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Instant Pot Butternut Squash

Cook butternut squash in no time by cooking it in the Instant Pot! You will have perfectly cooked butternut squash in under 10 minutes. Use the butternut squash in all your favorite recipes!

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
Author: Linley Richter
Yield: 4 servings 1x
Category: Side
Method: Instant Pot
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Cubed

  • 1 butternut squash, peeled, gutted and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 cup water
  • Cooking Option 2 Only- 2 tablespoons olive oil 

Halved

  • 1 butternut squash, halved lengthwise, gutted and quartered
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

Cubed

Cooking Option 1- steamed

  1. First, put the Instant Pot trivet onto the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  2. Next, pour water into the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  3. Place a glass bowl (oven + microwave safe) on top of the trivet and add cubed butternut squash to the bowl.
  4. Cover the Instant Pot and turn the pressure valve to seal.
  5. Set Instant Pot to high pressure and cook for 3 minutes.
  6. Quick release pressure and remove butternut squash from the Instant Pot.

Option 2- browned + steamed

  1. Turn on the Instant Pot saute function and add olive oil to the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  2. When olive oil is fragrant, add butternut squash to the Instant Pot and let butternut squash cook for 3-4 minutes or until browned. Option to season with optional spices at this point.
  3. Remove from the Instant Pot.
  4. Next, pour water into the bottom of the Instant Pot and place the Instant Pot Trivet onto the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  5. Place a glass bowl (oven + microwave safe) on top of the trivet and add cubed butternut squash to the bowl.
  6. Cover the Instant Pot and turn the pressure valve to seal.
  7. Set Instant Pot to high pressure and cook for 1 minute.
  8. Quick release pressure and remove butternut squash from the Instant Pot.

Halved

  1. First, set the Instant Pot trivet onto the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  2. Next, pour water onto the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  3. Place butternut pieces onto the trivet.
  4. Cover the Instant Pot and turn the pressure valve to seal.
  5. Set Instant Pot to high pressure and cook for 8 minutes.
  6. Quick release pressure and remove butternut squash from the Instant Pot.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4
  • Calories: 156
  • Sugar: 18
  • Sodium: 111
  • Fat: 0
  • Fiber: 5
  • Protein: 2

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