Instant Pot Tomato Basil Parmesan Tortellini Soup is a creamy tomato basil soup with cheese tortellini that is made quickly in your electric pressure cooker.
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Instant Pot Tomato Basil Parmesan Tortellini Soup
I’ve taken two of my favorite soup recipes (tomato basil parmesan and creamy tortellini soup) and combined them into one delicious soup! The cool thing about this soup is that it is so easy to make! Even if you’re a beginner at the Instant Pot you can make this soup. Watch the video below to see exactly how.
My husband was actually the one who suggested that I create this soup. He was going to be stopping home from work to eat lunch at our house with a work colleague and thought that soup would be a great meal. He and his friend were so happy with their lunch. Then my son took the leftovers to school the next day for his lunch in his mini crockpot*.
Ideally I would serve this soup with salad and french bread or homemade breadsticks (I like this recipe) but it’s also good by itself. Let’s get real most of the time a one course meal is all that’s going to happen.
Watch how to make Instant Pot Tomato Basil Parmesan Tortellini Soup (Video)
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What Pressure Cooker Did You Use?
To make Instant Pot Tomato Basil Parmesan Tortellini Soup I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. I love this Instant Pot because it has the yogurt making function which I use almost weekly. It has two pressure settings (high and low), and there are also little slots in the handles so that you can rest the lid there instead of putting it down on your counter-top.Print
Instant Pot Tomato Basil Parmesan Tortellini Soup
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes (plus 5 minute NPR)
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 10 cups of soup 1x
A creamy tomato basil soup with cheese tortellini that is made quickly in your electric pressure cooker.
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 1 cup diced celery (3 ribs)
- 1 cup diced carrots (1 large carrot)
- 4 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth (or 4 cups water + 4 tsp better than bouillon chicken base*)
- 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
- 1 Tbsp dried basil
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 (19 oz) bag frozen cheese tortellini
- 2 cups half and half (or heavy cream or evaporated milk)
- 1 cup grated or shredded parmesan cheese
- Turn your Instant Pot to the saute setting. When the display says HOT add in the oil. Swirl the oil around. Add in the onion and saute for 3 minutes. Add in the carrots and celery and saute for 1 minute.
- Add in the broth, tomatoes, basil, oregano, bay leaf, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
- Cover and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 5 minutes. Once the time is up let the pot sit there for an additional 5 minutes (display will say L0:05) then move the valve to venting. Remove the lid.
- Turn the pot back to the saute setting. Pour in the frozen tortellini. They will cook in about 2-4 minutes.
- Warm up the dairy in the microwave for about 90 seconds. Then stir a ladleful of soup into the dairy. This will prevent curdling. Then stir the dairy/soup mixture into the Instant Pot. Stir until it is incorporated. Then sprinkle in the parmesan cheese and stir.
- Ladle soup into bowls and serve.
I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*.
Half and half is half cream and half whole milk. You can find it next to the heavy cream at your grocery store.
- Category: Soup
- Method: Instant Pot
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 cup of soup
- Calories: 251
- Sugar: 1 g
- Sodium: 656 mg
- Fat: 34 g
- Carbohydrates: 23 g
- Protein: 7 g
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Could you substitute more broth for the cream?
you could, although it wouldn’t taste as good 😊
Do you think I could make this ahead of time, let it cool, and then freeze it for a later date?
I wouldn’t. Because of the tortellini. They’ll get bloated and overcooked.
This was delicious. Added a cheese rind so was able to reduce the parmesan cheese to about 1/2 cup. Added an Italian sausage link first and cooked for few minutes, then added the onions and cooked 3 minutes, and then added the rest of the ingredients. Once everything was cooked, added a few handfuls of fresh spinach.
yum sounds amazing!
Made is again without the sausage and it was still very good. I browned all the spices once the carrots and celery were done cooking, and used evaporated milk in place of the 1/2 and 1/2. Adding the parmesan rind cuts down needing a full cup of parmesan; was able to use about 1/2 that amount. Topped mine with hot pepper flakes. Is it lunch time yet?😋
This was so savory good!! I used fat free evap milk and had to leave out parm (per hubby) and it was still awesome!! I sprinkled onnmy own parm. You site has wonderful recipes. I’m learning how to use my IP w great recipes.
Made as directed and was delicious will definitely make again. Daughter liked it and took to work. On my keep list for sure.
So glad you liked it Frances!
This soup looked good, so off to the grocery store. Cart filled and last stop the frozen cheese tortellini. Wait….no frozen cheese tortellini? Now what. They have non-frozen in the deli, Karen said “frozen” and I am still in the Instant Pot instructional league so not comfortable taking that leap. So, introducing “Instant Pot Tomato Basil Parmesan Ravioli Soup.”
The soup was easy to make, and cleanup (always important to me) was easy. The taste was good and satisfying. I will make this again, but next time I might consider adding some spicy sausage, for a little more zing.
GREAT idea! I love it 🙂
Mike Wingo says
I use the Instant Pot mini for camping trips. As it gets cooler outside, sopu is a great meal choice. This soup seems very hearty and I would like to try it on my next trip. Can it be halved to fit in the mini pot?
Yes! That would work great.