I love cooking whole Spaghetti Squash in the Instant Pot! It's easier to cut after it's cooked, and it only takes about 15 minutes under pressure! This method can be used for any electric pressure cooker.
Course Side Dish
Keyword 0 points, 21 Day Fix, instant pot, spaghetti squash
Add 1 1/2 cups of water to the bottom of your Instant Pot. Add the trivet and set the pot to Saute (high).
Wash your spaghetti squash, then use a sharp knife to poke holes all over.
Turn off the Saute function then place your squash on the trivet.
Close and lock the lid and turn the pressure release valve to the sealing position. Select Pressure Cook (high) and set the cooke time for 6 minutes per pound.
When the cook time is complete, allow the pot to release naturally for 10-15 minutes, then quick release the remaining pressure. Remove the lid and set aside. Use the trivet handles to carefully remove the squash from the pot.
Once your squash is cool enough to handle, cut the squash in half and use a spoon to scoop out the sees. Discard the seeds and use a fork to remove your noodles. Serve immediately or store in the fridge up to 6 days or the freezer up to 2 months.
If you're planning to make stuffed spaghetti squash like these taco boats cut your squash in half lengthwise. For longer noodles cut your squash width wise.
Spaghetti squash is easier to cut and scoop out the seeds once it is cooked.
Spaghetti squash is super versatile. It's great as a filler for stuffed peppers, a base for protein, or keep it simple with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
If you're only cooking 1/2 of a squash reduce your cooking time to 3 minutes per pound.
Healthy Eating Plans:
Weight Watchers: Spaghetti Squash is a zero point food on Weight Watchers Blue Plan, Weight Watchers Green Plan, and Weight Watchers Purple Plan.Ultimate Portion Fix: Each one cup serving of spaghetti squash is 1 Green Container on the 21 Day Fix.2B Mindset: Spaghetti Squash is acceptable any time of the day for 2B mindset.Keto/Low Carb: Each 1 cup serving of spaghetti squash is 6 grams of carbohydrates.