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Delicata Squash in the Air Fryer Recipe

This delicata squash in the air fryer recipe is sweet and flavorful, and simple to make in 20 minutes in the air fryer. Simply toss cut squash with oil, salt, and spices!

A great side dish recipe you can make quickly, or add to a recipe. This air fried squash is a great addition in creamy delicata squash pasta recipe, or serve with a warm fall salad. All you need is a sweet squash and some basic ingredients and you have a great side in no time.

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When delicata squash is in season, we stock up and enjoy it whenever we can. This easy delicata squash in the air fryer is simple to make, and has an incredible flavor. It tastes like a mix between a butternut squash and a sweet potato. It has bright yellow thin edible skin with green stripes. 

This easy fall side dish is my favorite way to cook delicata squash! The air fryer cooks it up quickly (twice as fast as the oven) and tastes like it’s slow roasted.

This Delicata Squash in the Air Fryer Recipe Is

  • Earthy
  • Sweet
  • Quick Cooking
  • Toasty
  • Simple
  • Flavorful
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Easy Air Fryer Side Dishes

There’s nothing like a quick side dish you can whip up in the air fryer. This air fryer delicata squash is perfect to serve along side your favorite protein.

The air fryer is a great alternative to using the oven to roast vegetables. You can make easy roasted squash and veggies yourself right on your countertop. All you have to do is cut the squash, toss it with oil and spices, and air fry.

Browse more air fryer recipes to find your next favorite!

Ingredients for Air Fried Delicata Squash

I get fresh produce from my garden and from Misfits Market– they sell fantastic fruit, vegetables, & pantry staples at a discounted price. We get Misfit boxes every other week and love picking out favorite produce for delivery. Get $10 off your first box here!

  • Delicata squash – A fantastic fall seasonal squash you can find at farmers markets or grocery stores. I got mine from my Misfits Market box. I’ve chosen these great squashes a few times, and always love the flavor. These squashes have a short season for growing – and are available in late summer through early winter.
  • Olive Oil – I like to toss with the squash before adding it to the air fryer.
  • Garlic PowderI stock up on garlic powder, because I love using it in recipes for added flavor and depth
  • Salt & Black Pepper

Other Great Flavor Add-Ins

I like air frying my squash simply, but you could also add in these great spices for extra flavor.

You can use garlic salt instead of regular for more garlic flavor.

​Top with parmesan cheese.

​Add chili powder or cayenne for a bit of spice.

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How To Air Fry Delicata Squash

  1. Prepare the ripe delicata squash: slice the squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds from the squash halves and discard them. Slice the squash into rings and set aside. No need to peel, you can eat the skin of delicata squash.
  2. In a large bowl, add the squash pieces, olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Toss well to combine.
  3. Add squash rings to the air fryer basket in a single layer, and fry at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes, shaking halfway until golden brown. You may need to do this in 2-3 batches depending on the size of your squash.
  4. After cooking time is finished, enjoy as a side dish or toss with your favorite pasta. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Dietary Modifications

  • This recipe is veganvegetarian, and dairy free.
  • To make gluten free, ensure any and all ingredients and spice blends are certified gluten free before using.

An Air Fryer Side Dish Everyone Will Love

This air fried delicata squash recipe is a delicious side dish – it’s a crowd-pleaser dish that is always a major hit on our table. This simple recipe is an easy side dish that is great in the fall or winter months. These delicious recipes are the perfect accompaniment to serve with your favorite protein.

Browse all our side dish recipes to find your next family favorite! And the best part about this squash is that there is very little prep, and air fryer does all the work. No messy pots or pans needed!

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Delicata Squash in the Air Fryer

Kelly Jensen
This delicata squash in the air fryer recipe is sweet and flavorful, and simple to make in 20 minutes in the air fryer. Simply toss cut squash with oil, salt, and spices!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 48 kcal

Equipment

  • Large Bowl
  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the squash: slice the squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and discard them. Slice the squash into rings and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the squash slices, olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Toss well to combine.
  • Add to the air fryer basket in a single layer, and fry at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes, shaking halfway. You may need to do this in 2-3 batches depending on the size of your squash.
  • Once finished, enjoy as a side dish or toss with your favorite pasta.

Notes

Dietary Modifications

  • This recipe is vegan, vegetarian, and dairy free.
  • To make gluten free, ensure any and all ingredients and spice blends are certified gluten free before using.

Nutrition

Calories: 48kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 197mgPotassium: 270mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1032IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 0.5mg
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