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air fryer butternut squash in a white enamel pan with pepita seeds

Garlic Herb Air Fryer Butternut Squash

Tossed in garlic and dried herbs, this air fryer butternut squash is perfectly flavored with crisp edges and a tender bite.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time :10 minutes
Cook Time :18 minutes
Additional Time :5 minutes
Total Time :33 minutes
Author: Amanda Paa



  • 1 pound 4 ounces (550 grams) of peeled, cubed butternut squash (1/2 inch cubes)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon Watkins Himalayan Pink Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Watkins Organic Garlic Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Watkins Organic Italian Seasoning


  • Add cubed squash to a bowl and toss with olive oil, salt, garlic powder, and Italian Seasoning.
  • Preheat air fryer to 375 degrees F. Place squash on air fryer trays, as close to single layers as you can achieve. *see notes below for air fryer rotisserie basket instructions*
  • Put trays on middle and lower racks. Cook for 8 minutes, then shake and swap trays, the higher tray going lower, the lower tray going higher. Cook for another 8 minutes. Check to see if squash is tender and a fork can easily pierce through. If so, continue to step 4. If not, cook for 2-3 more minutes, then continue. (Each air fryer is different, so it will affect cooking time. In the end, you're going for crispy edged, tender inside cubes of squash.)
  • Turn air fryer off, and let squash sit in oven for 5 minutes This helps it to continue to cook through, at a lower temp, avoiding burning it. Remove from and serve warm.


*If you have an air fryer rotisserie basket, you can add seasoned squash to the basket, and cook for 24 minutes at 400 degrees F on the air fryer setting.
*If you have a standard air fryer cooking basket, add seasoned squash to the basket and cook for 20 minutes at 400 degrees F, shaking the basket twice during cooking.