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Instant Pot Spicy Tomato and Basil Soup

  • Author: hungrygirlinqueens
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Vegetarian
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Soup


Spicy and creamy tomato and basil soup is a quick and easy to make with the  Instant Pot. A delicious dish perfect for a weeknight dinner. 


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium white onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes, optional
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 28 ounces of diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • Salt to taste


  1. Turn Instant Pot onto Sauté Mode.
  2. Add oil and chopped onions and cook onions until translucent.
  3. Add garlic, paprika, red pepper flakes and oregano and sauté for another couple minutes.
  4. Add tomato paste and sauté for another few minutes.
  5. Add canned tomatoes and scrape the bottom of the pot to ensure no bits are stuck.
  6. Turn the Instant Pot Off.
  7. Add stock and basil and stir.
  8. Place lid on the Instant Pot and make sure the Release Valve is on Sealing Setting.
  9. Turn on Pressure Mode and adjust setting the Instant Pot to Low Pressure and cook for 10 minutes.
  10. Naturally Release the pressure by leaving the Release Valve to the Sealing Setting for 10 minutes.
  11. After the pressure has released, open the lid and add the cream and sugar.
  12. Then use an emersion blender to puree and combine to the desired consistency.
  13. Taste and add salt if needed.


If using plum tomatoes, then squash tomatoes when you add them to the Instant Pot and you can omit sugar

Keywords: Instant Pot, Soup, tomato, basil, spicy