Air Fryer Butternut Squash Fries

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Air Fryer Butternut Squash Fries. Introducing you to delicious, crispy, homemade butternut squash fries cooked in the air fryer. If you are looking for healthy air fryer butternut squash this is where to start. 

air fryer butternut squash fries
air fryer butternut squash fries

Air Fryer Butternut Squash Fries

Here in the Milner kitchen we love vegetable fries. We have already shared with you air fryer rutabaga fries, air fryer carrot fries and lets not forget our air fryer veggie fries medley.

But what I have not shared with you before is how to cook air fryer butternut squash fries, which out of the above is my favourite.

Probably because I am a HUGE butternut squash fan and I am incredibly lucky to live in Portugal where butternut squash is often available most of the year.

The only time it seems to go out of season is early summer and soon goes back into season by late August.

The Portuguese are not big on the air fryer and instead will enjoy butternut squash and pumpkin in soups and pasta dishes rather than as an alternative to French Fries.

It got me thinking that we all have our favourite way for enjoying butternut squash. That’s why I am kick starting this week with a week dedicated to butternut squash.

If you love butternut squash as much as me, then this week is dedicated to you.

People like my husband Dominic that overall hate it, then I recommend the air fryer recipes category and to explore for other recipes that include your own favourite foods.

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Can You Air Fry Butternut Squash?

Yes you can! The air fryer is fantastic for air frying butternut squash or any other squash that you like to eat.

Butternut squash holds a lot of water and for cooking in the air fryer this is perfect. That is because it has a quicker cook time and doesn’t go as mushy as when you instant pot butternut squash.

Paleo Butternut Squash Fries

My obsession with butternut squash fries started when I first started the Paleo diet back in 2015. Before that it was a food that I rarely bought.

If you follow Paleo and want paleo butternut squash fries then I recommend this recipe and using an air fryer.

Paleo butternut squash fries taste like regular air fryer fries and you can mix and match seasoning to suit what you are serving your squash fries with.

Butternut Squash Fries Recipe Ingredients

To make homemade butternut squash fries in the air fryer, you only need the following ingredients:

My favourite seasoning is to use garlic powder and bouquet garni. It gives a good mix of flavour and works well with a seasonal vegetable like butternut squash. But you might have your own favourite seasoning that works better for you.

How To Cook Butternut Squash In Air Fryer?

air fryer butternut squash fries step by step

Cooking butternut squash in air fryer is EASY.

  1. Peel and slice your butternut squash into vegetable fries.
  2. Load into a bowl with seasonings and olive oil. Mix with your hands until well coated.
  3. Load butternut squash fries into the air fryer basket and cook for 12 minutes on a lower temperature.
  4. Check that the butternut squash fries are cooked and then shake and cook for a final 2 minutes on a medium temperature.
  5. Serve with your favourite dipping sauce.

How Long To Air Fry Butternut Squash?

The perfect cook time for air fryer butternut squash fries is JUST 14 minutes. It is important that your temperature stays lower than classic French fries because you will over cook and burn the butternut squash.

How To Make Butternut Squash Fries Crispy?

The secret of making butternut squash fries crispy is to do three things:

  • Cook your butternut squash on two different temperatures – Butternut squash is a delicate vegetable to cook and two temperatures will stop mushy fries.
  • Stick to similar sizes – By making sure your butternut squash fries are a similar size will mean that they will cook equally. You will not be left with undercooked fries and overcooked fries in the same air fryer basket.
  • Remove fleshy bits of butternut squash – When you peel and chop a butternut squash you will often find softer very fleshy bits. These do not make good squash fries and should be reserved for another recipe.
air fryer butternut squash fries
air fryer butternut squash fries
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Air Fryer Butternut Squash Fries

Air Fryer Butternut Squash Fries. Introducing you to delicious, crispy, homemade butternut squash fries cooked in the air fryer. If you are looking for healthy air fryer butternut squash this is where to start.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Total Time19 mins
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 75kcal

Ingredients

Kitchen Gadgets:

Air Fryer Butternut Squash Fries Recipe Ingredients:

Instructions

  • Peel and slice your butternut squash into butternut squash fries.
    Can You Air Fry Butternut Squash?
  • Remove any fleshy/soft bits of butternut squash. Slice into fries.
    Can You Air Fry Butternut Squash?
  • Load your butternut squash into a bowl with the rest of the ingredients and mix well with your hands.
    Can You Air Fry Butternut Squash?
  • Load the butternut squash fries into the air fryer and cook for 12 minutes at 160c/320f.
    Can You Air Fry Butternut Squash?
  • Shake the air fryer basket and test with a fork that your butternut squash fries are cooked.
    Can You Air Fry Butternut Squash?
  • Cook for a further 2 minutes at 180c/360f to make your butternut squash fries crispy. Serve with your favourite dipping sauce.
    Can You Air Fry Butternut Squash?

Video

Notes

As a guide because not all butternut squashes are the same size our sliced fries weighed 450g.
Focus on equal sized butternut squash fries. This will stop some butternut squash fries from being overcooked or some being undercooked.

Nutrition

Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 443mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 12158IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 3mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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10 thoughts on “Air Fryer Butternut Squash Fries”

  1. 5 stars
    Sooo good! The recipe looks simple, but it tastes amazing, and was quick to make. Will make a great alternative this fall instead of the regular sweet potato fries. Plus paleo too.

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  2. 5 stars
    your recipes are amazing once again…. I’ve never had butternut squash fries before (or Pumpkin as us Aussies call them) and wow 🤩 delicious. Your recipes are amazing trying your swede fries tomorrow night… Thank you once again.

    Reply
    • Hi Pat,

      A bouquet garni is traditionally parsley, thyme and a bay leaf wrapped usually with a leek and then tied together 🙂

      Reply

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