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Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Fast and delicious Spaghetti Squash made in an Instant Pot that is ready in 10-minutes! I am so excited to share with you how easy it is to make.

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What Is Spaghetti Squash?

Squashes are fleshy fruits that belong to the gourd family. Spaghetti squash is a winter squash that has hard skin (shells). The outer skin is rarely eaten.

Once baked, steamed, or sautéed, spaghetti squash can be enjoyed as a side dish, or more importantly, as a great gluten-free spaghetti alternative.

How To Cook Spaghetti Squash In Instant Pot

First, wash and dry the squash well. Place it over a towel to ensure it doesn’t roll around while you cut into it. With a large, sharp knife, slice it in half (vertically or horizontally). Scoop out the seeds.

Next, add one cup of water to the Instant Pot. Then, place a steam rack on the bottom.

When ready, place the squash skin side down. Put on the lid and set the time for 10 minutes.

Finally, release the steam. Insert a fork into the skin to ensure it is nice and tender or fluffy in the inner cavity to reveal a spaghetti-like consistency.

Enjoy right away.

Spaghetti Squash removing seeds

How Long To Cook Spaghetti Squash In The Instant Pot

Always pierce the outer skin with a knife before placing it into the instant pot.

One to two pounds set the timer for eight minutes.

Two to three pounds set the Instant Pot for ten minutes. If it’s larger than three pounds, set the timer for twenty minutes —if it can fit!

a plate of spaghetti squash

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Resources: On Cooking, A Textbook of Culinary Fundamentals

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Spaghetti Squash Instant Pot
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Fast and delicious Spaghetti Squash made in an Instant Pot that is ready in 10-minutes!

This time-frame is for a squash that’s one to two pounds. 

Course: Sides
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot, paleo, spaghetti squash, whole30
Servings: 1 person
Jillian: Jillian
  • 1 -2 pound spaghetti squash
  • 1 cup of water
  • salt and pepper optional
  1. Wash and dry the squash. Cut it in half. It helps to lay a towel on a flat surface to prevent it from slipping around while cutting.
  2.  Pierce the skin all around with a knife.
  3. Next, add one cup of water to the instant pot. Place a steamer rack on the bottom. Add the squash skin side down. Cook for ten minutes.
  4. Finally, release the steam.
  5. Fluff the strands with a fork and enjoy while hot. 
Nutrition Facts
Spaghetti Squash Instant Pot
Serving Size
1 squash
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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