Air Fryer Maple Sage Squash

Air Fryer Maple Sage Squash recipe from

Air Fryer Maple Sage Squash is the perfect winter side dish. It comes together quickly in my latest favorite appliance, and looks beautiful on any holiday table. 

Air Fryer Maple Sage Squash recipe from

I learned years ago that if I add maple syrup to just about anything my kids will gobble it up. The fresh sage adds a nice earthy flavor. Squash is all over the place this time of year and you can make this dish with any variety. 

Air Fryer Maple Sage Squash recipe from

If you choose butternut squash, peel it first, then cut in half, remove the seeds and chop. Both delicata and kabocha squash can be cooked and eaten with their skin on. So all you need to do is chop and remove the seeds. 

Have you gotten an air fryer yet?! If not, it should definitely be on your Christmas wish list!

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Air Fryer Maple Sage Squash

Prep Time: 0 mins Cook Time: 0 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free

gluten free


  • 1 pound squash (butternut, delicata, kabocha)
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 handful fresh sage leaves
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds


1. Cut squash in half, remove the seeds, and chop into 1-inch pieces. If using butternut squash, peel it first. Delicata and Kabocha can be prepared with the skin on. 

2. Place the squash, 1 tablespoon olive oil and salt in a bowl and toss to coat.

3. Add the squash to the air fryer and cook at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.

4. Halfway through cooking rub the sage with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and add to air fryer to cook for 10 minutes.

5. Place the squash and sage in a bowl, drizzle with maple syrup, toss to coat and sprinkle with pomegranate seeds.

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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