Instant Pot Acorn Squash with Shallots & Grapes

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recipe by Heather Schlueter

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    30mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    4
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    212

At your next holiday dinner, dress up the table with tender squash loaded with flavorful grapes, shallots, and a touch of sage, a combination that will delight your guests and keep them talking about the meal for months to come.

Inspired by: https://recipes.instantpot.com/recipe/acorn-squash-with-shallots-grapes/

recipe updated Feb 4, 2020

Ingredients

  • Acorn Squash icon
    Acorn Squash
    2 (862g)
  • Shallot icon
    Shallot
    2 (84g)
  • Salt icon
    Salt
    about ½ teaspoon (3g)
  • Fresh sage icon
    Fresh sage
    1 tbsp (2g)
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    about ½ teaspoon (1g)
  • Red grapes icon
    Red grapes
    3 cups
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    1 tbsp (15ml)
  • Water icon
    Water
    1 cup (240ml)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed

Tools

  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Plate
  • kCook icon Work surface
  • kCook icon Rack
  • kCook icon Inner pot

Step preview

  1. Place Acorn Squash on a clean work surface
  2. Drizzle with olive oil
  3. Sprinkle with salt, fresh sage and black pepper
  4. Arrange red grapes in the squash
  5. Sprinkle with shallot
  6. Place a clean rack in the inner pot
  7. Add water to the inner pot
  8. Place squash on rack carefully
  9. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  10. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 4 min
  11. Natural release - 10 min
  12. Quick release
  13. Transfer squash to plate
  14. Season with salt & pepper
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