Cooked butternut squash chunks in bowl with oregano sprigs horizontal

3-Minute Pressure Cooker Butternut Squash

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 8 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: pressure cooker
  • Cuisine: vegan, paleo, healthy


A healthy side dish made in only 3-minutes cooking time using the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.


  • 2 lb. chopped butternut squash (from about one large squash)
  • 1 cup of water or broth
  • 1 teaspoon each pumpkin pie spice and dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon each garlic powder and chili powder


  1. Combine all ingredients in the pot of a 6-quart pressure cooker and stir to combine.
  2. Set on high-pressure for 3 minutes.
  3. Use the quick-release method after cooking.
  4. Serve hot.


This recipe takes about 15 minutes total, taking into account the time needed to get the pressure cooker to high pressure.