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raw zucchini noodles in instant pot

[Instant Pot] Insta-Zoodles!

Mary Clare Fraker, MS RD
Instant Pot is a great tool for cooking zucchini noodles. It may seem odd to use a pressure cooker for such a quick-cooking vegetable, but it's actually very convenient. Relying on the consistent timing and temperature of your InstaPot's cooking program makes it foolproof - you can "set it and forget it" and end up with perfect zoodles every time! 
Prep Time 10 mins
Time To Pressure 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Health Food
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 25 kcal


  • 3 medium zucchini squash


  • Use a spiralizer tool to cut the zucchini into thick curly noodles. While spiralizing, use your hands to break the zucchini noodles into manageable lengths (no longer than about 8-10 inches).
  • Pour 1 cup water into Instant Pot, and place a steamer basket over the water. Load the basket with the zucchini noodles.
  • Close the lid and ensure that the valve is set to sealed position. Select “Manual” mode, adjust the setting to Low Pressure, and adjust the cook time to 0 minutes.
  • When the cooking time is up, open the pressure valve immediately for a quick release.
  • Open the lid and carefully remove the zucchini noodles. Transfer to a serving bowl and toss with your choice of seasonings or sauces.
Keyword spiralizer, zucchini noodles