Spaghetti Squash
By :Amy Jacky
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Votes: 24
Rating: 4.67
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Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Servings
2-4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 whole spaghetti squash
  • 1 cup cold water
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Servings
2-4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 whole spaghetti squash
  • 1 cup cold water
Votes: 24
Rating: 4.67
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Cut the Spaghetti Squash in Half: Use a sharp knife to cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise. Be careful cutting the squash as it is hard and slippery.
  2. Scoop Out the Seeds: Scrape out the seeds and bits with a spoon.
  3. Place Spaghetti Squash in Pressure Cooker: Place 1 cup of cold water and a trivet into the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. Place Spaghetti Squash on the steamer rack, close the lid.
  4. Pressure Cook Spaghetti Squash: Pressure cook at a) For Al Dente Spaghetti Squash: High Pressure for 6 minutes + Quick Release OR b) For Softer Spaghetti Squash: High Pressure for 8 minutes + Quick Release. Open the lid carefully.
  5. Scrape Out the Strands: Remove spaghetti squash from pressure cooker. Gently pull the flesh away from the skin with a fork to create long “spaghetti-like” strands.
  6. Serve: Serve the squash immediately with your favorite main dish or sauce.
12 replies
  1. Nmcentire
    Nmcentire says:

    First time making it in the IP. So much faster than in the oven. I think I may season them before coming and see how that turns out!

  2. NikiC
    NikiC says:

    Just got my IP duo today and made my spaghetti squash. Outstanding!!! Somsoft and delicious. I used to set to 400 in the oven for 30 min and still wasnt this tender! Great flavor with some sea salt and olive oil e. I LOVE my IP!!

  3. Rxdantx
    Rxdantx says:

    The strands wind crosswise not lengthwise – suggest cutting in half width-wise. You’ll get more pasta like long strands.

  4. jpkellams
    jpkellams says:

    I would recommend cooking it longer for softer squash. I had to do a total of 13 minutes. Otherwise…easy peasy and tasted great!!!

  5. Larrylicious
    Larrylicious says:

    In the video it shows how they placed the halves on their sides inside the IP, not stacked on top of one another. Ive found that most squashes under 3.5 pounds fit perfectly into my 6qt pot. Hopefully this helps.

  6. RebeccaAguas
    RebeccaAguas says:

    Soooooo easy! I cooked the squash for 8 minutes while I made chicken, mushrooms, spinach, and some sauce. Next time I’ll cut it around the middle rather than length-wise, because i ended up with really short noodles. I’ll also probably do 6 minutes instead; the al dente isnt crunchy, but the 8 minute noodles did get a bit too mushy for me.

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