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Instant Pot® Sweet Acorn Squash

Rated as 4.3 out of 5 Stars
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"A perfect way to make a sweetened acorn squash to serve up as a side dish to any meal. This sweet acorn squash cooks up in 25 minutes using an electric pressure cooker."
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Ingredients

27 m servings 242
Original recipe yields 2 servings (1 acorn squash)

Directions

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  1. Divide sugar, maple syrup, butter, and cinnamon between both halves of acorn squash.
  2. Add 1 cup of water into an electric pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)) and place trivet inside. Carefully place squash halves on top of trivet. Lock lid and close pressure valve.
  3. Select High pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 5 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  4. Release pressure using the natural-release method, about 7 minutes. Release any remaining pressure according to manufacturer's instructions. Unlock lid, carefully remove squash, and serve.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 242 calories; 6 49.6 1.8 15 53 Full nutrition

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This turned out well. It's flavored nicely. The only thing I added is some salt and pepper. I used a rather small squash, and it did not get completely done on the very bottom of both halves. I ...

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I will not make this again. I had to trim the sides of the acorn squash to make it fit in the instant pot. They were not cooked in the 5 minutes - had to extend the time and still had trouble g...

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This turned out well. It's flavored nicely. The only thing I added is some salt and pepper. I used a rather small squash, and it did not get completely done on the very bottom of both halves. I ...

Very quick and it’s quite tasty but even after placing in my oven to reduce the moisture the squashed absorbed from the steam in the pressure cooker it still was rather runny compared to baking ...

What a fantastic time saver! Even though I doubled the cooking time because I doubled the squash quantity, which overcooked it slightly, the resulting flavor and texture were irresistible! Since...

I will not make this again. I had to trim the sides of the acorn squash to make it fit in the instant pot. They were not cooked in the 5 minutes - had to extend the time and still had trouble g...

quick easy and the kids love it and so do I

The kids liked it, need I say more?

I did not make any changes to the recipe and it was delicious. Even my picky-eater husband really enjoyed it. And it was so easy in the instant pot that I will definitely make it again.

The family loved it. I roasted the seeds with a pinch of salt and a spray of avocado oil at 350 for 15 minutes, they were awesome.

I drizzled olive oil and cracked pepper over the halved squash before sealing the pot.