Tomato basil parmesan soup

Tomato basil parmesan soup

This creamy low-carb tomato basil soup with parmesan cheese is bursting with flavor. Pure lip-smacking enjoyment when you need a little pick-me-up. Perfect for your Instant Pot or slow cooker.

Tomato basil parmesan soup

This creamy low-carb tomato basil soup with parmesan cheese is bursting with flavor. Pure lip-smacking enjoyment when you need a little pick-me-up. Perfect for your Instant Pot or slow cooker.
USMetric
12 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp unsalted butter or coconut oil
  • ½ cup 125 ml red onion, finely dicedred onions, finely diced
  • 2 2 garlic clove, mincedgarlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 8 oz. 225 g cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups 1 liter chicken broth
  • 2 2 (14-ounce) canned whole tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup 225 ml grated parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • fresh basil, for garnish

Instructions

Instructions are for 12 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Place the butter in a 6-quart Instant Pot and press Sauté. Once melted, add the onions, garlic, basil, and oregano and cook for 4 minutes or until the onions are soft. Press Cancel to stop the Sauté.
  2. Add the cream cheese and use a whisk to loosen or you will get clumps. Slowly whisk in the broth. Add the tomatoes, parmesan, salt, and pepper.
  3. Seal the lid, press Pressure Cook or Manual, and set the timer for 8 minutes. Once finished, turn the valve to venting for a quick release.
  4. Remove the lid and puree the soup with a stick blender; or transfer the soup to a regular blender or food processor and process until pureed.
  5. Season with additional salt and pepper, if desired. Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with more parmesan and basil leaves.

Slow cooker method

Skip the butter or coconut oil. Place the cream cheese in a 6-quart slow cooker. Use a whisk to stir the cream cheese. Slowly whisk in the broth. Add the onions, garlic, basil, oregano, tomatoes, parmesan, salt and pepper. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours or on low for 4 hours. Proceed to Step 4.

Store and reheat

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to a month.

To reheat, place in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until heated through.

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8 comments

  1. Paula
    Can you please clarify the amount of tomatoes? The recipes says “two canned whole tomatoes.”
    Also, what is the nutritional info?
    Replies: #2, #3
  2. Andrea
    Hi Paula, the nutrition information is right under the ingredients list. You click on the + and it'll expand.
  3. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can you please clarify the amount of tomatoes? The recipes says “two canned whole tomatoes.”
    Also, what is the nutritional info?

    The tomatoes are canned tomatoes and 14oz, as specified, is the default. If you don't see canned whole tomatoes, you could try 2 cans of diced tomatoes instead.

  4. Jan
    I can't see where it says how much one serving is, as in cups or mls. I guess I'll just weigh it, easier than measuring the fluid amount. Adding up the fluid amounts of the ingredients will not be accurate.
  5. Judy
    This was so delicious-my whole family enjoyed it and it was perfect for the cold rainy day we are having. I’ll be making this again!
  6. Cate
    Was a bit sceptical about how this would turn out, but, it was delicious! This needs to go on frequent rotation at home.
  7. Joyce
    This soup is very good. My husband was a sweetheart and made it for my lunch.
  8. Tracy Bland
    Made this today, and it is really good! Thanks 😀

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