Instant Pot Butternut Squash


Butternut squash is one of the winter squash that is harvested at full maturity and is eaten cooked. This squash has the distinction of having a subtle taste of hazelnut which is very appreciated.

Butternut squash is delicious all year round, but especially in the fall when it is freshly picked.

For this recipe I used a metal steamer basket, but feel free to use any Instant Pot steamer basket you have.

If you like this simple recipe, check out this Instant Pot beets or this Instant Pot carrots.

If  you like butternut squash, try this amazing Instant Pot butternut squash soup.

Butternut Squash in the Instant Pot
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 4
  • 1 butternut squash
  • 1 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Peel the squash and Chop into desired size and shape.
  • Pour 1 cup of water into the Instant Pot.
  • Place the steamer basket at the bottom of the Instant Pot and place the squash on top.
  • Close the lid and cook at high pressure for 4 minutes.
  • When cooking is complete, do a quick pressure release.
  • Open the lid and serve.
  • Serve. Feel free to add salt and pepper to taste.
Calories: 84kcal Carbohydrates: 22g Protein: 2g Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Sodium: 10mg Potassium: 660mg Fiber: 4g Sugar: 4g Vitamin A: 19931IU Vitamin C: 39mg Calcium: 92mg Iron: 1mg


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3 thoughts on “Instant Pot Butternut Squash

  1. Corrie:
    Got an IntstaPot Duo for XMAS from my daughter. My fiancée claimed it. (instantly ) First thing she made was cheesecake. KILLER! Small ‘drip’ hole in the middle, but great. Reviews showed the placement of tinfoil, tent like, to protect from drips. Second try, with foil, yielded a soft, mushy center. Not so great. Third try pending. What say you? unkl bob

  2. The worse thing about cooking butternut squash is peeling it which I find very difficult to do. If I was roasting I would put in oven whole for some of the time then peel. Have you any tips for doing in Instantpot .

    1. I agree, it is a pain! I don’t know if a whole butternut squash would fit in the Instant Pot, but you could slice it in quarters (without peeling) and then remove the flesh after cooking.

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