Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup

It’s a crisp, sunny day here in Western PA today.  Hubby was busy putting away the deck furniture for the winter and I was inside preparing this Instant Pot Butternut Squash.  In my 63 years of being on this earth, I have never tasted Butternut Squash Soup.  My mom is not a big vegetable person, so we never had it growing up.  As much as I like squash, this just never appealed to me. Having said that, last week they had the Butternut Squash on sale for 99 cents a pound so thought I would buy one and give this soup a try. Oh My Goodness, where has this been all my life!!  Even my picky eater husband liked it!!

After reading some tips, I popped the squash in the microwave for 1 minute. I read that it makes it easier to peel.  Then, I cut the top and bottom off, and sliced the remaining squash in 3-4″ rings.  Taking my chef knife, I then cut downward around the ring and cut off all the peel.  When I got to the bottom where the seeds were, I scooped those out with a spoon. Then chopped the squash up into chunks.

You will need the following ingredients.

1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into cubes
1 apple, peeled and cubed (I used a golden delish, you could use Granny Smith)
1 onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
4 cloves of crushed garlic (I used minced in the jar, about 3 teaspoons
1/2 tsp salt
pepper to taste (about 1/4 tsp)
1 tsp cinnamon
Sprinkle of cayenne pepper (more if you like cayenne or use paprika)
2 cups vegetable broth (I use the Better Than Bouillon Vegetable )
1/2 cup heavy cream (you can use canned coconut milk)
Put everything except the heavy cream into the Instant Pot and give it a quick stir to mix the vegetables with the stock.
Put lid on, set the seal to close.
Do a manual high pressure for 8 minutes.
After 8 minutes, do a Quick Release (manually release the steam)
Pour in heavy cream
and with an immersion blender, blend until smooth. (you can put into a regular blender in batches, be careful not to overfill your blender as the heat can make the soup explode).
Serve in a bowl with a drizzle of more heavy cream on top (optional)







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