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Butternut squash with sage leaves
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Air Fryer Butternut Squash

Air fryer butternut squash is a quick and easy side dish! The butternut squash gets roasted in the air fryer so the outside is deliciously caramelized while the inside gets tender.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Total Time19 mins
Course: Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, butternut squash
Servings: 2
Calories: 126kcal
Author: Aimee



  • 10 ounces butternut squash ½ inch cubes (about 2 cups)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon dried sage
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon black pepper


  • Add your butternut squash cubes to a large bowl. Add the olive oil, sage, salt, and pepper and toss to combine.
  • Add the squash to the air fryer basket. Air fry for 10-14 minutes at 400 degrees F, shaking every 4-5 minutes.
  • Remove from the air fryer and serve as desired.


If slicing up your own butternut squash, peel the squash, scoop out the seeds, and then cut the squash into ½ inch cubes. You'll be using 10 oz, or 2 cups of cubes. This will add to the prep time needed.
  • All air fryers cook differently. Check frequently for doneness.
  • If your squash cubes are larger, you will likely need to add more time. Larger butternut squash cubes may actually take between 20-25 minutes.
  • This recipe is easy to double, just make sure not to crowd your air fryer basket.
  • If adding maple syrup to your butternut squash before air frying, make sure to check frequently and don't overcook, as the maple syrup might cause your squash to burn.


Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 501mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 15069IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg