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tomato bisque served in two white bowls.
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Creamy Tomato Bisque

A cozy and comforting soup made with fresh tomatoes, herbs and cream served with crunchy croutons for a perfect lunch
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 213kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup onion diced
  • ½ cup celery sliced
  • 1 cup carrots peeled and sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves peeled
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil chopped
  • 6 tomatoes 2 pounds , quartered or 1 28 oz can of peeled tomatoes
  • cup low sodium broth Note: I use the Better Than Bouillon Organic Vegetable Base
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey optional
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper or to taste
  • ½ cup heavy cream


  • Set the Instant Pot to saute mode and heat oil. Add onion, celery, garlic, carrots, tomatoes, oregano, basil and parsley cook for a minute until fragrant.
  • Add broth and salt. Mix well. Close the Instant Pot with pressure valve to sealing.
  • Pressure Cook for 8 minutes. Followed by quick release or natural pressure release.
  • Open the Instant Pot, and carefully puree the soup using an immersion blender. 
  • Set the Instant Pot to Saute mode. Stir in honey, cream and pepper. Laddle into bowls, sprinkle some cayenne pepper for an extra kick. Enjoy hot with crunchy croutons.



  1. Vegan - use Cashew cream instead of heavy cream. To make cashew cream simply blend ½ cup cashews with ½ cup of water until smooth. To make it nut-free and dairy-free use unsweetened coconut cream. I love Trader Joe's canned coconut cream
  2. Canned Tomatoes -  work equally well in this soup, especially when tomatoes are not in season
  3. Dried herbs - substitute freeze-dried herbs for the fresh by reducing the quantity in half
ACE Blender Recipe 
To make this soup in the Instant Pot ACE blender, simply add all the ingredients except the heavy cream to the blender. Press the soup button 2 times. Ladle into bowls, sprinkle some cayenne pepper for an extra kick. Enjoy hot with crunchy croutons.


Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 981mg | Potassium: 703mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 7570IU | Vitamin C: 33.9mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg
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