on your instant pot and sauté some hot Italian sausage (or you could use turkey sausage) with some yellow onion.
- Add in the rest of the ingredients (kale, sweet potato and whole wheat orzo)
- Let the instant pot do it’s job
Less than 1/2 an hour later, you have the most amazing sausage sweet potato soup you’ve ever had!
If you’re gluten free, you could use wild rice or a gluten free orzo in place of the whole wheat orzo listed in the recipe.
And if you don’t have an Instant Pot, you could make this soup via a slow cooker by cooking the soup on low for 8 hours.
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I’d love to hear from you in the comments section: what is your favorite soup?
Other recipes you might enjoy:
- Healthy Slow Cooker Lentil and Vegetable Soup
- 5 Ingredient Tomato White Bean and Noodle Soup
- Healthy Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup
Instant Pot Sausage Sweet Potato Soup Recipe
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup yellow onion chopped (I usually use about a 1/2 of an onion)
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 8 oz. hot Italian sausage no casings
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- dash freshly ground pepper
- 2 sweet potatoes large, peeled and cubed
- 1 bunch curly kale stems removed and chopped
- 4 oz whole wheat orzo
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups water
- 1 oz. Parmesan cheese shredded or grated for topping
- Peel, chop and prep all the veggies.
- Select the Saute setting on a 6 quart Instant Pot for 5 minutes and pour in the olive oil, then add in the onion and cook for 2 minutes, then add in the garlic and hot Italian sausage, sprinkle in salt and pepper and saute for an additional 3 minutes.
- Add in the sweet potato cubes, curly kale, whole wheat orzo, chicken broth and water. Stir to combine.
- Secure the lid and set the pressure release to Sealing. Press the Cancel button to reset the cooking program, then select the Soup or Stew setting and set the cooking time for 12 minutes at high pressure.
- When the timer goes off, turn the valve from Sealing to Venting to release the pressure. This will make a hissing sound and the steam will come out which takes a few minutes (mine usually takes about 5 minutes). When it is done releasing steam, open the lid and stir, then ladle into 4 bowls, top each bowl with 1/4 of the parmesan cheese (1/4 oz.) and enjoy!
Slow cooker instructions
- Peel, chop and prep all the veggies.
- In a medium pan/skillet pour in the olive oil, then add in the onion and saute for 2 minutes on high, then add in the garlic and hot Italian sausage, sprinkle in salt and pepper and saute for an additional 3 minutes.
- Transfer contents of the pan/skillet into a crockpot/slow cooker. Add in sweet potato cubes, curly kale, whole wheat orzo, chicken broth and water. Stir to combine.
- Put the lid on, and cook for 8 hours on low.
- When done cooking ladle into 4 bowls, top each bowl with 1/4 of the parmesan cheese (1/4 oz.) and enjoy!
Melissa Henry says
My favorite soup is Beef and Barley. It has all the comforts of comfort food all in one bowl.
Yum, sounds so good
Susan Craig says
I love Betty Rosbottom’s Roasted Tomato Soup. I roast a jalapeno along with the tomatoes to give it some kick. I don’t think it would work in the instapot. Most of the work happens in the oven while the tomatoes roast.
Oh that addition of the jalapeno sounds amazing!
Darla Nelson says
Because my daughter can’t have gluten (Celiacs Disease), we focus on soups without pasta. We love taco soups. I tried a pulled pork mexican soup last week. So yummy! It’s my new favorite! I love soups with beans …. pinto, black, kidney, etc. I bake an easy quick homemade corn bread and no one feels they are missing out on anything!
oh taco soups sound amazing!
Laura Wilson says
I love zuppa toscana. Any good instant pot recipes?
Oh that one is good. I think you’d like this olive garden copycat : chicken gnocci soup
Your sausage and sweet potato looks amazing. As winter approaches I find myself making as many soups as possible.
I would love to be at your event on blogging but it is a bit far from Colorado LoL
Thanks for sharing your great recipes.
Thank you for your sweet comment, hello in Colorado, it is a bit far lol. So happy to hear you enjoy my recipes 🙂
Kristin Wiseley says
This looks amazing! My favorite soup is one I have been making for years. It’s Rachael Ray’s Chicken and Rice Stoup. Has a combo of toasted orzo and rice, and fresh dill that is so comforting on a chilly day or when feel a little u set the weather. Soup season is all year for me! 🙂
Yum, sounds amazing – I love the addition of dill
Cynthia English says
Italian wedding soup is my favorite but I like many other soups as well. Last night I had creamy corn chowder and it was awesome
Yum, those both sound amazing!
I enjoy potato leek soup. I only eat soups in fall/winter and am determined to find one that my elementary-aged kids will like.
I love a good potato leek soup too!
My favorite soup is Butternut Soup with Bacon & Feta! I plan on making a batch on this cold & rainy day in Wisconsin!!
Making soups on rainy days in WI is the best!
I don’t eat as much soup as I would like to, my favorite is probably Italian Wedding. I love the combination of chicken and the tiny little meatballs! As far as creamy soups go, I love the heartiness of Ham & Potato. In the winter after shoveling snow in the cold nothing beats it!
Italian Wedding soup is such a delicious one!
Jennifer Joyce says
My favorite soup is chicken cheese soup, one that my mother-in-law made every Christmas. I carry on the tradition, and my entire family loves this soup!!
That sounds like such a beautiful tradition and yummy soup!
Sally Barclay says
I love a good Minestrone soup with lots of different veggies, a little pasta and red beans.
Yum, Minestrone is so good
My favorite “soup” is chili. Does that count as soup? I like my chili soupy, so it counts in my book!
Haha, yes chili counts as a soup 🙂
My favorite is potato leek soup. I leave big chunks of potato with the skin on, so it’s nice and hearty. And it’s much better now that I know you have to seriously scrub the leeks to get the sand out ;D
YUM, sounds amazing!
And yes, leeks definitely need to be scrubbed!
I can’t believe I am saying this but lately I love a lentil soup, for years I hated lentils and lately they have become a favorite.
I’m right there with you – I used to hate lentils but I love them in soups!
Ashley H. says
So hard for me to pick a favorite! If I had to narrow it down, I’d say either chicken tortilla soup or a cajun shrimp bisque I found on Pinterest a few years ago.
oh yum, the cajun shrimp bisque sounds awesome!
Love soup recipes! Once I finally am willing to concede Summer is over, I start Soup Sundays with a different soup recipe each week. I think my favorite is Curry Chickpea, with Beer Cheese a close second! Thanks for the great recipes!
Hahah, I’m totally with you about waiting to concede summer is over. I love the soup Sundays idea!
Monica M says
My favorite Fall soup is Butternut Squash (that I make from scratch).
Yum, homemade soups are always amazing!
Steven Epstein says
Spicy Asian Chicken Noodle Soup is my favorite. Clears the nostrils.
Love a good spicy soup!
Carolyn Grunfelder says
Butternut squash with pepitas! My absolute fall favorite!!
That sounds so good. Pepitas are such a great topping for soup!
Mary W says
I love old fashioned Scotch Broth Soup. It is lamb with vegetables and barley. An Instant pot would be fantastic to use for this soup. No more waiting 8 hours or more to eat.
That’s so interesting, love learning about new soups!
Amy C. says
Currently, my favorite soup is a hash brown soup. Much quicker than the baked potato soup I had been making. My kids especially love it.
Oh my goodness, that sounds amazing!
Katie Hess says
I can’t pick just one! My favorite to make at home is chicken corn soup and my other is french onion…when dining out if they have french onion on the menu I HAVE to order it 🙂
love both of those – French onion soup is sooo good!
Loaded baked potato with cheese and bacon soup is at the top of my list, along with cream of broccoli.
Yum to both of those!
Rachael K. says
You know I love my Instant Pot! I have made your potato soup recipe a handful of times now because it is SO. GOOD.
Awwww, thank you! So glad to hear you like the recipe, and yesssss, Instant Pots are sooooo amazing, aren’t they? I’ve been using mine so much lately, can’t wait to share more recipes.
Kathryn D. says
My favorite soup? Oh, where do I even start! Fall is my favorite time of year, and lovely, hearty soups play a big part in that. My husband and I both really love his family’s basic ground beef and bean chili recipe because it’s a perfect example of how simple ingredients can result in BIG flavor! We keep it relatively mild, and then set out bowls of our favorite toppings – shredded cheddar, sour cream, pickled jalapenos, sliced black olives, chopped onion, chipotle Cholula hot sauce, crushed tortilla chips, etc. It’s great for a baseball postseason watch party! (As a Clevelander who happens to think Milwaukee is a great city, I’m personally hoping for an Indians-Brewers World Series this year!)
Haha, I know, it’s so hard to pick a fave, because soups are so good. Your soup sounds so good. And that would be a great series!
Beef barley with mushrooms has to be my most favorite. But, homemade chicken noodle is a verrrrry close second. Have a great weekend and LET’S GO BREWERS!
Yum, those both are amazing. And YAY, let’s go Brewers!
Jann M. says
When I was a little girl, my mom would make all kinds of homemade soups – potato, vegetable, split pea, none of which my child-self appreciated. However, there was one gaping hole in her repertoire – chicken noodle! So my first task as an adult cook was to master this puppy and I have to say my homemade chicken soup is outstanding!! Although truth be told, I don’t always make it the same way – which is half the fun of soup making, yes?
Oh that’s so awesome that you’ve mastered chicken noodle soup, I love changing soups a little when I make them 🙂
Butternut Squash or Broccoli and Cheese…in a bread bowl!
Oh yes, bread bowls for the win!
Susan P. says
My favorite soup is Butternut Squash soup.