This Tomato Basil Soup will be your new favorite dish! When the temperature starts dropping and the tree leaves start falling, we tend to get into our Fall feels.
That can make me hungry for a warm bowl of Creamy Veggie Tomato Basil Soup. The steam coming out of the bowl warms my heart and soul.
Yet, at the same time, this is a refreshing year-round soup that tastes just as amazing in warmer months! Did you know that some people enjoy their tomato soup cold?
This soup is a an instant pot recipe that is ready in no time. It is loaded with hidden vegetables and thickened with heavy cream.
It perfectly pairs with your favorite pasta or with sandwiches like Easy Grilled Chicken Sub Sandwich or Grilled Cheese Sandwich.
Creamy Veggie Tomato Basil Soup
Why You Should Try this Creamy Veggie Tomato Basil Soup
I add veggies for my kids and they don’t notice! Especially my little one, she is not eating onions lately, and I’m happy to report that she loved this soup!
For the Creamy Tomato Basil soup, I simmer some ripe fresh tomatoes for savory flavors with carrots and potatoes and some aromatic herbs like basil.
My instant pot comes in handy for this recipe. It cooks the ingredients at a high temperature and with steam. It makes the cooking process way faster than traditional stovetop or oven cooking.
I immerse my hand blender in the pot and that’s it. My soup is ready in less than 15 minutes!
I love to dip some Easy Olive Bread in this rich savory soup. Try it and you will not regret it. If you choose to enjoy a bowl of this soup, you can elevate the taste with some ingredients that you can find in the recipe below. Heavenly!
Is It Too Acidic? Is It Too Sweet? Let’s Fix It!
The acidity of the tomato basil soup depends on the type of tomato you choose. It also depends on how ripe it is!
If the soup is too sweet for your taste, try to add a pinch of salt to tame the sweetness. Taste after each addition so that you reach the perfect flavor before the soup becomes salty.
If the soup is a bit acidic or sour, add a little baking soda. It usually neutralizes acidity. Add a tiny amount of baking soda and taste until you reach the perfect harmony of flavors.
Enjoy a Warm Bowl Of Soup
Make Your Soup More Exquisite!
Although this soup pairs with sandwiches and pasta dishes, many prefer to have a plain tomato soup bowl. If you like to enjoy the savory taste, make little tweaks for additional flavors!
#1: Top the soup with some crunchy croutons. They will add a delicious crisp to your soup.
#2: Add some roasted chickpeas. These small crunchy grains fuse with savory tomatoes to make the perfect tomato soup.
#3: Use different aromatic herbs. Why not try a different one each time? You can add sage, thyme, rosemary, chives, or parsley. All great choices!
#4: Are you a fan of cheese? Add some grated parmesan over your basil tomato soup and enjoy the taste. Yummy!
#5: How about some extra tang! Add a small drizzle of balsamic vinegar!
#6: I like to keep the best for the last! My favorite tweak is to add some roasted tomatoes seasoned with olive oil, salt, and black pepper that I prepare ahead of time.
#7: Do you love hot food? Add some red pepper flakes to your bowl of basil tomato soup.
Whether you enjoy the bowl of tomato soup or pair it with a sandwich, salad, or pasta, you will have a rich and savory meal!
Enjoy the Tasty Soup with your Favorite Pasta!
Do You Have a Busy Schedule? Prepare this Savory Soup Ahead!
Creamy Basil Tomato Soup is perfect to be prepared ahead. You can make it a day before and put it in the refrigerator.
If you want to keep it for longer, set it in the container in the freezer for around a month.
A great idea is to make a large batch of this amazing soup. Then, divide it into portions. You can set them in Mason jars and store them in the freezer. Upon serving, take out the soup and heat it.
Do not add anything to the tomato soup if you want to store it. When you want to serve, add some fresh basil to refresh the taste.
My Favorite Comfort Soup
If you do not want to use fresh tomatoes, don’t worry. You can use canned tomatoes. They give a thick texture since they usually can tomatoes at the peak of ripeness and freshness.
For a more vibrant soup, you can add some butter. For a more intensified flavor, add a tablespoon of tomato paste
It is easier to puree the tomato soup right in the pot using an immersion blender. If you do not have one, you can move it in batches to the food processor.
Wait for a while for the soup to slightly cool down. Keep some headspace in the container. You do not want it to have tomato soup on your ceiling when the soup swirls lol!
If you choose to freeze this amazingly rich tomato basil soup, allow it to thaw in the fridge before reheating. Then, set it in a pot at medium heat until warmed through.
Frequently Asked Questions
This soup is too precious to be thrown away. If you have some leftovers, set them in a container and keep them in the fridge for a few days. Reheat and add some fresh basil upon serving.
For a vegan tomato basil soup, it is recommended to use almond milk instead of regular milk or heavy cream.
Yes, of course! But it needs much more time. Set the ingredients on low heat after it boils for around one hour. Then, check the veggies. If they are not ready to be pureed, give them extra 15 minutes and recheck. The veggies should be so tender before you puree them.
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The Creamiest Soup
Are you convinced you should try this soup? Not yet?
Well, trust me when I tell you this tomato basil soup is a gazillion time better than any you have ever tried. The rich, creamy flavor makes anyone drool, and it is the best way to get your daily intake of vegetables!
What makes it even better is that it can be ready in less than 20 minutes. Few minutes of preperation and around 12 minutes of cook time.
- Medium tomatoes
- Medium onion
- Fresh basil leaves
- Medium carrots
- Medium potatoes
- Garlic cloves
- Dried oregano
- Heavy cream/milk or almond milk
- Black pepper
Add all the ingredients I have listed above to your instant pot except for the basil. Use heavy cream instead of milk for a richer soup.
Set your pot for 12 minutes on the veggies mode.
Once they are cooked, add the fresh basil.
Puree all the ingredients with an immersion blender until you have a creamy soup consistency.
If the soup is too thick, you can add some more milk or heavy cream and mix till you get the perfect consistency.
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Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
- 6 medium tomatoes quartered
- 1 medium onion quartered
- 4 medium carrots largely cubed
- 4 medium potatoes largely cubed
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 cups heavy cream/milk almond milk for vegan
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 20 fresh basil leaves divided
- Add all the ingredients and half the amount of basil. Use heavy cream instead of milk for a richer soup or coconut milk, oatmilk for a vegan/dairy free version.
- Set your pot for 12 minutes on the veggies mode.
- Once they are cooked, add the remaining fresh basil the purée all the ingredients with an immersion blender until you have a creamy soup consistency.
- If the soup is too thick, you can add some more warmed milk or heavy cream and mix till you get a perfect consistency.
I love how simple this soup is. The whole family loved it. Definitely a keeper