Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Rating 5.0
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Instant Pot butternut squash soup makes creamy squash soup in a fraction of the time. Velvety smooth soup is topped with crispy fried sage leaves for a delightful textural contrast.
Utensils Lunch
Globe New American
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For the Soup
3 tblsp
unsalted butter
1 cup(s)
diced shallots
1 cup(s)
diced celery
1 tblsp
chopped fresh sage
1/2 tsp
salt, divided
2 cup(s)
chicken broth, divided
1/4 cup(s)
dry vermouth
1 cup(s)
diced green apple
3 cup(s)
diced butternut squash, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 tsp
apple cider vinegar
1/4 tsp
black pepper
For the Fried Sage
1 tblsp
unsalted butter
fresh sage leaves

Directions 6 steps | 25 Minutes

Step 1

Turn the Instant Pot to "sauté" mode on high temperature for 5 minutes. Push the start button and add the butter, shallots, celery, sage and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Stir occasionally.

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Step 2

Turn the Instant Pot to “pressure cook” mode on high temperature for 5 minutes. Push the start button and then add one cup of broth, vermouth, apple, squash and remaining salt. Stir well and lock on the lid.

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Step 3

Immediately do a "quick release" and remove the lid when the pin drops. Add the remaining one cup of broth, vinegar and pepper. Blend with a blender or an immersion blender until thick and creamy, about 1 minute. Taste to assess the seasoning and the thickness. Add more salt and/or broth, as needed. Keep warm.

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Step 4

Make the fried sage. In a small sauté pan on medium heat, melt the butter.

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Step 5

Fry the sage leaves in the butter. Cook until the butter is brown and the leaves are crispy, about 1 minute.

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Step 6

Ladle the soup into individual bowls, then top each one with several drops of brown butter and a few crispy sage leaves. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Per Serving
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9 g
3.8 g
19.7 g


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Sarah D.


22 Jul 2022

I'm a sucker for anything with butternut squash and will definitely add this to my winter recipe list!

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Glen B.


11 Jul 2022

🍲Squash soup reminds me of my grandma.

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