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how to cook kabocha squash

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hours

Total: 1 hours, 10 minutes

Servings: 1

Ingredients

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Instructions

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Place parchment paper or foil in baking pan that is large enough to hold both halves of the squash.

Step 2

Scrub squash well with vegetable brush, cut in half, remove seeds. Brush with oil, and season with salt and pepper. Place on prepared baking pan.

Step 3

Bake 45-60 minutes, or until fork tender (easily pierced with fork).

Step 4

Cool slightly and carefully scrape cooked squash from skin with a large spoon. Place cooked squash into large bowl.

Step 5

Scrub squash well with vegetable brush. Place whole squash into slow cooker.

Step 6

Cook on low for 5-6 hours, or until easily pierced with fork.

Step 7

Remove from slow cooker, cool slightly, cut in half, discard seeds, and carefully scrape cooked squash from skin. Place cooked squash into bowl.

Step 8

Scrub squash well with vegetable brush. Pierce the skin of the squash in several places with a sharp knife, making 10-15 small cuts, about one half to one inch each.

Step 9

Pour 1 cup of water into bottom of Instant Pot. Place squash on steamer basket inside Instant Pot.

Step 10

Cover, and bring to pressure. Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes. Use quick release to release pressure.

Step 11

Cool slightly and remove squash from Instant Pot. Cut in half, discard seeds, and carefully scrape cooked squash from skin. Place cooked squash into bowl.

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