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Instant Pot Butternut Squash

  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 14 minutes
  • Total Time: 19 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American


Instant Pot Butternut Squash  – the quickest way to cook your butternut squash!


  • 1 medium or small butternut squash
  • 1 cup water (or vegetable broth)


Halved Butternut Squash:

  1. Cut butternut squash in half lengthwise (cut off the bottom inch if needed to fit in the Instant Pot).
  2. Scoop out and discard the seeds.
  3. Pour water in bottom of Instant Pot.
  4. Place trivet inside.
  5. Place butternut squash inside, scooped side up.
  6. Ensure Instant Pot is sealed.
  7. Close lid and cook on High Pressure for 9 minutes.
  8. Natural release for 5 minutes.
  9. Quick release remaining pressure according to manufacturers instructions.


  • Storage: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days. Serve as a side dish or use it in your favorite butternut squash recipe.
  • Smaller Butternut Squash: If you have a really smaller butternut squash you could reduce the cook time to 8 minutes.

Keywords: Instant Pot Butternut Squash