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Air fryer acorn squash is so easy to make and delicious! Naturally sweet and roasted to perfection in the air fryer, this acorn squash makes a perfect healthy side dish!
Look at this perfectly roasted acorn squash! Well browned on the outside, bright orange on the inside, so tender and sweet, healthy and delicious! Air fryer is very well suited to the task of roasting squash!
Bite into this yummy air fried squash and chew the naturally sweet deliciousness! It’s so yummy and sweet, hard to believe it’s good for you! Yes, acorn squash is healthy, rich in vitamins, antioxidants and fiber. It’s a perfect side dish that’s gluten-free, vegan, and lower in carbs then starchy dishes like rice, pasta and potatoes.
Also, you can turn acorn squash into a main dish by stuffing it with cooked ground meat, rice, quinoa or beans. Check out my stuffed acorn squash recipe for an idea of how that would work. That particular recipe is for the oven, but you can do the same thing in the air fryer.
You can make acorn squash ahead, keep it in a refrigerator for up to 5 days and reheat in a microwave as needed. This is a perfect recipe for healthy meal prep. If you are cooking for 1 person, just eat one half of the squash right away and save the other half for later.
How To Cook Acorn Squash In The Air Fryer
Roasted acorn squash in the air fryer is really easy. First, cut acorn squash in half and scoop out and discard the seeds. Then put the acorn squash halves in the air fryer cut-side up and brush the cut-side with olive oil.
Cook the squash in the air fryer at 400F for 25 minutes. You are done!
Take the squash out of the air fryer and add desired toppings. I like my acorn squash with butter – just put a piece of butter in the freshly roasted acorn squash half and it will melt right away. Also, you can sprinkle it with cinnamon and brown sugar, or drizzle with maple syrup – yum!
Other Healthy Air Fryer Recipes
If you like this air fryer acorn squash, you will also love these easy air fryer recipes:
- Air Fryer Butternut Squash
- Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes
- Air Fryer Asparagus
- Air Fryer Crunchy Chickpeas
- Air Fryer Meatballs
Air Fryer Roasted Acorn Squash
- 1 acorn squash
- 1/2 tbsp olive oil
Recommended Kitchen Tools (click the links below to see the items used to make this recipe)
- Cut the acorn squash in half, cut off the stem and scoop out and discard the seeds.
- Brush the cut side of acorn squash halves with olive oil.
- Put the acorn squash cut side up in the air fryer.
- Cook acorn squash in the air fryer at 400F for 25 minutes.
- Serve acorn squash with desired toppings (for example, butter, cinnamon, maple syrup).