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Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

This Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Basil Soup will become your family’s favorite soup! Made with fresh veggies, canned tomatoes, basil, garlic, and Parmesan cheese, this soup is full of flavor and is so easy to prep and make in the Instant Pot! 

I can never believe how fast summer goes by. I am still enjoying the warm weather but I’m also  thinking about the kids going back to school and I’ve even been planning easy fall meals that will help me get through those first few busy weeks. I know I have a few weeks left of summer but, truth be told, I am getting excited for fall already! 

creamy tomato basil soup

I even got out my Instant Pot the other day which I often use in the fall and winter. But you know what? It makes fantastic, summery recipes too! I made an incredible tomato basil soup in my Instant Pot the other night and my family loved it. It truly tasted like summer in every bite and, thanks to my handy Instant Pot, it was super simple to make. Easy, tasty, healthy- it is the perfect recipe! Let me tell you all about it so you can make this soup a staple in your home too. 

Ingredients for Creamy Tomato Basil Soup 

creamy tomato basil soup recipe

I use a lot of fresh veggies in my tomato basil soup plus a good amount of spices and herbs. As I mentioned before, I love easy recipes and ones with shortcuts to make things even simpler. That is the main reason why I like to use canned tomatoes rather than fresh for my soup. I have found that canned tomatoes make a thicker, more powerful tasting soup. 

Here is a quick look at exactly what you need to make tomato basil soup in the Instant Pot:

tomato basil soup ingredients

  • olive oil– a little olive oil helps saute the veggies and make them golden brown. 
  • carrots, onions, celery and garlic– This mix of veggies is the ultimate soup starter. They add depth and flavor to the tomato soup that is unbeatable. 
  • chopped canned tomatoes and tomato paste– Canned tomatoes and tomato paste add the rich taste of tomatoes. If you want to use fresh tomatoes, replace the canned tomatoes with about 8 medium sized fresh chopped tomatoes. I still like to keep the tomato paste to make the soup a little thicker. 
  • chicken broth– Veggies broth works if you want a vegetarian version. I like chicken broth because it adds a creamy texture to the soup. 
  • sugar– Sugar enhances the taste of the soup. A little bit goes a long way! 
  • fresh basil and oregano– Basil and oregano both go so well with tomatoes and make the soup very well rounded. 
  • butter and flour– Butter and flour are cooked together to make a roux. This thickens the tomato soup, making it nice and creamy. 
  • Parmesan cheese– Cheese in soup is incredible. It adds a salty richness that you will adore! 
  • heavy cream– I love creamy tomato soup and adding heavy cream is the best way to get that luxurious texture and taste in the soup. 
  • salt and pepper– A little salt and pepper is the perfect seasoning finishing touch. 

You should be able to easily find all of these ingredients in your local grocery store. You may even be lucky enough to have some of the ingredients in your summer garden! Fresh is always best but canned tomatoes are a great, quick trick. 

How to Make Creamy Tomato Basil Soup in the Instant Pot

Some soups take hours to cook on the stove. But, when you have an Instant Pot, this is never the case. The Instant Pot will cook the soup fast and perfectly. Here is what you need to do:

instant pot creamy tomato basil soup

1. Add the olive oil, celery, onions and carrots to the Instant Pot and use the sauté  function to brown the veggies. 

2. Add the canned tomatoes, tomato paste, chicken broth, basil and oregano to the Instant Pot, stir and cover.

3. Set the Instant Pot to cook on high pressure for 10 minutes with a natural steam release. 

roux for tomato basil soup

4. While the soup cooks in the Instant Pot, cook the butter and flour in a small pot on the stove until the flour is golden brown. This mix is called a roux and it is what will thicken the soup. 

creamy tomato basil soup recipe

5. Once the pressure has released from the Instant Pot, remove the lid, stir in the roux, cheese, cream, salt and pepper. 

6. Use a stick blender to blend all the ingredients together. 

creamy tomato basil soup recipe

This should make the soup nice and smooth. You can also pour the soup into a table blender to puree, just keep in mind that it will be very hot! 

instant pot creamy tomato basil soup

7. Serve the creamy tomato basil soup while hot! 

Making a tomato basil soup recipe has never been easier! It only takes about 20 minutes from start to finish to get this soup on the table. Are you starting to see why it is one of my new favorite recipes to make?

What to Serve with Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

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I think that a nice bowl of warm, creamy tomato basil soup is the perfect meal. However, it is nice to have a simple side dish to make the meal even more complete. I have made this Instant Pot tomato soup a few times now and this is what I served it with:

  • a simple, green side salad
  • fresh, homemade bread
  • grilled cheese sandwich
  • Mozzarella sticks
  • avocado and salad

If you have a favorite side to pair with tomato basil soup, let me know! I plan on making this recipe a lot within the next few weeks. It really is such a perfect recipe to transition from summer into fall. 

Fall really is just around the corner which means soup season is coming up quickly, too! So are you ready to get your Instant Pot back out and start making some fantastic soups? My easy tomato basil soup recipe is exactly the recipe you should start with. Give it a try and let me know what you think! Enjoy! 

Try these other delicious soup recipes! 

Easy Taco Soup

Pumpkin Soup + How to Roast a Pumpkin 

Slow Cooker Hearty Steak and Pasta Soup

I hope you love this creamy tomato basil soup recipe – be sure to give it a review below!

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Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

  • Author: Jocelyn Brown
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


This Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Basil Soup will become your family’s favorite soup! Made with fresh veggies, canned tomatoes, basil, garlic, and Parmesan cheese, this soup is full of flavor and is so easy to prep and make in the Instant Pot! 


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 (14.5oz) cans chopped tomatoes
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon oregano, dried
  • 1/2 cup butter, unsalted
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Croutons (for serving)


  1. Turn the Instant Pot on in sauté  mode and heat up the olive oil, add the chopped carrots, onions, celery and garlic and sauce until soft.
  2. Add the canned tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, chicken broth, fresh basil and oregano and give a good stir.
  3. Put on the lid to the Instant Pot and make sure the valve is in the sealed position. Select Pressure Cook and time for 10 minutes. Allow to natural release.
  4. While the ingredients are cooking add the butter and flour to a small pot on the stove and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until golden brown in color. Turn off the heat and wait for the Instant Pot to be finished.
  5. Once the pressure has released add the roux (butter and flour mixture) to the soup in the instant pot and stir.
  6. Using a stick blender, blend the soup until smooth. If you don’t have a stick blender you could decant the soup in portions to a regular blender. Wait for it to cool a little first, though.
  7. Add the Parmesan cheese, cream, salt and pepper and stir until nicely combined.
  8. Serve immediately with some croutons and sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese.
  • Category: Soups
  • Method: pressure cooking, instant pot
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: instant pot tomato basil soup, tomato basil soup, creamy tomato basil soup


Jocelyn Brown

A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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  1. 01/06/2024 / 1:36 am

    Now, this sounds absolutely delicious and heartwarming. I will try this recipe out. Cant wait.

  2. Gervin Khan
    01/05/2024 / 12:40 pm

    This looks like a very good recipe for a leveled up tomato soup! I’ll try making this one tomorrow and enjoy it for myself. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

  3. 01/05/2024 / 12:11 pm

    My hubby adores this type of soup I would to give it a whirl once our kitchen renovations are complete

  4. pedja
    01/04/2024 / 8:15 pm

    Creamy, quick, easy-to-make soup – just what I like the most. Thanks for sharing!

  5. 01/04/2024 / 7:21 pm

    This looks yummy recipe although didn’t know such as recipe to make it with tometos. So, will be trying this soon and tasting it. Love your post easy to follow.

  6. 01/04/2024 / 7:10 pm

    Looks delicious! As a soup lover, tomato basil soup is one of my favs. This healthy recipe perfect for the season.

  7. 01/04/2024 / 6:53 pm

    I love how quick and easy this soup is to make! Now all I need is a grilled cheese sandwich!

  8. 01/04/2024 / 6:45 pm

    I absolutely love tomato soup, and creamy tomato soup is my favorite variety! I can’t wait to make yours. It looks so good, and it’s so easy in the Instant Pot.

  9. Stephanie
    01/04/2024 / 5:06 pm

    We love tomato soup in my house so I’ll have to try this recipe for a creamy one. The dish looks inviting and comforting.

  10. Michelle Ferguson-Mingus
    03/24/2023 / 8:25 pm

    made with Hunts fire roasted tomatoes, 🤌🏻 chefs kiss! Easy to put together, kinda messy when you don’t have an immersion blender (or couldn’t find in my case 🤦🏼‍♀️) used my food processor… worked fine stirrred in some Kraft “italian five cheese blend” including Parmesan, Asiago and Romano. Deliciousoso!

  11. 11/03/2022 / 6:55 am

    There are a lot of ingredients in this creamy tomato basil soup, love the recipe

  12. 11/02/2022 / 11:24 pm

    That soup color and texture is aesthetically pleasing, I bet it’s delicious to boot!

  13. Brianna S
    11/02/2022 / 10:23 pm

    Yum! This looks amazing. I love tomato bisque, I’m saving this recipe to make when it gets colder!

  14. 11/02/2022 / 7:40 pm

    Yum….I love when it is cold enough to have soup. This looks delicious!

  15. Richelle Milar
    11/02/2022 / 7:26 pm

    I really wanted to try this kind of soup! It looks really good I know it’s tasty!

  16. Shelley King
    11/02/2022 / 6:58 pm

    I love everything about this recipe and I can not wait to try it!

  17. Melissa Cushing
    11/02/2022 / 6:46 pm

    I love Tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich and I am so sure that homemade Tomato soup is amazing! I am pinning thine to make!

  18. 11/02/2022 / 4:03 am

    I have plenty of tomatoes from my garden. I need to make this soup.

  19. 08/20/2022 / 1:36 am

    This Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Basil Soup looks really tasty. Can’t wait to try it out!

  20. 08/19/2022 / 3:13 pm

    This sounds so amazing, it is something that I must try. Most of all tomato soup is something I never care for many years.

  21. Richelle Milar
    08/19/2022 / 10:40 am

    That looks absolutely delicious and tasty! I would really love to try this recipe!

  22. Catalina
    08/19/2022 / 9:01 am

    This soup has the best flavor of summer! My family will love it for sure!

    • 11/03/2022 / 12:49 pm

      Oh my goodness! I made this soup and everyone loved it! It’s he best!

  23. Monica
    08/19/2022 / 3:56 am

    I love soup any time of year but especially in the fall. I’ll take this with a grilled cheese sandwich!

  24. 08/19/2022 / 2:32 am

    That looks so delicious! This is a recipe I’ll definitely try.

  25. Rosey
    08/19/2022 / 1:29 am

    Heavy cream really does add a luxurious flavor. What a smart idea to make soup in the instapot.

  26. 08/19/2022 / 12:54 am

    Looks great, and better yet that it is in the instant pot! I haven’t made a lot of tomato soups before, and I love that this one is creamy.

  27. Kathy
    08/19/2022 / 12:36 am

    This looks so good. I love having this kind of soup when I have grilled cheese. I have not made it myself before though. I’m going to save this and try it out later.

  28. 08/18/2022 / 11:08 pm

    Pinning this recipe to try soon. Looks so easy, and amazing!! Thank you for the idea. We can never have too many IP recipes! 🙂

  29. Hanah Bures
    08/18/2022 / 8:39 pm

    We have been having a lot of bad weather and everyones allergies are acting up! This is the perfect recipe to cook everyone right now!

  30. Neely Moldovan
    08/18/2022 / 6:04 pm

    I will 100% be making this when it cools down. This sounds so perfect!

  31. Melanie E
    08/18/2022 / 5:16 pm

    I do love the sound of this. I don’t think I’ve ever tried tomato soup with basil before. It sounds great.

  32. 08/18/2022 / 2:20 pm

    This looks like such a good soup, I’d love to make some to dip a grilled cheese sandwich into!

  33. 08/18/2022 / 11:53 am

    Ohh this will be perfect for cold cozy evening. The pictures of the soup are so tempting. Will try it soon

  34. 08/18/2022 / 11:00 am

    I love that it includes carrots which one of my main vegetables I like to eat. Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe!

  35. 08/18/2022 / 8:17 am

    My son loves tomato soup. I’ll have to make him a batch of this soup.

  36. 08/18/2022 / 12:50 am

    Tomato soup is one of my favorite comfort foods! And paired with a grilled cheese sandwich, even better- brings back memories from childhood.

  37. Jennifer Prince
    08/17/2022 / 9:57 pm

    Oh my goodness! I love creamy soups – especially tomato! I definitely need to try this one. It looks and sounds delicious!

  38. 08/17/2022 / 9:08 pm

    This sounds so good! I love how easy it is to make such an elegant soup. I can’t wait to make it.

  39. 08/17/2022 / 7:16 pm

    I love tomato soup, and being able to make it in the Instant Pot is amazing! What a great recipe for the cooler fall weather coming up (hopefully) soon.

  40. Amber Myers
    08/17/2022 / 6:37 pm

    This is my kind of soup. It looks amazing! I’ll be making it when it gets cold out.

  41. 08/17/2022 / 6:08 pm

    I’ve never been big on tomato soup, but this sounds like it would taste good. The basil could make all the difference I’m guessing.

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