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Air Fryer Acorn Squash

This air fryer acorn squash is simply delicious. You will be surprised at how quickly and perfectly acorn squash cooks in the air fryer!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Keyword: air fryer acorn squash
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 235kcal
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  • Wash the acorn squash to remove any dirt. With a sharp knife, cut the acorn squash in half. Use a spoon to remove the seeds from the squash.
  • Place the squash halves into the air fryer basket. (Please note that you may only be able to fit one in at a time with some air fryers.)
  • In a small bowl add the brown sugar, cinnamon and melted butter. Stir to combine, then spilt the mixture into the acorn squash halves.
  • Air Fry the squash halves for 20-25 minutes at 400F/204C.




  • Be sure to check the squash during the last few minutes. Cook time will vary depending on the size of the squash. Keep on the lookout, your squash may cook faster!
  • If you have a specific type of flavoring you like you can swap out the spices I used. Make this recipe your own.
  • You can also use this recipe to make mashed acorn squash to use in another recipe.
  • This squash recipe reheats well.


Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 748mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1146IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 2mg
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Air Fryers can vary greatly. Please take the time to learn your specific air fryer. You may need to adjust times and temperatures based upon your air fryer. All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.