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Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash

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Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash is a perfect low-carb recipe that is full of flavor. It is a delicious alternative to traditional pasta for those following a Keto or Paleo diet or someone who wants to watch their carbs. In just 20 minutes you will have a nice big bowl of spaghetti squash to enjoy. 

Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash

If you are looking for an easy filling dish to prepare, then look no further than this Air Fryer Spaghetti squash. It is easy to prepare, uses minimal ingredients, and is full of flavor. It is easily versatile as well. Eat it as it is prepared, add veggies, or mix in a cooked protein, the possibilities are endless.

air fryer spaghetti squash

If you love healthy air fryer options be sure to try our air fryer vegetables and our air fryer parmesan green beans

air fryer spaghetti squash

How to pick a spaghetti squash

If you have never picked out a spaghetti squash before, here are a few basic tips you may want to consider. 

  • Be sure your spaghetti squash will fit in your air fryer cut in half. I know this seems silly, but the worst is when you get home and realize it won’t fit. 
  • You want it to be firm. 
  • Look for spaghetti squash that is free of cracks, bruises, and blemishes. 
  • The more yellow it is the better. This means that it is ripe!  
air fryer spaghetti squash

How to Make Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash

  • If your spaghetti squash is slightly too big for your air fryer, place it on a cutting board and cut the ends off of your spaghetti squash.

air fryer spaghetti squash
  • Then slice your spaghetti squash in half longways with a sharp knife – do this carefully because it will be hard. If you want, you can microwave your squash for a few minutes to make it easier to cut.

  • Scoop all the seeds out with a large spoon from the inside of the squash and discard.

  • Next, place the halves of the squash in the air fryer basket and then drizzle it with oil and spices. If you have to put the second half of spaghetti squash in sideways oil and season it before putting it in the air fryer basket.

air fryer spaghetti squash
  • Cook for 18 minutes at 380F. You’ll know the spaghetti squash is done when a spoon or fork easily goes through the flesh of the squash.

air fryer spaghetti squash
  • Carefully remove the squash from the air fryer because it will be hot. Hold onto the squash with a pot holder and scrape out the flesh into long strands. 

air fryer spaghetti squash
  • Mix it around with a fork to evenly spread the seasonings. Top with parsley.
air fryer spaghetti squash

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Get creative. Add in your favorite sauteed vegetables like onions, asparagus, mushrooms or peppers after you cook your spaghetti squash. 
  • Mix your squash with pesto or alfredo sauce. 
  • In order for your spaghetti squash to cook evenly, you want to be sure to cut your squash as evenly as possible in half. 
  • If you cook a smaller spaghetti squash you may need to reduce the cooking time. 
air fryer spaghetti squash

Storage

You will want to store your leftover spaghetti squash in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days. 

air fryer Spaghetti Squash
Freezer

Air fryer spaghetti squash freezes nicely. You want to make sure it is completely cooled prior to freezing. 

Freeze your leftovers in a freezer-safe airtight container. These will keep for up to 3 months.

Reheating

For best results reheat your leftovers in your air fryer for about 3-4 minutes or until the desired temperature that you prefer.

air fryer spaghetti squash

Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash

Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash is a perfect low-carb recipe that is full of flavor. It is a delicious alternative to traditional pasta for those following a Keto or Paleo diet or someone who wants to watch their carbs. In just 20 minutes you will have a nice big bowl of spaghetti squash to enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 2-pound spaghetti squash small to medium, size depends on the size of your air fryer
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • garlic powder optional
  • paprika optional
  • crushed red pepper optional
  • Italian seasoning optional

Instructions

  1. If your spaghetti squash is slightly too big for your air fryer, place it on a cutting board and cut the ends off of your spaghetti squash.
  2. Then slice your spaghetti squash in half longways with a sharp knife – do this carefully because it will be hard. If you want, you can microwave your squash for a few minutes to make it easier to cut.
  3. Scoop all the seeds out with a large spoon from the inside of the squash and discard.
  4. Next, place the halves of the squash in the air fryer basket and then drizzle it with oil and spices. If you have to put the second half of spaghetti squash in sideways oil and season it before putting it in the air fryer basket.
  5. Cook for 18 minutes at 380F. You’ll know the spaghetti squash is done when a spoon or fork easily goes through the flesh of the squash.
  6. Carefully remove the squash from the air fryer because it will be hot. Hold onto the squash with a pot holder and scrape out the flesh into long strands. 
  7. Mix it around with a fork to evenly spread the seasonings. Top with parsley.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 132Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 200mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 2g

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