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How to Cook Spaghetti Squash in the Air Fryer

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Cook spaghetti squash in the air fryer in just 20 minutes. Lightly seasoned with salt, pepper, and olive oil, this is the easiest way to cook spaghetti squash!

I’ve tried lots of methods for cooking spaghetti squash, and this is my absolute favorite way. The air fryer does all the work, and you have perfectly tender spaghetti squash for your next meal. I love making this cozy spaghetti squash soup, or enjoying it with my easy white wine marinara sauce.

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I absolutely love trying out new ways to cook spaghetti squash, and air frying them is one of the best ways to cook it. I used to bake my spaghetti squash in the oven, but it always took a long time to get the squash cooked perfectly. After trying the air fryer, I am a convert and will never go back!

I grabbed a few spaghetti squashes in my grocery box, and I love using them in along side nourishing lunch bowls, or as a side dish with dinner. When you air fry spaghetti squash, you get perfectly tender strands of squash. A real treat, and no need to turn on your oven.

This Air Fried Spaghetti Squash Recipe Is

  • Tender
  • Hearty
  • Satisfying
  • Low in Carbohydrates
  • Perfectly Cooked in the Middle
  • Ready in Just 20 Minutes
  • Made Simply with Olive oil, Salt, and Pepper
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What Ingredients Do You Need To Make Spaghetti Squash in an Air Fryer?

See the recipe card below for full ingredient amounts and recipe instructions!

  • Spaghetti Squash – I used a ripe in-season squash!
  • Good Extra Virgin Olive Oil: I like to use fruity olive oil which has a fantastic flavor.
  • Sea salt and black pepper

Dietary Modifications

  • This recipe is naturally vegan, vegetarian, and dairy free
  • It is low in carbohydrates and keto.
  • It is also naturally gluten free, however make sure the olive oil and any spices you are using are certified gluten free if needed.
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How Do You Cook Spaghetti Squash in the Air Fryer?

  1. Take the spaghetti squash, and carefully slice it in half along the long side of the squash. Scoop out seeds, and discard/compost them.
  2. Brush the inside of the spaghetti squash with olive oil. Sprinkle the salt and pepper in each half of the squash.
  3. Place them in the air fryer, and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Squash should be lightly browned on the outside, and fork-tender on the inside.
  4. Using a fork, scrape around the squash (from one side of the middle to the other side) to pull the strands free. Serve hot and enjoy with your favorite sauce.

A Simple Air Fryer Vegetable Side Dish Everyone Will Love

This air fryer whole spaghetti squash recipe is what I call an Easy Entertaining Side – which is a crowd-pleaser recipe that will be a major hit. These delicious recipes are perfect to treat your guests or when you have a special occasion for dinner – serve with a little butter and fresh black pepper, or mix with garlic and olive oil and top with herbs.

I have a whole section of The Herbeevore dedicated to Entertaining Recipes, that we regularly serve to our friends and family. If you’re heading to a party, potluck, or BBQ, check out my list of top host gifts for dinner parties for that next-level gift they will love!

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What to Serve with Spaghetti Squash

I love serving my cooked spaghetti squash with a sauce, just like pasta. Here are a few of my favorites – and don’t forget to serve with air fryer garlic bread!

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How to Cook Spaghetti Squash in the Air Fryer

Kelly Jensen
Cook spaghetti squash in the air fryer in just 20 minutes. Lightly seasoned with salt, pepper, and olive oil, this is the easiest way to cook spaghetti squash!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2 halves
Calories 212 kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Air Fryer Liner, optional

Ingredients
  

  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Take the spaghetti squash, and carefully slice it in half along the long side of the squash. Scoop out seeds, and discard/compost them.
  • Brush the inside of the spaghetti squash with olive oil. Sprinkle the salt and pepper in each half of the squash. Line the air fryer with a parchment paper liner (optional, helps with clean-up).
  • Place them in the air fryer, and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Squash should be lightly browned on the outside, and fork-tender on the inside.
  • Using a fork, scrape around the squash (from one side of the middle to the other side) to pull the strands free. Serve hot and enjoy with your favorite sauce.

Notes

Dietary Modifications

  • This recipe is naturally vegan, vegetarian, and dairy free
  • It is low in carbohydrates and keto.
  • It is also naturally gluten free, however make sure the olive oil and any spices you are using are certified gluten free if needed.

Nutrition

Calories: 212kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 3gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 373mgPotassium: 525mgFiber: 7gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 581IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 112mgIron: 2mg
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