Air fryer spaghetti squash takes just 15 minutes to cook. Simply cut the squash in half, season, bake then serve topped with coarsely ground salt and freshly cracked pepper or use in your favorite recipe.
Spaghetti squash makes the ultimate side dish or family dinner meal. Not only will you learn how to cook spaghetti squash in the air fryer but how to select, store and serve air fryer squash. This kid-approved vegetable is soon to be a top favorite in your home!
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Squash in Air Fryer
Air fryer squash is roasted then seasoned to perfection. The versatility of the vegetable is one of the top reasons we look forward to cooking with squash. We share below different ways you can turn this veggie into a delicious and nutritious dish.
From putting a twist on traditional pasta dishes to upgrading Taco Tuesday, spaghetti squash easily picks up any flavor combination to create an outstanding recipe.
To get started, gather the equipment and ingredients then follow the written instructions or use the printable recipe card. Enjoy!
- air fryer
- cutting board and chefs knife
- nonstick cooking spray ✅
- 1 medium spaghetti squash
Gluten-Free Guide: If you’re new to eating gluten-free we understand it’s overwhelming trying to figure out which foods may contain gluten and which ones don’t. All of our gluten-free recipes marked with this symbol ✅ represent foods that need to be checked for gluten.
How To Cook Spaghetti Squash in Air Fryer
Start off by prepping the squash.
Carefully cut the ends off of the squash. Slice in half lengthwise then scoop the seeds from the center. Spray with nonstick cooking spray and season with salt. Place cut side down onto the air fryer basket.
Preheat the air fryer
Preheat the air fryer to 400°F. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until fork-tender. Let cool for 5 minutes then use a fork to remove the insides. Serve as is or in your favorite recipes.
Recipes with Spaghetti Squash
Spaghetti squash can easily turn your favorite pasta dishes into a gluten-free (and veggie-packed) version! Mix this spaghetti squash recipe with Gluten Free Alfredo Sauce, Gluten Free Pasta Sauce or sprinkle with mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning.
Make a Mediterranean version by drizzling the cooked spaghetti squash with olive oil then topping with diced tomatoes, cucumbers, kalamata olives, and feta cheese.
Swap the rigatoni pasta in our Taco Pasta Bake with air-fried squash for a fun Taco Tuesday recipe.
Turn into a spaghetti squash side dish by replacing the pasta in our Gluten Free Pasta Salad, potatoes in Gluten Free Cheesy Potatoes or mixing with Instant Pot Broccoli and avocado oil.
Pair with cinnamon and brown sugar in a sauté pan to caramelize and serve sweet.
Toss with Gluten Free Stir Fry Sauce then mix with chicken, pork, or beef and your favorite vegetable combo.
Frequently Asked Questions
First things first, look for a medium size (~2lb) squash as anything larger may not fit in the air fryer basket. Next, check the squash is free from bruises, blemishes, and cracks. You’re aiming to select a dry, firm, and deep yellow-colored squash that feels heavy for its size.
Yes! To freeze, let the squash completely cool after cooking. Then, pack in an air-tight container or Ziplock bag before freezing for up to 3 months. Reheat by adding back to the air fryer or in the microwave or preheated oven.
Cooked spaghetti squash will last up to 5 days in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer. A whole squash can last up to 3 months at room temperature.
When looking for a hands-off approach to cooking squash, we have you covered with our How To Cook Spaghetti Squash in the Crockpot guide. Learn how to make spaghetti squash in the slow cooker in just a few simple steps. A gluten-free and dairy-free cooking method.
Squash seeds can be removed from the squash, baked then consumed just like pumpkin seeds. Makes a great afternoon or evening snack.
Kids In The Kitchen
Cooking tips and suggestions for kids making this recipe.
- Use a fork to scrape cooked spaghetti squash from the shell
- Spaghetti squash can be cooked in the air fryer, oven, microwave or on the grill
- Not sure if you like spaghetti squash? Mix a few bites in a bowl with gluten-free pasta then try it with your favorite spaghetti sauce on the top.
More Squash Recipes
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- Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Soup
- How To Freeze Butternut Squash
- Sauteed Butternut Squash
- Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Walnuts
- Butternut Squash Casserole With Pecans
- Gluten Free Summer Squash Bread
- Roasted Acorn Squash Wedges
- Caramelized Butternut Squash
CKC Features both Gluten-Free Guidance and Kids Cooking Instructions: If you’re new to eating gluten-free we understand it’s overwhelming trying to figure out which foods may contain gluten and which ones don’t. All of our gluten-free recipes marked with this symbol ✅ represent foods that need to be checked for gluten or cross-contamination.
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Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash
- 1 medium spaghetti squash
- ⭐️Prep the squash. Carefully cut the ends off of the squash. Slice in half lengthwise then scoop the seeds from the center. Spray with nonstick cooking spray and season with salt. Place cut side down onto the air fryer tray.1 medium spaghetti squash, salt
- ⭐️Preheat the air fryer. Preheat the air fryer to 400°F. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until fork-tender. Let cool for 5 minutes then use a fork to remove the insides. Serve as is or in your favorite recipes.
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