Air Fryer Roasted Acorn Squash

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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!

Air Fryer Acorn Squash

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!

roasted acorn squash half on a plate

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.

air fried acorn squash recipe

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.

how to bake acorn squash in 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.

easy air fryer squash recipe

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.

raw acorn squash halves in the air fryer basket

Cook the squash in the air fryer at 400F for 25 minutes.  You are done!

air fryer baked acorn squash halves

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!

roasted acorn squash with melted butter

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Air Fryer Roasted Acorn Squash

This air fryer acorn squash is amazing! Acorn squash halves are roasted to perfection, so tender and mouthwatering!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: acorn squash, squash
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Diet: Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 2
Calories: 117kcal

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  • 1 acorn squash
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil

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  • 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).


To turn acorn squash into a main dish, you can stuff it with cooked meat or bean and rice mixture (see my stuffed acorn squash recipe).
To get the most out of your air fryer, check out my other easy air fryer recipes. Enjoy!
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Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 748mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 791IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Thanks for this very easy recipe. It worked out great and was delicious and ready in half the time. I did the butter and swerve brown sugar.

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