It is officially fall and that means curl up on the couch with a fleecy blanket and enjoy some butternut squash soup! I am not a huge fan of the weather getting colder, but the food gets more comforting as the weather gets colder, so it is not all that bad! (At least I keep telling myself though!) 😛
I have created this very easy and fast butternut squash soup that you can make in any pressure cooker in 8 minutes once the pressure builds up! Using a pressure cooker really makes the soup super tasty since the flavours are maximized when it is cooked in the pressure cooker! I used the Instant Pot for this recipe so the directions are given with an Instant Pot in mind. But whichever pressure cooker you use, you will just set it on high pressure on manual for 8 minutes.
If you are not a fan of butternut squash, you can substitute it with pumpkin since pumpkin is very much in season now, you can get some delicious ones in any grocery store or farmer’s market. You can also add oats or coconut milk if you are dairy free to thicken up the soup. I find it is thick enough for my liking so I don’t usually add anything else to it. If you like the creamy dairy flavour to your soups, you can definitely add a little cream at the end once it is done cooking in the pressure cooker and stir it in right before you serve it!
I also love this recipe because you don’t need to bake the butternut squash in the oven before prepping the soup, everything is just throw into the Instant Pot and you can forget about it while it is cooking away.
Do you own an Instant Pot? If not, check out the Amazon Associates link below and get one!! They usually have sales on it during Black Friday or Boxing Day, but the price is very good anytime of the year! You can make everything from cheesecake, soups and even yogurt! You really can’t go wrong. Check out my full review on why I love my Instant Pot here. And have a look at some of my other Instant Pot recipes like this Life Changing Beef Stew and my delicious Salmon Biryani.
Comment below if you have an Instant Pot and what is your favourite Instant Pot recipe!