Instant Pot Velvet Tomato Bacon Soup

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Instant Pot Velvet Tomato Bacon Soup

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I’ve become a junkie….an Instant Pot Junkie.  I cannot live without it.  I really use it almost daily.  I have been taking my go-to recipes and trying them in the Instant Pot.  Obviously the goal with the Instant pot is FAST, FAST, FAST…but hold on a sec…not everything needs to be served this way.  But, it is really fast, tender, flavorful, juicy…you name it.  I am promising in the weeks to come I will be sharing lots of recipes that streamline the point of preparation to the point of sitting down and enjoying a FAMILY meal!  Here is an amazing soup that can be served as an appetizer, a soup shot course or a lovely dinner with a salad.  Let’s start with this:  Instant Pot Velvet Tomato Bacon Soup.

This is a take off from my tomato bacon bisque.  But follow with me here!!  It is simpler, faster, and delicious!!

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Instant Pot Velvet Tomato Bacon Soup
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Recipe type: Soup
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Serves: 6
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon bacon drippings
  • Sea Salt
  • 10 slices cooked bacon, chopped , reserving some for garnish
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 14 Tomatoes on The Vine, cut in half
  • 1 14 ounce can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken stock, plus more to thin
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • chopped celery leaves for garnish.
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 450.
  2. Set the Instant Pot to Saute. When HOT, add the bacon drippings and then place the onions, celery, carrots and garlic and cook for 6-8 minutes. To this add the tomatoes, bay leaf, seasonings, bacon and the chicken stock. Reset Instant pot to Manual and set for 20 minutes.
  3. After the cooking is finished, allow to cool 10 minutes, then let the steam out.
  4. Puree soup in a high powered blender or immersion blender until smooth. Taste for salt and pepper.
  5. If you want to thin it , add a little chicken stock until it has your desired consistency.
  6. Serve with chopped bacon and celery leaves as a garnish.
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This could be a lovely chilled soup when the weather warms up!!

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