The Best Way to Cook Spaghetti Squash (Instant Pot Method) – a fool-proof way to cook your spaghetti squash (Whole or Halved)
The quickest and easiest way to cook spaghetti squash!
Easy Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash:
Spaghetti Squash has quickly become one of my go-to favorites to have on-hand. I love always having some prepped in the fridge because one of my favorite snacks or easy meal add-ons is some spaghetti squash with ghee, salt and pepper. It is so simple, but seriously delicious. And while I will always love making it in the oven, making it in the Instant Pot® is my new favorite way to prepare it! Check out the recipe below! (Here is a link to the Instant Pot we use – I absolutely love it!)
Can you cook a whole spaghetti squash in the Instant Pot?
Yes!! You definitely can! Just add your cup of water to the bottom of the pan and use a small to medium sized squash. Make sure you pierce the spaghetti squash all the way to the center to allow it to vent (kind of like piercing a potato in the oven so it doesn’t explode!)). Then cook for 20 minutes and quick release per manufacturer’s instructions.
Or you can cook it halved:
This is my preferred method after testing it a couple times both ways. Cut your squash in half the short way (which is WAY easier than the long way) and pop it into the Instant Pot for 7-8 minutes on High (see recipe below for the rest of the details!).
Either way, it is so much faster than cooking it in the oven!!
Spaghetti Squash Recipes:
- 1 small to medium spaghetti squash cut in half the short way (widthwise)
- 1 cup water
If you are wanting to cook a whole spaghetti squash follow directions above, but pierce whole spaghetti squash with knife all the way through to the center to allow it to vent while cooking. Cook on High Pressure for 20 minutes for medium squash. Quick release per manufacturer’s instructions.
Keywords: instant pot, spaghetti squash
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