Easy Instant Pot Tomato Soup (Creamy and Easy)

Instant Pot Tomato Soup served in a enamel bowl and topped with sliced almonds and chopped fresh herbs

Creamy, hearty and so comforting, Instant Pot Tomato Soup is made from pantry staples and is healthy dump and start recipe that is made absolutely no oil at all.

Suitable for gluten free, low carb, paleo, keto, vegan, and Whole 30 diets. Post includes Weight Watchers points.

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This incredibly easy to make Instant Pot Tomato Soup is thick and utterly luxurious, yet it is made with just a few everyday pantry staples and minimal prep.

And adding in my secret ingredient – aka some almond butter – makes this soup sooooo creamy and velvety and perfect with grilled cheese.

And since it is made with absolutely no oil at all, it is just the thing for those following a healthy eating plan. Just as easy and healthier as Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup and Instant Pot Lentil Soup and Instant Pot Ginger Spinach Soup.

Versatile Pressure Cooker Tomato Soup

This all in one pot super easy Instant Pot Tomato Basil Soup is also really versatile. Perfect to pack for when you want a warm and comforting lunch on the go. But you can also serve it up with some crusty bread or a side salad for a quick and easy supper or a cosy winter weekend brunch.

I love whipping up a bight batch for freezing and check out further below for meal prepping ideas. Plus if you don’t have a pressure cooker, I give you the stove-top tomato soup instructions below too.

Why Make This Recipe

  • Easy – it’s incredibly simple to prepare with 5 minutes of prep.
  • Family favourite – the whole family love this comfort food classic!
  • Filling – makes a hearty and comforting main dish packed with healthier ingredients.
  • Affordable – Made from everyday budget friendly ingredients.
  • Dietary needs – vegan, gluten-free, low carb, Keto, Paleo, W30 and oil free.

So, are you ready to learn just how easy it is to make tomato soup in the Instant Pot? Gather up your ingredients and I will show you….

INGREDIENT NOTES

  • Canned Tomatoes – Using canned tomatoes means you can make this all year round. Use the best quality tomatoes that you can. Feel free to use crushed tomatoes.
  • Green onions – Using green onion or scallions helps this cook quickly. Use onion powder too if you prefer.
  • Vegetable broth – can be traded out for other broths or stocks you have on hand, which could change the overall dish taste. 
  • Basil – the classic addition. Use fresh basil for the best results, but dried basil works too.
  • Seasoning –  this soup gets its great base from garlic, oregano, smoked paprika, salt and ground black pepper. Feel free to use fresh, minced or dried equivalents and add more or less to your taste.
  • Balsamic vinegar – Adds a good depth of flavor to this soup. Don’t skip it. 
  • Almond butter – use smooth almond butter.
  • Olive oil – I prefer to use extra virgin olive oil, but you could use avocado oil or whatever you have on hand. 
  • Optional topping – toasted almonds add flavor and crunch.

How To Make Instant Pot Tomato Soup

Get the complete ingredients list and instructions from the recipe card below.

  1. Add all of the ingredients to the Instant Pot insert.
  2. Place lid on the Instant Pot, lock, and turn the valve to the sealing position.
  3. Select Pressure Cook or Manual, high pressure for 5 minutes.
  4. When finished naturally release the pressure.
  5. Allow soup to cool, then stir and serve as is, or if you prefer a smoother soup, puree the soup by using either an immersion blender or transfer the soup to a regular blender to puree.
  6. Dish up into bowls and top with toasted nuts (if desired), and serve.

Make This On The Stove top

  1. Add all ingredients to a large pot.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a rolling simmer and simmer, stirring occasionally for about 20 minutes till thick.
  3. Serve as is, or blend using either an immersion blender or transfer the soup to a blender.
  4. Dish up the homemade tomato soup into bowls, top with toasted nuts (if desired) and serve.

Recipe Tips

  • If using whole canned tomatoes, you will need to blend the soup.
  • Add more stock if you want a thinner soup, and less stock if you prefer it thicker.
  • Since this tomato soup is made with no oils, it is a super healthy choice suitable for a wide range of dietary needs.
  • Cook time listed does not include the time it takes for Instant Pot to come up to pressure or for the pressure to release.

Delicious Variations

  • Vary the herbs – you can use fresh cilantro or sage instead. Or use even more basil for classic herb flavour.
  • Vary the tomatoes – add in some sun dried tomatoes or their paste to add a little extra flavor.
  • Vary the spices – try adding some curry powder, cumin or coriander.
  • Swap the broth – you can use Chicken broth or beef broth instead if not vegan.
  • Add sweetness – feel free to add some maple syrup or honey to taste.
  • Add extra heat – a dash of hot sauce, chipotle, red pepper flakes or cayenne will add that little extra heat if you prefer.
  • Add more bulk – you can add finely diced onions and carrots to the soup to add more body.
  • Make creamier – Add coconut milk for extra creaminess. If not vegan you can add in some heavy cream or half and half cream.
  • Add cheese – Grated parmesan, cheddar or cream cheese is a great addition if not vegan.

Storage

  • Store – Make ahead, cool and refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • Freeze – Transfer into these very handy ziplock bags. Squeeze out all the extra air and seal the bags. Label the bags and then lay them flat in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw – Thaw overnight in the fridge. For a faster thaw, you can place the soup into a microwave and thaw according to the microwave’s instructions.
  • Reheat – Transfer thawed tomato soup into a microwave-safe bowl and reheat in a microwave. Or reheat in a saucepan over low to medium heat.

Meal Prep And Serving Suggestions

One of the best things about this Instant Pot Super Easy Tomato Soup is that it is a true ‘dump and start’ recipe. This makes it suuuuuuch a great meal prep solution since you can easily whip up a batch whilst doing other things.

I have even been known to make multiple batches in a row then store some in the fridge for the coming week and the rest in the freezer for later.

Because having healthy, hearty and delicious soup at the ready is a huge stress relief for those busy days…and weeks. #amiright? Some

FAQs

Can I make the soup chunky?

Yes, just leave as is and don’t blend.

Can You make this with fresh tomatoes.

Absolutely you can use fresh tomatoes – you might just need to thicken it a bit by reducing the broth. You might also need to add a little extra spice.

An other option is to roast the fresh tomatoes in the oven or air fryer before cooking them in the pressure cooker.

More Great Instant Pot Soup Recipes

Weight Watchers Points

  • A serving of this cozy Tomato Soup Instant Pot made with almond butter contains 2 Blue Plan Points.
  • But if you omit the almond butter, it contains 0 Blue Plan SmartPoints.

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Originally published Jan 2019.

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Creamy Instant Pot Tomato Soup

This easy, quick and creamy soup is a dump and start recipe that is made with no oil.

Prep Time5 mins

Cook Time5 mins

Total Time10 mins

Course: Dinner, Lunch

Cuisine: American, Western

Servings: 8

Calories: 60kcal

InstructionsInstant Pot Method:

  • Add all of the ingredients to the Instant Pot insert.

  • Place lid on the Instant Pot, lock, and turn the valve to the sealing position.

  • Set for Manual (or Pressure Cook) , high pressure, 5 mins.

  • When finished, allow for a full natural pressure release (NPR).

  • Allow soup to cool.

  • Then stir and serve as is, or if you prefer a smoother soup, blend by using either an immersion blender or transferring the soup to a blender.

  • Dish up into bowls and top with toasted nuts (if desired), and serve.

Stovetop Method:

  • Add all ingredients to a large pot.

  • Bring to a boil, then reduce to a rolling simmer and simmer for about 20 mins till thick.

  • Serve as is, or blend using either an immersion blender or transferring the soup to a blender.

  • Dish up into bowls, top with toasted nuts (if desired) and serve.

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NotesTips For Making Creamy Tomato Soup in the Instant Pot

  • If using whole canned tomatoes, you will need to blend the soup.
  • It is easy to vary the spices to suit your taste. Try adding some curry powder, cumin or coriander. Or use even more basil for that classic herb flavour.
  • Add more stock if you want a thinner soup, and less stock if you prefer it thicker.
  • Since this tomato soup is made with no oils, it is a super healthy choice suitable for a wide range of dietary needs.

What To Serve With Instant Pot Tomato Soup
For the ultimate comfort food combination, serve a bowl of this Instant Pot Tomato Soup with a crunchy Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwich.
Or, pair up this creamy tomato soup with a Perfect Instant Pot Baked Potato.
And if not vegan, this Crunchy Healthy Turkey Salad is just lovely alongside a cup of Instant Pot Tomato Soup.
Weight Watchers Points in Creamy Instant Pot Tomato Soup
A serving of Creamy Tomato Soup made with almond butter contains 2 Freestyle Points. But if you omit the almond butter, Instant Pot Tomato Soup contains 0 Freestyle Points.
 
 
Nutrition

Calories: 60kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 640mg | Potassium: 346mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 545IU | Vitamin C: 16.1mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1.9mg

 

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