Instant Pot® Sweet Acorn Squash


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.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
7 mins
Total Time:
27 mins
1 acorn squash


  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (Optional)

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 medium acorn squash, halved and seeded


  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®) 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
6g Fat
50g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 242
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 53mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 24mg 119%
Calcium 103mg 8%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 811mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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