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5 Pounds Russet Potatoes Peeled and Cubed
2 Cups of Carrots Peeled and Cubed
1 Pound Package Cubed Ham, such as a Dearborn Brand Ham Steak
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
½ Teaspoon Pepper
½ Teaspoon Salt
5-6 Cups Chicken Broth
½ Cup Milk
½ Cup Sour Cream
2 Cups Shredded Cheese
2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
2 Tablespoons Cold Water
Green Onions and Extra Cheese for Serving Optional

  • Add your peeled and cubed potatoes and carrots to the bottom of your instant pot.
  • Add in the ham, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, salt, and chicken broth.
  • Place the lid on the instant pot and seal.
  • Turn the instant pot on Manual for 8 minutes.
  • When the timer has gone off, do a quick release and carefully remove the lid.
  • Stir the milk and sour cream into the soup.
  • In a small bowl mix together the cornstarch and water.
  • Turn the pot to saute and whisk in the cornstarch and water mixture until the soup has thickened.
  • Turn the pot off and stir in the cheese until melted.
  • Serve topped with green onions and extra cheese if desired.