Air-Fryer Butternut Squash


Butternut squash gets tender with slightly crispy edges when it's cooked in the air fryer. The simple seasonings here complement the subtle sweetness from the squash. Serve this quick and easy side dish with just about anything, from roast chicken to pork.

Air-Fryer Butternut Squash
Photo: Caitlin Bensel
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 medium butternut squash, cubed (3/4-inch; about 4 cups)

  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon ground paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400°F for 3 minutes. Meanwhile, toss squash, oil, paprika, salt, pepper and garlic powder together in a large bowl.

  2. Lightly coat the fry basket with cooking spray. Add the prepared squash to the basket; cook for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, open the fryer and lightly toss the squash to redistribute; cook until lightly browned and crispy on edges, about 10 minutes more.


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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

84 Calories
2g Fat
17g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1/2 cup
Calories 84
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 2g 3%
Vitamin A 15024IU 300%
Sodium 151mg 7%
Potassium 503mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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