As an adult, I never liked squash. Then, my chef husband introduced me to spaghetti squash noodles..he threw on his amazing meatballs and I was hooked! We were even able to trick our picky 5-year-old that they were noodles and he asked for seconds. The only thing I don’t like about these is that they take so long in the oven. So as you can guess, this isn’t a oven recipe for spaghetti squash 🙂 I love this easy pressure cooker spaghetti squash recipe for nights that we need some healthy “noodles” in our life 😉
You will want to grab the rack that was sent to you with the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker 6Qt/1000W, Stainless Steel Cooking Pot and Exterior. Don’t have one? This Stainless Steel Steaming Steamer Rack is a great alternative. Add two cups of water to the bottom of the pot and poke at least 6 holes with a fork in your squash.
Set your pressure cooker to 16 minutes on high pressure and quick release.
(first time?! Hit the “manual” setting and it will default to 30 minutes, use the minus button to go to 16)
Cut open the squash and take out the seeds, use a fork to scrape out the inside of the squash. It should be very easy to scrape everything out, if not pop it back into the pressure cooker and add a couple minutes (this will only happen if you get a larger squash than ours).
Scrape everything out until you reach the skin.
Enjoy with meatballs or just by itself!