Air fryer butternut squash is a perfect holiday side dish. Especially with plenty of earthy mushrooms, savory green onions, and sweet-tart dried cranberries in the mix!
Author Becky Striepe
4cupsdiced butternut squash(You're going for ½" pieces. A 2-pound squash should do the trick.)
1cupsliced green onionsYou're going for 3-inch pieces.
8ouncesbutton mushroomsstemmed and quartered
1tablespoonolive oilYou can substitute spray oil, if you prefer. Just spray after transferring the mixture to the basket.
extra green onionfor garnish, optional
In a large bowl, combine the squash, green onions, and button mushrooms, and set aside.
Make the sauce: Combine the olive oil (if using), soy sauce, maple syrup, vinegar, and garlic in your blender or food processor, and puree until smooth.
Pour the sauce over the squash mixture, tossing to coat well, then transfer to your air fryer basket. If you're opting for spray oil, this is when you'd spray to coat.
Cook at 400F for 20-3 minutes (see note), shaking every 5 minutes, until the squash pieces are browned on the outside and tender on the inside. Toss in the dried cranberries, top with the extra green onion (if using), then serve hot.
Size matters. Make sure that your squash pieces are small and uniform in size, so they cook evenly and in the time allotted. 20-30 minutes may seem like a big range of cooking times. Let me explain! The cooking time will vary depending on the size of your pieces, the size of your air fryer, and even how fresh the squash you chose is.
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 35minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Holiday, Vegan
Keyword air fryer butternut squash, roasted butternut squash in the air fryer
Air fryer butternut squash recipe from Glue & Glitter, https://www.glueandglitter.com/air-fryer-roasted-butternut-squash-2/