Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash Seeds

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Got some spaghetti squash and don’t want to waste the seeds? Air fryer spaghetti squash seeds make a great snack!

Ready in just minutes and prepared with a few spices and some oil, spaghetti squash seeds in the air fryer are a seasonal snack that you’ll munch on until they are gone!

roasted spaghetti squash seeds on white and brown plate on wooden board
Air fryer spaghetti squash seeds are quite tasty!

Recipe Tips

Before you air fry spaghetti squash seeds, read through these recipe tips so that you know what to expect with this recipe!

  • Try to remove as much of the “guts” from the seeds as you can since this will make preparing and roasting the seeds much easier!
  • We used simple spices but you can change these up to suit your unique tastes! You could add some smoked paprika or cayenne pepper for a more intense flavor.
  • If you have an air fryer basket with big holes, you could remove the basket/tray completely if you know the seeds would just fall through anyway. Just make sure that the air fryer is clean! Alternatively, you can place the basket over the seeds if you are worried about them flying around (this is not usually a problem in our air fryer though).

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

Step by Step Instructions

If you are wondering how to make air fryer roasted spaghetti squash seeds, you can follow the recipe process photos in this section.

This way, you can see just how we made our seeds!

If you want the instructions without visuals, you can head for the bottom of the post where you’ll find the detailed recipe card!

Remember: this recipe works after you’ve cut open a spaghetti squash. You can cook that spaghetti squash in the air fryer or in squash rings to serve with dinner. You can also use the cooked spaghetti squash for air fryer squash fritters!

spaghetti squash seeds with guts in bowl and strainer beside on white counter
Remove the seeds from the pulp.

If the seeds are still in the guts of the spaghetti squash, remove them from it and place the seeds into a colander or strainer.

spaghetti squash seeds in metal strainer with water running in metallic sink
Rinse the spaghetti squash seeds.

Next, rinse the spaghetti squash seeds under running water and clean them as best as you can.

spaghetti squash seeds on blue and white dishtowel on counter
Dry the seeds.

Now, place the seeds on a clean and dry dishtowel and pat them dry as best as you can.

At this time, preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, feel free to remove the cooking tray from the basket (if yours has big holes and the seeds would just fall through anyway).

If you do this, just make sure this part of your air fryer is clean!

metallic bowl on counter full of spaghetti squash seeds with oil and spices on them
Add oil and spices to the seeds.

Place the spaghetti squash seeds in a small bowl. Add in the oil, salt, garlic powder (optional), and black pepper (optional) and toss until evenly coated.

uncooked spaghetti squash seeds in black air fryer tray
Add the spaghetti squash seeds to the air fryer.

When the air fryer is hot, add the spaghetti squash seeds and spread them out evenly.

cooked spaghetti squash seeds in black air fryer tray on counter
Cook the seeds until they are crispy.

Cook them at 350 degrees for 5-10 minutes total until crispy and lightly browned. Shake the basket every 3 minutes to help with even crisping.

Your exact cooking time will vary by air fryer, the size of the squash seeds, and your personal preference.

roasted spaghetti squash seeds on brown plate on wooden board
These spaghetti squash seeds are ready for snacking!

Once done and crispy, remove the spaghetti squash seeds from the air fryer tray, toss them into a bowl, and enjoy!

Storage Tips

Once you have air-fried spaghetti squash seeds, you can keep them in a sealed container and store them in a cool and dry place. They’ll last like this for around a week.

If you plan on eating them within a couple of days, just store them in a sealed container on the counter.

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roasted spaghetti squash seeds on brown plate on wooden board

Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash Seeds

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash Seeds are a great little seasonal snack! Made from the leftover spaghetti squash seeds, oil, and a few spices, making these crispy seeds sure beats throwing them away!

Ingredients

  • seeds from 1 spaghetti squash (approximately 1/3 to 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon avocado oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt (more to taste)
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
  • a pinch of black pepper (optional)

Instructions

  1. If the seeds are still in the guts of the spaghetti squash, remove them from it and place the seeds into a colander or strainer.
  2. Rinse the spaghetti squash seeds under running water and clean them as best as you can.
  3. Place the seeds on a clean and dry dishtowel and pat them dry as best as you can.
  4. Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, feel free to remove the cooking tray from the basket (if yours has big holes and the seeds would just fall through anyway) - if you do this, just make sure this part of your air fryer is clean!
  5. Place the spaghetti squash seeds in a small bowl. Add in the oil, salt, garlic powder (optional), and black pepper (optional) and toss until evenly coated.
  6. When the air fryer is hot, add the spaghetti squash seeds and spread them out evenly. Cook them at 350 degrees for 5-10 minutes total until crispy and lightly browned. Shake the basket every 3 minutes to help with even crisping. Your exact cooking time will vary by air fryer, the size of the squash seeds, and your personal preference.
  7. Once done and crispy, remove the spaghetti squash seeds from the air fryer tray, toss them into a bowl, and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 140Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 213mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 7gSugar: 12gProtein: 3g

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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