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Air-Fryer Butternut Squash

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.


5 servings

Updated: Aug. 25, 2022
A tart orange glaze gives this air-fryer butternut squash a unique and surprising flavor. Low in fat and sodium, the recipe comes together fast so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with family. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Air-Fryer Butternut Squash Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 butternut squash (2 pounds), peeled and cut into 1-1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 4 teaspoons coarsely chopped fresh gingerroot
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted


  1. Preheat air fryer to 375°. In a large bowl, toss squash, orange juice concentrate, ginger and pepper. Transfer to greased tray in air-fryer basket. Cook until squash is tender, 20-25 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Stir in butter before serving.

Air-Fryer Butternut Squash Tips

How do you cut a butternut squash?

For this recipe, you'll want to first peel and then cut your butternut squash into 1-1/2-inch cubes. Use your sharpest chef's knife for best results. Here are a few more tips on how to cut squash.

What other spices can you put on air-fryer butternut squash?

Add garlic powder, rosemary or paprika to this air-fryer butternut squash recipe. Or for a sweeter version, use cinnamon and brown sugar to season your squash.

What can you serve with air-fryer butternut squash?

Serve it as a side to a cozy baked dinner recipe or fold it into a taco shell with avocados and pico de gallo, as this air-fried butternut squash tacos recipe does.

Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor
Air Fryer Cook Times
In our testing, we find cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we give wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 136 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 22mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 6g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1/2 fat.

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