These butternut squash fries are made in the air fryer. Prepped in minutes, ready in under 20 minutes. A delicious and healthy side dish to any meal.

Air Fryer Butternut Squash Fries

These butternut squash fries are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, with all the flavor of classic fries but without the added oil and calories.

I love making butternut squash fries…I have told you all that I follow Weight Watchers, and on my plan they are zero points…so I actually make these pretty frequently 🙂

You can watch me make them on Instagram!

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How to make butternut squash fries in the air fryer

Making air fryer butternut squash fries is easy and takes just a few steps. First, you will preheat your air fryer as directed. While it heats up, peel a butternut squash and cut it into thin, fry-shaped pieces. Toss the pieces in a bowl with a little bit cornstarch, olive oil spray and your favorite seasonings, such as garlic powder, paprika, or cumin.

Once the air fryer is hot, place the butternut squash fries in the basket in a single layer. Cook for a total of 18 minutes, giving them a shake every 5 minutes or so. The fries will be crispy and golden brown. Serve hot and enjoy!

Just getting started with using an air fryer? Check out this Intro to Air Fryers Guide.

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Why make butternut squash fries

Butternut Squash Fries made in an air fryer are generally considered healthier than regular fries. This is because they are lower in calories, fat, and sodium compared to traditional deep-fried potatoes.

Butternut squash is a nutrient-dense vegetable that is high in fiber, potassium, and vitamins A and C.

Air frying butternut squash fries reduces the amount of oil needed to achieve a crispy texture, which helps to lower the overall calorie count.

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What to serve with butternut squash fries

Air fryer butternut squash fries can be eaten by themselves, however, you can also pair them with a variety of dipping sauces. Try serving them with our favorite dips and sauces; ketchup, honey mustard, or a spicy BBQ sauce for a little extra flavor.

How to make Air Fryer Butternut Squash Fries

How to choose the perfect butternut squash

Look for a squash that is firm and heavy for its size, with a smooth, unblemished skin. Avoid squashes that are soft, mushy, or have any visible mold or soft spots.

When you cut into the squash, the flesh should be a bright orange color and free from any discoloration or bruises. You’ll want to remove the seeds and stringy bits before cutting the squash into fry-shaped pieces.

Ok, let’s make some fries!

Air Fryer Butternut Squash Fries

Butternut Squash Fries

Tracy Shaw
Easy and healthy side dish that is ready in under 30 minutes! These butternut squash fries will be a family favorite!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Course 30 Minutes or Less, Side Dish, Sides



  • 1 butternut squash
  • olive oil spray
  • ½ tbsp cornstarch
  • your favorite seasonings I used an all purpose seasoning and red pepper flakes


  • Peel, slice, cut the butternut squash into “fry” sticks.
  • Dust with cornstarch, spray and add seasonings, mix around.
  • Air Fry at 400 for 15-18 mins.
  • Shake every 5 mins or so.
  • Serve with your favorite dips.
Keyword 30 minute meals, butternut squash, healthy, kid friendly, sides
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