This Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash is just ONE ingredient and can be the base for so many main or side dishes! Make this your own a million different ways with seasonings, proteins, and sauces!
Pasta is a quick and easy dinner that can be made with almost ANYTHING in your kitchen, but the heavy noodles are often too much for my family. I love this Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash because it's just ONE ingredient — a spaghetti squash!
There's no added fat or oil in this recipe, and there's no adding water to a baking sheet and praying you don't spill it! The "noodles" are so tender and juicy but also work well with an array of flavors and themes. Anywhere you'd usually put pasta or rice, try swapping it with spaghetti squash noodles for less carbs and less calories!
On the hunt for a new spaghetti sauce? My Vegetarian Spaghetti Sauce is packed with flavor and coats these spaghetti squash noodles like a dream.
HOW TO MAKE AIR FRYER SPAGHETTI SQUASH
The ingredients are short and sweet for this recipe, but a sharp knife is just as important as the food here! Make sure you grab the squash firmly when cutting and be careful! The thick squash is sometimes tough to get through but totally worth it.
- Wash the outside of the spaghetti squash thoroughly. Don't skip this step! Since we're cooking it with the skin on it, we want it to be washed and not dirtying up the air fryer.
- Cut the stem end off the squash before cutting it in half lengthwise.
- Scoop out the seeds of the squash. You can throw these away or roast them like pumpkin seeds for a nice crunchy elements on a salad!
- Place squash halves skin-side down into air fryer basket and cook halves for about 20 minutes, depending on your squash size, at 360 degrees F or 183 degrees C. Once cooked, your squash will scrape out easily with a fork, forming thin "noodles" you can use almost anywhere!
HOW TO STORE AIR FRYER SPAGHETTI SQUASH
With its versatility, this dish is PERFECT for meal prep! But, how long does it last?
Stored properly in the refrigerator, cooked spaghetti squash can last up to five days in an air tight container. Same for a cut spaghetti squash — cover it tightly in food wrap and you can cook the remaining half within the week.
You'll know your squash is going bad if it is discolored, spotty, or has lost the vibrant yellow-orange color.
Made too much and need to freeze it? No problem! Make sure you cool the spaghetti squash completely and drain as much water from the "noodles" as possible to prevent freezer burn. In a freezer safe bag or container, it should last up to eight months frozen!
WHAT TO SERVE WITH SPAGHETTI SQUASH
Honestly, there is no wrong answer here. Anywhere a grain or carb usually goes, this spaghetti squash can go.
The first thought most people have is swapping spaghetti noodles for spaghetti squash noodles, of course, and topping it with a bold red sauce and maybe a protein and some Parmesan cheese.
I LOVE squash and like to let the light, crunchy noodle flavor shine. This Mushroom Spaghetti Squash is a great, light almost-pasta option bursting with two types of mushrooms for an extra hearty meal without the heaviness.
YUMMY VEGETARIAN AIR FRYER RECIPES
- Air Fryer Potato Pancakes
- Asparagus in the Air Fryer
- Air Fryer Kale Chips
- Mexican Corn on the Cob in an Air Fryer
- Air Fryer Enchiladas
Pro Tip: This recipe can be made in the air fryer unit with a basket or the air fryer oven. If you are using the air fryer oven, use the middle rack and select the "Air Fry" function.
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Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash
- Chef's knife, sharpened
- Air fryer
- 1 spaghetti squash
- Wash the outside of the spaghetti squash thoroughly.
- Cut off the stem end of the squash.
- Cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise.
- Scoop out the seeds of the squash and discard.
- Place squash halves into air fryer basket and cook for about 20 minutes at 360 degrees F (183 degrees C).
- Once cooked, use a fork to scrape out cooked squash in long, noodle-like pieces. Serve warm and enjoy!
Air Fryers can vary greatly. Please take the time to learn your specific air fryer. You may need to adjust times and temperatures based upon your air fryer. All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.