Today we are making the BEST Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Soup! This is the tomato soup that everyone loves and requests, especially as the weather gets cooler. This is NOT that can of tomato soup you may have opened when you were a kid – but the kids will like it. Creamy, full of flavor and easy enough to make on a busy weeknight. This is an awesome Instant Pot recipe to try for pressure cooking newbies too!
You don’t have an Instant Pot? What? Now is a great time to make the investment. I made this creamy tomato soup in my 6 qt Instant Pot. I actually have 2 of them because I often find I want to make a main and a side dish in them for the same meal!
The Best Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Soup
My Favorite Instant Pot Recipes
The first thing I ever made in my Instant Pot was the perfect roast – check out my recipe for that here. Other Instant Pot recipes you might want to try:
- Instant Pot Thanksgiving and Holiday Recipes
- Shredded Beef Tacos from the Instant Pot
- 3 Minute Brussels Sprouts in the Instant Pot
- Hearty Instant Pot Beef Stew
- Instant Pot Bone Broth
Why Make Your Own Soup?
Making your own Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Soup ensures that you get the best ingredients possible – no funky additives. If you look at the label of a standard canned soup in the store it is loaded with sodium and fillers; not to mention the flavor is sub-par in my opinion. I hope this easy Instant Pot recipe shows you how easy homemade soups can be!
This recipe is also completely gluten free and can be prepared for vegetarians by swapping the chicken broth for vegetable broth. You can keep the ingredients pretty standard or using Fire Roasted Tomatoes for more flavor. Out of basil? Use oregano or an Italian spice blend mix – this recipe is very forgiving.
You really won’t spend much more time in the kitchen either – the Instant Pot is going to do most of the work for you, no watching or stirring a stock pot with this recipe. Homemade Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Soup with less than 10 minutes cook time? Yes, please!
The Very Best Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Soup
- 1 small diced onion
- 1 tablespoon of avocado oil or olive oil
- 2 14 oz cans of Diced Tomatoes I recommend using the Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes for the best flavor
- 1 28 oz can of Crushed Tomatoes
- 1 6 oz can of tomato paste
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 1.5 cups heavy cream
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- Shredded Cheese optional
Put your Instant Pot on sauté, add the avocado oil and diced onions and cook until onions have turned translucent, then turn the Instant Pot off.
To the Instant Pot add you diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, minced garlic, chicken broth and seasonings.
Give everything a quick stir to fully combine.
Put Instant Pot lid on and set the valve to sealed.
Cook on manual high pressure for 8 minutes.
Once cooking is complete do a quick release.
Using an immersion blender or Vitamix, blend until the soup mixture is smooth or to your preferred consistency.
Now add in your heavy cream and blend to fully incorporate it.
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Top with some shredded cheese to really knock it out of the park!