Instant Pot | Pressure Cooker Curried Butternut Squash Soup
If you follow any kind of elimination diet like AIP or Paleo or even the GAPS diet, you will find that homemade soups start to become your best friend. Soup is a dish that is chock full of vitamins and nutrients with the base of homemade broth which is literally the best healing remedy for your gut. An added benefit of making and eating soup is that one pot will make a lot of meals and they are usually really simple to put together.
Personally, I have always loved the taste of curry. The warm, earthy spices with a bit of a kick make me happy. Plus, turmeric which is one of the healthiest spices around, and is in curry powder, is a root you absolutely want to have in your diet.
As If Soup Could Get Any Easier
I already mentioned how easy soups are to put together for a meal but making soup just got even simpler! With the introduction of the Instant Pot (this one is my favorite version), now a hearty soup can be prepared in under a half hour! I don’t know about you, but with the days being so busy, this is music to my ears!
Let’s Talk About Ingredients
- Coconut Oil (that doesn’t taste like coconut) is ALWAYS in our pantry. I like the kind that doesn’t have a strong coconut taste because then I can use it in a variety of savory and sweet recipes. I also like to be able to buy it in bulk for a reasonable price. Our favorite version is tested to be glyphosate free too
- Ideally, you’ll want to use organic ingredients as much as possible in the foods you prepare. It’s a well-known fact that they have less if any, herbicides and pesticides in them, they are proven to be non-GMO and they will help to improve your overall health rather than make it worse. This means, purpose to buy onions, butternut squash, garlic, broth and your spices organic.
- You may think that your spices don’t need to be organic, but rest assured, harmful heavy metals, as well as herbicides and pesticides, can reside in your spices. Always buy organic spices. Here are some organic curry powders that are perfect for making this soup.
- It’s always great to keep homemade bone broth on hand but I understand that life is busy. In a pinch, when you don’t have any of the homemade version on hand, this is our favorite organic boxed brand of broth! The fun part is you can participate in their auto-ship and get it regularly delivered to your house fairly inexpensively.
- Coconut Milk is a staple in our pantry. However, there is a lot of cruddy coconut milk out there today that use harmful fillers in them. The coconut milk you buy should just be coconut and water. Plain and simple. We have a few organic brands we love but this one is the most convenient to get since you can order it from the comfort of your own home for a fraction of what it costs in the stores.
MUST HAVE Kitchen Tools to Make this Soup
- If you don’t know how to peel and prep a butternut squash, then I strongly recommend visiting this post for a tutorial.
- Hands down THE BEST peelers for your veggies. You’ll need the red one for your butternut squash. I haven’t used any other kind for over 10 years!
- An Immersion Blender is a kitchen tool I use often, whether it be for dressings, soups or sauces, it really comes in handy. This is my favorite one!
Instant Pot | Pressure Cooker Curried Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
- 1 Tlbs. Organic, Coconut Oil (get the kind that doesn't taste like coconut - see post)
- 1 Medium Organic Butternut Squash, peeled, seeded and diced
- 1 Medium, Organic Yellow Onion, diced
- 3 Cloves of Organic Garlic
- 2 Tlbs. Organic Curry Powder
- 1¼ tsp. Sea Salt or Himalayan Pink Salt
- ¼ tsp. Organic Black Pepper, ground
- 4 C. Organic Beef Broth (homemade or our favorite boxed brand - see post)
- 1 Can of Organic, Filler Free Coconut Milk
- Using the saute function in your Instant Pot, add the coconut oil, squash, onions, garlic and saute for 10 minutes until the onions are translucent. Stir frequently to prevent scorching.
- Turn off the saute function on your Instant Pot and add the remaining ingredients except for the coconut milk.
- Close the Instant Pot lid and close the vent. Click 'soup' button and set for 20 minutes.
- When it is done and beeps, let the pressure out carefully by opening the vent.
- Using your immersion blender, blend up the soup until it's creamy and no chunks remain.
- Serve with a side salad and enjoy it piping hot!
When You Want Something Creamy and Comforting…
Make this soup. You will love it and it will become a staple recipe in your rotation because of how delicious and simple it is!