Ace Blender - Butternut Squash Soup
By :Instant Brands Collection
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Votes: 16
Rating: 4.25
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Course Soup
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Soups, Stews & Broths
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Ace Blender
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
  • 24 ounces cubed butternut squash
  • 2 1/4 cups chicken stock may use vegetable stock
  • 1/4 small yellow onion
  • 1 tbsp dark brown sugar honey, or other sweetener
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg fresh is by far the best
  • 3 leaves fresh sage chopped
  • 2 tbsp butter or vegetable oil spread
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • Sour cream or heavy cream to garnish, optional
  • Shelled pumpkin seeds to garnish, optional, pepitas
Course Soup
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Soups, Stews & Broths
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Ace Blender
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
  • 24 ounces cubed butternut squash
  • 2 1/4 cups chicken stock may use vegetable stock
  • 1/4 small yellow onion
  • 1 tbsp dark brown sugar honey, or other sweetener
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg fresh is by far the best
  • 3 leaves fresh sage chopped
  • 2 tbsp butter or vegetable oil spread
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • Sour cream or heavy cream to garnish, optional
  • Shelled pumpkin seeds to garnish, optional, pepitas
Votes: 16
Rating: 4.25
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Instructions
  1. Seat glass pitcher on the base of the Instant Pot® Ace and add butternut squash, chicken stock, yellow onion, brown sugar, thyme, and nutmeg.
  2. Secure and lock lid.
  3. Choose the Soup •• program for creamy soup (22:44 minutes).
  4. Once program has completed, carefully remove lid and stir in fresh sage and butter.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste before serving. Top with a dollop of sour cream, drizzle of heavy cream, and/or sprinkling of pumpkin seeds, if desired.
Recipe Notes

Helpful Tip: Fresh butternut squash should be peeled and seeded.  A 2 1/2 lbs   squash should yield the 24 ounces needed in this recipe. For easier prep, cubed butternut squash is often sold pre-chopped in the refrigerated case of the produce section. Frozen squash can also be used.

Pumpkin Soup Variation: To make a creamy pumpkin soup, fresh chopped pumpkin can be substituted for the squash. 15 ounce ( 1 can ) of pure pumpkin can also be substituted. Also try substituting 1/4 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice in place of the nutmeg.

18 replies
  1. Olma0401
    Olma0401 says:

    Delicious! I added a spoonful of plain greek yogurt at the end amd omited the sugar and it was very savory.

  2. CL
    CL says:

    “24 ounces cubed butternut squash”

    Is that 24 ounces of weight (680 grams) or 24 fluid ounces?

    What size cubes? I made this with 3/4″ to 1″ cubes and the blender could not blend them until 25 minutes into the Soup Program. Got an error message “ISC”, whatever that means.

  3. BevErley
    BevErley says:

    Not a review but a question. What it says to use a glass bowl on the base of the instapot, can i just use the metal bowl it came with? Thanks

  4. Faelinn
    Faelinn says:

    I had to look up what an Ace Blender is, and it is a bkender with a heating element. This recipe is not for a pressure cooker, but for the blender.

  5. Clcomer
    Clcomer says:

    Very easy to make, except it wasn’t creamy when it was finished. Had to pull out the emulsion blender to make it creamy.

  6. Usernamehidden
    Usernamehidden says:

    Followed the recipe and it came out great! Definitely on the list to make again in the future!

  7. Gerti Girl
    Gerti Girl says:

    Followed the recipe and it was amazing. Instead of butter are used a tablespoon and a half of duck fat, and it was great. The best part was topping it with a little bit of feta cheese, toasted pumpkin seeds, and a teaspoon of Brandy stirred in each bowl. That just made it all the much better!

  8. Shanond
    Shanond says:

    Yummy. I added the sage to the cooking process (which wasn’t stated to do but assumed we were supposed to). Then I heated 2 tablespoons of oil and lightly fried several additional sage leaves and turned the oil off to left them steep while the ACE was running. Adding this oil with the cream takes it to another level. Added a bit of cayenne at the end too, to add a bit of a kick.

  9. Jareav
    Jareav says:

    I made made it but in the instant pot on accident.

    Diced everything up, blended it and pressure cooked for 5 min.

    After that i added a but of half and half and mixed it in. Yummmmm.

  10. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    Hi Jarev,

    We are glad you enjoyed the recipe and were able to modify it.

    With our Ace Blender the great part is that it actually cooks thanks to it’s heating element with one touch cooking programs.

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