Instant Pot Mashed Butternut Squash with Pancetta and Sage

This Instant Pot Mashed Butternut Squash with Pancetta and Sage recipe is absolutely perfect for any holiday table, without a doubt.  But I tell you, the Loon took one bite of this glorious side dish and said, “Kris!  This is amazing!  I’d eat this anytime of the year!”

Instant Pot Mashed Butternut Squash with Pancetta and Sage

There are only a handful of ingredients in this awesome dish and they work together so beautifully. These flavors simply can’t be beat!

Instant Pot Mashed Butternut Squash with Pancetta and Sage

Steaming the butternut squash in the Instant Pot could not be any easier and the results are spectacular.  They only take 8 minutes, once they start pressure cooking, and they come out perfectly cooked and so easy to mash.

Instant Pot Mashed Butternut Squash with Pancetta and Sage

I can’t rave enough about the steamer basket I use to steam veggies and fish in my Instant Pot.  This basket is amazing and so versatile, it will fit into an 8-inch wide pot, or greater.  The three little feet on the bottom allow the water to steam the veggies without soaking them in the liquid.  And the sturdy handle makes removing the basket a breeze. I LOVE this steamer!

We love sweet potato casserole, and believe us, we have a doozy of a recipe for Candied Yams, but a less sweet, and more savory version is this Mashed Butternut Squash with Pancetta and Sage recipe.  It really has amazing taste and texture.

Instant Pot Mashed Butternut Squash with Pancetta and Sage

And of course, because this delicious recipe is done in the Instant Pot, so it only takes about half hour from start to finish. This is now officially become a permanent dish on our Thanksgiving table. It is the perfect side. You could easily omit the pancetta for a wonderful vegetarian dish, and it would still be super duper delicious.

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Now, go ahead and make this incredible Instant Pot Mashed Butternut Squash with Pancetta and Sage recipe!

Instant Pot Mashed Butternut Squash with Pancetta and Sage
 
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This Instant Pot Mashed Butternut Squash with Pancetta and Sage is so warm and yummy. The pancetta and sage give the squash a delicious woodsy flavor that is perfect for your holiday feast table. f
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Thanksgiving
Serves: 4 - 6
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs butternut squash, cut into large chunks
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 oz. thick pancetta, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ cup heavy cream (1/3 to ½ cup if you like the texture to be extra creamy)
Instructions
  1. Pour 1 cup water into the Instant Pot.
  2. Place the butternut squash onto steamer basket and lower into the Instant Pot.
  3. Place the lid on the IP and lock into place. Move venting valve to Sealing position.
  4. Select Steam on High for 8 minutes.
  5. Once finished, hit Cancel, and then vent using Quick Release (Position the IP so the steam does not come in contact with you).
  6. Once finished, remove the lid and carefully take the squash out and set aside.
  7. Select Saute on More and add the oil.
  8. Once hot, add the pancetta and cook until fat has begun to render and is beginning to get crisp, about 3 minutes.
  9. Add the sage and cook for 1 minute.
  10. Hit Cancel to stop the cooking.
  11. Return the cooked squash to the pot and add the salt, butter and cream.
  12. Mash and taste, adding more salt if necessary.
  13. Serve and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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