This easy air fryer squash recipe is the best thing you could ask for. Breaded, then air fried to perfection. It’s a great recipe for the whole family. I know my family, and I love it! You can create this breaded air squash recipe within 15 minutes with the help of an air fryer!
Fresh Yellow Squash- You can grab medium-sized squash from the grocery store or from your backyard garden to make this easy air fryer squash recipe.
Bread Crumbs- The Italian bread crumbs added onto the squash pieces in this simple side dish will help add a flavorful, crunchy texture.
Olive Oil- Brushing this onto the squash will help the bread crumbs stick to them and cook up golden brown easily.
Cooking Spray- This is used to spray the air fryer basket so the squash won’t stick.
Seasoning- Garlic powder, black pepper, and Italian seasoning. All of these seasonings work together to create the flavor of the squash. You can adjust the seasonings to your personal preference if you like.
You will only need a pastry brush and an air fryer.
Store the leftover squash in an airtight container. This will help the squash not to stick to one another. Don’t use a ziplock bag.
Preheat spaghetti squash to 400°F to cook it. Cut the squash in half lengthwise and remove the seeds and pulp. Brush the cut sides with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and place the cut sides down in the air fryer basket. Cook for 20-25 minutes until the squash is tender. Let it cool, then use a fork to scrape the flesh into spaghetti-like strands. Serve with your preferred sauce or toppings. Enjoy!
To fry squash in an air fryer, start by preheating the air fryer to 400°F (200°C). While heating up, slice the squash into thin rounds or strips. In a separate bowl, combine some breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, and your preferred seasonings. Dip each slice of squash into the beaten egg, then coat it with the breadcrumb mixture. Place the coated squash slices in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Cook for about 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through. Keep an eye on them to ensure they don't burn.
To choose a good squash, ensure it feels firm without any soft spots or indentations. Look for a squash with a vibrant and consistent color, avoiding ones with dull or patchy coloring. Check that the stem is intact and looks fresh. When picking it up, a heavy squash for its size is a good sign, as it likely has more water content and will be juicier. Consider the size depending on your needs, with smaller squashes being more tender and milder in flavor, while larger ones can be fibrous with a more pungent taste. Remember, each type of squash may have specific characteristics, so learn about the variety you want.
Air fryer squash is a must-have on your dinner table, whether it's Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any special occasion. This is the perfect air fryer yellow squash.
Last Updated on September 30, 2023 by Ronalyn Alston | Published: September 30, 2023
September 30, 2023