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Air Fryer Butternut Squash

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Air Fryer Butternut Squash is one of the easiest and most tasty side dishes to add to your recipe collection. With just a few simple ingredients you will have a side dish packed with a lot of amazing flavors!

Air Fryer Butternut Squash

I love creating easy side dishes that come together in less than 30 minutes and taste great! This Air fryer butternut squash is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside and is so flavorful.

This side is perfect for a weeknight side dish as well as a holiday gathering. 

With very little prep and cook time you will find yourself making this dish, again and again, it ranks right up there with our Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

air fryer butternut squash

How to Make Air Fryer Butternut Squash

  • In a Ziploc bag, add your butternut squash pieces, olive oil, brown sugar, & cinnamon.
  • Massage and toss the bag to coat the squash well.  
  • Pour coated butternut squash into your air fryer (if a basket) or lay on your trays.  Keep squash in a single layer if possible.  
  • Air fry at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.  Shake a few times while cooking.
air fryer butternut squash
  • Serve immediately and ENJOY!

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • To save time cutting up your squash, buy a pre-packaged cut bag. 
  • If you want these to be extra crispy you can add a batter, but they will be crispy and flavorful without. 
  • All Air Fryers cook differently. Check your squash after about 15 minutes, then continue to cook until done. 
  • Be sure to use a little bit of an olive oil spray. This helps lock in the moisture of the butternut squash without drying them out. 

Storage

Fridge

These are best enjoyed fresh! If you do have leftovers you want to save, you will want to store your leftovers in an airtight container for up to three days. 

You can reheat these in the microwave or in the oven on low. When reheating they will become a little mushy and lose the crispiness that they had on day 1. 

Are you supposed to peel butternut squash before cooking?

Yes! You definitely want to remove the skin prior to cooking your squash. 

air fryer butternut squash

The skin is very tough and might be problematic to remove. You can soften it by cutting the top and bottom off the squash and then microwaving it for 3 minutes. This will make it easier to peel. 

Does butternut squash go bad?

Yes, it can go bad over time. To ensure it is still good to eat you will want to look at the rind. If it is still firm and the overall color is still the same then it is still good to eat. 

Can I use other seasonings and spices?

So other great seasonings and spices to try instead of the cinnamon are:

  • Garlic 
  • Oregano
  • Sage
  • Rosemary
  • Black pepper
air fryer butternut squash

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air fryer butternut squash

Air Fryer Butternut Squash

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Air Fryer Butternut squash is one of the easiest and most tasty side dishes to add to your recipe collection. With just a few simple ingredients you will have a side dish packed with a lot of amazing flavors!

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups cubed butternut squash or 1 (20 oz) pre chopped package
  • 1 ½ TBSP EVOO
  • 1 TBSP Brown Sugar
  • 1 TSP Cinnamon

Instructions

    1. In a ziploc bag, add your butternut squash pieces, olive oil, brown sugar, & cinnamon.
    2. Massage and toss the bag to coat the squash well.  
    3. Pour coated butternut squash into your air fryer (if a basket) or lay on your trays.  Keep squash in a single layer if possible.  
    4. Air fry at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.  Shake a few  times while cooking.
    5. Serve immediately and ENJOY!
air fryer butternut squash

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