What a perfect side dish air fried acorn squash is! We’re obsessed with air frying all types of squash. It’s a great side dish for Holidays and weekend suppers. Add your favorite toppings to this air fryer acorn squash and it can be a meal in itself.

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Air Fried Acorn Squash Recipe

Our popular zucchini and summer squash and butternut squash air fryer recipes have been a hit with our Air fryer club. It’s also the perfect side dish for holidays or thanksgiving because cooking the air fryer squash frees up traditional oven and stove top space. The squash comes out  super tender and wonderful. The skin cooks easily too and you don’t have to peel the squash unless you prefer the squash without the skin. Before serving add another drizzle of melted butter and it’s perfect with the turkey or what ever you decide to serve it with!

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Video Making Acorn Squash in the Air Fryer

How to Cook Air Fryer Acorn Squash

  1. If you want to peel the squash, do so before you cut the squash. The skin cooks soft and is totally edible if you want to keep the skin-on. Wash and trim ends of the acorn squash.
  2. Halve the squash and remove the seeds.
  3. Slice the acorn squash. Read recipe box below for more recipe details

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Other Squash you can Air Fry

There’s lots of different Winter squash you can cook in the air fryer. Some examples are butternut squash, carnival squash, kabocha squash and delicata are a few varieties. These all cook soft and tender. It’s perfect for a side dish, especially for the Holidays.

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Air Fried Acorn Squash

What a perfect side dish air fried acorn squash is! We’re obsessed with air frying all types of squash. Our popular summer squash and butternut squash air fryer recipes have been a hit with our Air fryer club.
Before serving, it is extra delicious to add an extra drizzle of melted butter, chopped roasted nuts, and pomegranate seeds.
5 from 4 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 acorn squash
  • 3 Tablespoons (45 g) butter , melted
  • 2 teaspoons (10 g) brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 g) kosher salt , or to taste
  • Black pepper , to taste

Optional Toppings:

  • melted butter
  • chopped roasted nuts
  • pomegranate seeds

Equipment

Instructions 

  • Trim the top & bottom off the acorn squash, and then cut the squash in half from top to bottom.
  • Scrap out the seeds. Lay the squash cut side down on the cutting board, and cut the squash into half rings, about 1/2-inch thick.
  • In a bowl, combine the melted butter, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Toss the acorn squash rings in the butter mixture until well coated. Place in the air fryer basket.
  • Air Fry at 375°F for about 15-20 minutes or until tender, flipping the squash after the first 10 minutes.
  • If desired, put on your serving platter, then drizzle with a little melted butter, chopped nuts, and pomegrante seeds. Taste for seasoning and add a little more salt & pepper if desired.

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 126kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 23mg, Sodium: 369mg, Potassium: 374mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 658IU, Vitamin C: 12mg, Calcium: 38mg, Iron: 1mg

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