Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash is so easy to make that you can have an aromatic dinner in 25 minutes or less! Season with salt and pepper, air fry spaghetti squash, then dig in or use the noodles in all of your favorite recipes.
Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash
If you’ve never had spaghetti squash before, I highly recommend that you use an air fryer the first time you try it. Spaghetti squash in the air fryer is extra delicious with all those crispy edges!
Even better, Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash lets you enjoy all the flavor of roasted squash in a fraction of the time — plus, it frees up your oven!
If you are following a Keto or Low-Carb Diet, this spaghetti squash air fryer recipe makes the best noodles too. Toss with some roasted veggies, or mix in homemade pesto or alfredo sauce for a fantastic flavor that will make any dish pop!
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Why You’ll Love Air Fried Squash
- Light yet filling
- Easy to prepare
- Perfect alternative to wheat pasta
- Keto and gluten free
- Great as a holiday side dish
What Is Spaghetti Squash?
Spaghetti squash is a popular winter squash with an oblong shape that comes in a variety of colors. Buttery yellow is the most common color, but they can range from ivory to orange.
When cooked, the flesh of this squash becomes stringy and can be used to replace wheat pasta in dishes like spaghetti or lasagna. This vegetable is low in calories but high in fiber and vitamin C, plus it is naturally gluten free!
How To Pick Spaghetti Squash
This winter squash is harvested from September through December, but they are usually available year-round at most grocery stores.
Here are some tips for choosing an excellent spaghetti squash:
- It should be firm and slightly heavy for its size.
- Make sure there are no wrinkles or soft spots.
- The skin color should be an even yellow shade and not too dark.
- Watch the size! You’ll need to comfortably fit the spaghetti squash in the air fryer when cut in half.
Ingredients Needed For Spaghetti Squash Air Fryer Recipe
- Spaghetti Squash
- Olive Oil
- Black Pepper
How To Make Spaghetti Squash In Air Fryer
Step 1: Cut the squash in half
Hold the squash in place on a flat surface, then slice lengthwise through the center with a large, sharp knife. Use a spoon to scrape out the seeds and stringy bits, then discard.
Step 2: Season and cook
Coat the inside of the squash with olive oil, then season with salt and pepper.
Place the halves in the air fryer, cut side up. Set the temperature to 360 degrees F and air fry spaghetti squash for 25-35 minutes. (The time will depend on how big your squash is and the type of air fryer you own.)
Step 3: Serve
Air fryer spaghetti squash is delicious straight out of the shell, but you can also transform it into veggie noodles!
Let it cool slightly, then scrape a fork along the inside to remove the inner flesh in strings. Serve with your sauce of choice or use the noodles in your favorite pasta dish.
Storage and Reheating
Air fryer spaghetti squash is a great way to get your pasta fix without the extra calories. Air fried squash can be stored in an airtight container for one week or frozen up until 3 months, making it perfect if you plan on cooking more than one meal with this veggie!
To Freeze: Let the spaghetti squash cool to room temperature, then place it into a freezer bag. Be sure to squeeze out all of the air before sealing.
Reheating: You can reheat the leftover spaghetti squash in the air fryer or microwave. Simply heat until warmed through.
Why Air Fry Spaghetti Squash?
What is the best way to enjoy spaghetti squash? We think it’s air-fried! Air fryers are a great way to cook without adding tons of extra fat or oils. It doesn’t matter what you’re cooking — air frying will offer uniformity and crispiness in your food.
The best part about the spaghetti squash air fryer recipe is its versatility. The simple seasonings are enough to enhance the natural flavor of the vegetable, but they aren’t overwhelming if you use the noodles in another dish. Plus, we can’t resist the crispy edges on air fried squash!
What Model Of Air Fryer Will Work For This Recipe?
This recipe will work in either an Air Fryer Basket or Air Fryer Oven Model. This recipe will also work in a specialty air fryer, such as the Ninja Foodi, Instant Pot Vortex, Instant Pot Crisp Lid, or Mealthy Lid.
Remember that a larger air fryer will allow you to cook a larger spaghetti squash. Or, you can simply cook one half at a time.
How To Cook Spaghetti Squash In The Oven
If you don’t have an air fryer, or if you want to cook a large spaghetti squash, you can easily follow the recipe and make it in the oven instead.
Prepare the squash as directed and place the halves (cut side up) on a baking sheet or in a casserole dish. Roast in a preheated 400-degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until fork-tender.
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Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash is ready in 25 minutes or less with a few simple ingredients. Serve as is or shred into tasty veggie noodles!
- 1 spaghetti squash
- 2-3 tbsp olive oil
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
Cut the squash in half.
Use a spoon and scoop out the seeds.
Use olive oil and coat the inside of the squash and then season with salt and pepper.
Place the squash in the air fryer. Set the temperature to 360 degrees F for 25-35 minutes (the time will depend on how big your squash is and the type of air fryer you own)
Plate, serve and enjoy!