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Instant Pot Corn Chowder with Potato

  • Author: Crafting a Family
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 40
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American


Warm, creamy, delicious loaded with corn, potatoes, and cheddar cheese.  Quick and easy to make in the Instant Pot. A filling dinner that the whole family will love.


Units Scale
  • 4 large whole ears of corn remove the corn from the cob with a corn zipper or knife (do not cook if using frozen corn about 3 cups).
  • 1 medium Onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic rough chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of butter or olive oil
  • 4 small to medium potatoes cut it bit size
  • 4 cups of vegetable broth + 1 cup of water
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons of Cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoon Water
  • 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup of half & half, can use fat-free


  1. Husk the corn and remove the corn from the ear with a corn zipper. 
  2. Turn on the Instant Pot to cook or saute setting, add the butter or olive oil and the onion and garlic to the pot and cook for 4 minutes or until the onions are soft.
  3. Add the corn, potatoes, broth, and water.
  4. Add a pinch of salt to make sure that the liquid does not foam too much.
  5. Secure the lid, set it to seal, and set the timer to 10 minutes.
  6. When the timer is done, release the steam, quick release.
  7. In a small bowl add cornstarch and 4 tablespoons of 4 tablespoons of cold water and mix with a fork.
  8. Add this mixture to the pot, stir, and with the lid off, set to saute and 5 minutes to have the soup boil and thicken.
  9. Temper the half and half with a tablespoon of the hot soup then add the tempered half and half to the full amount of the half and half.
  10. Add the half and half and stir
  11. Next, add the cheddar cheese and stir.


  • If when you add the half and half and the cheese the soup is too thin for your family’s tastes, you can add another 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water to thicken the soup more.
  • This chowder keeps very well. I left it on warm, when we were ready for our picnic, I packed the whole Instant Pot in the car and took to a park. When we arrived, I had bowls spoons, and a ladle. I also brought a little extra cheddar cheese for garnish.


  • Serving Size: 8

Keywords: Sweet Corn Chowder Instant Pot

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