Air Fryer Roasted Butternut Squash Cubes

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This air fryer butternut squash is so healthy and delicious!  Perfectly roasted butternut squash cubes are super easy to make thanks to the Air Fryer!

Air Fryer Butternut Squash

Look at these delicious roasted orange butternut squash pieces! They are just begging to jump into your mouth!

air fried butternut squash

Air fryer butternut squash is nicely browned and crispy on the outside, and soft and tender on the inside.  Bite into these delicious roasted squash cubes, they taste so good!

butternut squash cubes cooked in an air fryer

Before I got my air fryer, I always used the oven to roast butternut squash and I have a recipe for that on my site.  So if you don’t own an air fryer, check out my oven roasted butternut squash cubes recipe.

Air Fryer Roasted Butternut Squash

How To Cook Butternut Squash Cubes In The Air Fryer

The first step would be to cut butternut squash into 1-inch cubes.  You can buy butternut squash already pre-cut, or save the money as cut it yourself as pre-sliced produce is always overpriced.  See my simple step-by-step tutorial with photos of each step: how to cut butternut squash.

Next, toss butternut squash cubes with 1 tbsp olive oil.  If you like your squash to be sweeter, you can also toss it with 1-2 tbsp of maple syrup (or you can add maple syrup to taste before serving, after the squash has already been cooked).  Butternut squash goes really well with cinnamon, so you can also sprinkle it with cinnamon before or after roasting.

Next, place oiled butternut squash cubes into the air fryer basket.  Cook in the air fryer for 17 minutes or until desired doneness, shaking the basket halfway through.  Enjoy!

easy air fryer butternut squash

What To Serve With Butternut Squash

This roasted butternut squash makes an awesome side dish for any type of meat, chicken or fish dishes.  Here are some great healthy main dishes to go with it:

how to cook butternut squash in air fryer

You can also have them as part of a vegan meal with grains such as quinoa, brown rice or buckwheat.  It will be awesome alongside the cilantro lime rice!

You can also add these roasted butternut squash cubes to salads – they make a yummy addition to any of my healthy salad recipes.

butternut squash

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Air Fryer Butternut Squash

This air fryer butternut squash is amazing! So golden-brown and caramelized, it's roasted to perfection in 20 minutes! Super healthy and delicious!
Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time17 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butternut squash
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Diet: Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 116kcal

Recipe Video


  • 1 butternut squash peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • Toss butternut squash cubes with olive oil and cinnamon and put in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook in the air fryer at 400F for 17 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through.


If you'd like extra sweetness, add 1 tbsp of maple syrup or honey to olive oil, then toss with squash before roasting.
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Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 660mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 19930IU | Vitamin C: 39.4mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 1.4mg
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