This Air Fryer Delicata Squash is so simple and delicious. This recipe is so easy to make, and goes with almost any main dish. Best of all, it’s ready in just 25 minutes!

bowl of roasted delicata squash ready to be eaten

If you’ve never had Delicata squash, then you must try and find one immediately. Although I personally love all squashes, Delicata is one of my favorites. It is classified as a winter squash, and it has a slightly sweet and pleasant flavor when roasted.

uncooked delicata squash

Recipe Highlights

  • Use your air-fryer to make this recipe if you don’t have space in your oven, or you don’t want to heat up your entire oven.
  • You only need 15 minutes cooking time for this simple roasted Air Fryer Delicata Squash recipe.
  • Increase the cooking time to 30 minutes if you want to make this in a regular oven.
  • Don’t worry about peeling a Delicata squash. The peel is thin and edible.

Recipe Steps

Step One

The first step to making Air Fryer Delicata Squash is to cut the squash in half lengthwise. Fortunately, most Delicata squash are fairly easy to cut when using a sharp Chef’s knife.

delicata squash cut in half lengthwise

Step Two

Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds. Then, turn the squash cut side down on a cutting board and slice it into 1-inch slices. Place the sliced squash in a medium mixing bowl.

sliced delicata squash in a bowl

Step Three

Toss the squash with one teaspoon of melted coconut oil and transfer it to the basket of your air fryer.

sliced Delicata squash in the basket of an air fryer

Step Four

Set the temperature to 400 degrees F for 15 minutes.

If you are using a regular oven, then place your cubes on a baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes at 400 degrees F.

See the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact measurements.

Step Five

Once your squash is fully cooked, the squash will be slightly browned. You can sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper on top and serve them warm.

FAQs

Can I bake these in a regular oven instead of an air fryer?

Yes! You can roast Delicata squash in an oven. Set the temperature to 400 degrees F for about 30-35 minutes, tossing once during the cooking process.

Other Healthy Air Fryer Recipes

Or, see my entire index of healthy air fryer recipes.

cooked air fryer delicata squash served in a white bowl

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sliced delicata squash cooked in an air fryer

Air Fryer Delicata Squash


Description

This Air Fryer Delicata Squash is so simple and delicious. This recipe is so easy to make, and goes with almost any main dish. Best of all, it’s ready in just 25 minutes!


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Ingredients

  • 1 Delicata squash
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Wash the squash and pat it dry. Then, use a Chef’s knife to cut the squash in half lengthwise.
  2. Use a spoon to scoop out and discard the seeds.
  3. Then, turn the squash cut side down on a cutting board and slice it into 1-inch slices. Place the sliced squash in a medium mixing bowl.
  4. Toss the squash with the coconut oil and transfer it to the basket of your air fryer.
  5. Set the temperature to 400 degrees F for 15 minutes, or until the squash has started to brown.
  6. Remove the squash from the air fryer and transfer it to a serving bowl.
  7. Toss with salt and pepper, and serve warm.

Notes

Store any leftovers in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Re-heat before serving.

OVEN INSTRUCTIONS: If you are using a regular oven, then place your cubes on a baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes at 400 degrees F.

  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Air fryer
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: air fryer squash, how to cook delicata squash, delicata squash recipe

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