How to Cook a Spaghetti Squash in the Instant Pot

Have you ever tried a spaghetti squash? I heard all the rave about them several years ago. First, they are a pain to cut in half, right? They take about an hour to cook in the oven too. For those two reasons, I kinda only cook them a few times a year.

Until now… spaghetti squash in the Instant Pot is so easy breezy!!!

how to cook spaghetti squash in the instant pot

I do eat pasta but sometimes I want something a little lighter. I love vegetables and the spaghetti squash is the perfect addition to any meal. It’s also loaded with great nutrients.

spaghetti squash nutrition facts. chocolate covered Katie

*Source – Nutrition Facts taken from 

They are loaded with Potassium and low in carbs. Win Win!

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash in the Instant Pot

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Difficulty: easy
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1 small to medium size spaghetti squash. Make sure it’s firm and doesn’t have brown spots

1. Take the spaghetti squash and cut it in half. If it’s too difficult to cut, either grab your husband or just place the whole thing in the Instant Pot.
2. Place the trivet in your Instant Pot and add 1 cup of water.
3. Put your spaghetti squash on the trivet.
4. Attach the lid and set it to the “sealing” position, Pressure Cook and set the pressure to HIGH
5. Adjust the cook time down to 10 minutes.
6. Use the quick release method for the pressure and let it cool for a few minutes once it’s finished.
7. Grab a fork and start pulling your spaghetti
8. Season with Sea Salt and Pepper

Note: If you placed the squash in the Instant Pot whole, it will be super easy to cut once it’s cooked. Add an extra 5 minutes though to cook it. Once finished and cut, remove all the seeds and then you can pull your spaghetti.

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash in the Instant Pot

I know I say this in every Instant Pot post, but I seriously love this thing! 10 minutes and I have spaghetti squash all cooked!

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash in the Instant Pot

It’s so much fun pulling the spaghetti out! Serve with a meat sauce and top with fresh mozzarella! Do you like Spaghetti Squash? How do you prepare it?

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Have you tried some of my other Instant Pot recipes like my Homemade Bone BrothHam & Bean Soup or Raw Yogurt.


How to cook spaghetti spaghetti squash in the instant pot
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5 thoughts on “How to Cook a Spaghetti Squash in the Instant Pot

  1. kym at Reply

    Thank you. This is perfect! I love spaghetti squash and just purchased an insta pot!

  2. Jayme Marquez at Reply

    Thanks for this! I’ve been meaning to try cooking spaghetti squash in the instant post and keep defaulting to the oven since I’ve never done it. Now I know how!

  3. I should do this! I rarely ever use my Instant Pot!

  4. Love this idea, I am terrified of slicing my arm open trying hack up s hard squash!

  5. arrowhillcottage at Reply

    I would never have thought to try to cook it this way! Soooo much faster! thanks for the tip!

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