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Tasty Tomato & Basil Soup (In A Soup Maker)

Tomato and basil soup is a popular classic. It is so easy to make—either in a soup maker or in a pot on the stove, blending once cooked.

Read on to discover how easy it is to make tomato and basil soup in a soup maker!

I originally made this recipe back in 2016 when I was first experimenting with soup makers (and when my first ever soup maker recipe book was released; you can check it out here on Amazon!)

I have since made it more times than I can remember, it’s one of my favourites for sure.

How To Make Tomato And Basil Soup In A Soup Maker

I’ve tested this recipe out in various different models of soup makers, including two different Morphy Richards Soup Makers, and, more recently, the Ninja Soup Maker and Blender.

What You Need To Make It

The ingredients below work well for most soup maker models. If you have a compact soup maker you will need to reduce the quantities.

For more compact instructions or to print out the recipe, head down to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

ingredients for tomato and basil soup in a soup maker
  • 2 to 3 shallots, chopped (you can substitute for an onion)
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 5 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium potato, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 8 basil leaves, chopped
  • 800 ml vegetable stock (I add a stock pot and then top up to the line with hot water)
  • 2 basil leaves, chopped, for garnish

As with all my soup maker recipes, the ingredients don’t have to be the exact same weights and sizes; just use a rough combination of what I have listed, and you’ll soon be enjoying a delicious tomato and basil soup!

Making It

Prepare the ingredients: some people prefer to remove the skin from tomatoes before adding them to a soup, but I don’t find it necessary when using a soup maker. The same goes for the potatoes and carrots; peeling the skin is completely optional.

The motor is so powerful that it blends the soup until it is completely smooth and doesn’t have any bits of skin left.

ingredients for tomato and basil soup in a soup maker: potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, shallots, garlic and basil leaves laid out next to a Ninja Soup Maker

Add all the ingredients to the soup maker: once you have prepared the ingredients, it’s time to add everything to the soup maker – but not the basil leaves; we’re going to add them at the end.

tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, onions chopped up in Ninja soup maker

When it comes to adding the stock, you can choose your preferred method. I tend to add the stock pot directly to the soup maker and then add hot water up to the line – all soup makers should have a MAX line, so make sure the water or stock doesn’t go above this.

adding stock pot directly to the Ninja soup maker jug on top of the fresh tomatoes

Place the lid on the soup maker and choose the “smooth” soup cycle.

raw ingredients for tomato and basil soup in Ninja soup maker

At the end of the soup maker cycle, carefully remove the lid and add the fresh basil leaves.

Replace the lid and manually blend the soup maker on low for about 15 seconds or until the basil leaves have been chopped up and mixed in with the soup.

adding basil to tomato soup in soup maker

Pour the soup into bowls or mugs and serve! Add any seasoning according to taste and optionally add some fresh basil leaves for garnish.

tomato with basil soup next to fresh basil leaves with Ninja soup maker next to it and bread on a chopping board

How Long Does Tomato And Basil Soup Last?

Tomato and basil soup can be kept in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. Leave it to cool down before transferring it to an airtight container.

Can You Freeze Tomato And Basil Soup?

Yes, you can freeze tomato and basil soup. Leave it to cool down before transferring it to a suitable container. I like to use these soup freezer containers, but you can use any type.

soup container for the freezer next to Ninja Soup Maker

These soup containers will store up to 1 cup per section, which is about 250ml, roughly enough for a mug of soup.

It comes with a lid, so once the soup has cooled I will place the lid on top and put in the freezer.

soup freezer container with soup poured into each compartment

Tomato and basil soup will last in the freezer for 3 to 4 months.

If you want to check out these soup maker containers, I bought them on Amazon.

I hope you enjoyed this tomato and basil soup in a soup maker. Let me know in the comments if you make it!

Are you Looking For More Tomato Soup Maker Recipes?

If you want some inspiration for more tomato soups you can make in a soup maker, check some of these out:

tomato soup in a bowl with basil leaves, fresh bread and ninja soup maker

If you enjoy this soup, you might be interested in joining my Soup Maker Recipes group over on Facebook. Come on over and say hi!

Happy souping!

tomato and basil soup in a bowl next to a Ninja soup maker

Tomato & Basil Soup

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Enjoy this easy to make tomato and basil soup in a soup maker! Add your ingredients and in less than 30 minutes you'll be enjoying a tasty tomato and basil soup.


  • 3 shallots*, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 5 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium potato, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 8 basil leaves
  • 1 vegetable stock pot or cube
  • 2 basil leaves, chopped, for garnish


  1. Prepare the ingredients. There is no need to peel the tomatoes, potato or carrot.
  2. Add all the ingredients (except the basil) to your soup maker. Stir ingredients together.
  3. Top up to the MAX line with hot water (you can use cold if you prefer).
  4. Put the lid on and select the smooth setting.
  5. Once the program has finished, carefully take the lid off and add the basil leaves. Blend on the manual setting for about 15 to 20 seconds.
  6. Season according to taste and optionally garnish with some chopped basil.


*you can use 1 onion instead of shallots

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 190mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 4gSugar: 8gProtein: 4g

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Monday 1st of May 2023

Lovely soup, smooth and silky with just the right amount of sweetness. I used vine tomatoes and didn't need quite as much stock, around 600mls. Finally a successful tomato soup in my soup maker. Will try your sweet potato and lentil next.

Allison Davies

Tuesday 24th of January 2023

I’ve made you tomato and basil soup and my daughter loves it. She says it’s way better than anything from a tin

Allison Davies

Tuesday 27th of September 2022

I’ve made this and my daughter says it’s better than Heinz’s version

Gayle T

Friday 14th of January 2022

What's the nutritional values for this recipe please? I can see it's 90 cals per portion but can't find the carbs, sugars, fat, saturated fat,salt, protein values..


Sunday 19th of December 2021

I’m going to make your tomato and basil soup. I worry that the Morphy Richard’s says minimum of level is 1300 mls can I do less as it comes out so watery?


Liana Green

Tuesday 21st of December 2021

Hi Lizzie - I would stick to the minimum level of ingredients but just add in more ingredients to make it thicker - either add in a potato, some red lentils or increase the amount of tomatoes. I hope that helps!

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