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black bowl with air fryer butternut squash garnished with parsley
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Air Fryer Butternut Squash

Air Fryer Butternut Squash - the BEST way to roast this quick and easy healthy side dish.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer butternut squash, air fried butternut squash, air fryer recipes, roasted butternut squash, butternut squash recipes
Servings: 4


  • Air fryer


  • 1 whole butternut squash peeled and cubed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper or to taste

Optional Garnish:

  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped


  • Preheat the air fryer to 400° then cut the squash in half length-wise.
  • Scoop out the seeds and pulp using a teaspoon.
  • Peel the butternut squash skin using a vegetable peeler or paring knife.
  • Cut into about 1″ cubes then add to a large bowl.
  • Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and toss until the cubes are evenly coated. 
  • Transfer the squash to the air fryer basket in a single layer (it’s okay if some overlap) and air fry 12-14 minutes or until golden, lightly crisp outside and fork tender (give the basket a good shake halfway through the cook times).
  • Optional: add a light sprinkle of salt after air frying and garnish with finely chopped parsley