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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


  • Pressure cooker


  • 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


  • 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.


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.


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