Air Fried Acorn Squash Recipe

Air Fried Acorn Squash

Course: Side Dish, Vegetables
Cuisine: Air Fryer, Holiday
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 126 kcal

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.



  • 1 acorn squash
  • 3 tablespoons butter , melted
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt , or to taste
  • Black pepper , to taste

Optional Toppings:

  • melted butter
  • chopped roasted nuts
  • pomegranate seeds


  1. 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.

  2. 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.
  3. Air Fry at 375°F for about 15-20 minutes or until tender, flipping the squash after the first 10 minutes.

  4. 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.

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