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butternut squash chili served in a black bowl topped with jalapenos, tortilla chips and cilantro.
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Butternut Squash Chili

Nourishing chili with the goodness of butternut, lentils and black beans. Vegan. Gluten free.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Main Course, Mains
Cuisine: American, International
Servings: 4
Calories: 224kcal


  • Instant Pot 6 qt


  • ¾ cup finely chopped onions
  • ½ cup diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup finely chopped bell peppers
  • ½ cup drained black beans
  • ½ cup green lentils
  • 350 grams peeled and cubed butternut squash
  • 1 tablespoon chopped jalapeno
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt or to taste
  • 1 cup vegetable stock Preferably low sodium

For garnish

  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
  • ¼ cup crushed tortilla chips
  • 2 to 3 wedges lime
  • 1 tablespoon sliced jalapeno


  • Place the inner pot into the Instant Pot.
  • Add all the ingredients mentioned in the order given.
  • Stir to combine.
    Instant Pot butternut squash chili step by step
  • Ensure that the sealing ring has been fitted into the Instant Pot lid correctly.
  • Close the Instant Pot. Turn the valve to SEALING.
  • Plug in the IP. Press BEAN/CHILI mode and set the timer for 20 MINUTES.
  • Allow the cooking cycle to complete.
  • When done, wait for pressure to release naturally.
  • After pressure drops, open the lid and gently mix everything once.
  • Garnish with finely chopped cilantro leaves.
    Instant Pot butternut squash chili step by step
  • Serve in bowls topped with crushed tortilla chips and jalapenos.


  1. Nutrition values given here are a rough estimate. Please consult a registered dietician for more information and insights.
  2. Instant pot timings and settings differ based on geographic locations. 

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Nutrition values are provided here as a courtesy and are only a rough guide. Please consult a health care provider if you have any concerns.


Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 859mg | Potassium: 829mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 10607IU | Vitamin C: 59mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 4mg
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