This Air Fryer Roasted Tomato Soup is a game changer! Level up any soup by charring veggies in the air fryer! Let me teach you how. 😉 Fry it, to believe it!
If you’re wondering if you can make soups directly in an air fryer, the answer is that it depends. There’s a specific type of air fryer also doubles as a pressure cooker, which often includes a sautéing function—a pressure cooker air fryer.
Having that kind of multicooker is the only time you can make air fryer tomato soup without taking out a stock pot.
In this recipe, I’ll teach you how to perfectly roast your vegetables in the air fryer to bring out their natural sweetness and use this technique to give your soup a delightful depth of flavor.
And the best part? It only takes a fraction of the time compared to traditional stovetop or roasting methods.
Without any further delay, let’s get started!
Air Fryer Tomato Soup Ingredients
Don’t be intimidated by the ingredient list! Most of the items on the list are probably in your pantry/refrigerator already!
- Fresh tomatoes
- White onion
- Olive oil
- Italian seasoning
- Salt and pepper
- Tomato paste
- Chicken broth
- Heavy cream
- Parmesan cheese
- Basil for garnish (optional)
- Garlic bread (optional)
📣 You can find the exact measurements and adjust the number of servings in the recipe card down below.
If you prefer to keep the soup vegetarian, feel free to use vegetable stock/broth instead of chicken stock/broth.
While garlic bread, for serving, is optional, we really think it perfectly complements the creamy, acidic soup, so we definitely recommend it!
Want to make it while you’re finishing your soup on the stove? Check out our Air Fryer Garlic Bread recipe for a quick and easy recipe that will be ready by the time your soup is done simmering.
Recipe Video: Air Fried Tomato Soup
Don’t have time to read? We made this short recipe video just for you. 😉
*You can find the exact amount of ingredients and adjust the number of servings in the recipe card below.
How to Make Air Fryer Roasted Tomato Soup?
Get ready for the best tomato soup shortcut of your life! In less than 30 minutes (yup, you read that right) you’ll have FRESH, HOT & CREAMY tomato soup!
Let’s get cooking!
1. Preheat the air fryer to 400°F (204°C).
If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheating option, you can set the temperature to 400ºF (204ºC) and then let it cook for 5 minutes without food.
Alternatively, you can skip this step by adding an additional 4-5 minutes to your cooking time, or until you achieve your desired level of browning.
2. Chop the vegetables.
Prepare the tomatoes by carefully cutting each tomato in half lengthwise. Prepare the onion by peeling it, removing the ends and then cutting it into quarters.
For the garlic, slice off the ends and peel each clove. Add all 3 veggies to a medium bowl.
3. Season the sliced veggies.
Add the olive oil, salt and pepper and sugar to the bowl of vegetables. Toss to coat all the vegetables evenly in oil and seasoning.
4. Roast the seasoned vegetables for 15 minutes or until tender and charred.
When the air fryer is preheated, add the vegetables and air fry until they are softened and browned, about 15 minutes. A little bit of char is fine and adds good flavor!
I used a 6-quart air fryer to test this recipe. Cooking time and temperature may vary depending on your air fryer and the number of servings you are making. For optimal results, begin with the lower end of the suggested cooking time.
5. Transfer to a pot and purée the roasted vegetables.
When the vegetables are cooked, transfer to a large pot and add the chicken broth, heavy cream, Italian seasoning, tomato paste and salt and pepper to taste.
Using an immersion blender, blend until smooth.
Alternatively, carefully transfer vegetables with some chicken broth to a stand blender until smooth, then transfer back to the pot and stir in remaining ingredients.
💡Note: If using a stand blender with a lid that has a removable center piece, remove that center piece and cover the top of the blender with a towel to prevent hot steam from causing the lid to pop off.
6. Boil and simmer air fryer roasted tomato soup for 5-10 minutes.
Once the soup is boiling, lower the heat. Add grated parmesan cheese and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 10 minutes, until the soup has reached your desired consistency.
7. Serve your warm bowl of air fryer roasted tomato soup and enjoy!
Carefully ladle air fryer tomato soup into bowls and serve immediately with garlic bread, torn basil leaves and parmesan cheese!
If you’re really trying to level up your tomato soup game, try making grilled cheese croutons!
Follow our recipe for grilled cheese, allow the finished sandwiches to cool for 1-2 minutes and then cut each one into crouton-sized pieces!
Float the little sandwich squares on the top of your fresh tomato soup for a unique presentation that’s equally as delicious as it is fun to eat!
Freezing & Storage
Freezing: Freezing soup is a great way to have dinner on hand when you don’t feel like cooking! Add the cooled soup to quart container (only fill ⅞ of the way, or up to where the texture of the container changes). Freeze and store for up to 6 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight (or 1-2 days ahead) and then follow the reheat instructions below.
Fridge: Add the cooled soup to a quart container or large glass jar. Store in the refrigerator for up to 6 days!
Reheating: To reheat air fried tomato soup, either portion out bowls of soup and microwave them, or add the soup to a pot and bring to a simmer! Enjoy your tasty air fried tomato soup!
Air Fryer Roasted Tomato Soup FAQs
Can you air fry tomato soup?
Technically, you can’t air fry tomato soup or cook any food that requires a high amount of liquid. Unless you have a pressure cooker air fryer combo at home, that task is next to impossible. However, you can use an air fryer to char the tomatoes or any other vegetables required for making a soup. Then, you have to continue cooking in a pot and use an immersion blender to blend all the ingredients into a smooth soupy texture.
Creamy Air Fryer Roasted Tomato Soup (+Video)
- 6 tomatoes large, halved
- 1 white onion medium, quartered
- 6 cloves garlic peeled
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 cups chicken broth
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese grated
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- Garlic bread
- Basil for garnish
- Preheat the air fryer to 400°F (204°C).
- Prepare the vegetables: halve the tomatoes, quarter the onion and peel the garlic cloves.
- Season the sliced vegetables with olive oil, sugar, salt and pepper.
- Char the seasoned vegetables. First, line the air fryer basket with fitted air fryer liner and transfer the seasoned vegetables. Air fry for 15 minutes until the vegetables are tender and browned.
- Transfer the charred vegetables to a large pot. Add the Italian seasoning, tomato paste, chicken broth, heavy cream, salt, and pepper. Using an immersion blender, blend until smooth. Alternatively, you can use a powerful countertop blender to pulverize those ingredients into a creamy tomato goodness.
- Bring the pot to a boil, add grated Parmesan cheese, then simmer at medium heat for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Serve the air fryer roasted tomato soup hot with extra Parmesan cheese and chopped basil on top. Pair it with garlic bread or cheese toast for an even more delicious meal. Enjoy!
- If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheating option, you can set the temperature to 400°F (204°C) and then let it cook for 4-5 minutes without food.
- You can also skip preheating by adding 2-4 minutes to your cooking time.
- Avoid preheating the air fryer with parchment paper in it, as the strong air flow may cause the paper to fly off and potentially touch the heating element, creating smoke. Instead, add your air fryer liner after your countertop convection oven finishes preheating.
- If you don’t have an immersion blender at home, you can use a countertop blender to puree the ingredients.
- Be careful when adding the chicken broth; add it incrementally to prevent overflowing and making a mess. You can add the remaining liquid when you transfer the mixture to the pot.
- I used a 6-quart Instant Pot Vortex Plus to test the air fryer tomato soup recipe. Cooking time and temperature may vary depending on your air fryer and the number of servings you are making. For optimal results, begin with the lower end of the suggested cooking time.
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