Yummy and Air Fryer Butternut Squash recipe

The Cinamon butternut squash is a delightful combination of simplicity and flavor. This method brings out the squash’s natural sweetness while giving it a crispy texture. It’s a perfect side dish for any meal, especially in the fall and winter. Plus, it’s healthy, easy to prepare, and a hit for adults and kids alike.

Ingredients for the Air Fryer Butternut Squash

  • 1 medium butternut squash (about 2 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons chili-infused olive oil – I love the color and the taste the chili gives the oil and butternut squash, plus the oil makes the crispy and prevents the butternut from sticking to the air fryer basket.
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt – Improves the taste of the butternut squash.
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or nutmeg for added flavor
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon black pepper – Optional – I usually skip additional black pepper when using chili-infused olive oil to prevent the butternut squash from becoming too spicy.

How to make the Air Fryer Butternut Squash Recipe

Step 1: Prepare the Squash – Peel the butternut squash, remove the seeds, and cut it into 1-inch cubes.

Step 2: Season – In a large bowl, toss the cubed squash with olive oil, salt, cinnamon until well coated.

Step 3: Air Fry – Preheat the air fryer to 400°F (200°C). Place the squash in the air fryer basket in a single layer, ensuring they are not overcrowded. Air fry for 20-25 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through, until the squash is tender and the edges crisp.

Serve: Remove the squash from the air fryer and serve warm as a delicious side dish.

Top Tips for a Perfect Butternut Squash

Peeling is recommended for a better texture and even cooking.

Ensure an even size when dicing into cubes for a perfectly cooked butternut squash with no burnt parts.

To prevent the squash from becoming mushy avoid overcrowding the air fryer basket, and don’t overcook. The squash should be tender but still hold its shape.

Can I use frozen butternut squash? Yes, you can use frozen cubed butternut squash. The cooking time may vary slightly.

Can I add other seasonings? Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with your favorite herbs and spices like rosemary, thyme, or garlic powder.

How can I store and reheat leftovers? Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat in the air fryer to maintain crispiness.

Can I make this recipe with other types of squash? This recipe works well with other squash varieties like acorn or kabocha squash.

Enjoy this easy and delicious Air Fryer Butternut Squash recipe, a perfect way to enjoy a healthy, comforting, and versatile side dish!

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