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Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash

This cheesy Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash is a great healthy and low carb dinner recipe. It takes less than 30 minutes to roast the squash in the air fryer and comes out perfectly caramelized and tender.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 2 boats
Calories: 604kcal
Author: Brianna May

Ingredients

  • 1 medium spaghetti squash (about 2 ½ pounds), halved and seeds removed*
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

Optional Cheese Topping

  • 2 ounces cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • ¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheese*
  • ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Brush the inside of each squash half with olive oil. Season each with salt and pepper. Place the squash halves cut side up in the air fryer basket.
  • Air fry at 360 degrees for 22-28 minutes, or until the squash is fork tender.
  • While the squash is cooking, make the cheesy topping. Using a fork mash together the cream cheese, butter, garlic, and Italian seasoning. Stir in the mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
  • Once the spaghetti squash is done, spread the topping evenly on top of each half.
  • Air fry at 400 degrees for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  • Use a fork to scrape and fluff the “spaghetti” strands until the cheese topping is well incorporated. Serve in the skin as a boat or remove and transfer it to a bowl.

Notes

Spaghetti Squash: See the section below for details about how to prepare a spaghetti squash.
Mozzarella: Reduce to ½ cup for a less cheesy squash.
Cut the spaghetti squash evenly in half. This ensures each half takes about the same time to cook.

Nutrition

Calories: 604kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 1819mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 15g