Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup

Warm up with a bowl of this creamy and delicious instant pot butternut squash soup! We teach you how to make this healthy soup with fresh butternut squash.

butternut squash soup in a red ceramic bowl in front of instant pot.

I love, love, love making soup. It’s one of the first things I learned how to make from scratch and it is THE first type of recipe I learned how to develop. Soup is so forgiving and there are so many ways customize it that you will never get bored. 

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Homemade Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup

Today, I am sharing a recipe for homemade butternut squash soup. And I’m showing you how to make it in my favorite soup-making tool. The instant pot. Really, any electric pressure cooker will do. They are amazing for making flavor packed soup in very little time!

A ladle full of butternut squash soup

We use a slightly different method than other instant pot butternut squash soup recipes out there. We use cooked butternut squash in this recipe. This allows the squash to already be soft when going into the soup and makes it very easy to peel. Here is how to make instant pot butternut squash for this recipe. It takes just a few minutes.

Cooked butternut squash inside instant pot.

Other soups we have made (and loved) in the instant pot are Instant Pot White Chicken ChiliInstant Pot Chicken Vegetable Soup, Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese SoupInstant Pot Zuppa ToscanaInstant Pot Chicken and Dumplings, and Pressure Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup. I also have an entire chapter dedicated to soup in my instant pot cookbook.

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Instant pot butternut squash soup FAQs

Can you freeze butternut squash soup?

Yes! This soup is very freezer friendly. We recommend freezing it in serving-sized containers so you can pull them out for an easy (and tasty) lunch. If you are new to freezing soup, read our post on how to freeze soup.

An instant pot with bull of soup in front of it.

What is a good garnish for butternut squash soup?

There are a few good options. A creamy garnish is always a good idea with butternut squash soup. We love butternut squash soup with a little bit of coconut milk mixed in. You can add a dollop of sour cream or plain greek yogurt. You can also sprinkle it with fresh herbs like sage or rosemary.

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A bowl of butternut squash soup with a spoon sticking out.

What goes well with butternut squash soup?

The beauty of this soup is it really goes well with anything. You can it by it’s as a light dinner or lunch. You can also pair it with salad, pasta, or sandwiches. Here are a few ideas:

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Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Warm up with a bowl of this creamy and delicious instant pot butternut squash soup! We teach you how to make this healthy soup with fresh butternut squash.

Course Main Dish Recipes
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot butternut squash soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Calories 280 kcal
Author Aileen Clark

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 large yellow onion minced
  • 1 Granny Smith apple peeled, cored, and diced
  • 3 cloves garlic sliced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 5-pound butternut squash, cooked, peeled, and seeds removed
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Optional: Coconut milk for garnish

Instructions

  1. Press saute button on instant pot and add coconut oil.
  2. Mix in the onion and apple. Cook, stirring frequently, until soft. About 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in the garlic and mix until fragrant. About 1 minute.
  4. Pour in the broth and deglaze the bottom of the pot.
  5. Turn the instant pot off.
  6. Add the butternut squash, nutmeg, paprkia, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Stir.
  7. Close the lid and set the pressure release valve to sealing.
  8. Press the manual or pressure cook button and set to 10 minutes.
  9. Quick pressure release.
  10. Remove the lid and turn the insant pot off.
  11. Puree soup with an immersion blender or countertop blender.
  12. Serve the soup, topped with coconut milk, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 1/2 cups)
Calories 280 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 295mg13%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 14g58%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 8g16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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