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Best Roasted Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

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This Roasted Tomato Basil Soup Recipe is the best ever! Not only is it creamy and delicious, but it can be made in less than an hour with all fresh ingredients. With vegetables that are roasted in the air fryer, this flavorful soup can be on your table in less than 1 hour.

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I love a good and delicious tomato soup. As a matter of fact, I have two rules when it comes to tomato soup.  

  1. The soup must be homemade and use fresh tomatoes, none from a can;  and
  2. My tomatoes and vegetables must be roasted

Why the rules? Because following that method has lead to some of the best tomato soup I’ve ever had. I used to roast my vegetables in the oven when I wanted to make tomato soup from scratch but found that it took longer than I wanted to roast the vegetables. Now that I have my air fryer, I can roast vegetables in half the amount of time it takes to roast in the oven.

How to make the best Tomato Soup from fresh tomatoes?

All you need is about 1 lb of any kind of fresh tomato. I tend to stick with roma or tomatoes on the vine for this recipe, whichever I have on hand. Both tomatoes roast beautifully in the air fryer.

Roast the tomatoes, along with onion, carrot, garlic cloves, and red bell pepper in the air fryer for about 25 minutes at 360 degrees. Roasting your vegetables will allow your tomatoes to roast, not burn, releasing the natural sweetness of the tomatoes and other vegetables.

Once your vegetables are roasted, you will add your stock and warm a bit for added flavor. Then blend, add your chopped basil, cream, and splash of balsamic vinegar.

tomato soup in bowl with basil on top

To Peel or Not to peel the tomatoes for the Best Tomato Basil Soup Recipe? That is the Question…

Once my tomatoes and vegetables are roasted, I sometimes peel the skin off of the tomatoes and red pepper. This results in a smoother finish to my soup once it’s blended. It really depends on the day on whether I do this or not. The soup is still delicious either way but for the smoothest soup possible, you must do the following: peel, blend in a blender, and pour through a fine mesh strainer.

What Goes with the Best Tomato Basil Soup?

I like to serve our tomato basil soup topped with parmesan cheese. Serve along side a delicious grilled cheese sandwich if you want a full meal.

I hope you enjoy this roasted tomato basil soup as much as we do. During these summer months, enjoy those tomatoes and fresh basil as much as you can. 🙂

Watch this video tutorial and see how I make this tomato basil soup from start to finish.

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The Best Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

Roast these tomatoes in the air fryer for The Best Tomato and Basil Soup. This soup can be on your table in less than 1 hour with robust flavor from the roasted vegetables.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword best tomato and basil soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 160kcal
Author Tanya


  • Oil for spraying
  • 1 lb red tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 medium red bell pepper quartered
  • 1 large yellow onion quartered
  • 1 medium carrot chopped into large pieces
  • 4 garlic cloves peeled
  • 1.5 cups chicken broth
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 4 fresh basil leaves finely chopped
  • Splash of balsamic vinegar
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese optional


  • Spray the bottom of the air fryer basket with a little oil to prevent sticking. Add the tomatoes, red bell pepper, onion, carrot, garlic cloves to the air fryer and set for 360 degrees Fahrenheit and 25 minutes to roast.
  • Check the air fryer basket about halfway through and shake to ensure even roasting. Shake again when there is about 5 minutes left on the timer.
  • Once air fryer timer goes off, transfer vegetables to a medium stock pan and add chicken broth to stock pan. Allow mixture to come to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes. Once done, blend soup with immersion blender or allow to cool and use a traditional blender to blend the soup.
  • Add basil, heavy cream, splash of balsamic vinegar. Salt and pepper to taste. Top with parmesan cheese.


*NEVER add liquid to an air fryer. 
*You can peel the tomatoes and red bell pepper after removing from the basket if you choose to. Just make sure they cool a bit before you do so.
*Always allow the liquids to cool before adding to a traditional blender to avoid burns.

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Evo Oil Sprayer Bottle
Immersion Hand Blender


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Notes on The Best Tomato Basil Soup

  • First and foremost, never ever put liquids in the Air Fryer. The Air fryer is used to roast the Vegetables. I use it in place of the oven because it roast my vegetables in half of the amount of time it would take to roast in the oven.
  • For a smoother soup consistency, pour soup into a fine mesh strainer once blended. I like my tomato soup a tiny bit chunky.
  • Never use over the counter aerosole spray cans in your air fryer. It’s best to purchase a good spray bottle and use vegetable or olive oils to spray. I use the Evo Oil Sprayer Bottle

Step by Step Photos of the Best Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

vegetables in air fryer basket
Add vegetables to air fryer basket.
spray bottle over basket
Spray vegetables with oil.
vegetables in basket after air frying
Roast at 360 degrees Farenheit for 25 minutes.
peeling tomatoes for soup
Allow vegetables to cool and peel tomatoes and red bell pepper if you wish.
vegeatables in pot with chicken broth
Add vegetbales and chicken broth to pot. Bring to boil, reduce heat, and allow to simmer for about 5 minutes.
vegetables blended with immersion blender
Blend with immersion blender.
heavy cream added to the best tomato basil soup
Add heavy cream and basil
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All done. Blend for longer or pour through mesh strainer for smoother consistency.

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Looking for more Air Fryer Recipes to enjoy with this dish? Try my Perfect Air Fryer Steak or Air Fryer Potatoes.

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Recipe Rating

Verna Harms

Saturday 25th of November 2023

I love tomato soup also but i have no basil now and only 6 tomatoes brought to me in my grocery order. I enjoy your recipes altho I'm on a heart diet and can't eat a lot of your things. Sorry.glad you found me I had to change my address.And I must add,I'm 92 yrs.old and don't look that old or act it.Still have my brown hair with traces of blond mixed in.I love to cook and bake but have to watch the sodium and sugar.Enjoy the air fryer I just purchased before the holiday. Bye for now.


Sunday 26th of November 2023

Thanks Verna! I love the fact that you're cooking delicious meals at 92. I hope you enjoy the air fryer recipes.


Tuesday 31st of January 2023

Really enjoyed the soup! I’d never made roasted tomato soup before, and will definitely make it again. I’ll probably add one clove less garlic next time.


Tuesday 7th of February 2023

Thanks Ellen! So happy you liked it.


Tuesday 8th of October 2019

Very good and satisfying. I will make this recipe from now on. ?

Megan @ MegUnprocessed

Friday 6th of July 2018

Tomato Basil Soup is my FAV!! This one looks so creamy and delicious!

Jersey Girl Cooks

Thursday 5th of July 2018

This soup looks so smooth and delicious! I want to make this tonight!