Spaghetti Squash-Instant Pot

I got an Instant Pot for my birthday last year and I love it!  You can get yours here…

There is so much you can do with it.  You can use it to pressure cook, slow cook, steam, sautee, make yogurt and so much more.  I will share plenty of things you can do with it throughout my blog.

Today I want to tell you how simple it is to prepare a whole spaghetti squash in it.  The best news is that it takes less than half the time in the Instant Pot than it does in an oven!

What you will need:

  • Spaghetti Squash
  • 1 cup of water
  • Instant pot w/the steamer insert
  • A paring knife
  • A spoon


Lay your Spaghetti Squash on a cutting board.  Cut it in half with the pairing knife.  I find that using the pairing knife is easier to cut the squash.  Just dig the knife in and cut all the way around the Squash.

Scoop out the seeds with the spoon.

Place the steamer insert in the Instant Pot.

Pour the cup of water in the metal bowl of the Instant Pot.


Add both halves of the Squash into the Pot…cut side facing up.


Lock the lid making sure it is sealed.


Set Pot to Manual, High Pressure, 7 minutes on the Pot.  It will take at least 5 minutes for pressure to build up before the 7 minutes of cooking time begins.

Do a quick release…turn the vent to release all the steam.

Remove lid and test the texture of the Squash with a fork…taste/chew some.  If it’s not tender enough, add 1-2 more minutes in the Pot.  If it’s your desired texture, use the fork to make spaghetti noodles.

Add your oil, butter, sauce and/or seasonings or add cooked squash to your desired recipe.

How does the Instant Pot save you time?

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