Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash


This is the easiest and fastest way I have found to cook a spaghetti squash. Cutting them in half was intimidating for me until I discovered the microwave trick, which makes cutting them in half a breeze.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
2 servings


  • 1 (3 pound) spaghetti squash

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • teaspoon smoked paprika


  1. Using a sharp knife, make a dotted line lengthwise around the entire squash. Place whole squash in the microwave and cook on full power for 5 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and cut the squash in half lengthwise, using the dotted line as a guide. Wrap one half in plastic wrap and refrigerate for another use.

  2. Spoon pulp and seeds out of remaining half and discard. Brush olive oil over all of the flesh and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and paprika.

  3. Preheat an air fryer to 360 degrees F (180 degrees C). Place spaghetti squash half skin side-down in the basket. Cook for 20 minutes.

  4. Transfer to a dish and fluff with a fork to create 'noodles'.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of spaghetti squash. The actual amount of spaghetti squash consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

233 Calories
6g Fat
47g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 233
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 336mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 14mg 72%
Calcium 158mg 12%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 742mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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