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Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash

Cook spaghetti squash in your Instant Pot for an evenly-cooked squash in a fraction of the time it takes to prepare it in an oven! This healthy and easy recipe is a great side dish. Or use it in place of pasta and serve with spaghetti sauce!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy, Instant Pot, spaghetti squash, squash, whole30
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 129.33kcal


  • 1 spaghetti squash cut in half lengthwise


  • Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds from the centers of the spaghetti squash halves.
  • Pour 1 1/2 cups water into the Instant Pot and place trivet in pot.
  • Add the squash to the pot, cut sides up.
  • Place the cover on the pot and set timer to 8 minutes on high pressure (pressure cook setting). It will take the IP around 13 minutes to build up pressure before it begins cooking.
  • When cooking time is done, do a quick release. When the float valve drops, remove the cover and carefully remove the squash halves.
  • Use a fork to “shred” the flesh of the squash into spaghetti-like strands. Mix in a few pats of butter and serve!


Calories: 129.33kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.95g | Protein: 3.16g | Fat: 1.25g | Saturated Fat: 0.29g | Sodium: 86.22mg | Fiber: 6.71g | Sugar: 12.12g