Air-Fried Maple Delicata Squash


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Air-Fried Maple Delicata Squash

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Part of the winter squash family, delicata squash are known for their tender rinds. Cooking in an air-fryer will make the skins tender and delicious.

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Servings and Ingredients

Serves 6
2 ½ lbs. Delicata squash (about 5 or 5)
1 Medium shallot, sliced
3 tbsp. Gustare Vita extra olive oil
½ tsp. Plus 1 dash finely ground Hy-Vee sea salt, divided
¼ tsp. Coarsely ground Hy-Vee black pepper
¾ c. Full Circle Market organic light-colored agave nectar
½ c. Hy-Vee apple cider flavored distilled vinegar
½ tsp. Apple pie spice
½ c. Hy-Vee dried cranberries
¼ c. Hy-Vee pine nuts, toasted
¼ c. Lightly packed fresh mint, chopped

Things To Grab

  • Small saucepan


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees according to manufacturer's directions. Cut squash lengthwise in half; remove and discards seeds. Cut each half crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices. 

  2. Toss squash and shallot with olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper in a large bowl to coat.

  3. Working in batches, place coated squash and shallot slices in a single layer in basket. Air-fry for 5 minutes. Shake basket; air-fry for 4 to 6 minutes more or until fork-tender. Transfer squash and shallot to a large bowl.

  4. For syrup, stir together agave nectar, vinegar, apple pie spices, and remaining dash of salt in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium. Simmer, uncover, for 6 to 8 minutes or until reduced to about 1/2 cup.

  5. To serve, pour syrup mixture over squash in bowl; toss to coat. Arrange on a serving platter; top with cranberries, pin nuts, and mint. 

Nutrition facts


340 Calories per serving

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 11g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 170mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 64g
  • Protein: 3g

Daily Values

Iron 10%
Calcium 6%
Vitamin D 0%
Potassium 15%