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How to make and cook spaghetti squash using the Instant Pot

How to make and cook spaghetti squash using the Instant Pot is a quick and easy pressure cooker tutorial that will teach you how to make spaghetti squash in 7 minutes instead of waiting an hour to prepare in the oven! Perfect for keto and low-carb diets.
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot, instant pot keto recipes, instant pot low carb recipes, instant pot recipes, instant pot spaghetti squash
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 30kcal
Author Brandi Crawford



  • 1 whole spaghetti squash


  • Cut the spaghetti squash in half, crosswise (not the long way). To avoid cutting in half while the squash is hard, you can also microwave for a few minutes first to soften.
  • Scoop out the seeds and discard.
  • Add 1 cup of water to the pot. Place the spaghetti squash halves in the instant pot, with the cut sides facing up.
  • Place the lid on the pressure cooker and cook on high pressure for 7 minutes.
  • After the 7 minutes, quick release the valve at the top of the pressure cooker to lower the pressure.
  • Remove the lid and the squash. Poke the squash to ensure it's tender. Shred the squash with a fork to create "spaghetti."


You can also put the whole spaghetti squash in the Instant Pot without cutting it first. I've found I actually enjoy this method more. You will have to cut into the squash once it is cooked and remove the seeds.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 30kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.5g | Protein: 0.6g | Fat: 0.6g