Air Fryer Roasted Yellow Summer Squash Recipe

Air Fryer Yellow Summer Squash

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Need a really quick side dish that takes just a few minutes to make? This veggie recipe is just for you! It’s so easy to cook fresh yellow summer squash in the air fryer. It’s super healthy and full of vitamins, plus it tastes delicious too.

roasted yellow squash

I don’t know about you, but I love making healthy recipes that are simple and easy to make!

With a family that keeps me busy during the week ( and let’s be real… weekends too), I don’t have a lot of time to cook. But, I don’t let that stop me! I still want to give my family healthy meals- it just means that I have found ways to do them quicker.

That’s why I fall back on a lot of fresh vegetables that roast quickly and don’t take a lot of time to prep. Some of my favorite fresh vegetables to cook are:

I also love to use seasonal vegetables, like this yellow summer squash! Packed with many vitamins and nutrients my family won’t know what hit them whenever I roast up this veggie.

Today, I am going to show you how to roast fresh yellow summer squash in the air fryer. All you need is just 20 minutes of your time and you’ll have dinner on the table!

eating a bite of summer squash

How To Cook Yellow Summer Squash In The Air Fryer

To make the yellow summer squash, start by spraying the inside of the air fryer basket with your favorite non-stick cooking spray.

Then, chop up the yellow summer squash into even cubes. You can leave the skin on!

eating yellow summer squash with a fork

Season the yellow summer squash with salt, pepper, olive oil, garlic powder, and Italian herbs. Toss them so that they are coated evenly.

air-fried yellow summer squash on a plate
Place the cubed summer squash in the air fryer basket. Lay them out in an even layer and make sure they are not stacked on top of each other. This will help them to all cook evenly!

roasting summer squash in the air fryer
Cook them at 400F for about 15 minutes. Open the air fryer basket halfway through cooking and shaking it. This will move the yellow squash around so that all sides cook the same.
Air Fryer Roasted Yellow Summer Squash Recipe
When the cooking time finishes, they are ready to serve! No extra steps are needed.

cooking yellow summer squash in the air fryer basket
Cooking Tips:

  • If you cut them too small, they might cook faster. The exact cooking time depends on how large you cut the pieces.
  • Take them out when the edges are golden brown.
  • Change up the seasoning! For a little heat, sprinkle some red pepper flakes on top.
  • Cooking with frozen vegetables saves me a lot of time too! In fact, you can make frozen butternut squash in your air fryer and it tastes yellow squash in the air fryer

What To Serve With Air-Fried Yellow Squash

Yellow summer squash is really mild, so it goes with any type of the main course you can cook. I personally like to eat it with some chicken breasts, but it tastes great with beef and pork too. With some mashed potatoes and air-fried broccoli for extra veggies, this will for sure be a family favorite for dinner!

Air-fried yellow summer squash

More Air Fryer Recipes

If you enjoyed this recipe for air-fried yellow summer squash, you should try these other air fryer recipes. It’s super easy to make for a healthy dinner side dish.

These are some of my go-to air fryer recipes that I make all of the time!

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Air Fryer Yellow Summer Squash

This air fryer yellow squash recipe is amazing! Just cut the yellow summer squash into cubes and the air fryer will roast it to perfection! You will love this air fried yellow squash, it's so healthy and delicious!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer yellow squash, summer squash, yellow squash
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Diet: Gluten-Free, Keto / Low-Carb, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 49kcal

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  • Cut the yellow squash into 1/2-inch cubes and put in a bowl. Add olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder and Italian herb seasoning and toss until combined.
  • Put seasoned yellow squash in the air fryer and cook at 400F for 15 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through the cooking time.
  • Remove cooked yellow squash from the air fryer and serve.
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Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 266mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 201IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
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