8ozbrick cream cheese, softened and cut into chunks
1cupcooked diced ham
Additional bacon bits, green onions, parsley, or chives for garnish (optional)
Saute onion in butter until soft using the saute function on the Instant Pot, stirring frequently to avoid burning, then add bacon bits and saute another 30 seconds or so.
Hit keep warm/cancel, then add in potato chunks, garlic, chicken broth, cayenne, rosemary, sea salt, and pepper.
Seal your Instant Pot and set it to cook on high pressure on manual for five minutes.
When time is up, quick release the steam.
Remove lid, set the Instant Pot to keep warm, and mash potatoes & garlic to desired consistency with a potato masher. (You can also use an immersion blender, but I like my potato soup on the chunkier side for texture.)
Stir in cream cheese and cheddar until completely melted and well incorporated into soup.
Stir in ham until heated through.
Add additional salt, pepper, and/or cayenne to taste, then serve your hot ham & potato soup topped with additional bacon bits and green onions, parsley, or chives (optional).
Total cooking time includes time for Instant Pot to come to pressure.
Instant Pot Ham & Potato Soup from Mashup Mom: https://www.mashupmom.com/instant-pot-ham-potato-soup/