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Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash and Brown Butter Sage Sauce This is the easiest way to make a spaghetti squash. I give tips for the best knife to use to cut the squash and a recipe for the most amazing brown butter sage sauce

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash

I have always shied away from making spaghetti squash because it was always such a pain to get it cooked.  I always left it whole because cutting it was such a chore, and then it took forever to cook!  This Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash is a cinch to make and you will be dreaming about that brown butter sage sauce.

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The reason it was always such a pain to cut is because I was using a giant chef knife, and I was trying to cut it in half longways.  This meant cutting through the stem.

The best knife you can use to cut through a spaghetti squash is a pairing knife.  The sharp point stabs right through the raw spaghetti squash and makes cutting a breeze.

You know what else makes cutting this hugh vegetable a breeze?  Cutting it in half through the middle!  I have learned that this will also give you longer spaghetti squash strands.

Instant pot spaghetti squash

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After I got the spaghetti squash cut in half, I scooped out all of the seeds.

Then it was time to pressure cook!

spaghetti squash in the instant pot

Of course, spaghetti squash vary in size, and this means that the cooking time will vary as well.  My squash was on the smaller side, so I cooked it for 7 minutes, but I wish I had cooked it for 5 minutes because it was overcooked.

After the cook time was finished, I released the pressure via a quick release.

I used tongs to remove the squash from the pot and I let it cool while I made the Brown Butter Sage Sauce!

HOW TO MAKE BROWN BUTTER SAGE SAUCE

I now know what the brown butter rage of 2009 was all about.  It is amazing!  I literally had to stop myself from eating the whole plate of Instant pot spaghetti squash and brown butter sauce.

To make the brown butter, you melt a stick of salted butter over medium low heat and let it cook until the milk solids start to turn brown and the sauce is a deep color.  Make sure to pull it off of the heat before it burns!

I then added 1/2 teaspoon of dried sage.  I don’t strain my brown butter because all of those bits are nothing but flavor!

brown butter sage sauce

Now just spoon that delicious sauce all over the spaghetti squash!

Some other squash recipes you will want to try are:

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash with Brown butter sage sauce

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash with Brown Butter Sage Sauce

This is the easiest way to make a Instant Pot spaghetti squash. I give tips for the best knife to use to cut the squash and a recipe for the most amazing brown butter sage sauce
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spaghetti squash in the instant pot
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 236kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Spaghetti Squash
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup Salted Butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried sage

Instructions

  • Cut the spaghetti squash in half with a pairing knife, crosswise, and remove the seeds.
  • Place the trivet and the water in the Instant Pot and put the squash on the trivet.  Set to pressure cook for 5 minutes (7 minutes if your squash is larger).  
  • Quick release the pressure.  Remove the squash from the pot and let cool while you make the brown butter sage sauce.
  • Heat a small skillet over medium low heat and add the butter.  Continue to cook until the butter turns honey colored and the milk solids turn dark brown.  Add the sage and stir to combine.
  • Remove the spaghetti squash strands with a fork and serve with the sauce.

Notes

Nutrition for 1 cup of spaghetti squash and 1/4 of the brown butter sauce: 236 calories / 25g fat / 7g carbs / 2g fiber / 1g protein
 
  • If your squash is undercooked, put the lid back on and let it sit for a few minutes.  That should take care of it.
  • If your squash is too large to put it all in the pot, you can try and see if it will fit without the trivet, or you can cook each half separately using the same cooking time.

Nutrition

Calories: 236kcal
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    • Leslie Brooks
    • February 4, 2019
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    I just put a half in the oven and it’s done in about half an hour, no fuss, no need to have a pressure cooker. I cook for just myself so some is left over and either still in the shell or scooped out, it keeps in the refrigerator until I want to add the butter and microwave reheat and have it again. The other uncooked half stays in the fridge at least another day or two, with seeds still in in or not. I also find cutting it crosswise is easiest.

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