Crispy and Quick, Guilt-free Air Fried Roasted Delicata Squash

Delicata squash is a winter squash variety that is known for its sweet and nutty flavor. It was originally cultivated by the Native American tribes in the United States and later became a popular vegetable in American cuisine. In the past, delicata squash was often overlooked in favor of other winter squash varieties, but it has gained popularity in recent years due to its unique flavor and ease of preparation. This recipe takes advantage of the air fryer’s ability to quickly and evenly roast the squash, making it a perfect side dish or snack.

Air Fryer Roasted Delicata Squash

Recipe by Tyson GregoryCourse: Side DishCuisine: American
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A delicious and easy way to prepare delicata squash in the air fryer. The squash is perfectly roasted and seasoned, making it a great side dish or snack.


  • 1 delicata squash

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon pepper

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder


  • Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F.
  • Cut the delicata squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.
  • Slice the squash into even 1/2 inch thick slices.
  • In a bowl, mix together the olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  • Add the squash slices to the bowl and toss to coat evenly.
  • Place the squash slices in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook for 10 minutes, then flip the slices and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot as a side dish or snack.


  • Make sure to cut the squash into even slices for even cooking.
  • You can use any seasoning blend you like, such as Italian seasoning or garlic powder.
  • If your air fryer is small, you may need to cook the squash in batches.

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