Air Fryer Glazed Butternut Squash is an easy veggie dish, with air fried squash cubes covered in a butter, maple syrup and cinnamon glaze.
Air Fryer Glazed Butternut Squash is an easy veggie dish, with air fried squash cubes covered in a butter, maple syrup and cinnamon glaze.

If you have an air fryer and are looking for a great veggie side dish, I would love to recommend this air fryer glazed butternut squash to you. It’s been fun trying so many recipes using the air fryer I got last year.

For this recipe I tweaked one of my recipes for BAKING maple cinnamon butternut squash, and adapted it (through trial and error) for use in an air fryer. This recipe is the result of my experiments. And boy… is it GOOD! Slightly caramelized on the outside, and creamy soft on the inside, this is a delicious, slightly sweet, butternut squash side dish. Here’s how to make it:

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Prepare The Butternut Squash

Use a vegetable peeler or a sharp knife, and peel the butternut squash. Cut off a slice of both ends, and discard. Slice the squash lengthwise, and then scoop out all the seeds (discard).

Slice each half squash into 1″ thick crescent-shaped slices, and then cut each slice into bite-sized cubes (about 1½” square). Place all the squash cubes into a large mixing bowl.

A vegetable peeler is used to peel the butternut squash.A butternut squash is sliced in half lengthwise, then seeds are removed.Crescent-shaped slices of the butternut squash are then cut into cubes.

Drizzle extra virgin olive oil on the squash cubes, and then sprinkle with ground cinnamon. Stir well, to fully coat the squash with the oil and cinnamon.

Cinnamon and olive oil are sprinkled onto the squash, then stirred in to coat.

Cooking Air Fryer Glazed Butternut Squash

Now it’s time to cook the butternut squash! Preheat your air fryer to 400°F. This will take a couple minutes. When ready, place the squash cubes in the basket of the air fryer, spreading them out in a single layer as much as possible. 

The air frying process is fairly simple. Basically you will cook, shake the basket, cook, shake the basket, cook, shake the basket and then cook until soft. Got that? The occasional “shaking” allows the squash to get browned on all sides from all that “bumping” around.

Once done, the squash will have reduced in size as it cooked, will be slightly caramelized on the outside, and soft on the inside. You can give one a taste test to make sure it is cooked through.

Air fryer basket with cubes of butternut squash, ready to cook.When done, the squash has reduced in size, and is caramelized on the outside.

Time To Glaze And Serve!

Immediately pour the hot butternut squash into a large bowl. Add melted butter, pure maple syrup and a pinch or two more of ground cinnamon. Stir well, to ensure all the squash gets coated with this glaze.

Transfer to a serving plate or bowl, and serve the air fryer glazed butternut squash while HOT! The buttery cinnamon maple flavors give the squash just a bit of delicious sweetness that kids and adults will love! Serve alongside your favorite chicken, pork or beef dish, and enjoy!

Air fryer glazed butternut squash, served in white bowl.

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Looking For More Butternut Squash Recipes?

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Air Fryer Glazed Butternut Squash
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Air Fryer Glazed Butternut Squash is an easy veggie dish, with air fried squash cubes covered in a butter, maple syrup and cinnamon glaze.

Category: Side Dish, Vegetable Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer glazed butternut squash
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 134 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 medium butternut squash
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons butter melted
  • 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Use a vegetable peeler or sharp knife to peel butternut squash. Cut off a slice at both ends, and ends. Slice squash lengthwise; scoop out seeds (discard). Slice each half into 1½" thick crescent-shaped slices, then cut each slice into bite-sized cubes (about 1½" square).

  2. Place squash into a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, and then sprinkle with cinnamon. Stir well, to fully coat squash with oil and cinnamon.

  3. Preheat air fryer to 400°F. When ready, place squash cubes in the basket of the air fryer, spreading them in a single layer as much as possible. 

  4. Cook 5 minutes. Shake the basket to move the squash around. Cook 5 minutes. Shake again. Cook 5 minutes. Shake again. Cook for 3-5 more minutes until the squash is caramelized on the outside and is soft to the bite on the inside (taste test). When done, remove basket from air fryer.

  5. Immediately pour squash into a large bowl. Add melted butter, maple syrup and 1-2 pinches of ground cinnamon. Stir well, to ensure squash gets coated with glaze. Transfer to a serving plate or bowl, and serve HOT! Enjoy.

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Glazed Butternut Squash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 134 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 26mg1%
Potassium 671mg19%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 19994IU400%
Vitamin C 39mg47%
Calcium 95mg10%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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