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Instant Pot Butternut Squash & Apple Soup


All your favorite fall flavors- in a quick and easy Instant Pot recipe! This satisfying soup is packed with veggies and a bit of sweetness for a meal your kids are sure to love.

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3.8 from 8 votes

Instant Pot Butternut Squash & Apple Soup

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 211kcal



  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seed kernels
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika


  • Chop onion and mince garlic. Cube squash. Peel potato and cube. Peel apple and cut into slices. Set everything aside separately.
  • Set Instant Pot to sauté and add coconut oil. Once the screen reads “hot” and oil has melted, add chopped onion and minced garlic. Cook until onion begins to soften, 3-5 minutes. (Using a crockpot? Simply saute onions and garlic in a skillet on the stove. Then toss into crockpot along with remaining ingredients, except coconut milk. Set to low and cook 6-8 hours).
  • Add squash and potato to the Instant Pot and stir to combine. Cook another couple of minutes until squash begins to soften, stirring occasionally.
  • Press the cancel button on the screen, then add all other ingredients, with the exception of coconut milk. Stir to combine, then tighten the lid on the pot. Ensure vent valve is set to “sealing.”
  • Press the “Manual” button, and set the timer to 10 minutes on high pressure. (Be aware of your Instant Pot instructions and make adjustments accordingly).
  • Once cooking is complete, use an immersion blender to purée soup directly in the pot. Alternatively, transfer contents to a food processor or high powdered blender. Blend until smooth, then add coconut milk and additional seasonings to taste. Blend again to combine. Additional heating may be required.
  • Top with toasted pumpkin seeds, coconut cream, and a dash of smoked paprika if desired.


Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 331mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 13g
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5 stars
The absolute BEST squash soup I’ve ever had. SO flavourful. I make it weekly for lunches now.
I’m curious – it seems to make a lot for me, so I was just wondering how much you’re considering a serving based on the nutrition info you’ve provided? Thanks again for such a great recipe!