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Air fryer butternut squash is a healthy side dish that is crispy on the outside and soft inside. It's faster than roasting in the oven and needs less oil. | aheadofthyme.com

Air Fryer Butternut Squash


  • Author: Sam Hu | Ahead of Thyme
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Air fryer butternut squash is a healthy side dish that is crispy on the outside and soft inside. It's faster than roasting in the oven and needs less oil.


Ingredients

Units
  • 4 cups butternut squash, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 1/2 medium butternut squash)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • pumpkin seeds (optional, for serving)

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients including butternut squash, olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Toss to combine.
  2. Transfer to the basket of the air fryer and arrange in a single layer. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you make need to do this in 2 batches. Air fry at 400F for 12-15 minutes until tender and crisp.
  3. Serve with a sprinkle of pumpkin seeds on top.

Notes

How to serve: Butternut squash is very versatile. It goes great with chicken, fish, beef, pork, other veggies, and starches like potatoes, pasta, and rice. I often make this and serve it in a delicious Fall Harvest Salad.

How to store: Before storing air fryer butternut squash, allow it to cool to room temperature completely. Then, place it in an airtight container for up to three to four days and store in the refrigerator.

How to reheat: Reheat leftover butternut squash in an air fryer at 400F for 5-10 minutes (or a 400F preheated oven, covered in aluminum foil, for 10-15 minutes).

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American

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