Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash Fritters

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Looking for a seasonal dish that is hearty and tasty? Air fryer spaghetti squash fritters are a great idea.

Easy to make with just a few common ingredients, these fritters really stick to your ribs and can be a nice dinner idea!

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Air fryer spaghetti squash fritters – so hearty!

Recipe Tips

Before you make spaghetti squash fritters in the air fryer, read through these recipe tips so that you know what to expect!

  • This recipe used cooked spaghetti squash – not raw spaghetti squash! That’s why it’s perfect for leftover spaghetti squash.
  • Squeeze out as much water of the cooked spaghetti squash as you can. This will help give the fritters a firmer consistency. Since you make these fritters in the air fryer, they can’t be overly runny (as they might just drip through the holes in the air fryer basket otherwise).
  • When you mix the batter, be sure not to add all the breadcrumbs and flour at once because the actual amount might vary. It depends on how much water is left in your spaghetti squash after squeezing it out!
  • You can vary the spices to suit your tastes – a little cayenne pepper might give these fritters the spicy kick you like!

We use this air fryer for our recipes and it has been great.

Step by Step Instructions

If you want to know how to make spaghetti squash fritters in the air fryer, you can follow the recipe instructions with process photos in this section.

This way, if you have never made them before you can see just how we did it.

If you just want the instructions to air fry spaghetti squash fritters without visuals, you can skip down to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

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Measure one packed cup of spaghetti squash.

Start by measuring one packed cup of cooked spaghetti squash.

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Squeeze the liquid out of the squash.

Squeeze the liquid out of the spaghetti squash as well as you can.

You can use a cheesecloth or something similar to do this but using your clean hands will also work. Discard the excess liquid.

silver mixing bowl full of ingredients to make spaghetti squash fritters like egg and flour
Add the squash, onion, egg, spices, and parmesan cheese to a mixing bowl.

Add the spaghetti squash, finely chopped onion, egg, salt, garlic powder, black pepper, and parmesan cheese to a bowl.

Then add some of the flour and some of the breadcrumbs and mix everything together with clean hands.

You don’t want to add all the breadcrumbs and flour at once since the amount you need can vary.

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Mix and add more flour and breadcrumbs until you have the right consistency.

Keep mixing and adding flour and breadcrumbs until you have a tacky but not too sticky consistency and it is easy to form fritters in the palm of your hand.

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Form fritters with your hands.

Form 4 fritters with the palms of your hand. They should each be 1/2-3/4 inch thick.

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Place the spaghetti squash fritters onto a plate.

Place the formed fritters onto a plate.

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Place the fritters into the preheated air fryer.

Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Once it’s hot, spray the air fryer tray with avocado oil spray, then add the fritters in one layer into the air fryer tray. Make sure there is no overlap.

Spray the tops of the fritters with a bit of oil spray.

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Cook the fritters until cooked through and browned.

Air fry the fritters at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes until they are easy to move and flip.

Flip the fritters at this point and then spray the top with more oil spray (optional).

Cook for another 6-8 minutes until fully cooked and browned on top. The exact cooking time can vary by air fryer.

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These spaghetti squash fritters are ready for eating!

When done, remove the spaghetti squash fritters from the air fryer and serve. Enjoy!

Storage Tips

These air-fried spaghetti squash fritters are best enjoyed hot and fresh out of the air fryer.

If you have leftovers you can store them in a sealed container or bag in the fridge.

They’ll last for around 3 days but the moisture in the squash and the fridge might make them a tad softer over time.

You can reheat the fritters in the air fryer – just be sure to keep an eye on them since you don’t want to burn them!

Related Recipes

Are you a fan of spaghetti squash or other seasonal squashes? Here are some other great air fryer recipes that you can try!

spaghetti squash fritters on white plate with green parsley beside

Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash Fritters

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Additional Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes

Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash Fritters are a delicious dinner time option! Made from cooked spaghetti squash, these hearty fritters can go on a bun or be eaten as is!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked spaghetti squash, packed
  • 1 small onion, very finely chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (approximately, see notes)
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour (approximately, see notes)
  • avocado oil spray

Instructions

  1. Squeeze the liquid out of the spaghetti squash as well as you can. You can use a cheesecloth or something similar to do this but using your clean hands will also work. Discard the excess liquid.
  2. Add the spaghetti squash, finely chopped onion, egg, salt, garlic powder, black pepper, and parmesan cheese to a bowl. Then add some of the flour and some of the breadcrumbs and mix everything together with clean hands. You don't want to add all the breadcrumbs and flour at once since the amount you need can vary. Keep mixing and adding flour and breadcrumbs until you have a tacky but not too sticky consistency and it is easy to form fritters in the palm of your hand.
  3. Form 4 fritters with the palms of your hand. They should each be 1/2-3/4 inch thick. Place the formed fritters onto a plate.
  4. Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Once it's hot, spray the air fryer tray with avocado oil spray, then add the fritters in one layer into the air fryer tray. Make sure there is no overlap. Spray the tops of the fritters with a bit of oil spray.
  6. Air fry the fritters at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes until they are easy to move and flip. Flip the fritters at this point and then spray the top with more oil spray (optional). Cook for another 6-8 minutes until fully cooked and browned on top. The exact cooking time can vary by air fryer.
  7. When done, remove the spaghetti squash fritters from the air fryer and serve. Enjoy!

Notes

  • You can use seasoned or unseasoned breadcrumbs depending on your preference.
  • The amount of breadcrumbs and flour you need to use will depend on how well you squeezed out the water in the spaghetti squash. We recommend adding a little bit of flour and breadcrumbs at a time, mixing them in, then testing the consistency. Again, the consistency of the batter should be tacky (as in, not too dry) but not too sticky. It should be easy to form fritters in your hand - and they need to be slightly firmer than if you were to make them in the pan since you don't want the fritters to drip through the air fryer basket/tray.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 149Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 435mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice. The exact values can vary depending on the specific ingredients used.

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