Instant Pot Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup– a creamy tomato based soup that is made from start to finish in 45 minutes thanks to the help of your pressure cooker. This is my favorite soup to make for company. I always get tons of compliments. I don’t believe I’ve tasted soup at a restaurant that is as good as this version.
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Instant Pot Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup
Today’s recipe for Instant Pot Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup has me dancing through my kitchen. I have loved the slow cooker version of this soup for years. But now I’m super pumped that I can also make it in my electric pressure cooker. I made this soup from start until finish in 45 minutes. That includes the prep time and the cooking time and the releasing of pressure time and everything.
In the original version of this recipe you make a roux. Basically, just melting butter and stirring the flour in with it and then adding cupfuls of soup to thicken the overall consistency of the soup. I decided to try a twist on this strategy and it worked out perfectly. When the timer on my Instant Pot starting counting down from 5 minutes I melted butter in a pan on the stove. Then I slowly whisked in flour, tablespoon by tablespoon. I added in 2 cups of milk very slowly and whisked the entire time. The whole mixture thickened up really nicely and was almost the consistency of mashed potatoes. At that point I added in Parmesan cheese. This created a very smooth and creamy cheese sauce. I added this cheese sauce mixture into the Instant Pot with the tomato soup and stirred until it was incorporated. What resulted was pure tomato soup bliss. I’m telling you, you’re going to be so happy with the velvety results on this soup.
Some other tomato soup recipes you may like…
Instant Pot Vegan Tomato Soup from Healthy Slow Cooking
Instant Pot Vegetable Soup from Cookin’ Canuck
What Instant Pot/Slow Cooker Did You Use?
For this Instant Pot tomato basil parmesan soup recipe I used this Instant Pot IP-LUX60 V3 Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker. It’s 6 quarts, so the same size as most slow cookers. It cost me around $80 on Amazon.
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Click here for the SLOW COOKER VERSION of this recipe I used my 6 quart Instant Potfor this recipe.
I used my 6 quart Instant Potfor this recipe.
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