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The Instant Pot is the easiest and fastest way to cook spaghetti pumpkins. All you need is a pumpkin and water to make this switch for a low-carb meal!

❤️ Why you’ll love this recipe: This recipe Simple makes it easy to cook a delicious and sweet pumpkin without clutter.

We’ve tried every way to cook spaghetti squash, and using the instant cooker/pressure cooker is by far our favorite for its speed and simplicity.

If you’re looking for faster and easier Instant Pot vegetable dishes, try our Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker Corn on the Cob and Instant Pot Carrots with a Maple-Butter Glaze.

Update: We love making spaghetti pumpkin Instant Pot, so we’ve updated this post with new step-by-step photos and tips to make this recipe even easier.


really only need one ingredient for this recipe: spaghetti squash. (In addition to water for steaming). I recommend choosing a pumpkin that is small or medium, to fit inside the pressure cooker.

How to Make Spaghetti Pumpkin in an

Instant Pot

This easy recipe will work on any brand of electric pressure cooker ✅, including the Instant Pot, Ninja Foodi or Power Pressure Cooker XL.

Step 1: Start by preparing your pumpkin. First, cut off the end of the stem.

Step 2: Next, cut the pumpkin in half lengthwise. Use a large spoon to remove and discard the seeds and inner membrane.

Step 3: Now add a cup of water to the pressure cooker. Place a trivet in the pot. Place the pumpkin on the trivet, then close the lid in place. Cook under pressure over high heat for 8 minutes, then release the pressure with a quick pressure release.

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Step 4: When the valve falls, remove the cap and let the pumpkin cool until it is cold enough to handle. Then remove the pumpkin from the pot and use a fork to scrape the spaghetti strands off the skin. Enjoy!

Important tips for making



When you are preparing pumpkin to put in the pot, it is important to use a very sharp knife. These pumpkins can have a thick skin, so be careful when cutting!

Also, do not forget to add the water to the pressure cooker. This creates steam for cooking the pumpkin. Without it, you may receive a burn notice.

Frequently Asked Questions About Spaghetti Pumpkin in an

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