Air Fryer Butternut Squash

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If you are looking for a quick and easy recipe that is packed full of health benefits and flavor, you need to try this delicious and simple, air fryer butternut squash recipe.

Made with just 3 ingredients you can have this flavorful and versatile, side dish ready to eat in less than 25 minutes.

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The flavors of honey and cinnamon will keep even the pickiest eaters happy and you'll be happy at how simple and nutritious it is.

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Why This Recipe Works

This air fryer butternut squash recipe is quick, easy, delicious, and nutritious! It will have everyone at the dinner table asking for seconds. And the leftovers make for some excellent dishes as well.

Squash is a delicious and versatile vegetable that offers a variety of health benefits. Squash is rich in vitamins A, C, and E, as well as minerals like potassium, magnesium, and calcium. These nutrients are essential for maintaining healthy bones, skin, and immune system function. Squash is also low in calories and high in fiber making it a great option for anyone looking to reduce their calorie intake.

Additionally, squash is rich in antioxidants, such as beta-carotene and other carotenoids, that can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer's disease.

Squash is also a highly versatile food that can be roasted, baked, steamed, or sautéed to use in tacos, bowls, stir-fries, soups, pasta dishes, and more! Double the recipe and refrigerate or freeze the extras to use in another meal or two.

With so many health benefits and uses, you will love this recipe air fryer butternut squash recipe and because it's so easy to make, it will quickly become one of your favorites.

Ingredients

Butternut Squash:

While this recipe uses specifically butternut squash, there are sever other types of squash that you can make this exact same way like acorn squash or pumpkin. Once your squash is cooked accordingly, you can eat it as is, or use your air-fried butternut squash to create soups, pasta dishes, sauces, and so much more.

Seasoning:

This recipe uses cinnamon to highlight the sweetness of the butternut squash but there are many other seasonings you can use in this air fryer butternut squash recipe instead. Try garlic powder, paprika, or thyme for a more savory approach. Coconut sugar, brown sugar, or nutmeg are possible choices if you want to further enhance the sweetness in your air fryer butternut squash

Honey:

The honey at the end of the recipe is optional. If you are using your air fryer butternut squash as part of another dish like a burrito bowl or ravioli, you might choose to forgo the added sweetness of the honey drizzle.

If you are serving butternut squash as a side dish, then you can use whatever your favorite honey substitute is. Maple syrup, agave syrup, or coconut oil will all taste great and emphasize the sweetness of your air fryer butternut squash.

How to Make Air Fryer Butternut Squash

Step One:

Cut your butternut squash into cubes. Ensure they are roughly the same size to ensure even cooking.

Step Two: 

Place the squash cubes in the air fryer basket. Make sure they are evenly spaced. Sprinkle with cinnamon and coat with non-stick cooking spray.

Step Three: 

Cook for 20 minutes at 360F.

Step Four:

Remove the butternut squash from the air fryer, drizzle with honey, and serve.

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Tips

  • Save the seeds for a delicious and nutritious snack. After cleaning and thoroughly drying them, drizzle with some olive oil and sprinkle on your favorite seasonings, such as garlic powder, paprika, turmeric, coriander, salt, pepper, nutmeg, or cinnamon. Roast them in the oven for 10 minutes at 300F for 20-30 minutes for a healthy and addictive snack.
  • To make this recipe vegan, swap the honey for maple syrup, coconut oil, or agave syrup.

What to Serve With Air Fryer Butternut Squash

Add a side of sweet air fryer butternut squash to your honey sesame chicken, teriyaki pork chops, or some brown rice and vegetables.

You can also use more savory butternut squash in your burrito bowl, quinoa salad, or to make a butternut squash soup.

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FAQs

How long can air fryer butternut squash leftovers be stored?

Leftover air fryer butternut squash can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. You can even freeze leftover air fryer butternut squash for up to 3 months to be used at a later time.

What is the best way to reheat air fryer butternut squash leftovers?

To reheat in the air fryer, preheat the air fryer to 375°F, spread the butternut squash pieces in a single layer in the air fryer basket, and cook for 5-6 minutes or until heated through.

The texture of leftover air fryer butternut squash may be slightly different from freshly cooked squash, as it may be softer and less crispy.

Can I double the recipe?

You can absolutely double this air fryer butternut squash. Depending on the size of your squash and the size of your air fryer you might need to cook two separate batches to ensure an even cook throughout.

This is actually a great recipe to keep on hand for weekly food prepping because it's easy to make extra and it's so versatile that you can use it for a nutritious boost in any bowl, salad, pasta, or stir fry.

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Air Fryer Butternut Squash

For a quick and easy side dish that everyone will love, try this delicious air fryer butternut squash. Only 3 ingredients!
4.78 from 9 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer butternut squash, air fryer butternut squash recipe, butternut squash
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Instructions

  • Cut your butternut squash into cubes. Ensure they are roughly the same size to ensure even cooking. 
  • Place the squash cubes in the air fryer basket. Make sure they are evenly spaced. Sprinkle with cinnamon and coat with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Cook for 20 minutes at 360F.
  • Remove the butternut squash from the air fryer, drizzle with honey, and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 102kcal Carbohydrates: 27g Protein: 2g Fat: 0.2g Saturated Fat: 0.04g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g Sodium: 8mg Potassium: 665mg Fiber: 4g Sugar: 8g Vitamin A: 19933IU Vitamin C: 39mg Calcium: 95mg Iron: 1mg

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Notes

  • Save the seeds for a delicious and nutritious snack. After cleaning and thoroughly drying them, drizzle with some olive oil and sprinkle on your favorite seasonings, such as garlic powder, paprika, turmeric, coriander, salt, pepper, nutmeg, or cinnamon. Roast them in the oven for 10 minutes at 300F for 20-30 minutes for a healthy and addictive snack.
  • To make this recipe vegan, swap the honey for maple syrup, coconut oil, or agave syrup.
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