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White plate filled with tender cubes of butternut squash cooked in the air fryer and garnished with chopped parsley.
4.75 from 8 votes

Air Fryer Butternut Squash

Air Fryer Butternut Squash is a quick, easy, and delicious way to make perfectly tender and caramelized butternut squash. Made with less oil and simple seasonings, it's the perfect fall side dish!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time16 mins
Total Time26 mins
Servings: 4 as a side
Calories: 105kcal


  • 1 medium butternut squash - approx. 4 cups, peeled and cubed
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder -
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Fresh parsley - to garnish, optional


  • Spray the inside basket of the air fryer with non-stick cooking spray and preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
  • Place the peeled and cubed butternut squash in a large bowl and toss with the olive oil, salt, black pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. Transfer the squash to the air fryer basket arranged in a single layer.
  • Air fry for 10 minutes, remove the basket and gently stir. Continue to cook for an additional 5-10 minutes or until the squash is tender and caramelized around the edges.


  • As written, this recipe is gluten-free and vegan.
  • For sweet butternut squash, try tossing it with 1 tablespoon oil, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, 1 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon black pepper, and ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon before cooking. 
  • Keep leftovers stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or in your air fryer preheated to 380 degrees F for 2-3 minutes.


Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 589mg | Potassium: 670mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 19933IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 1mg
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