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Instant Pot Tomato Basil Soup with Tortellini

This Instant Pot tomato basil soup is a fantastic dinner that takes under 20 minutes total to prepare and cook. Use your Crockpot Express or Ninja Foodi too to make this healthy great recipe everyone will love!

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Have you ever made a simple homemade tomato soup before?? It’s easier than you might think. If you’re looking for some more easy Instant Pot recipes this Instant Pot tomato soup will do the trick…I bet your kids will even love it (even if they aren’t tomato fans). 😉 (affiliate links present)

Ninja Foodi Tomato Basil Soup

We’re going to start with onions. Why? Well because I add them to just about any and everything because they’re crazy cheap and add flavor and texture. Bam! We are not just making homemade tomato basil soup with fresh basil, but we’re adding cheese filled tortellini noodles inside too!!

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Why would we do this….ummmm because it makes it super delicious and makes it a bit heartier for dinner. Served with a grilled cheese sandwich or a slice of garlic bread and OH MY it’s a great dinner idea.

If you are new to pressure cooking we have a lot of easy one pot meal recipes for you here. To begin with let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have (a 6 quart) and use for all recipe creations.

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Instant Pot Tomato Basil Soup with Coconut Milk

If you wanted to add some fresh tomatoes I would just dice them as you would find them canned. Add with the sauce and you’ll add a bit of texture to the overall dish.

  1. Tomato sauce – two of these
  2. Basil leaves – fresh is best
  3. Garlic
  4. Heavy cream
    1. to make it creamy
    2. chicken broth can be substituted instead
    3. coconut milk for dairy free
  5. Onions and celery is an optional add in too
  6. Salt and pepper – to your liking
  7. Tortellini noodles – already filled, we’re going for easy here – you can buy them bagged at the store
  8. Parmesan cheese – for the top, the only way to go
  9. Bowls – I treated myself to my favorite soup bowls this year
  10. An immersion blender is handy to make it super smooth

I don’t know about you but I am always up for Instant Pot soup recipes year round…it doesn’t have to be cold outside.

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Instant Pot Tomato Soup Canned Tomatoes

I have made slow cooker Crockpot creamy tomato soup before which is good, but slow cooker means what it says….slooooowwwww. Some days I don’t have that much time. Our easy tomato bisque recipe is cooked on the stovetop and tastes amazing but you really have to stand there for quite some time and watch it so it doesn’t burn or boil over.

So….needless to say now that I am addicted to using my pressure cooker, this Instant Pot tomato soup was born. I guess you could call it tomato tortellini soup too…whatever, call it what you will. 😉 Do you have to use these noodles? No, you could use others if that is all you have or didn’t want them filled. Other choices are;

  1. Egg noodles are versatile and can be used in a wide range of soups but cook very quickly, 1 minute max. They are better in chicken noodle soup to beef stroganoff soup. They have a tender texture and absorb the flavors of the soup well.
  2. Rotini and fusilli noodles are spiral-shaped and have ridges that help trap sauce or broth. They work well in soups with chunky vegetables or meats, allowing the flavors to cling to the pasta.
  3. Orzo is a small, rice-shaped pasta that adds a delicate texture to soups.
  4. Ditalini are short, tube-shaped pasta that resembling small tubes.

Small pasta shells are great for hearty soups and will keep their shape better than others. They hold onto the broth and other ingredients, providing a satisfying bite in every spoonful.

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Instant Pot tomato basil soup with Tortellini

Reason why I love this choice is you can buy them already filled with either meat or cheese, our choice. You can buy them packaged on the shelf (which aren’t as fresh) and others are frozen. Best choice in our opinion is the frozen cheese version. Most stores have their own brand of them and there are some other expensive bags which basically taste the same.

Why I love cooking Instant Pot soups. Soup is a meal my whole family can enjoy together. For the most part, for dinner is crazy cheap to feed all 5 of us. For the most part it is relatively healthy or you can tweak things to make it healthier like using coconut milk instead of heavy cream is an option.

  • Pressure cook time is crazy fast using high pressure
  • You can cook soups with dry beans super fast like our pressure cooker bean soup
  • It allows me to cook from scratch easier because I don’t have to tend to the stove, the pot does the job all on it’s own keeping the temp. steady
  • Because when it’s cold or snowy outside all I want is a warm bowl of soup for lunch and dinnertime

Instead of using heavy whipping cream you can substitute 1 c. of broth or coconut milk instead. OR you could use 1 c. (or more) of diced tomatoes with the juice if you wanted a chunkier version instead of smooth. Adding more liquid will thin it out, using heavier cream will make it creamier.

instant pot tomato basil soup

Dairy free Instant Pot tomato soup

Using lactose free milk or almond products will work except that you may want to whisk in some cornstarch to thicken as those are thin in nature.

  • Set to saute mode and add a bit of olive oil, diced onions and garlic. Cook for a few minutes just until onions begin to soften.
  • Turn pot off. Add half of your basil leaves and your can of tomato sauce. Stir.
  • Set to high pressure for 2 minutes, do a quick release.
  • Set Instant Pot to saute again and add in your already stuffed tortellini noodles (add 1-2 cups depending on how many you’d like in your soup).
  • Cook for about 5 minutes stirring intermittently until tortellinis are as tender as you’d like them.
  • Pour in whipping cream and stir.

Cook for another 2 minutes or so, just until everything is warmed again and serve topped with additional basil, salt and/ or parmesan cheese if desired. Looking for more easy pressure cooker soups? Our Easy Instant Pot minestrone soup is a winner packed with vegetables and noodles if you like.

Now let’s talk about how to save leftover soup if you don’t finish it all. Whether you made this or our Instant Pot split pea soup you always want to wait until it is totally cooled to room temperature first off. You’ll want to transfer it into a container that you can seal shut. It will save for up to 3 days. I would reheat in the microwave for about 1 minute.

instant pot creamy tomato soup

For Pressure cooker broccoli cheese soup and this one it can become quite thick. To thin out you would want to add some broth into the mix or more cream. Stir until it is the right consistency, warm to your liking and enjoy with a fresh piece of bread on the side.

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Instant Pot Tomato Basil Soup

This Instant Pot tomato basil soup is a fantastic dinner that takes just minutes to prepare in your pressure cooker now. Healthy meals are on the way! 
Course Appetizer, Entree, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword basil, creamy, instant pot, pressure cooker, soup, tomato, tortellini
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 271kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 29 oz tomato sauce
  • 8 basil leaves fresh, or 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 c heavy whipping cream
  • 1-2 c tortellini optional – already stuffed, with cheese, in refrigerated section
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 c parmesan cheese to top, optional
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Set to saute mode and add a bit of olive oil, diced onions and garlic. Cook for a few minutes just until onions begin to soften.
  • Turn pot off. Add half of your basil leaves and your can of tomato sauce. Stir.
  • Set to high pressure for 2 minutes, do a quick release.
  • Set Instant Pot to saute again and add in your already stuffed tortellini noodles (add 1-2 cups depending on how many you’d like in your soup).
  • Cook for about 5 minutes stirring intermittently until tortellinis are as tender as you’d like them.
  • Pour in whipping cream and stir. Cook for another 2 minutes or so, just until everything is warmed again and serve topped with additional basil, salt and/ or parmesan cheese if desired.

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Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Tomato Basil Soup
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 271 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 69mg23%
Sodium 967mg42%
Potassium 525mg15%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 1290IU26%
Vitamin C 10.9mg13%
Calcium 133mg13%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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