Pressure Cooker Butternut Squash Soup


An easy and quick recipe to make butternut squash soup using a pressure cooker.

8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped

  • 1 (3 pound) butternut squash - peeled, seeded, and cubed

  • 4 cups vegetable broth, or more to taste

  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 3 apples, peeled and cubed

  • 3 large cloves garlic, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg, or to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin, or to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 pint half-and-half

  • 1 tablespoon plain yogurt, or to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a pressure cooker over medium-high heat. Saute onion until translucent but not browned, about 5 minutes. Add squash, broth, sweet potatoes, apples, garlic, cinnamon, nutmeg, black pepper, cumin, ginger, and salt.

  2. Close and lock the lid. Bring to high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 15 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook until squash and sweet potatoes are fork-tender, about 15 minutes.

  3. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions. Unlock and remove lid. Liquefy soup using an immersion blender. Stir in half-and-half. Serve with a dollop of yogurt on top.

Cook's Notes:

Use homemade vegetable stock and/or yogurt if possible.

If you don't have a high quality vegetable peeler, it may be difficult to peel the squash. You can either put the squash and 2 tablespoons water in a slow cooker on High for the day, or quarter squash, place on a trivet in pressure cooker with 1 cup water, and cook at least 10 minutes.

Add carrots if desired.

You can also transfer in batches to a food processor or blender in step 3, but make sure that there is enough liquid in each batch.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

313 Calories
12g Fat
50g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 313
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 598mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 43mg 213%
Calcium 204mg 16%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 1028mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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