Acorn Squash with Shallots & Grapes


  • 2 small acorn squash
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh sage
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 lb red grapes
  • 2 medium shallots
  • Salt and pepper
  • Drizzle 1/2 tablespoon of the olive oil over each half of the acorn squash. Sprinkle the squash with the sage and the salt and pepper. Place about 10 grapes into each of the cavities in the squash, then sprinkle the grapes with the shallot slices.
  • Position the Instant Pot steam rack in the Instant Pot inner pot and add 1 cupof water. Carefully place each of the squash halves onto the steam rack, with the cavity side up. It’s okay if the squash overlaps slightly to fit in the pot.
  • Secure the lid, ensuring the valve is turned to the Sealing position. Press the Pressure Cook button and set the time to 4 minutes.
  • When cooking is complete, let the pot sit undisturbed for 10 minutes, and then turn the valve to the Venting position. When the pressure has released, remove the lid and carefully lift the squash out of the pot, using tongs. Season the squash with additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
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