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Instant Pot® Acorn Squash Stuffed with Italian Sausage

Rated as 4.39 out of 5 Stars
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"This quick and easy acorn squash stuffed with sausage is an irresistible fall dish, and it's all done in an Instant Pot®."
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Ingredients

50 m servings 590
Original recipe yields 2 servings

Directions

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  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)), add olive oil, and select Saute function. Add sausage, onion, and bell pepper. Cook until sausage is browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Add 1/4 cup marinara sauce, 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, bread crumbs, garlic, oregano, and black pepper. Stir until well combined.
  2. Transfer mixture to a bowl; drain and discard any excess grease.
  3. Stuff each squash half with sausage mixture. Place trivet inside the pressure cooker pot and add water. Place stuffed squash halves on the trivet. Close and lock the lid; be sure vent is sealed. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 4 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  4. Release pressure using the natural-release method for 7 minutes. Release remaining pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.
  5. Carefully transfer squash halves to a serving plate and top with remaining marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 590 calories; 34.8 47.5 26.2 64 1419 Full nutrition

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Awesome, loved it. Didn't have a instant pot. Baked the squash in the oven first then added the sausage mixture and returned to the oven to heat marinara sauce and melt the cheese. My husband ...

Most helpful critical review

Loved the stuffing, not the squash. Will make the stuffing again, but with pasta.

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Awesome, loved it. Didn't have a instant pot. Baked the squash in the oven first then added the sausage mixture and returned to the oven to heat marinara sauce and melt the cheese. My husband ...

5 stars for flavor, but 3 for execution. The recipe makes me wonder if this was actually tested in the Instant Pot. The meat mixture is great, but after you stuff the 2 halves of squash, it...

I used PRIMO sausage, one hot and two sweet, which provided a nice balance. I don't have a pressure cooker, so I put a little water in the bottom of an oven proof skillet and baked it at 375 fo...

Quick and easy, flexible and tasty. Would suggest a sprinkling of kosher or sea salt and accompany with a salad of your choice

Totally make it again! I did not use the pressure cooker... just cause lol.... but i did put in my deep copper chef pan on the roasting trivet with some chicken broth. Baked at 375 for 45 mins. ...

It was absolutely delicious. I will definitely make it again.

Easy, healthy recipe. Turned out very well and even tasty as leftover.

Didn't have an Instant Pot so cooked the acorn squash in the microwave and then added the sausage and other ingredients and heated it in the microwave.

This was delicious! I used ground turkey (I'm on Weight Watchers) and added spices to make it more sausage like. I would use a smaller squash next time as I had to trim a bit off my halves to ...