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Butternut Squash Beer Soup

  • Author: Sprinkles and Sea Salt
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


This Butternut Squash Beer Soup is a creamy, dairy-free butternut squash soup flavored with onions, green apples, garlic and pumpkin flavored beer. 



1 large butternut squash

2 tbsp olive oil

1 large yellow onion, chopped

1 granny smith apple, peeled and chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 cups chicken or vegetable stalk

1 cup pumpkin flavored beer

salt and pepper to taste

pomegranate seeds, for garnish

pumpkin seeds, for garnish

coconut cream, for garnish


Butternut Squash – Slow Cooker

Add the whole butternut squash to the slow cooker

Set slow cooker for 4-5 hours on high or 7-8 hours on low

Once it is cool enough to handle, slice it open, scoop out the seeds and peel off the skin, set the flesh aside

Butternut Squash – Instant Pot

Slice open the butternut squash the long way and scoop out the seeds.

Add the trivet insert into the bottom of the Instant Pot

Pour 1 cup of water into the bottom of the pot

Place the butternut squash halves* in the pot

Set Instant Pot to “Pressure Cook” high for 12 minutes, make sure the vent is set to sealing

Once the Instant Pot finishes, allow the pressure to slow release until it’s safe to open the pot

When the butternut squash has cooled enough to handle, peel off the skin, set the flesh aside

Butternut Squash Beer Soup

On the stovetop, heat olive oil over medium heat in a large, tall sided pot

Add the onions and apples, sauté 3-4 minutes

Add the garlic, sauté 1-2 minutes

Add the flesh of the butternut squash to the pot

Pour in the the stalk and beer

Use an immersion blender** to blend the soup until smooth

Bring soup mixture to a boil

Reduce to simmer for 10-15 minutes

Flavor with salt and pepper to taste

Serve hot

Garnish with pomegranate, pumpkin seeds a a few drops of coconut cream (optional)


*You may need to cut them in half again to fit the whole thing in the pot

**If you do not have an immersion blender, you can transfer the sautéed apples, onions and garlic and the butternut squash to a blender to blend smooth, then add it back to the pot and add in the stalk and beer

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