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Roasted acorn, delicata, and butternut squash on a serving platter

How to Make Air Fryer Squash (3 Ways!)


  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Total Time: 25-30 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 to 2 cups cubed squash or 1 medium squash 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Roast all your favorite squash with 1 simple recipe for an easy addition to any meal that’s full of flavor and ways to make!


Ingredients

Scale
Squash Choices:
  • 1 medium Acorn squash, top, stem, seeds, and bottom removed, cut into quarter moons
  • 1 medium Butternut squash (around 1.5 pounds), seeds removed, skin removed, cubed
  • 1 medium Delicata squash, sliced into rings with seeds removed

Seasoning (per 1 pound of squash)

  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter or coconut/avocado oil (naturally refined)
  • 2 teaspoon + cinnamon
  • Pinch of sea salt

Instructions

*Air Fry/Cook your choice of squash (above) or 1 1/2  -2 cups cubed variety squash

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place prepared squash (chopped, peeled, etc.) on prepared baking sheet.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the oil, cinnamon, and sea salt.
  3. Brush the squash pieces with desired amount of maple/oil mixture, and add a sprinkle of salt on top.
  4. Once the squash has been coated in oil, brush the air fryer rack with a cooking spray, and add the squash in a single layer. Spreading it out evenly.
  5. Cook the squash for 10 minutes. Then, flip it over, and cook for another 10-15 minutes or until squash is golden and tender. *Note* – Cooking times may vary based on the size of the air fryer and type of squash. Check progress before flipping halfway at 10 minutes.
  6. Once cooked, remove the squash from the air fryer, place it on the baking sheet or a serving dish, and add salt and cinnamon to taste.
  7. Repeat until desired amount of squash is cooked. 

Oven Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease or butter a large baking sheet. Place prepared squash (chopped, peeled, etc.) on prepared baking sheet.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the oil, cinnamon, and sea salt.
  3. Brush the squash pieces with desired amount of maple/oil mixture, and add a sprinkle of salt on top.
  4. Place squash in preheated oven for 20 minutes, flip it over, and bake for an additional 10-25 minutes or until the squash is tender.  *Note* Cooking times may vary based on type of squash. Check progress at 15 minutes. 
  5. Remove the baking sheet from the oven, and add salt and cinnamon to taste.

 

 

Notes

  • 1 small butternut squash weighs around 1 – 1 1/2 pounds and yields 1 1/2 – 2 cups diced squash.
  • Nutritional information varies slightly depending on the squash used. 
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 small acorn squash
  • Calories: 158
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 5.8 mg
  • Fat: 11.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.6 g
  • Fiber: 2.1 g
  • Protein: 1.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 30.5 mg

Keywords: air fryer, squash, gluten-free, side dish, roast squash