Six basic, everyday ingredients blend to create a delectable pressure cooker Italian tomato soup with fresh basil that is light and offers a bit of texture; you can eat lunch and dinner in just minutes; we know this is the best slurp-worthy pressure cooker tomato basil soup because all of our clients order it over and over again!
Cooking allows me to keep things fresh, simple, and delicious. Today we are sharing our Instant Pot tomato basil soup recipe because it offers a simple and short ingredient list and cooks quickly! You will surely fall in love with the flavor and ease of prep.
Make the slurp-worthy soup with basil and tomato in small batches or large and share it with your friends and family so they can try the spoon-tastic homemade soup!
My Recipe For Slurp-Worthy Pressure Cooker Tomato Soup
My Nonna Santa used to make this the old-fashioned way, via stovetop. I have quickly updated the recipe, making it far more time efficient and just as delicious, if not better.
Throw all your soup etiquette sipping tips OUT and SLURP this soup because it is so darn good! A spoon doesn’t deliver the taste to your mouth and belly fast enough, but slurping tomato basil soup sure does!
My recipe for this pressure cooker basil tomato soup recipe was internet famous over 7 years ago. I wrote and provided it as a ghost food recipe writer for a massive online small kitchen appliance company (who had just created an electric pressure cooker line) long before anyone used their electric pressure cookers for soup! My spoon-worthy homemade basil tomato pressure cooker soup was downloaded and used repeatedly, and in turn, I was hired to write MORE recipes for other appliances!
At this point, you should have no doubts about how delicious and easy this recipe is based on trial and error already survived in my test kitchen! I wouldn’t say I like trying out recipes that are not tried and true, and I am sure you do as well.
Whether you own a brand name Instant Pot or a generic brand electric pressure cooker, you can turn this delectable homemade pressure cooker tomato basil soup in no time, and it turns out perfectly every single time!
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Slurp-Worthy Pressure Cooker Italian Tomato Soup With Fresh Basil
Homemade tomato soup is one of the most delicious and comforting soups you can make. There’s something about the combination of juicy tomatoes, fresh herbs, and a touch of cream that makes this soup irresistible.
The basil and tomato soup is a quick and easy meal that is a comforting dish on a chilly day, or a fast wholesome soup for any day, making it the perfect soup solution for fanatics. Tomato basil soup comes with just a few simple ingredients in less than an hour and is guaranteed to please even the pickiest eaters.
- You can and should make this soup ahead of time.
- The ingredients are easy to find
- the Instant Pot tomato basil soup cooks rapidly
- The soup is filling
Slurp-worthy Pressure Cooker Tomato Basil Soup Ingredients
I’ll share a list of ingredients with you, and you can find the exact measurements in the recipe card to print and keep.
- Red Ripe Tomatoes
- Olive Oil
- Fresh basil – you can also use parsley and oregano for a more Italian-like flavor.
- Vegetable Broth
- Tomato Paste – use more or less for a thicker or thinner consistency
- Sugar (optional and NOT a MUST ) – If you want to use sugar without issue, Stevia is the key
- Secret additional ingredient in the recipe card
Tips For Making The Best The Instant Pot Tomato Basil Soup
Here you’ll find more of an overview and tips on the preparation that I use to prepare this soup. Print the recipe card and pin the page for the most specific details!
- Use fresh garlic cloves, not minced garlic -the taste difference in the Instant Pot tomato basil soup is notable.
- You can use fresh or canned tomatoes
- We do not use onion in this soup. We have a different recipe for that.
- Fresh basil is best in this recipe, not Basil paste.
- Sugar is not an ingredient you must add, but you can add
- Our recipe only uses Extra Virgin Olive Oil for the best flavor – you can use light olive oil if you prefer
- Freshly milled pepper is always a welcome addition to the tomato basil soup
- Top off the slurp-worthy pressure cooker tomato soup with croutons and crusty bread chunks, or serve with some thin breadsticks.
Serving Bowls For Slurp-Worthy Pressure Cooker Tomato Basil Soup
Bowl serving options vary, and you’ve got so many to choose from; remember the key principle to apply to bowl choices: SLURP-WORTHY. If the bowl is too small or does not adapt to sipping (like it would spill on your rather than a tip to you to slurp), it won’t be slurp-worthy pressure cooker tomato basil soup, will it?
The most important thing is to choose a bowl that will retain heat well so that the soup stays hot throughout the meal. Other than that, it’s really up to personal preference. Some people prefer traditional soup bowls, while others prefer mugs or cups. There are also pretty bowls to serve soup as a more formal meal.
A giant bowl is better for serving tomato soup as a main course. A smaller bowl or mug might be better if you do it as a starter or side dish. If you need help deciding what size to choose, err on the side of a larger size so your guests have plenty of room to enjoy the soup.
PRO TIP: remember that metal and aluminum bowls will retain heat and can be very hot to wrap your hands around, so you could get burned if the slurp-worthy Instant Pot tomato basil soup is extremely hot. Secondly, metal and aluminum are not ideal for microwave heating, so you might want to consider different materials for bowls to hold your Instant Pot tomato basil soup in.
Personal preference will lead you to the perfect bowl, from glass to stainless steel. Choose more special bowls, like those made of Murano glass or hand-thrown pottery, when entertaining guests.
No matter what kind of bowl you choose, your tomato soup will taste delicious. So pick a bowl your guests will enjoy, and enjoy your soup!
Slurp-Worthy Pressure Cooker Tomato Basil Soup Side Dish Ideas
There are a lot of great options for side dishes to accompany your tomato and basil soup besides the common grilled cheese sandwich, like:
- baked potatoes
- roasted brussels sprouts
- pan sauteed portabella mushroom slices
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Now I Want To Hear From You
I’ve shared the slurp-worthy pressure cooker tomato basil soup recipe, but I want to hear from you!
Did you use the recipe?
Are you going to use the recipe?
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What did you add to your pressure cooker tomato basil soup that we didn’t?
Tell me in the comment section below. ~ Dana XO
Recipe: Slurp-Worthy Pressure Cooker Italian Tomato Basil Soup ↓
Slurp-Worthy Pressure Cooker Italian Tomato Basil Soup
- 3 Round Red Ripe Tomatoes Chunked or Alternatively use ONE Can of Petite Diced Tomatoes 14.5 oz. Pulse Blend to smoother (may leave chunks)
- 2 Cloves of Garlic peeled and sliced
- 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil extra virgin
- 3 Larger leaves of fresh basil
- 4 C Vegetable Broth
- 1 Can of Paste broken down with 3 cans of water, mixed well
- 1 Tsp of Sugar Not necessary, optional
- In Pressure Cooker, sauté garlic, then add in paste mixture, stirring to blend.
- Add in blended tomatoes, basil leaves, vegetable broth and cheese chunk.
- Pressure setting to Soup for 10 minutes.
- Natural Release Method.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: Sauté 3 minutes, Pressure Build 5 Minutes, Cook time 10 minutes.
- Total Time: 23 minutes.
Dana’s family is throughout Sicily: Palermo, Cefalu, and Messina, and her husband’s family are throughout Rome to Spigno. Dana draws upon her travel writing life, time spent in Italy with their families, her Nonna’s recipes and time in her kitchen, and her previous “Chef” life to update old family recipes into easier everyday recipes. Dana uses today’s hottest appliances to create easy everyday recipes and to keep Italian food simple without losing every recipe’s authentic flavors and tastes.
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