This Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash recipe combines two of my favorite dishes: spaghetti squash and Alfredo sauce. Air fryer squash is seasoned with spices and filled with a cheesy creamy Alfredo sauce. It is a quick, tasty, low carb meal to enjoy on pasta night. You won't even miss the pasta!
Cheesy Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash Boat
Are you limiting your carbohydrate intake? Are you counting calories or points? If so, you'll want to keep this Alfredo Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash recipe on hand!
Spaghetti squash is an excellent vegetable for creating delicious keto recipes for pasta lovers. It's not only delightful but also delicious. It has a subtle sweetness that pairs well with any savory flavors you stuff into it.
In fact, the spaghetti strands made from this squash are firm, long, and closely resemble the texture of real spaghetti pasta. You will not miss the taste!
What is Spaghetti Squash?
Spaghetti squash is a winter vegetable also known as noodle squash or vegetable spaghetti. Its name comes from its yellow-orange flesh, which separates into skinny spaghetti-like strands when pulled apart with a fork.
Spaghetti squash recipes are comforting meals, perfect for replacing many pasta dishes.
What Makes this Recipe Special?
Spaghetti squash is a great gluten-free alternative to regular pasta because it is high in vitamins and minerals. It's low in calories and high in fiber, making it a better choice if you're trying to cut off calories.
It's rich in vitamins B6, B5, B3, B1, vitamin A precursors, and more!
This Air fryer Spaghetti Squash recipe is an easy low carb comfort food that's easy to whip up.
This recipe is versatile. You can play around with ingredients. Add chicken breasts and your favorite veggies. It will taste amazing with any protein!
Meet Our Favorite Veggie Pasta
Here's What You'll Need
I love low-ingredient recipes, and this one does not disappoint. Spaghetti Squash Alfredo has only 5 ingredients, so you'll spend less time at the grocery store and more time enjoying each savory bite!
Spaghetti Squash: You will need one bright yellow spaghetti squash that's about 2 lbs. Choose ones that are free of soft spots and feel firm to the touch.
Olive Oil: I used some light olive oil. However, you can use avocado oil or cooking oil spray.
Alfredo sauce: Instead of making it from scratch, you can use store-bought Alfredo sauce. Choose your favorite Alfredo sauce (any brand will suffice). You can also make your own Alfredo sauce if you like.
Cheese: A duo of Mexican cheese and grated Parmesan give this dish all of its cheesy goodness. However, if you don't have Mexican cheese on hand, you can choose any kind of cheese you like.
Spices: You will need garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper to season the spaghetti squash.
Parsley: Chop some fresh parsley to garnish the dish.
Go Ahead and Dig In!
Cutting the Squash
In order to bake spaghetti squash evenly, it is best to cut it lengthwise. Trim the ends first. Then, stand the squash up on one steam and cut it into two spaghetti squash boats.
Finally, scoop out all the seeds and discard them.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Yes. Spaghetti squash makes a great low-carb substitute for noodles in your favorite pasta dishes.
Allow the cooked squash to cool completely before placing the noodles in freezer-safe bags. To keep the squash from freezer burn, squeeze as much air as possible out of the bags. The squash can be stored in the freezer for up to 7-8 months.
Spaghetti squash takes well to sauces, so set your imagination free when pairing the two. It also pairs well with chicken, shrimp, or just about any protein!
Yes! Remove the strands from the spaghetti squash after it has been cooked. Refrigerate for 3-5 days. When you're ready to serve the recipe, heat it up and add the sauce.
It's better to use freshly grated cheese, not anything pre-shredded. Pre-shredded cheeses are coated in anti-clumping powders which cause the cheese to become grainy when melted.
To make this dish vegetarian-friendly, choose cheese labeled as vegetarian or made using vegetable rennet.
No air fryer? No problem. You can make spaghetti squash in the oven. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cut and season the squash as directed. Place the squash in a baking tray. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until fork-tender.
Your Family Won't Even Miss the Pasta
Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash Ingredients
- Spaghetti squash
- Light olive oil, avocado oil, or cooking oil spray
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Black pepper
- Alfredo sauce
- Cheese /use any cheese you like ( I used Mexican style cheese)
- Parmesan cheese
- fresh parsley
Steps to Prep
First, preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.
Next, cut a thin slice off the end and the tip of the squash, and then evenly cut it in half, lengthwise. Use a spoon to scope the seeds out.
Then, drizzle squash with oil, sprinkle garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper. Use your hand to coat the squash with seasonings.
After that, place the squash in the air fryer basket and air fry for 20 minutes or until fork-tender. (cook time will vary according to the size of the squash)
Once cooked, fluff up the inside with a fork, add Alfredo sauce and mix again. Top it with more cheese and parsley.
Finally, air fry for two more minutes or until the cheese has melted.
Oh, So Delicious!
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Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash
- 1.5-2 pounds spaghetti squash
- 1 tablespoons light olive oil or avocado oil, you can also use cooking oil spray
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons Alfredo sauce
- ¼ cup cheese use any cheese you like ( I used Mexican style cheese)
- 2 tablespoon parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoon fresh parsley
- Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.
- Cut a thin slice off the end and the tip of the squash, and then evenly cut in half, lengthwise. Use a spoon to scope the seeds out.
- Drizzle squash with oil, sprinkle garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper. Use your hand to coat the squash with seasonings.
- Place the squash in the air fryer basket and air fry for 20 minutes or until fork-tender. (Cook time will vary according to the size of the squash.)
- Once cooked, fluff up the inside with a fork, add Alfredo sauce and mix again. Top it with more cheese and parsley.
- Air fry for two more minutes or until the cheese has melted.