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I love this recipe..I like my butternut al dente so it’s perfect for me. If you want a softer squash add more time. personally I love this
I first washed the squash and microwaved it about 5 minutes. I forgot about it for a couple hours then cut it in half and scooped out the seeds. I microwaved it first because they are hard to cut into. Then I cut it in 4 pieces like your picture. Since everyone said it needed more time I gave mine 20 minutes on manual with 1 1/2 cups water because mine was a couple pounds. I let it slow release for about 13 minutes then released the pressure. It was perfectly done. I would think any winter squash that was around 2 pounds can be cooked this way.
Was definitely not done when the original cook time finished. I’m wondering if this recipe has a dropped digit. It takes me 15-20 to do a batch of russet potatoes this way, depending on size, and the squash is at least as dense as they are. 7 minutes is too short. I peeled and chopped enough for the recipe I was making and popped that under the broiler. The rest I put back in for an additional 10 minutes.
I had to pressure cook my squash 3x for a total of 17 minutes….I do have the Ninja Foodi so it is a little different from an instapot. Otherwise great advice.
Ultimately turned out fine, but took two sessions of 7 minutes each to get a omelette-pound squash (cut in half) to get done.
Thanks so much. I just got a Pressurecooker recently, so I’m learning how to cook with it. This was so very helpful!
Thanks, I needed this for the butternut squash mac and cheese I am making.
Just baste it with some brown sugar or olive oil and finish it in the oven to caramelize it.
The title of the recipe was “how to cook a whole butternut squash”. And yet the 1st instructions were “cut it up”
I try to buy them small enough and just cook it whole in the IP… even easier when you have carpal tunnel!
worked perfectly! Thanks!
My Mom cuts it in half and cooks it in the microwave for 7 minutes. The skin slides right off but it is still firm enough to cube and use in recipes.
I assume the same thing could be done with similar results for a buttercup squash?
Omg buttercup squash
Does buttercup have about the same hardness as butternut? If so, I think this method would work just fine. If it’s softer or thinner, then maybe decrease the time by a minute or two. Let us know how it works out!