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Instant pot mashed butternut squash

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Easy delicious side dish for you pressure cooker- Instant pot warm spiced mashed butternut squash. Great for holidays and for a weeknight quick dinner side option. Vegetarian, sweet and comforting!

For weight watchers points: myWW green plan 3 points, blue plan 3 points, purple 3 points ( all calculations are done by adding ingredients to Weight watchers app calculator). Points are per serving.

Hope you already tried my Instant Pot butternut squash soup, it was a bomb! I love love love butternut squash and i am getting excited when i get a chance to try a new recipe.

I always wanted to make mashed butternut squash, with some butter and warm fall spices.

How to make Instant pot mashed butternut squash

Of course the first thing you need to do is to peel your squash. I tried to use a potato peeler but it didn’t work very well. So i switched to a regular sharp knife.Be very careful and don’t cut yourself, the knife can slip.

  • Cut the butternut squash in half and then scoop the seeds out. I used my fingers for this task, its the easiest way!
  • Peel it using the knife.
  • Cut it in about 1 inch chunks and place in to your Pressure cooker
  • Add one cup of water and cook on high pressure for 12 minutes.
  • Once done drain it and season with salt, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg ( all the fall spices  you can find in your pantry!)
  • Mash with butter and cream. Full recipe below!

This dish will be a perfect side dish for your Thanksgiving ( check my Instant pot Thanksgiving recipes) or Christmas table. Butternut squash is available all year around so you can also enjoy this at any time you want.

Try it with Crock pot brown sugar ham or Smoked turkey !

Other Instant Pot recipes readers love:

  1. Pressure cooker beef barley soup
  2. Instant Pot collard greens
  3. Instant Pot turkey legs
  4. Instant Pot beef stroganoff

This recipe is part of my collection of Healthy Instant pot recipes. Check it out!

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5 from 6 votes

Instant pot mashed butternut squash

Easy delicious side dish for you pressure cooker- Instant pot warm spiced mashed butternut squash. Great for holidays and for a weeknight quick dinner side option. Vegetarian, sweet and comforting!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot butternut squash, instant pot side dish, pressure cooker recipes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 288kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash medium size
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup cream half and half will work too
  • 1 tbspn butter unsalted
  • 2 tbspn brown sugar (optional, not recommend in WW!)
  • 1/2 tspn salt
  • 1/2 tspn ground ginger
  • 1/2 tspn ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tspn ground nutmeg

Instructions

  • Peel butternut squash and cut into 1 inch chunks
  • Put it into your pressure cooker, with water and 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • Close the lid and set on MANUAL HIGH PRESSURE for 12 minutes. Once cooked, Quick release
  • Drain butternut squash and mash using the masher with spices, butter and cream. Add sugar if using.

Notes

For weight watchers points: myWW green plan 3 points, blue plan 3 points, purple 3 points ( all calculations are done by adding ingredients to Weight watchers app calculator). Points are per serving.
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Nutrition

Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 685mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 20592IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators.

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Lauren Vavala | DeliciousLittleBites

Sunday 11th of August 2019

Ohhh I just love butternut squash this time of the year. What a great idea to use the instant pot - makes it so easy!!

Traci

Sunday 11th of August 2019

This is the perfect weekly meal prep item for fall...and I'm always happy to use my Instant Pot. Great recipe...thanks for sharing :)

Emma

Sunday 11th of August 2019

I LOVE butternut squash - it's just so good for you! Would never have thought of making this in an instant pot.

Alison

Sunday 11th of August 2019

I just love butternut squash.I made this vegan by subbing the cream for cashew milk, and leaving out the butter. It still tasted awesome with the ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg!

Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry

Sunday 11th of August 2019

This looks so delicious and comforting. I love mashed butternut squash!