Instant Pot Tomato Soup

Make this Delicious Creamy Comfort: Instant Pot Tomato Soup Recipe (Pressure Cooker Tomato Soup)! This homemade tomato basil soup from scratch (with vegan option) is healthy, super easy to make, and freezer-friendly. Perfect dip for the toasted golden grilled cheese.

Make this Delicious Creamy Comfort: Instant Pot Tomato Soup Recipe (Pressure Cooker Tomato Soup). This homemade tomato basil soup from scratch (with vegan option) is healthy, super easy to make, and freezer-friendly. Perfect dip for the toasted golden grilled cheese yum!

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As I was dipping my warm, toasted Golden Grilled Cheese into this Creamy Tomato Basil Soup, I had flashbacks of the days my dad grew tomatoes in our little backyard along the wooden fence.

We were thrilled to witness the day-by-day transformation of those deep red, fat, and round tomato beauties!

For our first harvest, we didn’t know what to expect. When they ripe, one bucket after another. We ran around the house trying to dig out and empty all the buckets, containers, bowls we could find to collect the juicy tomatoes.

What to do with all these tomatoes?!

Firm, but juicy; sweet, but tangy. mmMMmm…

But after days and days of Tomato Soup, Hong Kong Style Borscht Soup (羅宋湯), Chinese Stir Fried Tomato and Eggs (番茄炒蛋), oven-roasted tomatoes, salad…

We surrendered as we just couldn’t finish them all. Even our neighbors and friends were overwhelmed (they were probably on the verge of paying us to stop delivering free tomatoes to their house…hehe~).

What do you usually do with your overwhelming harvest of tomatoes? 🙂

Make this Delicious Creamy Comfort: Instant Pot Tomato Soup Recipe (Pressure Cooker Tomato Soup)! This homemade tomato basil soup from scratch (with vegan option) is healthy, super easy to make, and freezer-friendly. Perfect dip for the toasted golden grilled cheese.

You’ll Enjoy Instant Pot Tomato Soup Because:

  • Amazing comfort food – perfect for breezy cool weather
  • Super easy to make – done in less than an hour!
  • Deliciously balanced flavors with creamy smooth texture – tangy, slightly sweet, with basil aroma

Ingredients for Instant Pot Tomato Soup


Make this Delicious Creamy Comfort: Instant Pot Tomato Soup Recipe (Pressure Cooker Tomato Soup) Ingredients

  • 3 pounds (1396g) field or roma tomatoes, cut in half horizontally
  • 3 cups (750ml) unsalted chicken stock (vegan option: use vegetable stock)
  • 3 (11g) garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 (248g) medium onion, chopped
  • 1 (102g) carrot, chopped
  • ½ cup (125ml) heavy cream (vegan option: use coconut milk)
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon (14g) unsalted butter (vegan option: use olive oil)
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) fish sauce (vegan option: use regular soy sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons (30g) jasmine rice
  • A pinch of dried basil
  • A pinch of dried thyme
  • Salt, sugar & ground black pepper to taste
  • Garnish: Fresh basil

Make this Delicious Creamy Comfort: Instant Pot Tomato Soup Recipe (Pressure Cooker Tomato Soup)! This homemade tomato basil soup from scratch (with vegan option) is healthy, super easy to make, and freezer-friendly. Perfect dip for the toasted golden grilled cheese.

Instructions for Instant Pot Tomato Soup

Optional Flavor Enhancing Step 1
Quick Roast Tomatoes


Instant Pot Tomato Soup Recipe (Pressure Cooker Tomato Soup): roast tomatoes in oven to enhance flavors

*Note: This optional step is to maximize the flavor of your tomatoes. If you don’t want to turn on the oven, another option is to brown the tomatoes (cut side down) with olive oil in the Instant Pot on Sauté More for 4 – 5 minutes. Set aside on a large bowl.

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Layer tomatoes (cut side up) in a baking tray.

Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt & ground black pepper.

*Pro Tip 1: If your tomatoes are not in season, sprinkle a little sugar on the tomatoes to help them caramelize better.

Place baking tray in the oven’s middle rack.

*Pro Tip 2: Depending on your oven and tomatoes, it will take 45 – 65 minutes.

Step 2
Prepare Pressure Cooker


Heat up your pressure cooker over medium high heat

  • Instant Pot: press Sauté button, then Adjust button to Sauté More function

how to use instant pot - saute more function

Ensure your pot is as hot as it can be

  • Instant Pot: wait until indicator says HOT

Step 3
Sauté Onion, Garlic, and Carrot


Sauté onions in 1 tbsp unsalted butter for roughly 2 – 3 minutes until soften.

Add in garlic and season with a pinch of kosher salt and ground black pepper if you like. Sauté for 1 minute until fragrant.

Add in chopped carrots and saute for another minute.

Instant Pot Tomato Soup Recipe (Pressure Cooker Tomato Soup): Saute onions and carrots in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Step 4
Deglaze


Pour ~½ cup (125 ml) unsalted chicken stock.

Scrub all the brown bits off bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon.

*Pro Tip: Keep the brown bits as they are very flavorful.

Instant Pot Tomato Soup Recipe (Pressure Cooker Tomato Soup): deglaze Instant Pot with homemade chicken stock

Step 5
Pressure Cook Tomato Soup


Add roasted/browned tomatoes, 2 tbsp (30g) jasmine rice, a pinch of dried basil, and a pinch of dried thyme in Instant Pot.

Pour in 2 tbsp (30ml) fish sauce and remaining unsalted chicken stock.

Make this Delicious Creamy Comfort: Instant Pot Tomato Soup Recipe (Pressure Cooker Tomato Soup)! This homemade tomato basil soup from scratch (with vegan option) is healthy, super easy to make, and freezer-friendly. Perfect dip for the toasted golden grilled cheese.

Close the lid and cook at

  • Pressure Cooking Method: High Pressure for 3 minutes, then turn off the heat and do a 10 minutes Natural Release

Open the lid carefully.

Step 6
Blend & Season


Blend tomato soup into desired consistency with an immersion hand blender.

Instant Pot Tomato Soup Recipe (Pressure Cooker Tomato Soup): blend pressure cooked tomatoes with immersion hand blender

*Optional: Strain the tomato soup over a fine mesh strainer for maximum smoothness.

Instant Pot Tomato Soup Recipe (Pressure Cooker Tomato Soup): strain tomato basil soup with mesh strainer

Add ½ cup (125ml) heavy cream.

Taste the soup and season with salt if necessary.

Instant Pot Tomato Soup Recipe (Pressure Cooker Tomato Soup): season homemade tomato basil soup

*Pro Tip: Depending on the tomatoes, you may want to add a pinch (or a few pinches) of sugar to balance the acidity flavor. It does wonder to the flavor!

Step 7
Serve  Instant Pot Tomato Soup


Garnish with fresh basil. Enjoy immediately!!

This will be a really good soup to serve to your favorite guests with grilled cheese sandwiches on the side 🙂

Make this Delicious Creamy Comfort: Instant Pot Tomato Soup Recipe (Pressure Cooker Tomato Soup)! This homemade tomato basil soup from scratch (with vegan option) is healthy, super easy to make, and freezer-friendly. Perfect dip for the toasted golden grilled cheese.

Make this Delicious Creamy Comfort: Instant Pot Tomato Soup Recipe (Pressure Cooker Tomato Soup)! This homemade tomato basil soup from scratch (with vegan option) is healthy, super easy to make, and freezer-friendly. Perfect dip for the toasted golden grilled cheese.

Instant Pot Tomato Soup

Make this Delicious Creamy Comfort: Instant Pot Tomato Soup Recipe (Pressure Cooker Tomato Soup)! This homemade tomato basil soup from scratch (with vegan option) is healthy, super easy to make, and freezer-friendly. Perfect dip for the toasted golden grilled cheese.
5 from 44 votes
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Total: 50 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 232kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds (1396g) field or roma tomatoes , cut in half horizontally
  • 3 cups (750ml) unsalted chicken stock (vegan option: use vegetable stock)
  • 3 (11g) garlic cloves , finely chopped
  • 1 (248g) medium onion , chopped
  • 1 (102g) carrot , chopped
  • ½ cup (125ml) heavy cream (vegan option: use coconut milk)
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon (14g) unsalted butter (vegan option: use olive oil)
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) fish sauce (vegan option: use regular soy sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons (30g) jasmine rice
  • A pinch dried basil
  • A pinch dried thyme
  • Salt, sugar & ground black pepper to taste

Garnish:

  • Fresh basil

Instructions

  • Optional Flavor Enhancing Step - Quick Roast Tomatoes: Preheat oven to 400°F. Layer tomatoes (cut side up) in a baking tray. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt & ground black pepper. If your tomatoes are not in season, sprinkle a little sugar on the tomatoes to help them caramelize better. Place baking tray in the oven’s middle rack. Depending on your oven and tomatoes, it will take 45 - 65 minutes.
    *Note: This step maximizes the flavor of your tomatoes. If you don’t want to turn on the oven, another option is to brown the tomatoes (cut side down) with olive oil in the Instant Pot on Sauté More for 4 - 5 minutes. Set aside on a large bowl.
  • Prepare Pressure Cooker: Heat up your pressure cooker over medium high heat (Instant Pot: press Sauté button, then Adjust button to Sauté More function). Ensure your pot is as hot as it can be (Instant Pot: wait until indicator says HOT).
  • Sauté Onion, Garlic, and Carrot: Sauté onions in 1 tbsp unsalted butter for roughly 2 – 3 minutes until soften. Add in garlic and season with a pinch of kosher salt and ground black pepper if you like. Sauté for 1 minute until fragrant. Add in chopped carrots and saute for another minute.
  • Deglaze: Pour ~ ½ cup (125 ml) unsalted chicken stock. Scrub all the brown bits off bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon. Keep the brown bits as they are very flavorful.
  • Pressure Cook Tomato Soup: Add roasted/browned tomatoes, 2 tbsp (30g) jasmine rice, a pinch of dried basil, and a pinch of dried thyme in Instant Pot. Pour in 2 tbsp (30ml) fish sauce and remaining unsalted chicken stock. Close the lid and cook at High Pressure for 3 minutes. Turn off the heat and do a 10 minutes Natural Release. Open the lid carefully.
  • Blend & Season: Blend tomato soup into desired consistency with an immersion hand blender. *Optional: Strain the tomato soup over a fine mesh strainer for maximum smoothness. Add ½ cup (125ml) heavy cream. Taste the soup and season with salt if necessary. Depending on the tomatoes, you may want to add a pinch (or a few pinches) of sugar to balance the acidity flavor. It does wonder to the flavor!
  • Serve: Garnish with fresh basil. Enjoy immediately. This will be a really good soup to serve to your favorite guests with grilled cheese sandwiches on the side 🙂
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Nutrition:

Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 539mg | Potassium: 793mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 5080IU | Vitamin C: 35.7mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1.1mg
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot tomato soup, tomato soup instant pot
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Make this Creamy Instant Pot Tomato Soup Recipe (Pressure Cooker Tomato Soup)! This homemade tomato basil soup from scratch (with vegan option) is healthy, super easy to make, and freezer-friendly. Perfect dip for the toasted golden grilled cheese.

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Agnes

Made for dinner (with grilled cheese) tonight and it was so yummy! Love the balance of flavor between the vegetables, broth, rice, and cream. Bookmarking for next time!5 stars

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Mary Knox

Why add Jasmine Rice? I’ve never had Tomato Soup with rice?

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Mary KNox

Thanks so much Jacky. I never thought about Jasmine fragrance! Awesome!

Karen

Delicious! I used Roma tomatoes that were not “in season”, so I roasted with oil, salt and pepper and a sprinkle of brown sugar. Used vegetable broth and coconut oil, and it was perfect. Thanks again Amy and Jacky for another great recipe. Used Instant Pot Ultra 6 quart.5 stars

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Karen

So sorry to hear about your accident- I hope for a quick recovery for you both.

liane

I made this as a Christmas present for my friend- we exchange homemade food items. Tasty and easy. I’m making it again for myself this time.5 stars

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Clara

Great recipe! Very tasty and easy. We added some cayenne flakes at the end and we loved it. We’ll definitely be making this again.5 stars

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Dharmishtha Upadhyaya

Me and my daughter made today and taste was so good. We enjoyed it.
Thank you
Dharmishtha5 stars

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Beth

I just got an Instapot and this was my second recipe. I made it for my daughter who’s had a touch of the winter blues– tomato basil soup is her favorite comfort food. I’ve never been much of a fan of tomato soup myself, but I am now! I can’t believe how good this was. This recipe made me feel like a real chef. She even gave me a Michelin star! We will definitely be making this again. Thank you!5 stars

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Judy Rogers

This is great recipe, very rich flavors. I did grill the Roma tomatoes in my air fryer to Carmelize them. Wonderful!5 stars

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Angela Chason

Delicious!! Used the broth from the whole chicken we made on Saturday, followed the instructions and served with grilled cheese sammiches made with french bread.5 stars

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Werra Watson

You two are my “Go To” for Instant Pot recipes. I just made this, but eliminated the Fish Sauce as I am a vegetarian. I did not add the Light Soy that I just noticed you had as an option. Will adding the Light Soy Sauce give more depth to the flavor. I also wonder about a different kind of tomato. My Romas just did not have a very tomato-y flavor maybe because the time of year. What other fresh tomato would you suggest trying?5 stars

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