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.

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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 light 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

Ingredients & Tool

3 pounds (1396g) field or roma tomatoes, cut in half horizontally
Olive oil
Sugar, salt & ground black pepper

Oven or Instant Pot

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

Tool

Instant Pot Electric 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

Ingredients

1 (248g) medium onion, chopped
1 tablespoon (14g) unsalted butter (vegan option: use olive oil)
3 (11g) garlic cloves, finely chopped
Kosher salt and ground black pepper
1 (102g) carrot, chopped

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

Ingredient

~½ cup (125 ml) unsalted chicken stock

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

Ingredients

Roasted/browned tomatoes
2 tablespoons (30g) jasmine rice
A pinch of dried basil
A pinch of dried thyme
2 tablespoons (30ml) fish sauce (vegan option: use light soy sauce)
Remaining unsalted chicken stock

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

Ingredients & Tools

Immersion hand blender
Optional: Fine mesh strainer

½ cup (125ml) heavy cream (vegan option: use coconut milk)
Sugar, salt to taste

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

Ingredient

Garnish: Fresh basil

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.

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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.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
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 light 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, Soup, Super Easy, Vegetables
Cuisine: American
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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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Angela Chason
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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
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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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Emily
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Emily

HOLY COW this is so, so good! I used veggie broth that I also made with your recipe bc that is what I had. I also had a ton of tomatoes to use and this one is a total winner! So glad I roasted in the oven, they smelled so good before they even went in the pot. I’m charging into fall with this soup and made your IP banana bread recipe yesterday. Your recipes have become my go-to!5 stars

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Emily
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Emily

Yes! I plan to make it again this week. I was so happy I had coconut oil on hand so I could make it without substitutions. Thanks again for the inspo, you two are great!5 stars

Andrea LaFitte
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Andrea LaFitte

Beautiful soup. Have made it 3 times. Roasting tomatoes is my new favorite thing…5 stars

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Donna
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Donna

what is the purpose of the rice in the recipe?

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Karla
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Karla

Oh my goodness!!! This was fantastic!!! Everyone loved it👍🏼5 stars

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Carol C
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Carol C

Question: If you were planning to freeze this soup for later in the fall/winter, would you add the cream now or wait until you thaw and serve it? Thanks.

Carol
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Josee
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Josee

Made exactly as per recipe and it was a success very good and creamy

Thanks for the recipe5 stars

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Darla
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Darla

It was fun to make, and tastes great!5 stars

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Kim
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Kim

Wondering if omitting the rice would cause a problem?

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