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Air Fryer Delicata Squash

Learn how to make crispy Delicata squash in the air fryer.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes



  • Start by cutting the squash in half from the stem to the opposite end (or the long ways).
  • Scoop out the seeds and any stringy pulp. I like using an ice cream scoop. You can save the seeds for roasting.
  • Cut the squash into half moon shape pieces. Try to cut them as thin and evenly as you can.
  • Place the pieces into the basket of your air fryer. Make sure they are in a single layer, work in batches if you need to.
  • Spray with oil and then season with kosher salt. Flip them and repeat.
  • Cook at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until the squash is brown on the outside and cooked all the way through.
  • Serve immediately


  • If you have to work in batches because your air fryer won't fit all the squash in a single layer, you can put all the squash back in the fryer when done to reheat for 1 minute. 
  • If you want more crispy squash, cook for the full 15 minutes, but keep an eye on it, so it doesn't burn. You could turn the temperature down if they are getting too dark but aren't crispy enough yet.