Instant Pot: Squash Pudding

My childcare kids LOVE squash pudding.  Don’t be fooled by the name.  It’s really just squash but there is something that happens in the kids’ brain when I say “squash pudding” that makes squash so much more tasty.  Try it on your kids or grand kids.

One of my kids asked for my squash recipe so thought I would add it here to the blog.  Our kids like when I do that as then they can always find the recipe back.

Now that I have an Instant Pot Pressure Cooker I modified my recipe to make things even easier.

I take one butternut squash.  I quarter it and clean out the seeds.  I put a trivet into the bottom of my Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.  I add 1 1/2 cups of water and then put the squash in.

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I set the cooker on manual for 18 minutes.  It would be done quicker but I like to be sure it’s really done as we will be pureeing it later.

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I release the pressure once it’s done and then after 15 minutes or so, I scoop out the flesh.  I often put an oven mitt on my hand to protect it from the heat.

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I end up with a pot of flesh like this….squash-5

Then I add:
1/2 cup of brown sugar
3 Tablespoons of butter
1/4 cup of milk

Then I take my immersion blender and blend it all until it’s creamy.  Depending on the moisture of your squash, you might need to add a little more milk to get the consistency you prefer. It you don’t have an immersion blender, a food processor or regular blender could work.  Depending on the size you might have to do it batches rather than all at once.

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It’s not much to look at, but this is how it looks when finished.

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This is the best loved veggie here at my house as far as the childcare kids are concerned.  They love it!!

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4 thoughts on “Instant Pot: Squash Pudding

  1. Kathy

    Just bought an Instant Pot for a Christmas present…well actually it’s a birthday present. I will have to remember to share some of your recipes. Such a sneaky thing to call it pudding! ;)

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