I used Better Than Bullion base to make the broth. It’s just easier to keep on hand for all my cooking. I used cheddar cheese in this recipe, but if you like, you can add other cheeses you love to mix it up.
If you’re interested in a Gluten-free variation: Skip the all-purpose flour to make this soup gluten-free. Add an extra 2 tbsp butter and cream/milk to the pot after pressure cooking is done.
No cream variation: Some readers have tried this soup with milk, in place of cream and they loved it. It was a thinner consistency, but the same great taste.
Before opening the pressure cooker, use one of the included plastic or other utensil to carefully turn the pressure valve to "RELEASE" and then wait 2-3 minutes for the steam to be released and the red floater valve is in the down position before opening the cooker. When opening the cooker, use pot holders, and always keep your body, face and hands away from the steam vent. Be sure to stand behind the lid as you open it so the hot steam and condensation don't get on you. As with all kitchen appliances, be sure to keep the cooker out of reach of children.