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  1. Peg

    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

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  2. Vampy

    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.

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  3. Ash

    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.

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  4. Tina

    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.

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  5. Pat

    Ultimately turned out fine, but took two sessions of 7 minutes each to get a omelette-pound squash (cut in half) to get done.

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