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How to Cut Butternut Squash – Instant Pot Hack

  • Author: Nancylynn
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 9 minutes
  • Category: How To
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Diet: Vegan


Butternut Squash is quintessential for a fall and winter menu! Rich in vitamins and antioxidants, this versatile squash is perfect for both savory and sweet recipes. The down side? It can be a little tricky to cut into and prep. Not anymore! With this Instant Pot hack, I’ll show you how to cut (and peel!) butternut squash and keep all your fingers, too!



1 whole butternut squash 

1 cup of water 


  1. Place your whole Butternut Squash in your Instant Pot along with 1 cup of water.
  2. Cook on manual/high pressure for 8 minutes.
  3. Quick release.
  4. Let it cool for a few minutes – it will be super hot!
  5. Remove from the Instant Pot. Peel, then slice your squash down the center. Slice the squash into cubes to roast or use it in a myriad of recipes!

How to Roast Butternut Squash

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the squash cubes on the baking sheet and toss with a drizzle of olive oil and pinches of salt and pepper. Roast 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.


21 Day Fix: 1 cup of butternut squash is 1 GREEN

WW link for personal points: Butternut Squash

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