Dish Dish

Butternut Squash Chili

3 servings


15 minutes

active time

43 minutes

total time


1 tablespoon oil (I used avocado oil)

1 bay leaf

1 medium red onion (chopped)

1/2 jalapeno (roughly chopped)

3 garlic cloves (finely chopped)

1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder

1/2 teaspoon cumin powder

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

15 ½ oz can black beans (drained & rinsed)

14 ½ oz can diced tomatoes (I used fire roasted with green chilies)

3/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)

1 cup vegetable broth or water

450 grams butternut squash (cubed, around 2 heaping cups, with each squash piece being at least an inch or bigger in size)

juice of 1 lime



lime wedges


Press saute button on the Instant Pot and add oil to it. Once the oil is hot, add bay leaf and onions. Cook the onions till they are soft, around 3 minutes.

Add diced jalapeños, chopped garlic and saute for 30 seconds.

Add the spices- chipotle powder, cumin powder, smoked paprika and mix. Cook the spices for 30 seconds.

Stir in black beans, diced tomatoes and salt. Cook the beans and tomatoes with the spices for 2-3 minutes and then add vegetable broth (or water) and deglaze the pot by scrapping the bottom. There shouldn't be at burnt bits stuck at the bottom of the pot.

Add butternut squash on top, do not stir.

Close the lid and set valve to sealing. Press the manual/pressure cook button and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes. The pressure valve should be in the sealing position.

Let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes and then do a quick pressure release by manually moving the pressure valve from sealing to venting position.

Stir in lime juice and serve butternut squash chili with diced avocado, cilantro and lime wedge!


Serving Size



292 kcal

Total Fat

6 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat

1 g




1665 mg

Total Carbohydrate

53 g

Dietary Fiber

15 g

Total Sugars

9 g


12 g

3 servings


15 minutes

active time

43 minutes

total time
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