Instant Pot Tomato Basil Soup

Tomato Basil Soup in a blue plate topped with green onion and pepper
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You're going to love the creamy texture of this Instant Pot Tomato Basil Soup! It's a simple and easy way to make a warm, comfort meal fast!

Why wait until the weather turns cold before you make this simple vegan soup? This easy recipe is one that you really should make all year long. Once you see how simple it is, you're going to be hooked!

Tomato Basil Soup in a blue plate topped with green onion and pepper

Everything about this recipe works well together. It's one of those dishes that screams warmth while you ask for a second bowl.

Why you'll love this recipe 

There's really nothing that you're not going to like about this soup recipe. I promise you - it's one of my favorites, hands down. The citrus flavoring isn't overpowering, and it's just bursting with taste.

  • It's such a simple recipe to make a homemade soup
  • It's vegetarian and vegan
  • You can easily feed a lot of mouths
  • It's a creamy soup that would taste amazing paired with my Instant Pot Philly Cheesesteak or grilled cheese sandwich

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Recipe Ingredients

ingredients to make tomato soup with basil

Celery Stalks -  Clean and chop them into pieces.

Garlic Cloves - Chop them into small pieces. Garlic powder can be used in a pinch.

Carrots - You can chop up baby carrots or peel long carrots and chop them up as well.

Onion - I like to use red onions for this dish, but you can use any type that you'd like.

Dried Basil - The flavor of the basil really brings it all together!

Diced Tomato - You can dice fresh tomatoes or use canned diced tomatoes as well.

Vegetable broth - you can replace with chicken stock or use water with spices instead.

Vegan cream - You can use regular cream but then it won't be vegan anymore 🙂

How to make Instant Pot Tomato Basil Soup

Gather the simple ingredients needed to make this simple soup. It'll be ready in no time at all!

Step One: Cut the celery stalk and carrots into pieces.

Step Two: Press the saute button. Add the oil and the sliced onion into the Instant Pot.

Step Three: Add the cut-up carrots into the Instant Pot.

Step Four: Add the chopped celery stalks.

Step Five: Add the salt and pepper into the Instant Pot.

Step Six: Add the red pepper flakes, dried basil, and a few bay leaves into the Instant Pot.

Step Seven: Add the diced tomatoes.

Step Eight: Pour the broth into the Instant Pot. Put on the lid and pressure cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.

Step Nine: Do a quick pressure release once the time is up.

Remove the cooked mixture and blend it.

Pour it back into the Instant Pot once blended and add the cream.

Step Ten: Press "Saute" for 3 minutes at normal temperature and stir.

Serve and enjoy!

Variations

Leave out the cream - If you don't want to add cream, you don't have to. It's a way to make it richer, but you can enjoy it without it.

Add spice - If you want to make spicy soup - go for it! Add chili flakes, chili powder, or anything that you want.

Recipe Notes

  • This soup is really versatile. If you want to add mushrooms or other veggies, do so. You can even try this Vegan Instant Pot Tomato Soup recipe as well.
  • You can also use an immersion blender to chop up the ingredients once they've been cooked instead of using a blender.

How to Serve 

You can enjoy a piping hot bowl of this soup as is or pair it with a side salad or a sandwich as well. 

Recipe FAQs

Can I add other veggies?

Yes, you can add other vegetables. Squash would be a great addition to this soup recipe. Since you're blending them all up, you can literally add anything else that you want.

Can I use frozen carrots?

As long as they're thawed and drained, you can use frozen veggies in this recipe.

How do I store leftover soup?

Be sure to let the soup cool down all the way before storing it in the fridge. Make sure to eat any leftovers within 4 days.

Instant Pot Soup Recipes

If you're a fan of soup like I am, you're not going to want to miss out on these great soup recipes! Here are some of my favorites.

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Tomato Basil Soup in a blue plate topped with green onion and pepper

Instant Pot Tomato Basil Soup

Instant Pot Tomato Basil Soup is a fast and easy way to get a vegan and healthy dish. It's creamy, delicious, and full of flavor!
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Course: entree, Main Course
Cuisine: French
Keyword: easy recipe, instant pot, Instant Pot Tomato Basil Soup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 3 celery stalks fresh
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion shredded
  • 2 carrot
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • ¼ tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil dried
  • ¼ cup spring onions
  • 14 oz diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup vegatable broth
  • ½ cup vegan cream

Instructions

  • All the oil to the Instant Pot and press the saute button.
  • Add the onions, carrots, and celery to the Instant Pot and saute for 5 minutes. Stir with a wooden spoon.
  • Add the pepper, basil, red pepper flakes, spring onions, and diced tomatoes to the Instant Pot and stir.
  • Pour in the vegetable broth.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release.
  • Add the mixture to a blender and blend. Then pour it back into the Instant Pot.
  • Add the vegan cream and stir well.
  • Press "saute" and saute for 3 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy 🙂

Nutrition

Calories: 696kcal Carbohydrates: 20g Protein: 37g Fat: 52g Saturated Fat: 30g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 16g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 160mg Sodium: 2308mg Potassium: 678mg Fiber: 3g Sugar: 7g Vitamin A: 1232IU Vitamin C: 10mg Calcium: 704mg Iron: 4mg

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Notes

  • This soup is really versatile. If you want to add mushrooms, bell peppers or other veggies, do so. 
  • You can also use an immersion blender to chop up the ingredients once they've been cooked instead of using a blender. 
  • If you want to make spicy soup - go for it! Add chili flakes, chili powder, or anything that you want.
  • If you don't want to add cream, you don't have to. It's a way to make it richer, but you can enjoy it without it.
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