This Instant Pot creamy tomato tortellini soup is made in no time thanks to pressure cooking – majorly creamy and cheesy and packed with bright summer basil!
Creamy, cheesy, pasta and sausage soup – probably not something you think of when you think summer fare. I hear ya.
*This post is sponsored by Cabot. All content and opinions are my own.
While I’m definitely craving peaches (or nectarines rather because nectarines > peach fuzz), watermelon, cherries (omg they’re SO good at the moment), all the salads, good corn on the cob and pretty much anything off the grill 98% of the time right now, throw a cloudy, slightly cooler day into the mix and immediately I revert to wanting comfort food. Funny how that works, isn’t it?
In the midst of our scorching 90+ degree days lately (not complaining, I LOVE it!), we had exactly one slight reprieve where it was cloudy, drizzly and the humidity seemed to momentarily vanish.
That’s the day I made this Instant Pot creamy tomato tortellini soup because who says you can’t have comfort food in the summer?
While the creaminess factor is off the charts thanks to Cabot cream cheese and my favorite, their Farmhouse Reserve cheddar (although any of their cheddars would be great in this) and there’s some definite comfort food additions like hearty cheese filled tortellini and ground turkey sausage, there’s actually quite a bit of summer flavor packed into this soup thanks to basil.
I used crushed tomatoes with basil flavor, dried basil and fresh basil stirred in at the end for that pop of herby brightness.
If there’s one herb that embodies summer, it’s basil, no contest.
Every bite of this creamy tomato tortellini soup is the perfect balance between summer and comfort food and will likely have you wishing for a cooler, rainy day (or two) to break out the Instant Pot and make it!
*For vegetarian option - omit turkey sausage and use vegetable broth. **For gluten-free - make sure to use gluten-free tortellini. As an Amazon Associate affiliate member, I earn from qualifying purchases.
*For vegetarian option - omit turkey sausage and use vegetable broth.
**For gluten-free - make sure to use gluten-free tortellini.
As an Amazon Associate affiliate member, I earn from qualifying purchases.