Honey-Roasted Air-Fryer Butternut Squash

This air-fryer butternut squash is coated in a warm-spiced olive oil and honey mixture before "fried" to perfection. Topped with dried cranberries, toasted walnuts, and crumbled Gorgonzola, this is one easy holiday side everyone will love.

bowl of butternut squash cubes with dried cranberries, Gorgonzola cheese, and walnuts
Photo: Jacob Fox
Cook Time:
15 mins
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
3 cups


  • Olive oil cooking spray

  • 2 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 1.75 pound butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (5 cups)

  • 2 tablespoon dried cranberries

  • 2 tablespoon chopped walnuts, toasted*

  • 2 tablespoon crumbled Gorgonzola cheese


  1. Coat air-fryer basket with cooking spray. Preheat air fryer at 400°F. In a medium bowl whisk together next five ingredients (through nutmeg). Add squash; toss to coat.

  2. Working in batches, if needed, arrange squash cubes in a single layer in air-fryer basket. Cook 15 to 18 minutes or until tender and lightly browned, stirring twice.

  3. Transfer squash to a serving bowl; top with dried cranberries, walnuts, and cheese. Drizzle with additional honey, if you like.

Toasting nuts

Toast the walnuts in the air fryer at 400°F for 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

130 Calories
5g Fat
22g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 130
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 243mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 24.6mg 123%
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 427mg 9%
Folate, total 34.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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