INSTANT POT BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP
A super easy spin on an autumn favorite! I love a good squash soup— it goes so well with chilly days, homeschooling at the kitchen table, and a nice crusty, buttery grilled cheese sandwich!
This recipe is so easy because it requires minimal prep— no slicing and dicing for hours— just rough chops of a few basic veggies because everything is getting puréed after it cooks for a few minutes in my pressure cooker.
I have also made this recipe in my dutch oven on the stovetop as well as in my crockpot! Feel free to cook this recipe how you see fit. In this blog post I'll be sharing my instant pot version!
Scroll to the bottom for the full list of ingredients and printable version of this recipe!
The full video for the recipe can be viewed here.
Set your instant pot to the sauté setting and add a splash of cooking oil to the bottom.
Once that heats up add onion, celery and herbs.
Once veggies and herbs get a little translucent or wilty, sprinkle in some powdered bullion and container of vegetable broth.
Bring this to a light simmer and add in your butternut squash cubes and granny smith apple pieces.
Add a generous amount of fresh-cracked black pepper and the tomato paste and mix thoroughly.
Put the lid on the pressure cooker, seal it and set machine to pressure cook on high pressure for 8 minutes. Once it’s done, let the steam release naturally and be prepared for the most divine smell when you open that lid!
Now comes the magic! Grab an immersion blender and purée the mixture in the instant pot until it is smooth and velvety. If you don't have an immersion blender on hand, you can always dump the mixture into a stand blender and puree it that way, just be sure your blender can handle high temps like this one can!
From here you can continue to let the mixture simmer in the pot, or serve right away!
I like to top my bowl of soup with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and serve with a grilled cheese sandwich to dip into that creamy, herby-sweet goodness! This is one recipe where my kids seriously lick the bowl!
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