Air Fryer Butternut Squash Halves

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Intensity: Easy
Serves: 4


  • 1 medium butternut squash
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: Maple syrup for serving


Preheat the Air Fryer:

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).

 Prepare the Butternut Squash:

  1. Cut the butternut squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.
  2. Peel the skin off each half, leaving the orange flesh exposed.
  3. Cut each half into 1-inch thick slices or wedges.

 Season the Squash:

  1. In a bowl, mix together olive oil, smoked paprika, garlic powder, dried thyme, salt, and pepper.
  2. Coat each butternut squash slice with the seasoned olive oil mixture.

 Air Fry:

  1. Place the seasoned butternut squash slices in the air fryer basket in a single layer, ensuring they are not overcrowded.
  2. Air fry at 375°F (190°C) for 20 minutes, flipping the slices halfway through the cooking time for even crispiness.

Optional Glaze:

  1. If desired, drizzle the cooked butternut squash with a bit of maple syrup for a touch of sweetness.


  1. Once the butternut squash is golden and tender, remove it from the air fryer.
  2. Serve hot as a delicious side dish or snack.

Enjoy the simplicity and flavor of Air Fryer Butternut Squash Halves!

Nutrition Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 120
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Fat: 4g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Sodium: 160mg

Note: Nutritional values are approximate and may vary based on specific ingredients used. Adjust quantities based on your dietary preferences and requirements.

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