Instant Pot Acorn Squash

It is the simplest , yet very tasty recipe. You can serve it as a snack and enjoy it. The taste of it amazing.

If you are into squash, this Instant Pot recipe is a great option for taste and healthy side dish.

For the last step you can use Instant Pot Duo Crisp or Mealthy Crisplid as well.

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Instant Pot Acorn Squash

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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Acorn Squash, Burrito with Mushrooms and Tuna, wild rice
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1/2 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 1 tsp kosher salt divided
  • 3 small acron squashes halved lengthwise
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 3 large garlic cloves minced
  • 8 ounce baby mushrooms finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 can chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sugar dried cranberries
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves chopped


  • Boil the rice.
  • Add ½ cup water in the instant pot.
  • Place squash on trivet and trivet in the instant pot.
  • Close the lid of the instant pot.
  • Set the instant pot to “Manual” at high pressure for 4 minutes, release the pressure naturally for 5 minutes then quickly release through steam vent.
  • Open the lid, drain and place them on a plate.
  • Add olive oil in the instant pot and select sauté.
  • Add shallot and sauté for 4 minutes.
  • Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.
  • Add mushrooms, black pepper, left over kosher salt and sauté for about 7 minutes.
  • Add chickpeas, cranberries, thyme, cooked rice, pepitas and sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Spoon this filling into squash
  • Broil for 5 minutes in the Instant Pot Air Fryer lid or in the oven.
  • Serve and enjoy 🙂


Calories: 37kcal Carbohydrates: 3g Protein: 1g Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Sodium: 391mg Potassium: 199mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Vitamin A: 57IU Vitamin C: 3mg Calcium: 17mg Iron: 1mg
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