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Air Fryer Squash

Air fryer squash is an easy-to-make side dish that's ready in 15 minutes or less! Naturally vegan and gluten-free, this recipe features both zucchini and yellow squash tossed with olive oil, salt and pepper. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Gluten-Free, Vegan
Keyword air fryer, gluten free, squash, vegan, vegetables, vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 34kcal




  • Cut ends off of each squash. Either cut squash into ¼” circles or cut down the middle lengthwise and then slice into ¼ ” half moons.
  • Add the cut squash to a mixing bowl and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • If your air fryer has a separate elevated crisping tray or plate, be sure to insert it. Add the squash to the air fryer and distribute evenly in the basket. Air fry at 400° F for 8-12 minutes until desired texture and browning is reached, shaking the basket to toss the squash 2-3 times during cooking. If you want the squash softer, cook for up to 3 more minutes.



Each squash should way approximately 6-9 ounces.
Leftover cooked summer squash can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Leftovers can be reheated in the microwave until warmed throughout. 
The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Accuracy is not guaranteed. Information shown should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice. Oil to grease the air fryer was not included in the nutrition calculation.


Calories: 34kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fiber: 1g