Instant Pot Cover Pattern + Recipe

Hi friends!

Today I am sharing a fun project that comes in handy during the winter months when you have your instant pot out all the time cooking warm stews and soups. My friend Kelly Nagel from Sulky created this fantastic free pattern over on the sulky blog and she asked if I would like to test the pattern out, share it with you all and also share my FAVORITE Instant pot soup recipe!

Materials needed:

Instant Pot Cover

I decided to go with a neutral gray and white print I had so it would blend nicely in my kitchen and not stand out like a sore thumb (what my instant pot usually looks like on my counter). The size was perfect and I loved sewing the little handle on top to easily remove the cover and place it to the side.

The Sulky Fuse n’ Stitch also made the cover flexible enough I can fold and store the cover in a drawer when I am not using it.

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1/2 medium onion chopped

  • 3 chicken breasts

  • 4 cloves garlic minced

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 (12 fluid ounces) can corn drained

  • 1 (19 fluid ounces) can black beans drained & rinsed

  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies 

  • 2 (13.5 fluid ounce) cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes with juices

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • Salt & pepper to taste

Additional Toppings:

  • Chopped avocado

  • Mexican shredded cheese blend

  • Chopped cilantro

  • Tortilla chips

  • Lime wedges

  • Greek yogurt or sour cream


  1. Sauté the onion in your Instant Pot for 5 minutes.

  2. Add the other soup ingredients, except for salt & pepper, to your pressure cooker and give it a stir. 

  3. Cancel sauté and ensure the lid is on "sealing". Cook on high pressure for 8 minutes. It'll take about 10-15 minutes for it to get up to pressure.

  4. Once the countdown has finished, carefully do a quick pressure release (soups can splatter a bit).  

  5. Take the chicken out and shred it with two forks. Add it back into the soup, dish it up, and top each bowl as desired.

I have been following a low carb diet for a while so if you are watching your carbs you can omit the beans and corn and top off with a little extra chopped avocado for a perfect warm dinner.

Hope you all enjoyed this project, thanks for stopping by friends!