Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes, Basil, and Garlic
Recipe type: Vegetable
Cuisine: Vegetarian
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Serves: 3-4
A light and delicious side dish or main dish, this spaghetti squash is so easy to make in your Instant Pot.
  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons or 8 large basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  1. Wash and dry your squash.
  2. On a cutting board, cut the stem off the squash and then cut it in half.
  3. Place 1 cup of water in the Instant Pot and place the trivet inside.
  4. Place the squash onto the trivet.
  5. Set the Instant Pot to high pressure for 8 minutes, making sure you seal the vent. It will take a few minutes to come to pressure.
  6. After it's done, quick release the pressure, making sure you don't put your hand over the vent.
  7. Carefully, remove the squash from the Instant Pot.
  8. With a fork, gently scrape out the squash and place in a colander to allow excess water to drain.
  9. In a small saucepan, place olive oil and garlic and saute until fragrant.
  10. Place squash in a medium bowl, pour garlic and olive oil mixture over the squash and gently toss.
  11. Add salt, pepper, tomatoes and basil and gently toss.
  12. Serve as a side dish or main dish.
Recipe by Betsy Ramirez at