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Golden brown squash half in air fryer basket facing the cut side up.

Air fryer acorn squash

Sava's Kitchen
Air fryer acorn squash is a quick and easy way to prepare this delicious vegetable. Use it as a side dish or in soups, baked goods, and other recipes that require roasted or mashed squash.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course holiday sides, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 72 kcal


  • 1 Large knife and cutting board
  • 1 Air fryer Ninja XL or other


  • 1 acorn squash
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon nutmeg


  • Rinse the acorn squash and remove any label stickers. Cut the quash in half and scoop out all the seeds and strings.
  • Rub each cut side with some olive oil and salt.
  • Place the squash half in the air fryer basket facing the cut side down. Air fry at 380°F for about 15-20 minutes until the flesh is fork tender. It is fully cooked now and ready to use. (I fit only one half at a time, if you sing oven-like air fryer, cook both halves at the same time)
  • Remove the basket and add nutmeg and other spices or sweeteners. Air fry at 400°F for another 5 minutes. Repeat the cooking process with the second half.


  • If it is too hard to cut the squash, microwave the whole vegetable for about 1-2 minutes to soften it up.
  • Experiment with different flavors, herbs and spices,
  • You can freeze the cooked flesh for up to 3 months.
  • Nutritional facts are for information purposes only, and not to be considered medical advice.


Calories: 72kcalCarbohydrates: 14.1gProtein: 1.1gFat: 1.3gSodium: 139.8mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5.6g
Keyword acorn squash, air fryer acorn squash
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