how long to steam yellow squash in instant pot

how long to steam yellow squash in instant pot

How to Steam Yellow Squash in an Instant Pot

It’s easy to cook perfectly steamed yellow squash in an Instant Pot! This versatile and nutrient-packed vegetable is a great side dish or main course addition. Here is how you should do it.


  • 1 lb. yellow squash, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup of water
  • A pinch of salt to taste


  1. Wash and thoroughly dry your yellow squash. Cut the squash into chunks.
  2. Place the chunks into the inner pot of the Instant Pot, then add 1 cup of water.
  3. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, then turn the vent knob to the “sealing” position.
  4. Press the “Manual/Pressure Cook” button, then set the timer to 3 minutes, so the yellow squash is cooked through.
  5. When the countdown timer is finished, the Instant Pot will switch to “Keep Warm” mode. Manually turn the vent knob to the “venting” position to release the pressure.
  6. Carefully open the lid and stir in some salt to taste.
  7. Enjoy your steamed yellow squash!

Using an Instant Pot to steam yellow squash is a quick, easy, and convenient way to enjoy this healthy vegetable. In just a few minutes, you can have perfectly cooked yellow squash that’s ready to be served. Try it today!