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!
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 basil soup will do the trick…I bet your kids will even love it (even if they aren’t tomato fans). 😉 (originally published 12/18, affiliate links present)
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!!
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.
Things you will need to make easy Instant Pot tomato basil soup with tortellini (or without)
- Tomato sauce – two of these
- Basil leaves – fresh is best
- Heavy cream
- to make it creamy
- chicken broth can be substituted instead
- Onions and celery is an optional add in too
- Salt and pepper – to your liking
- Tortellini noodles – already filled, we’re going for easy here – you can buy them bagged here
- Parmesan cheese – for the top, the only way to go
- Bowls – I treated myself to my favorite soup bowls this year
- 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.
I have made slow cooker easy 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. 😉
Why I love cooking Instant Pot soups
- 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
- Soup is a meal my whole family can enjoy together
- For the most part, soup for dinner is crazy cheap to feed all 5 of us
If you need a dairy free Instant Pot tomato soup, make the following substitutions:
Instead of using heavy whipping cream you can substitute 1 c. of broth 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.
Looking for more easy pressure cooker soups?
- Easy Instant Pot minestrone soup
- Instant Pot split pea soup recipe
- Pressure cooker broccoli cheese soup
Here is the printable recipe you can follow:
Instant Pot Tomato Basil Soup
- 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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