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Air Fryer Acorn Squash (Two Ways!)

  • Author: Danielle
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 large servings 1x
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This Air Fryer Acorn Squash is incredibly simple and quicker than using the oven! Perfect for Fall weeknight dinners, use your air fryer for delicious fork tender acorn squash – with sweet or savory seasoning options!


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Ingredients

Savory:

  • 1 acorn squash, top stem, seeds and bottom removed, cut into quarter moons
  • avocado spray oil, about 1 tablespoon
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Sweet:

  • 1 acorn squash, top stem, seeds and bottom removed, cut into quarter moons
  • avocado spray oil, about 1 tablespoon
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Prep: In a medium mixing bowl, add acorn squash pieces and spray with roughly 1 tablespoon of spray oil, or until most of the squash is coated in a light layer of oil. Add sweet OR savory seasoning ingredients. Use tongs to mix until all the squash pieces are evenly coated in oil and spices.
  2. Air fry: Add the acorn squash pieces to the air fryer basket. Set the air fryer to 375F and air fry the acorn squash pieces for 16-20 minutes, flipping and rotating the squash halfway through cooking. Squash is done with the pieces are fork tender and the edges are just starting to brown.
  3. Serve: Serve as a side with dinner! Recipe suggestions above. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days.


Notes

Nutrition information estimated with My Fitness Pal with savory seasonings.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 squash
  • Calories: 137
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 2g

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