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Carnitas Soup

This delicious soup is a fantastic choice for a quick dinner made in your instant pot!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins


  • Instant Pot


  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 pound Yukon gold potatoes diced
  • 3-4 cups carnitas made in the slow cooker or Instant Pot
  • 2 cups salsa verde (store-bought or homemade)
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • fresh arugula optional
  • chopped fresh cilantro optional
  • sliced avocado optional
  • sliced jalapeños optional


  • Add ingredients to an Instant Pot pressure cooker, and stir to combine.
  • Close lid securely and set vent to “Sealing.”
  • Press “Manual,” then press “Pressure” until the light on “High Pressure” lights up, then adjust the +/- buttons until the time reads 8 minutes.
  • Once the soup has cooked, turn the vent to “Venting” for quick release and wait until all of the steam has been released and the valve has dropped.
  • Season and enjoy it!


To make it even more healthy, you could customize this few-ingredient Instant Pot recipe with lean shredded chicken instead of pork. Take it a step further and try sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes to add a tasty and more nutritious twist.