Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash Seeds

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Delicious, perfectly seasoned air fryer spaghetti squash seeds. Don’t waste those spaghetti squash seeds when you can be air frying them for later!

Keep your air fried spaghetti squash seeds in a Ziploc bag and have them to snack on for the remainder of fall and beyond.

air fryer spaghetti squash seeds recipe
Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash Seeds Recipe

Spaghetti Squash Seeds

This week we have shown you how to cook air fryer spaghetti squash, instant pot spaghetti squash and microwave spaghetti squash.

Back when we were recipe testing and the only one in the house that liked spaghetti squash, I was eating it 24/7 for about 4 days to get through it all. Which was no problem as it has become my favourite low carb food.

Here is just one lot of the dishes of just cooked spaghetti squash:

leftover spaghetti squash

I ate it with a lot of my favourite air fryer frozen meatballs, and it became the great food of fall for me.

But there was this big realisation that I had a HUGE amount of leftover spaghetti squash seeds too and I wanted to try cooking them in the air fryer in a similar way to our air fryer pumpkin seeds.

Then I can keep them in a Ziploc bag in my kitchen cupboard, enjoy them over soup or just when I want something yummy to snack on.

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Can You Eat Spaghetti Squash Seeds?

Yes, you can eat spaghetti squash seeds, just like you can with many other seeds. Spaghetti squash and pumpkin seeds are my favourite and last for ages in a Ziploc bag and do make an amazing snack.

I am not much of a crisps fan and find that squash seeds make a fantastic healthy snack.

Can You Air Fry Spaghetti Squash Seeds?

Yes, you can air fry spaghetti squash seeds. They are similar to pumpkin seeds in size and are fantastic for seasoning and then cooking in the air fryer. Plus, because they are small you can cook quite a few in the air fryer at once.

You can also mix and match seasonings depending on how you prefer the flavour to be.

How Do You Use Spaghetti Squash Seeds?

My favourite way to use spaghetti squash seeds is for those times when you go into the pantry, claim you are going to eat just one item and instead binge on some crisps. Except spaghetti seeds is much healthier and your pantry binge will be less guilty.

They are also fantastic for packed lunches for work or school or to add texture to muffins such as how we make our air fryer pumpkin muffins.

Or check out our Thermomix pumpkin soup that is loaded with seeds.

How To Save Spaghetti Squash Seeds

What I do is put the squash seeds to one side as I am prepping the spaghetti squash to eat. I will load them into one bowl with the other bits that are not getting eaten and then I can sort it out after dinner time.

Then I will have a spare bowl like this and then use my hands to feel the seeds and separate the spaghetti seeds from the unwanted flesh:

How To Save Spaghetti Squash Seeds

Then once I have done this, I will have two bowls like this:

sorting out the spaghetti squash seeds before air frying

I can then discard the leftovers and keep the seeds and then prep them like you would if you bought seeds from a health shop.

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Spaghetti Squash Seeds Air Fryer Ingredients

Spaghetti Squash Seeds Air Fryer Ingredients

Squash – I used the leftovers from our instant pot spaghetti squash, then did the same for a few other ones. If you want a reasonable quantity, then use the seeds from one whole squash.

Seasonings – Then choose your seasonings. We went with salt, pepper, sweet paprika, coriander leaf, and ground cumin. It gave a delicious Indian flavour.

Oil – Then you will need some extra virgin olive oil to roast spaghetti squash seeds without them drying out. Especially if you want to keep them as a healthy crispy snack.

Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in this spaghetti squash seeds air fryer recipe it has just been our Cosori air fryer. We have this one and its wonderful for many types of air fryer recipes.

Plus, we recommend you head over to our air fryer recipes category as we have more than 500 tried and tested air fryer recipes and have been air frying for 10 years.

How To Cook Spaghetti Squash Seeds In Air Fryer?

air fryer spaghetti squash seeds step by step
  • Rinse. Start by rinsing your spaghetti squash seeds and making sure there is no spaghetti squash or the flesh from it stuck to the seeds.
  • Dry. Then use kitchen towel to pat them dry. You want them as dry as possible to create a crispy snack.
  • Season. Next load into a bowl and toss in the seasoning and the extra virgin olive oil.
  • Cook. Load into the air fryer and air fry spaghetti squash seeds for 8 minutes at 180c/360f or until they reach your preferred roasted spaghetti squash texture.

And I am sure you can see now how easy it is cooking air fried spaghetti squash seeds and why you should be doing it too!

How Long To Cook Spaghetti Squash Seeds In Air Fryer?

We experimented a lot with a lot of different spaghetti squash seed cook times and found that 8 minutes was the perfect cook time.

We also went back to the air fryer at minute 5 to make sure they were nicely spread out so that we would get an equal air fry.

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Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash Seeds

Delicious, perfectly seasoned air fryer spaghetti squash seeds. Don’t waste those spaghetti squash seeds when you can be air frying them for later!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time13 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 164kcal


  • Remove the seeds and excess flesh from your just cooked spaghetti squash and place in a bowl.
    How To Cook Spaghetti Squash Seeds In Air Fryer?
  • Then using an extra bowl separate the spaghetti squash seeds from everything else.
    How To Cook Spaghetti Squash Seeds In Air Fryer?
  • Rinse the spaghetti squash seeds and then pat dry with kitchen towel to remove any extra moisture.
    How To Cook Spaghetti Squash Seeds In Air Fryer?
  • Load spaghetti seeds into a bowl with seasoning and extra virgin olive oil and mix with your hands until well mixed.
    How To Cook Spaghetti Squash Seeds In Air Fryer?
  • Load the spaghetti squash into the air fryer basket and make sure it is spread out.
    How To Cook Spaghetti Squash Seeds In Air Fryer?
  • Air fry for 8 minutes at 180c/360f or until crispy enough to your liking. Check on the spaghetti squash seeds at minute 5 and if too close together spread out a little.
    How To Cook Spaghetti Squash Seeds In Air Fryer?



Ziploc. I recommend either Ziploc bags or a plastic mason jar as storage for your seeds. You can keep your air fryer spaghetti squash seeds for up to a year and its amazing how well they last.
Thanks for reading our spaghetti squash seeds in air fryer recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like to try more delicious crunchy snacks in the air fryer, then do check out our air fryer chickpeas recipe next.


Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 245mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 0.5g | Vitamin A: 512IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 3mg
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1 thought on “Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash Seeds”

  1. 5 stars
    My daughter mentioned seeds to me and told me that squash seeds were a thing so i tried them. Great instructions to show me how to do it, took some time but managed to get them in the air fryer and they tasted just like like those seeds you can buy from the shop, not my thing but my daughter is loving them.


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