Instant Pot Tomato Soup is a classic and comfort dish made with garlic roasted tomatoes for extra flavor. Super creamy and with a spicy kick, made in minutes in the pressure cooker. Watch the recipe video below and see how easy and delicious this is!
Easy Instant Pot Tomato Soup Recipe
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 deliciously spicy kick.
The texture and flavors are 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. I like serving it during colder months, but it is truly great during any season of the year.
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! Serve it with fresh bread or grilled cheese for the ultimate satisfaction.
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.
- Also, the dish 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.
Best tomatoes to use for Tomato soup:
I love using fresh tomatoes in this recipe. Cherry, Roma, or beefsteak will work the best as they are sweet, aromatic, and flavorful. 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.
You can use canned as well, but for the best taste, I would go for fresh. If you still have to use canned ones, please use 2 cans of 28 ounces of fire-roasted crushed tomatoes.
Can you make Tomato Soup in the Crockpot?
If you have some spare time, and are ready to wait, making this recipe in the slow cooker will yield a delicious and super flavorful meal. Actually, the crockpot version of it is our favorite.
Because the ingredients cook for a longer period of time together, it results in a much richer flavor. You can check the slow cooker version of this recipe by clicking the recipe here.
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 stovetop 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.
What to Serve with Instant Pot tomato soup?
Traditionally this comfort food is served with grilled cheese. Here are my other favorite ways to serve it:
- Alongside arugula salad or roasted veggies
- Beer bread, brioche bread, or homemade roll
- Snag some garlic croutons and toss them on top
- Shredded parmesan or cheddar cheese
Can you freeze Instant Pot Tomato Soup?
Yes. You can freeze the soup, but do that BEFORE you stir in the heavy cream. First, let the soup cool completely before freezing. I recommend using quart bags for this soup. Then, 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 stovetop, stir in the heavy cream.
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 any foam from the dish to shoot out through the valve, which can happen during a Quick Pressure Release.
More Instant Pot soups you might love:
- 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.
- Also, 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 the 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.
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 seasonal veggies.
Instant Pot Tomato Soup
Instant Pot Tomato Soup made with garlic roasted tomatoes for extra flavor. Super creamy and with a spicy kick, made in minutes in the Instant Pot.
Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes Total time: 1 hr
Garlic Roasted Tomatoes: