The ultimate butternut squash soup, made quick and easy in the Instant Pot. Naturally sweetened and super-rich, this elegant soup is delicious but so much faster with the help of an electric pressure cooker.
What Makes This Recipe So Good
- This lightly sweetened butternut squash soup is creamy and full of rich vegetable flavors. It’s perfect as an elegant appetizer or first course when entertaining on holidays, but also great to curl up with for an easy lunch.
- With a couple easy swaps, this Instant Pot soup can be made Whole30 and dairy-free.
Butternut squash – Sweet and dense with a slight nutty flavor, butternut squash makes this soup super flavorful and thick
Granny Smith apple – The tartness of the apple pairs perfectly with hearty and sweet veggies
Heavy cream – Heavy cream helps makes this soup thick and creamy, with a hint of buttery dairy flavor
Curry powder – Both savory and sweet, curry powder adds warmth and spice to this recipe
How To Make Butternut Squash Soup in the Instant Pot
The full recipe & ingredients list are below, but here you’ll find a quick overview for making this recipe perfectly, along with useful tips and info!
Melt the butter and cook the veggies and apple until they’re lightly browned. Pour in some of the chicken stock and add a pinch of curry.
Secure the lid and cook, then quick release.
Blend the soup until smooth. Return to the pot and add the heavy cream and mix in a little stock to get the soup to your preferred consistency. Season and garnish with chives.
Top Tips For Making
- To make this recipe Whole30 or dairy free, substitute 1/2-1 cup coconut cream (just the solid white part of a can of coconut milk) for the heavy cream and use ghee or a neutral oil instead of butter.
- Your soup will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for about 3-4 days. If you want to freeze your soup, follow the instructions, but stop before you add the heavy cream. Without the cream added, it will keep in the freezer for about 3 months.
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Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup
- Instant Pot or pressure cooker
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 small onion chopped
- 1 stalk celery chopped
- 2 medium carrots chopped
- 1 medium Granny Smith apple
- 1 medium butternut squash peeled, seeded, and cubed
- 1 (32-fluid ounce) container chicken stock
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- curry powder pinch
- salt to taste
- black pepper freshly ground, to taste
- Melt the butter in a large pot. Cook the onion, celery, carrot, apple, and squash 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add veggies to Instant Pot.
- Pour in 3 cups of the chicken stock to cover vegetables. Add pinch of curry. Secure lid and cook 12 minutes, then quick release.
- Transfer the soup to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Return to pot, and add in heavy cream and 1 1/2 tsp salt. Mix in any remaining stock to attain desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with chives.
- Whole30 or dairy free: Substitute 1/2-1 cup coconut cream (just the solid white part of a can of coconut milk) for the heavy cream and use ghee or a neutral oil instead of butter.
- Storage: Keep in fridge 3-4 days in airtight container. To freeze, blend soup but stop before adding heavy cream. Freeze up to 3 months and continue recipe after blending when ready to eat.
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