Instant Pot Tomato Soup
Farmer’s markets and gardens across the US are brimming with fresh ripe tomatoes by the end of the summer, and what better way to enjoy this healthy crop but make a pot of tomato soup!
Pull out your Instant Pot and make this delicious soup from your garden tomatoes and fresh basil.
Soups are delicious and healthy any time of year, but we love garden soups that use up a lot of the end-of-year produce.
Enjoy garden fresh tomato basil soup make right in your Instant Pot
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 small yellow onion chopped
- 1 large stalk celery chopped
- 1 large carrot chopped
- 2-3 cloves garlic peeled and chopped
- 1 cup chicken or vegetable stock
- 3 lbs. fresh tomatoes chopped
- 1 bay leaf
- 4 sprigs fresh thyme
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
- ½ cup fresh basil leaves julienned (+ extra for garnish)
- salt and black pepper to taste
Select the “Sauté” function on the Instant Pot® and add olive oil once hot. Add onion, celery, and carrots and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant and vegetables develop some color, approximately 4-5 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for an additional minute.
Pour in stock and deglaze the bottom of the pot, gently scraping up any brown bits off the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon in the process. Continue cooking for 2-3 minutes before turning the unit off.
Add tomatoes, bay leaf, thyme, and rosemary, and stir to combine. Add lid and lock into place. Position the vent to “Sealing” and set the “Manual” setting to 4 minutes.
When cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes, then manually release any remaining pressure. Remove lid and stir in fresh basil leaves.
Carefully transfer tomato mixture to a food processor or high-powered blender and process until smooth. (For chunkier results, use an immersion blender instead).
To serve, transfer soup to individual bowls while still hot and garnish with additional fresh basil, if desired. Enjoy!
*Add additional chicken or vegetable stock to achieve the desired consistency.
You can’t go wrong with a big bowl of low calorie, healthy tomato soup!