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Air-Fryer Acorn Squash Slices

This air-fryer acorn squash recipe was adapted from the one my passed down from my grandma, who always served it at Thanksgiving. I make it in my air fryer whenever I'm feeling nostalgic. —Rita Addicks, Weimar, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 medium acorn squash
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened


  • Preheat air fryer to 350°. Cut squash in half lengthwise; remove and discard seeds. Cut each half crosswise into 1/2-in. slices; discard ends. In batches, arrange squash in a single layer on greased tray in air-fryer basket. Cook until just tender, 5 minutes per side.
  • Combine sugar and butter; spread over squash. Cook 3 minutes longer.

Test Kitchen tip
  • If you don’t have an air fryer, you can make this recipe in an oven.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 serving: 320 calories, 16g fat (10g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 135mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.

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