Making spaghetti squash in an Instant Pot is an easy way to prepare this delicious vegetable in just a few minutes! You can use these vegetable noodles in place of pasta in your favorite dishes!

cooked spaghetti sqaush

While I don’t mind cooking spaghetti squash in the oven or the microwave, I think the Instant Pot might be my favorite method! It’s fast, easy, and you get consistent results every time.

Equipment Needed

  • Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker– You’ll need an Instant Pot or a pressure cooker to make spaghetti squash in this way. But if you don’t have a pressure cooker, you can also make on a stovetop!
  • Sharp Kinfe & Cutting Board– You’ll need a sharp knife to cut the squash in half and a cutting board to cut on.
  • Spoon & Fork- You’ll need a spoon to scoop out the seeds of the squash, then a fork to scrape the cooked squash into strands.

How to Make Spaghetti Squash in an Instant Pot

The first step is to cut the spaghetti squash in half. You’ll need a large sharp knife as cutting a spaghetti squash can be difficult. Once the spaghetti squash is cut in half, use a spoon to scoop out the seeds.

spaghetti Squash cut in half

Cover with the lid and set the valve to pressurize. Cook on manual for 7 minutes, then do a quick pressure release by turning the knob to vent as soon as the pressure cooking is done.

Remove the squash from the Instant Pot and use a fork to scrape the squash into spaghetti-like strands of pasta.

What is a Quick Release?

To quick-release the pressure on your Instant Pot, move the knob to “venting” as soon as the cooking process is done to allow steam to escape, then as soon as it’s finished releasing the pressure, remove the lid completely.

Where to Buy Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash is typically sold near the butternut squash and acorn squash. It’s a winter squash so it’s easiest to find in the colder months, but you can typically find it year-round.

How to Use Cooked Spaghetti Squash

There are plenty of ways you can use spaghetti squash. Think of it as a replacement for pasta noodles. You can use it in spaghetti squash lasagna or just toss it with your favorite sauce!

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cooked spaghetti squash

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Time to Pressurize: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Making spaghetti squash in an Instant Pot is an easy way to prepare this delicious vegetable in just a few minutes! You can use these vegetable noodles in place of pasta in your favorite dishes!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 spaghetti squash (2-3lbs)
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Cut the spaghetti squash in half and use a spoon to scrape out the seeds. Discard the seeds.
  2. Add the water to the bottom of the Instant Pot then place the steamer basket or trivet at the bottom of the pot.
  3. Place the cut squash on top of the trivet.
  4. Lock the lid in place and set on manual pressure cook for 7 minutes
  5. Once it’s finished cooking, quick-release the pressure. Once the pot is depressurized, remove the lid.
  6. Let the squash cool slightly, then remove it from the pot using oven mitts.
  7. Scrape the squash into strands with a fork and serve.

Keywords: instant pot spaghetti squash

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