Italian sausage soup in Instant Pot with ladle

Instant Pot Italian Sausage Soup with Turnip Greens and Butternut Squash

This soup hits all the best flavor points: it's savory, slightly spicy, and slightly sweet. Easily made Whole30 compliant.

Course Soup
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 357 kcal
Author The Foodie Eats


  • 1 Tbsp. ghee or clarified butter
  • leeks
  • 1 3/4 tsp. sea salt divided
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1 lb. turnip greens chopped
  • 1 lb. Italian sausage
  • 2.5 lbs. butternut squash 3/4" cubes
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 lb. turnip roots peeled, cut into 1/2" cubes


  1. Using sauté setting – add ghee, leeks, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until leeks soften (but not brown), stirring frequently. Add garlic and vinegar and continue sautéing for one minute.

  2. Add apple cider and turnip greens. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly until greens wilt. Transfer greens and leek mixture to a bowl (including liquid) and set aside.

  3. Continuing on the sauté setting – add sausage to pot and brown thoroughly, making sure to break up the meat as much as possible. 

  4. Once sausage is brown, add butternut squash, turnip roots, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt to pot. Add chicken broth and mix well. 

  5. Lock lid and cook at high pressure for 3 minutes. Once cook time is complete, quick-release pressure.

  6. Pour greens and leek mix back into pot and mix well.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Italian Sausage Soup with Turnip Greens and Butternut Squash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 357 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 757mg 32%
Potassium 1079mg 31%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 11g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 432.7%
Vitamin C 93.8%
Calcium 21.2%
Iron 15.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.