Frozen Butternut Squash in the Air Fryer: Quick, Easy, & Delicious

Looking for an easy and delicious way to cook butternut squash? Look no further than the air fryer! Air fryer frozen butternut squash is perfect for busy weeknights when you want something tasty but don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen.

Simply toss the frozen butternut squash in the air fryer and cook it until it’s nice and crispy. This is a quick and easy way to get your daily dose of vegetables, and it tastes great too!

The final cooked picture of frozen butternut squash in the air fryer

Air Fryer Frozen Butternut Squash Ingredients & Mental Health Benefits

Frozen butternut squash

Using frozen vegetables are a great way to add more nutrients into your diet without having to spend a lot of time preparing them. They are also a great way to add variety into your meals, and they can be stored for long periods of time without going bad.

Butternut squash is a winter squash that is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin B6, and magnesium. Even though it’s a winter squash, you can enjoy it all year when it’s frozen.

The mental health benefits of butternut squash are vast. Just because it’s a colorful vegetable, it’s important for mental health as well as overall health.

The vitamin B6 in butternut squash helps to regulate moods, and the magnesium can help to combat depression and anxiety.

Additionally, the vitamin A, phytonutrients, and other antioxidants present in butternut squash can help to protect the brain from damage caused by stress and decrease overall inflammation.

So, not only is this recipe for frozen butternut squash in the air fryer quick and easy, it’s also good for your mental health!

Extra-virgin olive oil

Olive oil is a healthy fat (monounsaturated) that is the preferred fat in the Mediterranean diet. And research shows that the Mediterranean diet is the best dietary pattern for optimal mental health.

Olive oil is also a good source of antioxidants, which are important for protecting the brain from damage and decreasing inflammation in the body.

How to Cook Frozen Butternut Squash in the Air Fryer

Preheat your air fryer to 400°F and place the frozen butternut squash in a medium bowl. Do not thaw the butternut squash.

Frozen butternut squash cubes in a white bowl

Add the olive oil, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper to the butternut squash and mix.

Frozen butternut squash, olive oil, and seasonings being mixed in a bowl

When the air fryer is preheated, spray the basket with cooking spray and add the squash mixture in a single layer. Cook for 10 minutes or until the squash is browned, flipping the squash about 6 minutes into the cooking time. Enjoy!

The final cooked picture of frozen butternut squash in the air fryer

Air Fryer Butternut Squash Tips & FAQ

Now that you know how to make frozen butternut squash in the air fryer, it’s time to get cooking! This is a quick and easy recipe that is perfect for a healthy snack or side dish.

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The final cooked picture of frozen butternut squash in the air fryer

Frozen Butternut Squash in the Air Fryer

This dish is perfect for busy weeknights when you want something tasty but don't have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen. Simply toss the frozen squash in the air fryer and cook it until it's nice and crispy. This is a quick and easy way to get your daily dose of vegetables, and it tastes great too!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 95 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb frozen cubed butternut squash
  • 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
  • Mix all ingredients (frozen butternut squash, olive oil, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper) in a medium bowl.
  • When the air fryer is preheated, spray the basket with cooking spray and add the squash in a single layer.
  • Cook for 10 minutes or until the squash is browned. Flip the squash about 6 minutes into the cooking time. Enjoy!

Notes

Keyword air fryer, butternut squash, frozen

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