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Creamy Tomato Soup Instant Pot

Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Soup is delicious and comforting soup made with fresh tomatoes, carrots, bell pepper ,onion ,herbs and garnished with cream and served with crunchy croutons makes a perfect lunch
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy, instant pot, soup recipes, tomato basil soup, tomato soup, under 30 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 285kcal
Author bhavana

Ingredients

measuring cup used 1 cup = 250ml

  • 5 large Tomatoes (about 3 cups)
  • 1 medium Onion ,chopped
  • 1 large Carrot ,diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 medium Red bell pepper ,diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 3 Garlic cloves ,minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter or Olive oil
  • 1

    Bay Leaf (optional)

  • 2 Teaspoon Dried basil or 2 tablespoon of fresh basil chopped
  • Salt + Black pepper powder to taste
  • 2 cups Water or Vegetable Stock
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream or milk or half and half

Garnish:

  • few Bread croutons
  • extra cream

Instructions

Instant Pot Method:

  • Press SAUTE mode on Instant Pot. Add butter or oil and once it’s hot add Bay Leaf and minced garlic and saute for 30 seconds.
  • Next add onions and saute until they soften.
  • Add diced carrots ,red bell pepper ,diced tomatoes ,water or vegetable stock, black pepper powder and salt.
  • Press CANCEL button on Instant Pot.Close the lid on the pot, and turn valve from VENTING to SEALING position.Set the pot to MANUAL/PRESSURE COOK (High Pressure) and set timer to 6 minutes.
  • When the instant pot beeps, let the pressure release naturally. Open the lid.
  • Remove Bay leaf and puree soup using a hand blender until smooth.If you don’t have a hand blender ,puree in a blender in batches once slightly cooled.Then i usually sieve the puree but its totally optional.
  • Add dried basil, black pepper powder ,heavy cream or milk or half and half and stir well.It is entirely up to you which of these three you want to use just remember that the higher the fat content, the creamier the soup.
  • If you think soup is too thick ,you can add water or milk into soup and boil for 2 minutes.
  • Serve hot and top with croutons and a drizzle of heavy cream.

Stove Top Pot Method

  • Follow the same steps as above for STOVE TOP ,instead of pressure cooking here we have to cover the pot and simmer until the tomatoes and other vegetables are soft, about 20 minutes and blend.

Notes

I have prepared this dish in my electric pressure cooker, Instant Pot DUO60 6 QT.
 
Note:Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 6.7g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 0.7g | Sodium: 365mg | Fiber: 4.1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 369IU | Vitamin C: 22.5mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 0.6mg