Air Fryer Butternut Squash is a simple and easy fall side dish. It goes with just about anything and is something you will want to make over and over again.
Fall is squash season and one of the best and most popular types of squash is butternut. It is such a versatile vegetable and can be cooked and enjoyed in so many different ways.
This air fryer butternut squash is so perfect for any day of the week as it's quick and simple to throw together. It also makes for a perfect side dish to bring to any dinner party or Thanksgiving get-together. If you've never had butternut squash, it's perfectly sweet and nutty and it will make you a squash lover.
- Butternut squash
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
See the recipe card below for quantities.
The hardest part of this dish is the preparation but first, you will preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees.
Next, you will peel the butternut squash and cut it into ½-inch cubes. Add the cut squash to a large bowl and drizzle with EVOO. Season with salt and pepper and toss the squash to coat.
Put the squash in the air fryer and cook until browned and softened.
Peel the squash using a peeling tool, like the one you would use to peel potatoes or carrots. Peel it all the way around.
Once peeled, cut the squash down the middle lengthwise and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and the stringy inside.
Lay the sides flat side down and cut into cubes.
Technically yes, but I never have. It will add a chewy texture to the squash and will take away from the softness. You will also have to cook the squash longer in order to soften the skin.
Store the squash in an airtight container in the fridge to enjoy later or if you have leftovers. It will be good for 3-4 days.
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Air Fryer Butternut Squash
- 1 butternut squash
- 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.
- Peel and dice butternut squash into ½-inch cubes.
- Drizzle with olive oil, salt & pepper and mix to coat evenly with your hands or a spoon.
- Cook for 20 minutes in the air fryer, shaking halfway through. Enjoy!
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Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.