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.
- 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
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 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.