Rating: 3 stars
2 Ratings
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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.

Recipe Summary

25 mins
30 mins
5 mins
2 servings


Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

233 calories; protein 4.4g; carbohydrates 47.2g; fat 6.3g; sodium 335.9mg. Full Nutrition