Instant Pot Tomato Soup

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

Instant Pot Tomato Soup made with garlic roasted tomatoes for extra flavor. Super creamy and with a spicy kick, made in minutes in the pressure cooker.

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Instant Pot Tomato Soup

Instant Pot Tomato Soup

Instant Pot Tomato Soup is the soup that my family can’t get enough of! This soup is just perfect, made with spicy garlic roasted tomatoes for extra flavor! This homemade Tomato Soup is incredibly creamy, with a delicious spicy kick. The texture and flavor is just out of this world. Roasted tomatoes, lots of garlic, red pepper flakes, bell red pepper, and celery create the most outstanding tomato soup that you will ever taste. The Instant Pot makes it easy and cooks the soup to perfection in 20 minutes! Now, that’s a meal that I can commit to on a weeknight!

Recipe Tips:

  • Use fresh tomatoes in this recipe. You can use canned as well, but for the best taste, I would go for fresh. If you still have to use canned tomatoes please use 2 cans of 28 ounces of fire roasted crushed tomatoes.
  • Also, if you plan on using fresh tomatoes, roasting them and the garlic is key. It will add a layer of flavor that you just won’t get otherwise.
  • In addition, I don’t like adding too many other veggies to my tomato soup. I usually go for celery and red bell pepper as they compliment the tomatoes nicely.
  • Adding red pepper flakes is optional, but if you prefer your tomato soup on the spicy side, feel free to add as much as you want.
  • A cup of heavy cream was enough to make the soup super creamy, you can add less or more, as you please. Half and half or light cream works as well.
  • You can also substitute the chicken broth for veggie broth to make this soup vegetarian.
  • I like to cook the soup for 10 minutes and use a 10 minute Natural Pressure Release, I find I get the best results when I use this timing combo.

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Best Instant Pot Tomato Soup

Why You’ll Enjoy This Instant Pot Tomato Soup:

  • It is easy to make and even with roasting the tomatoes it will take you under one hour.
  • The soup is packed with amazing flavors and the creamy texture is to die for.
  • Ingredients are very affordable and easy to find, so it’s basically cooking on a budget.
  • It is perfect for busy weeknights, as it is very easy to make.
  • You will have delicious leftovers that can be stored in the fridge, in an airtight container for 3-4 days.

Can you freeze Instant Pot Tomato Soup?

Yes. You can freeze the soup, but do that BEFORE you stir in the heavy cream. Let the soup cool completely before freezing. I recommend using quart bags for this soup. Use a cup to transfer the soup from the pot into the bag. Squeeze out excess air and seal the bags. The bags can nicely be stored in the freezer for up to 3-4 months. When ready to eat, let the soup thaw, add it to a soup pot and heat it on the stove top, stir in the heavy cream.

Can you make this soup on the stovetop?

Sure can. This is such an easy and delicious soup to make, that you have plenty of options on how to prepare it. If you prefer the stove top version of it, we have a delicious and one of the best recipes there. You can check the stovetop version by clicking in this link.

Easy Instant Pot Tomato Soup

What is a 10 Minutes Natural Pressure Release?

A Natural Pressure Release means that the pressure is released gradually. For a Natural Pressure Release, you click on Keep Warm, and wait 10 minutes, after which you open the valve and let any leftover pressure to release. Another option is to Turn Off/Unplug the pressure cooker, wait 10 minutes and after that open the valve. A natural release is usually used when cooking soups, meat in a large amount of sauce, pasta or steel cut oats. This method prevents for any foam from the dish to shoot out through the valve, which can happen during a Quick Pressure Release.

Tools/Ingredients I used to make this Soup:

  • Instant Pot – I use it all the time, either the Pressure Cooker function or the Slow Cooker function, I also like that I can just sauté / brown the meat and veggies directly in the pot using the Sauté function.
  • Red Pepper Flakes – a great way to add some spiciness to any dish, I use them in most of my savory meals, also on salads and they are delicious on pizza.
  • Dried Basil – adds a tone of aroma, I especially love it in this tomato soup.
  • Onion Powder – great to have on hand to season main dishes and also to make meat rubs.
  • Garlic Powder – love this one, I add it to almost all the savory meals, also great to make meat rubs and season veggies.
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5 from 1 reviews
Instant Pot Tomato Soup
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 8 cups
Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes Total time: 1 hr

Ingredients

Garlic Roasted Tomatoes:

  • 3 lbs  cherry tomatoes  (halved lengthwise)
  • 14  whole cloves garlic  (peeled and smashed)
  • 2 tablespoons  olive oil 
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon  black pepper 
  • 1/2 teaspoon  red pepper flakes 

Soup:

  • 2 tablespoons  olive oil 
  • 1  large onion  (diced)
  • 1  red bell pepper  (deseeded and diced)
  • 2  celery ribs  (diced)
  • 3 tablespoons  tomato paste 
  • 2 cups  chicken or vegetable broth 
  • 1 teaspoon  garlic powder 
  • 1 teaspoon  onion powder 
  • 1/2 tablespoon  dried basil leaves 
  • 1/2 teaspoon  red pepper flakes 
  •  salt and pepper 
  • 1 cup  heavy cream or half and half 

Garnish:

  • 1/2 cup  grated parmesan cheese 
  •  fresh basil leaves 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Place tomatoes and garlic on a baking tray, drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes, roast for about 25 minutes, or until soft and charred on the tops.
  3. Remove tray from oven and set aside.
  4. Set up the Instant Pot to the Sauté function and wait until it reads HOT.
  5. Add 2 tablespoon of olive oil, once the oil heats up, about 30 seconds, add the diced onion, red bell pepper and celery ribs, season with the garlic powder, onion powder, dried basil, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the tomato paste and stir to combine. Add the garlic and roasted tomatoes with all the juices from roasting. Stir to combine.
  7. Add the chicken or veggie broth, stir to combine. Adjust for salt and pepper and cover with the lid.
  8. Select the Soup function, adjust temperature to MORE, adjust cooking time to 10 minutes.
  9. Once the 10 minutes have passed, use a 10 Minute Natural Release (explained in the post) to release the pressure. After the 10 minute natural release, open the valve and release the remaining pressure. When valve drops carefully remove lid
  10. Open the Instant Pot, Select the Sauté function, stir the soup, and stir in the heavy cream. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper. If the soup is too thick, you can add more chicken stock, ½ cup at a time.
  11. Using an immersion blender or a Vitamix, puree the mixture until it’s very smooth. I transferred the soup in two batches into the Vitamin to puree it, but if you use an immersion blender you can puree the soup directly in the Instant Pot.
  12. Serve garnished with grated parmesan cheese and fresh basil leaves.
  13. Store in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Read the post for freezer instructions.
  14. Enjoy!
Calories: 167 Carbohydrates: 16 Protein: 5 Fat: 9 Saturated Fat: 2 Cholesterol: 6 Sodium: 586 Potassium: 609 Fiber: 2 Sugar: 8 Vitamin A: 1700 Vitamin C: 62.3 Calcium: 141 Iron: 1.8
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Sues

This looks awesome! I'm always looking for new Instant Pot recipes and this soup will be perfect for the upcoming cold months :)

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Yes! and so easy!

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Bhupendra Kumar

I tried this soup for a small gathering of friends. Everyone liked it. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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so happy everyone liked it!

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Michelle Wing

If using canned, do you include the liquid?

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Yes, you can.

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Debbie Hoblitzell

Chicken broth is not vegetarian. Cream is not vegan, nor is cheese.

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Hi Debbie, thank you for all the information. But I can't but ask you, why did you decide to comment with this incredible useful information. I did not say that the soup is vegan, hmmm. I also did not say that chicken broth is vegetarian, actually if you TAKE the time to READ the post before posting smart comments, you will see that I said in the post "You can also substitute the chicken broth for veggie broth to make this soup vegetarian." and in the recipe card, its clearly said to use chicken or VEGGIE broth. FYI - you can buy vegan cream and cheese, just saying, in case you want that option on a soup that no one claimed to be vegan.

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Kathy

I wondering if I could roast the cherry tomatoes without cutting them. It seems time consuming.

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Yes, you can.

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Melissa

How would this be by omitting the cream? Still good? Looking for a dairy free option

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Can you use a dairy free cream? Like soy or coconut based cream? or use canned coconut milk, it will work great.

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Alma Lynn

Love this recipe. Best one I’ve ever used. Easy to follow directions, and super easy to make.

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