The first dish we made in the Instant Pot was a spaghetti squash. It’s one of our favorite meals (serve with red sauce and parmesan cheese YUM!) and after making it in the IP, we felt the investment was more than worth it.
It. Was. Amazing.
Not only was it easy, not having to cut the raw squash before cooking, but the taste was so flavorful. With Instant Pot spaghetti squash cooked whole, it seals in the flavors – it’s the only way to cook it.
How easy is it to make spaghetti squash in the Instant Pot?
- Put squash on the trivet in the pot – whole, uncut, trust me.
- Pierce it with a knife on each side.
- Pour in 1 cup of water.
- Turn on manual for 20 minutes.
- Quick release to release the pressure.
- Cut in half, scoop out the seeds.
- Shred the rest of squash with a fork and serve.
It’s that easy!!
Is Spaghetti Squash Healthy?
Spaghetti squash is high in fiber and low calorie, so it’s a great vegetable for both weight loss and a healthy lifestyle. If you are trying to avoid too many carbs, it’s a perfect replacement for pasta. Serve it with a low carb spaghetti sauce like my favorite, Rao’s.
How do you cook Spaghetti Squash in the oven?
The reason I love my Instant Pot for cooking spaghetti squash is that I don’t have to cut the spaghetti squash in half before cooking. Try this recipe for a perfect oven bake.
How do you know if Spaghetti squash is bad?
The best way to tell if Spaghetti squash is going bad is to cut it open, but we can’t go around cutting open squash at the supermarket now can we!? Since you’ll want to make sure your squash is ready for cooking in this Instant Pot squash recipe before leaving the store, you can take a good look to evaluate whether your spaghetti squash is good or bad. Look for any discoloration or bruises on the skin of the spaghetti squash. Fresh spaghetti squash shouldn’t have firm skin and the inside is solid and brightly colored then you have yourself a winner!
How long does spaghetti squash last?
So you made your Instant Pot spaghetti squash but you don’t want to it eat all right away? No problem. Cooked squash can last for 3-5 days. You’ll want to allow your Instant Pot cooked squash to cool before placing it inside airtight containers for storage in the refrigerator. Whole raw spaghetti squash will generally last 1-2 weeks in the fridge and up to 2 months in your pantry, as long as it’s cool and dry.
Why is my spaghetti squash bitter?
If you’ve made your Instant Pot spaghetti squash and now find that it’s a little too bitter, then perhaps the original raw spaghetti squash you purchased had some environmental issue that caused it to transform into a bitter flavor. This can often be caused by irregular irrigation or a drastic up and down change in temperature during growth. You can use spaghetti squash as a replacement for pasta noodles in your favorite recipes or serve it up as a side dish with your favorite meal. This Instant Pot squash recipe will provide you with a bowl of minerals and antioxidants that can help keep you healthier, especially during the winter season.
Can I freeze spaghetti squash after its cooked?
Are you looking to whip up a large batch of this Instant Pot squash to keep on hand for quick use later? Then you’re in luck. You can freeze spaghetti squash after its cooked. Simply allow your Instant Pot squash to cool to room temperature and place it into individual airtight freezer-safe containers. You can store your cooked spaghetti squash in the freezer for up to eight months, so as long as you have it in the proper containers.
This Instant Pot squash recipe is a fabulous way to sneak in some healthy vegetables during your week. This winter squash is commonly made during the colder months so a nice warm bowl of Instant Pot squash can warm your belly while providing you with the nutrients you lack during the winter season.
Can’t make it now?