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Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash with Greek Style

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash - Greek Style | The Foodie Eats
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Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash with Greek Style

I don’t know about you, but I had never eaten spaghetti squash until about 5 years ago. Just another thing that we didn’t eat in our household. But during a season of eating vegetarian, my wife and I discovered how versatile (and easy) spaghetti squash is to make. Well, this Greek-style Instant Pot spaghetti squash is pretty remarkable in that its flavor is amazing and it’s almost impossible to mess up!

 

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash - Greek Style | The Foodie Eats

 

The Process

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash - Greek Style | The Foodie Eats

Place spaghetti squash on large cutting board.

 

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash - Greek Style | The Foodie Eats

Using a large knife, slice squash in half lengthwise.

 

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash - Greek Style | The Foodie Eats

Then, using a spoon, scoop out seeds.

 

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash - Greek Style | The Foodie Eats

Add 1 cup water to pot, along with trivet.

 

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash - Greek Style | The Foodie Eats

Place both squash halves on top of trivet. Lock lid and cook for 7 minutes at high pressure.

 

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash - Greek Style | The Foodie Eats

Once cook time is complete, quick-release pressure and remove lid.

 

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash - Greek Style | The Foodie Eats

Transfer squash to large mixing bowl.

 

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash - Greek Style | The Foodie Eats

Give pot a quick rinse and wipe. Switch to sauté setting… Add oil, onions, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt – cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.

 

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash - Greek Style | The Foodie Eats

Meanwhile… using a fork, scrape out flesh of squash. Discard shell.

 

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash - Greek Style | The Foodie Eats

Once onions are soft and translucent…

 

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash - Greek Style | The Foodie Eats

…add garlic and olives. Cook for for 1 minute, stirring frequently.

 

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash - Greek Style | The Foodie Eats

Add spinach…

 

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash - Greek Style | The Foodie Eats

…and continue cooking until wilted.

 

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash - Greek Style | The Foodie Eats

Then turn off heat and add basil, tomatoes, and salt.

 

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash - Greek Style | The Foodie Eats

Mix well until tomatoes are warm.

 

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash - Greek Style | The Foodie Eats

Return squash to pot…

 

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash - Greek Style | The Foodie Eats

…and mix well.

 

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash - Greek Style | The Foodie Eats

Finally, add feta…

 

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash - Greek Style | The Foodie Eats

…and mix one last time.

 

And this is the AMAZING Result…

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash - Greek Style | The Foodie Eats

 

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Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash - Greek Style

This healthy and simple recipe is easy to make, but will deliver a flavor that you won't forget.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 198 kcal
Author The Foodie Eats

Ingredients

  • 3-4 lb. spaghetti squash
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup yellow onions diced
  • 1 1/4 tsp. sea salt divided
  • 4 tsp. garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup black olives sliced
  • 8 oz. baby spinach
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh basil finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups tomatoes large diced
  • 4 oz. feta cheese crumbled

Instructions

  1. Place spaghetti squash on large cutting board. Using a large knife, slice squash in half lengthwise. Then, using a spoon, scoop out seeds.

  2. Add 1 cup water to pot, along with trivet. Place both squash halves on top of trivet. Lock lid and cook for 7 minutes at high pressure. Once cook time is complete, quick-release pressure and remove lid. Transfer squash to large mixing bowl.

  3. Give pot a quick rinse and wipe. Switch to sauté setting… 

  4. Add oil, onions, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt – cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.

  5. Meanwhile… using a fork, scrape out flesh of squash. Discard shell.

  6. Once onions are soft and translucent, add garlic and olives. Cook for for 1 minutes, stirring frequently. Add spinach and continue cooking until wilted. Then turn off heat and add basil, tomatoes, and salt. Mix well until tomatoes are warm. 

  7. Return squash to pot and mix well. Finally, add feta and mix one last time.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash - Greek Style
Amount Per Serving
Calories 198 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 797mg 33%
Potassium 593mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 8g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 89.9%
Vitamin C 27.8%
Calcium 20.5%
Iron 12.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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