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the perfect vegan air fryer spaghetti squash topped with marinara and basil

Easy Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash {Vegan & Dairy-Free}

  • Author: Gina House | World of Vegan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 1-2 servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch or Dinner
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

The perfect air fried spaghetti squash! No need to wait forever to get those scrumptious strands of plant-based spaghetti on your plate. One ingredient sprinkled with a few flavors and you’ll have a fantastic meal in less than 30 minutes. It’s all gourd!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 23 pound whole spaghetti squash
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • Spray Oil (I used avocado, but olive oil would also work.)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer at 400 degrees for 5 minutes. Note: some air fryers don’t require preheating, in which case skip this step. 
  2. While the air fryer is heating up, rinse the outside of your squash and dry well. Cut the top and bottom off the spaghetti squash and carefully slice in half lengthwise.
  3. Scoop out the seeds and either compost them or save them for later to make roasted squash seeds for a snack.
  4. Spritz each inside half with a little bit of spray oil (optional) and sprinkle on the salt and black pepper.
  5. When the air fryer is ready, arrange the two halves (outside skin side down) in the bottom of your air fryer basket.
  6. Cook the spaghetti squash at 400 degrees for 15 – 25 minutes or until desired texture and temperature. Check and 15 minutes and add more time as needed in 5 minute increments from there. 
  7. Let the squash sit in the air fryer until it’s a comfortable temperature to handle. Using a fork, scoop out the spaghetti-like strands and place onto a plate or into a bowl for adding your sauce of choice. Best eaten right away. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Cooking Time – Because some air fryers are different, it might take you a little more or less time for your squash to be done. Check on the squash at around the 15 minute mark to see how it’s doing. When the tops is slightly golden and crispy, it’s probably done.

Keywords: vegetarian, air fryer, healthy, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, sugar-free, squash, Dairy-free