This easy air fryer squash recipe is the best thing you could ask for. Breaded, then air fried to perfection. It’s a great recipe for the whole family. I know my family, and I love it! You can create this breaded air squash recipe within 15 minutes with the help of an air fryer!

Air Fryer Squash

What’s To Love About Air Fryer Squash?

  • Delicious Side Dish- the bread crumbs take this air fryer squash recipe to the next level.
  • Healthy Side Dish- this dish involves a little oil, yellow summer squash, bread crumbs, and a baking sheet or air fryer basket, and you have a low-carb meal, not to mention a perfect Thanksgiving side dish.
  • Easy and Convenient- When you’re a busy mom like me, any easy and healthy recipes are always on my radar. Specifically air fryer vegetable recipes. I created this one, especially for my busy weeknights or weekend folks.

Ingredients You Will Need

Air Fryer Squash

Fresh Yellow Squash-  You can grab medium-sized squash from the grocery store or from your backyard garden to make this easy air fryer squash recipe.

Bread Crumbs- The Italian bread crumbs added onto the squash pieces in this simple side dish will help add a flavorful, crunchy texture.

Olive Oil- Brushing this onto the squash will help the bread crumbs stick to them and cook up golden brown easily.

Cooking Spray- This is used to spray the air fryer basket so the squash won’t stick.

Seasoning- Garlic powder, black pepper, and Italian seasoning. All of these seasonings work together to create the flavor of the squash. You can adjust the seasonings to your personal preference if you like.

How To Make Air Fryer Squash

  • Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees. Next, Use a vegetable peeler to peel somewhat thin to medium slices long ways. Try to stay away from thick slices.
Air Fryer Squash
  • Next, brush olive oil onto the yellow squash front and back. Add Italian bread crumbs to a plate, then place the squash into the crumbs.
  • Arrange the squash slices in a single layer into the air fryer and cook for 8 to 10 minutes. If they are still not tender, cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.

Substitutions/ Variations

  • Fresh Herbs- You can jazz these fried air fryer squash up by adding herbs like rosemary, thyme, or even oregano.
  • Avocado Oil- If you aren’t a fan of the other cooking oils, such as butter spray or olive oil. You can use a healthier alternative, such as avocado oil spray.
  • Red Pepper Flakes- So, many people that I know love a spicy kick to their food, so if that sounds like you, then add red pepper flakes, my friend!
  • Different Squash- What is so cool and versatile about this recipe is that you can use different squash. So, you have butternut squash, spaghetti squash, zucchini squash, winter squashes, acorn squash, or even use a green zucchini!

Equipment

You will only need a pastry brush and an air fryer.

Storage

Store the leftover squash in an airtight container. This will help the squash not to stick to one another. Don’t use a ziplock bag.

Questions

How to cook spaghetti squash in the air fryer?

Preheat spaghetti squash to 400°F to cook it. Cut the squash in half lengthwise and remove the seeds and pulp. Brush the cut sides with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and place the cut sides down in the air fryer basket. Cook for 20-25 minutes until the squash is tender. Let it cool, then use a fork to scrape the flesh into spaghetti-like strands. Serve with your preferred sauce or toppings. Enjoy!

How do you fry squash in the air fryer?

To fry squash in an air fryer, start by preheating the air fryer to 400°F (200°C). While heating up, slice the squash into thin rounds or strips. In a separate bowl, combine some breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, and your preferred seasonings. Dip each slice of squash into the beaten egg, then coat it with the breadcrumb mixture. Place the coated squash slices in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Cook for about 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through. Keep an eye on them to ensure they don’t burn.

How to pick out squash?

To choose a good squash, ensure it feels firm without any soft spots or indentations. Look for a squash with a vibrant and consistent color, avoiding ones with dull or patchy coloring. Check that the stem is intact and looks fresh. When picking it up, a heavy squash for its size is a good sign, as it likely has more water content and will be juicier. Consider the size depending on your needs, with smaller squashes being more tender and milder in flavor, while larger ones can be fibrous with a more pungent taste. Remember, each type of squash may have specific characteristics, so learn about the variety you want.

Squash

In Conclusion

Air fryer squash is a must-have on your dinner table, whether it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any special occasion. This is the perfect air fryer yellow squash.

Easy Air Fryer Squash (Made in under 15 Minutes)

This easy air fryer squash recipe is the best thing you could ask for. Breaded, then air fried to perfection. It’s a great recipe for the whole family. I know my family, and I love it! You can create this breaded air squash recipe within 15 minutes with the help of an air fryer!
Air Fryer Squash
Servings: 2 People
Author: Ronalyn
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 2 Yellow Squash Cut Long ways 1/2 Inches
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoons Onion Powder
  • 1 Cup Italian Bread Crumbs
  • 1/2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoons Black Pepper
  • 1 Pin Pinch of Onion powder
  • Parsley Optional Garnish
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 Cup Mozzarella Cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
  • To a plate combine Italian breadcrumbs, mozzarella, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.
    1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder, 1/2 Teaspoons Onion Powder, 1 Cup Italian Bread Crumbs, 1/2 Teaspoons Salt, 1/2 Teaspoons Black Pepper, 1 Pin Pinch of Onion powder
  • Generously brush the olive oil onto the squash. Next, dip the squash pieces in the breadcrumb mixture.
    2 Yellow Squash
  • Arrange the squash slices in a single layer into the air fyer and cook for 8 to 10 minutes. If they are still not tender, cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Garnish with parsley
    Parsley

Nutrition

Calories: 320kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 15gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 1559mgPotassium: 184mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 414IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 256mgIron: 3mg
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword air fried squash, air fryer squash

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