Tag: Zucchini

Air Fryer Crunchy Zoodles

Like Fried Onion Strings? Try these Amazing Air Fryer Zucchini & Butternut Squash Instead!

🔷2 Amazing Air Fryer Crunchy Veggie Zoodles!🔷

Recreating my favorite restaurant tastes and textures at home has been a mission of mine since the start of my weight loss efforts last year.  My goal in this latest air fryer experiment, was to make something that was similar to those crunchy onion strings you get on a burger, but without the added fat and calories.

Ding! These came out crunchier, but absolutely met my person goal of a fun, tasty topping for salads, burgers, or to just to eat the whole darn bowl!  When your crunch craving hits, consider making a this veggie hack.

  • 🥒And at 2 points per batch, these are a FUN and FABULOUS way to eat your veggies!🌶
  • ✨Recipes are similar…but both also met my standards of simple & easy.
  • ✨Use my ideas to come up with your own!

💥Important Notes:

  • -Always ADJUST time & temperature for your own machine
  • -Watch closely at the end to avoid ⚠️burning ⚠️your vegetables
  • -Zoodles really shrink during cooking, so expect a small cereal bowl sized amount of zoodles after cooking.
  • -Always calculate your own recipe in the Recipe Builder for accurate point tracking and you can save it for future reference under the ‘My Foods’ tab in the Weight Watchers app.

🔷2 Super Crunchy Amazing Air Fryer Zoodles!🔷

  • Cook Time:  14-18 minutes or 10-15 minutes
  • Prep Time:  4 minutes (plus spiralizing time)
  • Serves: 1-8…depends on how you use it.
  • SmartPoints:  Whole Batch is 2 sp 😁

〽️🥒Butternut Squash Strings (spiralized)

Approximately 1 pound of spiralized butternut squash zoodles (I usually buy mine pre-spiralized)

  • 1/2 cup diced onions (I used yellow, but red would add a nice color)
  • 1 tsp onion powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (optional)
  • 1 tbsp of pecorino/romano grated cheese
  • 1 tsp of Olive Oil
  • (salt is optional – I didn’t think it needed it)
  1. Spray air fryer basket lightly with olive oil spray
  2. Dry squash as much as you can to remove an extra water
  3. Toss all ingredients in a separate bowl until throughly mixed
  4. Bake at 390 for 14-18 minutes, tossing 2 times during the cooking process
  5. There is a fine line between crunchy and burned, so watch carefully at the end of the cooking time.  You can choose to cook at a slightly lower temperature for a longer period of time and then do the last few minutes at a higher temperature, but I have no patience for that!  😂 😂 😂

🌶🥒Spicy Zucchini Squash Chili Strings (spiralized)

  • Approximately 1 pound of spiralized zucchini squash zoodles (I usually buy mine pre-spiralized)
  • 1/2 cup diced onions (I used yellow, but red would add a nice color)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder (or more)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (optional)
  • 1 tbsp of pecorino/romano grated cheese
  • 1 tsp of Olive Oil
  • (salt is optional – I didn’t think it needed it)
  1. Spray air fryer basket lightly with olive oil spray
  2. Dry squash as much as you can to remove an extra water
  3. Toss all ingredients in a separate bowl until throughly mixed
  4. Bake at 390 for 10-15 minutes, tossing 2 times during the cooking process
  5. There is a fine line between crunchy and burned, so watch carefully at the end of the cooking time.  These cook up faster than the butternut squash.😂 😂 😂

I feel like this is a great use of the air frying technology.

Deep frying would be a zillion calories.

Enjoy eating your veggies, zoodle-style!

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