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How To Cook Spaghetti Squash In Air Fryer

For a nutrient-dense meal that feels a little indulgent, this Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash is a low-effort option that’s endlessly versatile. Learn how to make this delicious air fry spaghetti squash in less than 20 minutes.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 People
Calories 252kcal


  • 2 Lb. Spaghetti squash (1 small squash
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon Black pepper optional
  • ¼ Tsp. Paprika smoked paprika is also fine to use
  • 1 Tbsp. Italian Seasoning


  • Wash and pat dry the squash with a cleaned paper towel.
    Trim off a thin slice off each end of the squash. Then cut the squash lengthwise (in two halves).
    Place one of the halves in the air fryer basket, facing up. Then drizzle or spray with the oil. Evenly sprinkle the salt, pepper, paprika, and Italian seasoning all over the squash.
    Half spaghetti squash season with salt and pepper and herbs
  • Cook at 360° F for 10 minutes face down and turn the squash over, and cook face up for 10 minutes, or until a fork can easily fluff up the inside of the squash. Season again (if needed) and repeat the process with the other half.
    Serve and enjoy.
    cooked spaghetti squash on white plate


If you are having difficulties cutting the squash. Wash the squash first, then microwave it for 5-8 minutes. This will soften the skin. I recommend poking the squash with a knife a few times so it does not burst open in the microwave.
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Calories are estimated per serving. 


Serving: 2People | Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 363mg | Potassium: 544mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 12mg