Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash

Love spaghetti squash but hate how long it takes to roast in your oven? You need this SEVEN MINUTE recipe for Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash!!

I’ve had this spaghetti squash staring me down for over a month. I’ve moved it with me from our old house, to that month of bopping around to airbnb’s before our house was ready and finally brought it with us to our new home. It was sending me some major vibes.

And by major vibes I mean it was slowly developing “age spots” that if I let it go another week longer it may be questionable.

My favorite way to prep a spaghetti squash is to roast it in the oven. But, the thing is, that takes 40 – 60 minutes and there’s that small fact that I don’t currently have an oven. So, I looked around my little room that I’m using as an office and a kitchen and a dining room (ugh don’t get me started on this endless renovation) and met eyes with my Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash

I made it my mission to cook up my aged spaghetti squash in my Instant Pot so I could mix it with some marinara or pesto or basically anything. After you cook up your spaghetti squash, here are some recipe ideas! This shredded bbq chicken spaghetti squash boats are one of my favorites!! Also try this spaghetti squash lo mein or this garlic and herb spaghetti squash! So delish!!

Quick Facts about Spaghetti Squash:

  • low in calories
  • low in carbs
  • good source of fiber, vitamin C, manganese, and vitamin B6
  • loaded with antioxidants

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash

So let’s make a spaghetti squash in our Instant Pot! Cut the spaghetti squash in half. If you want longer stands, cut it in half lengthwise. For shorter strands cut it across the width.

Scoop out the seeds and discard them. Place the trivet in your Instant pot along with 1 cup of water. Place the spaghetti squash on top of the trivet and close the lid, setting the vent to “seal.”

Set the Instant Pot to high for 7 minutes. After the 7 minutes, turn the knob to vent. Once all the steam has released, use tongs or silicone mitts to remove the spaghetti squash from the Instant Pot. Place it on a cutting board or plate. Use a fork to pull the strands away from the outside shell of the squash.

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash

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Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash


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Love spaghetti squash but hate how long it takes to roast in your oven? You need this SEVEN MINUTE recipe for Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash!!


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Ingredients

  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 1 cup of water

Instructions

  1. Cut the spaghetti squash in half. If you want longer stands, cut it in half lengthwise. For shorter strands cut it across the width.
  2. Scoop out the seeds and discard them.
  3. Place the trivet in your Instant pot along with 1 cup of water.
  4. Place the spaghetti squash on top of the trivet and close the lid, setting the vent to “seal.”
  5. Set the Instant Pot to high for 7 minutes.
  6. Press start.
  7. After the 7 minutes, turn the knob to vent. Once all the steam has released, use tongs or silicone mitts to remove the spaghetti squash from the Instant Pot.
  8. Place it on a cutting board or plate.
  9. Use a fork to pull the strands away from the outside shell of the squash.
  10. Top with your favorite sauce and enjoy!

Enjoy!! xo

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