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Instant Pot Tomato Soup

by Sophie

Instant Pot tomato soup is creamy, flavorful and very comforting. Perfect as a weeknight meal or as a starter with your fancy weekend dinner – this instant pot tomato basil bisque is a keeper.

Easy Instant pot Tomato soup with basil


Quite a few years ago(well, 7 years ago), my husband and I went for a short staycation in the woodlands Marriott. It was winter, freezing and chilled – very unlikely for people who are used to the hot and humid Houston weather. That means the “hungry me” craved for something warm, comforting and delicious. So we decided to dine in at an on-site restaurant known for gourmet Italian cuisine. First course – creamy tomato basil bisque. 

IP Tomato Soup

My first impression when a spoonful of soup hit my palate – Delicious! Since that day, this soup became a favorite part of my life and it made its entry in almost all special occasions and even on mundane weekdays when I craved for something creamy yet not overly calorie-laden.

What is Instant Pot Tomato Bisque?

Instant pot tomato basil soup

Tomato Basil Bisque is always creamy, thicker than regular tomato soup and has basil in it. Most of the time, it has dairy cream and parmesan cheese, and fresh basil. The orangish, creamy and delectable soup with a dash of fresh cream on top and few strands of chopped basil looked really nice and appetizing. And the first spoon of this creamy soup, (I still feel the flavor on my palate), was smack-dab explosive. It was luscious, creamy, smooth, a combination of sweet and tangy and so so delicious. That was my first experience with tomato basil bisque

Creamy, smooth and luscious – that’s my instant pot tomato soup/ bisque!

Easy Instant pot tomato bisque

Days passed and months passed by, and I tried to recreate the flavor in every possible way. Then one day, yes finally, I created the exact same flavor at my home with a few ingredients. That’s my version of tomato basil soup. I shared this soup and recipe with so many friends and families and always received the best compliment ever.

Instant pot tomato soup

After making this soup in instant pot, it has become one of those easiest recipes that I make again and again a. Whether for a crowd or a hungry family, this soup is appropriate for any occasion. So here I have the best, tested and tried by many many people, my very-own instant pot tomato basil soup.

How to Make Instant Pot Tomato Soup?

How to make instant pot tomato soup

Ingredients:

1 or 2 medium carrots chopped, 1/4 white onion chopped,6 garlic pods pounded/chopped,2 tbsp fresh basil leaves chopped,1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar,2 tsp sugar,1 tsp Italian seasoning, 5-6 cups tomato puree(seeds and skins removed) preferably store-bought,2 cups broth/water,1 cup cream/ cashew cream,1 tbsp vegan/vegetable soup base(optional) I used it, basil to garnish and croutons to serve

Method of Making Instant Pot Tomato Basil Bisque:

Creamy tomato basil soup
  • Set the instant pot to a saute mode and add oil.
  • Once hot, add in all chopped veggies, sauté for a minute. 
  • Season with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and mix well.
  • Add in the tomato puree followed by water or broth.
  • Add the vegan soup base and mix well.
Tomato bisque made in the instant pot
  • Now select the Instant pot soup mode and set for 15-minutes. Close the lid and seal the vent.
  • After the beep, wait for the natural pressure release and open the lid.
  • As veggies softened, mash chunks well with help of a ladle or use a hand blender to puree the soup.
  • Add cashew or heavy cream and adjust salt and pepper.
  • Bring the soup to a boil and season with fresh basil leaves and some dried basil leaves.
  • Serve with Parmesan cheese, croutons and truffle oil.
Instant pot tomato soup

Instant Pot Tomato Soup

Instant Pot tomato soup is creamy, flavorful and very comforting. Prefect as a weeknight meal or as a starter with your fancy weekend dinner – this instant pot tomato basil bisque is a keeper.
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Instant pot tomato basil bisque, Instant pot Tomato Soup, Tomato basil bisque, Tomato basil soup, Vegan Soup
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 29 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 165kcal
Author: Sophie
Cost: $6

Equipment

  • Instant pot

Ingredients

  • 1 or 2 medium carrots chopped or 1/2 cup baby carrots
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • 1/4 white onion chopped
  • 6 garlic pods pounded/chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp sugar or erythritol
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 5-6 cups tomato puree seeds and skins removed preferably store-brought
  • 2 cups broth/water
  • 1 cup cream/ cashew cream
  • 1 tbsp vegan/vegetable soup base optional I used it
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • Fresh basil leaves and dried basil leaves to garnish
  • Croutons to serve

Instructions

  • Set the instant pot to a saute mode and add oil.
  • Once hot, add in all chopped veggies, sauté for a minute.
  • Season with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and mix well.
  • Add in the tomato puree followed by water or broth.
  • Add the vegan soup base and mix well.
  • Now select the Instant pot soup mode and set for 15-minutes. Close the lid and seal the vent.
  • After the beep, wait for the natural pressure release and open the lid.
  • As veggies softened, mash chunks well with help of a ladle or use a hand blender to puree the soup.
  • Add cashew or heavy cream and adjust salt and pepper.
  • Bring the soup to a boil and season with fresh basil leaves and some dried basil leaves.
  • Serve with Parmesan cheese, croutons and truffle oil.
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Notes

  • I sometimes add a pinch of paprika(unsmoked) for a spicy punch.
  • Vegans – add cashew cream after pureeing the soup and do not boil the soup after adding cashew cream.
  • Add more water for a thinner soup.
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Nutrition

Serving: 220g | Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 9g
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How to make instant pot tomato soup

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7 comments

Elena February 5, 2020 - 10:41 am

5 stars
This Soup has always been one of my comfort foods.Now it goes strait to my “what else I can do with instant pot” list. Thank you for this lovely share!

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Sophie February 7, 2020 - 5:09 pm

Thank you so much. It’s a family favorite!

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Anita April 20, 2020 - 1:52 pm

5 stars
Tomato soup has always been a family favorite. This recipe is really delicious, and using IP is always a win for me. Saves so much time. 🙂

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Denay DeGuzman April 20, 2020 - 2:07 pm

5 stars
Our family loves enjoying a delicious bowl of tomato soup for lunch along with a half sandwich. This is a beautiful savory recipe!

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Rebecca April 20, 2020 - 2:14 pm

5 stars
I love using my IP to make soups, this was so easy & delish

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Emmeline April 20, 2020 - 2:15 pm

Oh yum!! I love tomato soup and this one is loaded with so much flavor I can’t wait to try it. I have a hard time with celery though – Do you think it will make a big difference if I skip it?

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Noelle April 20, 2020 - 2:36 pm

5 stars
Wow, this was so simple and so delicious. Great comfort recipe idea thank you!!

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