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Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash

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How to cook spaghetti squash in the Instant Pot. This Instant Pot spaghetti squash is a quick and easy way to prepare spaghetti squash for a healthy meal. Use the squash in your favorite recipes or serve it in place of pasta.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time28 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 75kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 spaghetti squash

Instructions

  • Put 1 cup of water in the Instant Pot. (Use 1 ½ cups of water in an 8 quart pot.) Put the metal trivet in the pot.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut the spaghetti squash in half crosswise. Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and pulp from the center of each half. Put the squash halves in the Instant Pot, on top of the trivet.
  • Close the lid and turn the steam release valve to the sealing position. Set the pressure cook time to 8 minutes at high pressure for al dente squash, or 10 minutes for softer squash. The Instant Pot will take about 15 minutes to reach pressure and then the cook time will start counting down.
  • When the cook time ends, quick release the pressure by turning the steam release valve to the venting position using the handle of a long spoon. Once all of the steam has escaped and the pin drops down, carefully open the Instant Pot lid.
  • Let the spaghetti squash cool for a few minutes. Then pour out any liquid that may have accumulated in the squash halves and use a fork to separate the squash into strands.

Notes

  • To cook spaghetti squash whole: Use a sharp knife to pierce the squash, making sure that the knife goes all the way through to the center of the squash. Follow the recipe above, placing the whole squash in the Instant Pot, but increase the pressure cooking time to 20 minutes for al dente squash. If you want your squash softer, add a few extra minutes to the cook time. Quick release the pressure when the cook time ends. Let the squash cool for a few minutes and then cut it in half and scoop out the seeds before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 squash | Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 261mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition information is only an estimate.
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