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4.38 from 32 votes

Best Creamy Tomato Soup in Instant Pot

The best creamy tomato soup in instant pot!! It is thick, creamy, rich in flavor and comes together in under 30 minutes. This instant pot tomato soup is one of the best tasting soups that you will enjoy this season
Prep Time4 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best creamy tomato soup in instant pot, Creamy tomato soup with canned tomatoes, Instant pot cream of tomato soup, Instant pot tomato soup, Pressure cooker tomato soup
Author: Maria Doss


  • 2 tablespoons butter, unsalted
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped



  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons honey or to taste
  • fresh basil leaves, torn (to finish)

Garnish (optional)


  • Set  instant pot to saute setting. When hot, add butter, olive oil and then chopped onion along with garlic. Cook, stirring frequently for 2 to 3 minutes, until it begins to get translucent.
  • Press cancel and then stir in all group-1 ingredients. Close and lock lid (making sure that valve is set to sealing). Select manual setting (or pressure cooker) for 8 minutes. 
  • After 8 minutes, let Instant pot be in the warm mode for 5 minutes.  Turn valve to venting to release pressure. Open lid, blend all ingredients using an immersion blender, until smooth. (Alternatively, you can transfer all ingredients into a regular blender and puree until smooth. Pour back into the instant pot.)
  • Set instant pot to saute setting and let the soup come to a boil. Let boil for 7 to 8 minutes and then stir in heavy cream and honey from group-3 ingredients. Cook for one more minute and press cancel. Finish with freshly torn basil leaves.
  • Let tomato soup rest for few minutes before serving (the soup will thicken as it cools).
  • To serve, ladle soup into bowls.
    Garnish if desired and serve with a slice of toasted crusty bread.


Salt - I used unsalted butter, 33% reduced sodium chicken stock and 1 and 1/4 teaspoons salt. So, if you are using salted butter/ no sodium chicken stock / regular chicken stock then, please adjust salt accordingly.
Chicken stock – I used 33% chicken stock. If you are using regular sodium or no sodium, please remember to adjust the salt accordingly.
Crushed tomatoes - Empty contents from can into a bowl. Crush with your hand to break down the tomatoes slightly. 
Instant Pot - I used 3-Qaurt Instant Pot for this best creamy tomato soup recipe