Butternut Squash And Crab Soup- Pressure Cooker Instant Pot Recipe

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Apr. 19, 2023

Onions, Veggies, Butternut squash are pressure cooked together with Crab.
The Crab meat is reserved and the Veggies are cooled and then pureed. The soup is enhanced with Worcestershire Hot sauces and salt pepper, fresh parsley, butter and all the crab meat.


2 tbsps Olive Oil
1 cup Shallots or Onion
2 tbsps Garlic
2 tbsps sliced Jalapeños
1/2 cup sliced Leeks
1 cup cubed Potatoes
1/2 cup sliced Carrots
2 cups 500 gms 1 lb 1 oz cubed Butternut Squash
Now I’m going to add
800 gms 1.7 lbs defrosted and clean Blue crabs
4 cups Water
Add 2 tbsps Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp salt or to taste
Splash of hot sauce
1 tbsp fresh Pepper
1/4 cup chopped Parsley
1/4 cup Butter
2 cups reserved Crab meat
Baguette & Cheese optional


In my instant pot on saute mode, I will heat up the olive oil

Saute the shallots and garlic

Add the jalapeños, leeks and carrots

Add the potatoesAdd the butternut squash and all the crab

Add the water and pressure cook for 12 mins

Remove the cooked crab, allow to cool and remove all the flesh

Allow the veggies to cool and then puree

Return to the instant pot on saute mode

Add the sauces, salt & pepper

Add the parsley and butter

Add the reserved crab meat, saving some for garnish if required

Serve with a slice of cheesy baguette if required

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4