Creamy Winter Chowder

I'm so excited to share my newest recipe creation and FIRST soup in my Instant Pot!!<3 This is a personal creation made by random inspiration walking around Trader Joe's.

It's a creamy, healthy winter chowder with leeks, spinach, mushrooms, kidney beans & more! Peep the recipe:


  • 2 leeks

  • 6 oz mushrooms

  • Shallot

  • 4 oz spinach 

  • Qt chicken stock 

  • pint heavy whipping cream 

  • 12 oz kidney beans

  • 10 oz English peas 

  • 3 table spoon garlic

  • 4 oz pancetta 

  • 2 table spoon coconut oil 

  • 1/4 cup cornstarch slurry

  • *6 red potatoes (optional - I forgot to add them but it needed the starch!)

  • Spices: Umami Seasoning (dried onion, ground mustard seed, porcini mushroom powder, white button mushroom powder, crushed red pepper, black pepper, dried thyme), Cayenne Pepper, Himalaya Pink Salt, fresh crushed Black Pepper


  • Chop leeks, mushrooms, potatoes, shallots

  • In Instant Pot, heat coconut oil with chopped garlic and shallots, lightly brown

  • Add in mushrooms, leeks, potatoes and pancetta

  • Continue to brown for 5-10 minutes

  • Add Umami Seasoning and spices to preference

  • Lightly deglaze the bottom with a splash of chicken stock, mix well

  • Add in additional chicken stock and a quarter cup of water

  • Add in spinach, kidney beans, and peas

  • Pressure cook on medium for 35 minutes

  • Once safe, open Instant Pot and mix soup. Let cool for 15 minutes.

  • Add in heavy whipping cream and cornstarch slurry

  • Optional: pressure cook on low for 15 more minutes (I did this and it added a nice fullness to the chowder)

Hope you enjoy this recipe and give it a try! Let us know <3 Take a photo of your chowder & tag us @the.soup.troupe on Instagram!

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