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Simple Air Fryer Butternut Squash Fries

These simple air fryer butternut squash fries are the perfect low carb snack or side dish. Tender, crispy butternut squash tossed in a simple seasoning. Serve with your favorite dips like ketchup, sriracha aioli, chipotle ranch, or honey mustard. This is a great way to incorporate extra veggies, you get the crispiness of a fry without the mess of frying in oil. Perfect for squash season and winter produce!

basket of air fryer butternut squash fries with dip

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Highlights of the air fryer butternut squash fries:

  • Light & crispy edges
  • A few simple ingredients
  • Low carb
  • Simple way to add more veggies
  • Great appetizer or side dish
  • Cooks quick in the air fryer
  • Budget friendly
  • Tender insides
  • Great alternative to regular fries
  • Good use for leftover squash
  • Whole family will love
butternut squash fry in ketchup

Quick Steps for the easy air fryer recipe:

  • Peel and remove seeds from squash
  • Cut into even pieces
  • Toss in oil and seasoning
  • Air fry
  • Serve topped with extra seasoning and favorite dipping sauce

Grocery Store List & Substitutions:

  • Butternut squash (could substitute sweet potato fries or pre-cut butternut squash)
  • Olive oil (could sub avocado oil or olive oil spray)
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • Paprika
  • Cumin
  • other seasonings of choice – furikake, everything but the bagel, seasoned salt, garlic powder, etc.
  • Dips of choice

Cut butternut squash into even pieces, toss in olive oil, and seasonings.

Tools I used for this air fryer butternut squash recipe:

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Is butternut squash good for you?

Butternut squash is loaded with vitamins and minerals. Also low-calorie, anti-inflammatory and high in antioxidants. Butternut squash has a nice sweetness and adds creaminess to many dishes.

How do I cut a butternut squash?

Start by cutting off the top and bottom so you have an even surface. Use a knife or a vegetable peeler to peel off the outside layer. Cut in half lengthwise, scoop out seeds, Cut each half in half so they are easier to work with. From there cut into cubes, fries, or desired shape.

Butternut squash fries are an easy low carb alternative to traditional fries.

Instructions for this healthy side dish:

  • In a large bowl, combine the butternut squash, oil, salt, cumin, paprika, and pepper. Toss to combine.
  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F. with a cook time of 8-10 minutes. Add in the squash in an even layer, air fry for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through. Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauces.

*These are best enjoyed immediately but leftover fries can be reheated under the broiler or in the air fryer.

Simple air fryer butternut squash fries

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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Keyword: Air Fryer Recipes, Butternut squash, fries, low carb, Vegetable Side
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 92kcal
Author: The Hearty Life
Cost: $
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Equipment:

  • Air fryer

Ingredients: 

  • 1 medium Butternut squash
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tsp Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • Dipping sauce of choice

Instructions:

  • In a large bowl, combine the butternut squash, oil, salt, cumin, paprika, and pepper. Toss to combine.
  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F. with a cook time of 8-10 minutes. Add in the squash, air fry for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through. Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauces.

Nutrition:

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 92 kcal | Carbohydrates: 22 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 1 g | Saturated Fat: 0.1 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g | Sodium: 1234 mg | Potassium: 673 mg | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 4 g | Vitamin A: 19992 IU | Vitamin C: 41 mg | Calcium: 98 mg | Iron: 2 mg

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