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Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup | The Foodie Eats

Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup

This soup is incredibly simple to make and tastes like a mouthful of fall! It's slightly sweet, herbaceous, and savory.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 139kcal
Author Gary White


  • 3 lbs. butternut squash 6 pounds before peeling
  • 1 cup sweet onions roughly chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic minced
  • 2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 rosemary sprig
  • 4 thyme sprigs
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • ¼ cup heavy cream


  • Peel two medium-sized butternut squash. Then cut them in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds. They weighed a total of 6 pounds before peeling, yielding about 3 pounds of actual squash. Cut squash roughly into 1-inch cubes, then add them to pot.
  • Then add a roughly chopped onion to pot. Add garlic, salt, and nutmeg to pot.
  • Add rosemary, thyme, and bay leaf to a piece of cheesecloth and tie up with a piece of kitchen twine.
  • Pour in chicken broth and apple cider, as well as adding the herb bouquet. Give all ingredients a good mix.
  • Lock lid and cook at high pressure for 10 minutes. Once cook time is complete, quick-release pressure. Remove herb bouquet.
  • Using an immersion blender, blend soup until completely smooth. If using a countertop blender… Do in a few batches. Fill less than halfway, remove your blender lid’s center insert, hold a kitchen towel over the top, and then blend. No explosions.
  • Add butter and stir until melted completed. Finally, add cream and stir until well incorporated. 
  • Serve topped with sautéed mushrooms, shaved Parmesan cheese, and cracked black pepper.


This soup has a thin consistency. If you prefer a thicker soup, use 3 cups of chicken broth instead of 4 cups.


Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 441mg | Potassium: 613mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 14645IU | Vitamin C: 30.7mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 1.3mg