This Instant Pot Ace Blender Tomato Basil Soup is an easy, flavorful blender soup that’s extra creamy when made in the Instant Pot Ace Blender. The Ace cooks the veggies in the blender before blending, so you add the ingredients and come back to piping hot, ready-to-eat, creamy soup.
The Instant Pot Ace Multi-Use Cooking & Beverage Blender is the Instant Pot company’s newest appliance. You can read my review of the Instant Pot Ace Blender for more information. Unlike other blenders that heat with the friction of the blades, the Ace has a heating element that heats the ingredients. So you won’t get lukewarm blender soup.
This Instant Pot Ace Blender Tomato Basil Soup recipe is blender version of my Pressure Cooker Creamy Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup. It’s a little faster making it in the pressure cooker / Instant Pot than making it in the Ace Blender. But the Ace gets the soup creamier than when I blend it in the pressure cooker with my immersion blender.
Making Tomato Basil Soup in the Instant Pot Ace Blender
The pressure cooker tomato soup recipe uses fresh garden tomatoes, but since I don’t have any fresh tomatoes this time of year, I opted to use San Marzano canned tomatoes.
The can pictured above is larger than you’ll need for the recipe. You want a 14.5 ounce can in order to fit all of the ingredients into the blender without overfilling it.
The display on the Ace tells you which function you’re using. The little light above soup is lit. It also tells you which soup setting – creamy or chunky. I’ve selected 2 for a creamy soup. It also tells you the cook time for the Soup 2 function.
Be aware that before the cook time starts to count down, the Ace will bring the ingredients to a boil at 100° Celsius.
If you want, you can change the display from Celsius to Fahrenheit. Press Cancel to ensure the blender is in Standby mode. Press and hold Pause for 5 seconds; the blender will beep once and display the selected temperature. It doesn’t seem to remember your last selection, however, so you’ll have to change it each time you use it.
Since the Instant Pot Ace Blender is so new, there aren’t a lot of recipes available yet. However Stay Snatched is starting to have some on her blog. Check out her Ace Blender Strawberry Peanut Butter Green Smoothie. Also, the Instant Pot Facebook Community has created a post with a list of Instant Pot Ace Blender Recipes created by bloggers and community members. Lots of great looking recipes there as well.
My pressure cooker tomato soup has been a big hit with my readers, and I’m sure those with the Ace Blender will like this version just as much.
Ace Blender Tomato Basil Soup
- 1 can 14.5 ounce San Marzano tomatoes
- 1 can 14.5 ounce chicken broth
- 1 small onion roughly chopped
- 1 stalk celery roughly chopped
- 1 large carrot roughly chopped
- 1 garlic clove minced or pressed
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- ½ cup half and half
- Add tomatoes, chicken broth, onion, celery, garlic, basil, tomato paste, salt and pepper to the Ace blender jar. Put the lid on the jar. Select the soup 2 setting.
- When the cook time ends, open the lid and add Parmesan cheese and half and half. Replace lid and pulse twice to combine.
Hi how would you make broccoli cheese soup in this I did it one an cant remember how to lost the recipe
What is the difference between Tomato Basil Soup and Tomato Bisque?
Hi Rebecca – they are very similar, tomato bisque is usually more creamy.
Hi Barbara I’m looking forward to this. It’s always dangerous to assume but it looks like you added the juice in the can too. Is that correct? Just got my Ace and this will be first recipe in it. I’m going to use fresh Creole tomatoes peeled and seeded (I live in New Orleans and they’re in season now). Will let you know how it turns out and thanks.
Correct – the tomatoes are not drained, you’ll add the juice in the can as well. Sounds like a delicious way to change it up.
I made this recipe tonight (with a few tweaks) and it was incredible.
I am not a fan of Parmesan Cheese so I skipped it all together. Also, I did not have half and half but I did have heavy cream so I used that. OOOOHHHH EM GEEE!! Delish!!
I also ran it through a chinois and it made it smooth and silky. I cannot wait for seconds tomorrow.
Sounds like tasty changes – glad it was a huge hit!
mine tastes a bit burnt is there a way to stop that from happening?
Hi Lee – I have never had that problem. Did your blender bog down and sound like the motor was struggling? Did you put the liquids in the bottom?
I put the canned tomatoes on the bottom should I do the broth 1st?
The tomatoes shouldn’t cause a problem. I just wondered if the veggies lodged in the bottom and caused a problem.
Loved the Creamy Tomato Soup, will make again.
Thanks for taking the time to comment and let me know you loved it Terry!
This is a great recipe fora creamy easy tomato soup. My grandkids and my husband love it.
Great – thanks so much Lynette!
I think it’s a 28 oz can instead of 14.5 oz can of tomatoes because mine wasn’t as full. Also, add carrot when you add the celery and everything in. I’m excited to see how it tastes. Just hope these notes were helpful 🙂
Hi! So excited to try this recipe! Do you have a recommendation on what to use to substitute the half and half to make it dairy free?
Hi Christen – I haven’t tried it, but people often substitute unsweetened coconut milk for half and half https://www.swansonvitamins.com/thai-kitchen-coconut-milk-14-fl-oz-can
O made this tonight, really enjoyed this. I think next time I make it I would leave out parmesan cheese and add a clove of garlic.
Thanks – glad you enjoyed it!
It’s says 114.5 ounce can tomatoes am I reading that wrong is it 28 ounce ?
Hi Sharon – I updated the ingredient list so it was easier to understand. It’s one 14.5 ounce can.
I was wondering if I want to make it 6 servings is that possible? I’ve made with before and not sure if there is room to not quite double the recipe.
Hi Emily – no, I think the blender would be too full to blend properly.
If I do have fresh tomatoes, how many should I use?
Hi Shelly – use 3 pounds tomatoes – cored, peeled, and quartered. Enjoy!
Made this recipe tonight in my new Ace. Oh so good!
That’s great – thanks Wayne!
Got one for Christmas. Going to give this a try tonight.
Wow it’s ace how simple is this
My family and I love this recipe and have made it many times! I use 2 cloves of garlic, 2 tsp of dried basil, and I actually like it better with beef broth but it’s great with chicken broth as well. Thank you!
Thanks – so nice to hear you and your family love it! I’ll have to give it a try with beef broth.
great recipe, thank you, interesting appliance, haven’t heard of it before
Rocky Mountain Woman