Air Fryer Roasted Butternut Squash Hasselback with Bacon —Butternut squash is the perfect seasonal vegetable for this time of year. It’s hearty with a sweet flavor that pairs well with almost any meat.

Air Fryer Roasted Butternut Squash Hasselback with Bacon
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For those who don’t know what Hasselback is, it’s slicing your butternut squash vertically and then cutting slits in each slice to allow the hot air from your oven or air fryer to circulate through more easily, cooking all sides evenly without burning them. If you want a touch of salty bacon on top, mix some crumbled bacon into the brown sugar before coating it on both sides of your sliced butternut squash. Just imagine how good these will taste!

This butternut squash is a perfect side dish for any fall meal. The salty sweetness of this dish will have you coming back again and again to try out all of its flavors!

A Thanksgiving without roasted butternut squash is like a Christmas dinner with no turkey. This delicious Hasselback version will be the talk of your table this year!

Doesn’t nobody have time for all those bland vegetables when something as delicious and flavorful as Butternut Squash awaits them on their plate at home or in front of guests? You can serve it either hot (as sides) or cold – either way, you’re guaranteed to please everyone, including yourself, since eating healthy finally feels good again! Thanks to your air fryer!

Try my Air Fryer Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe if you love butternut squash.

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  • Easy: 15 minutes is all you’ll need to make this delicious dish before it goes into the air fryer, and there are only a few ingredients.
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Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Roasted Butternut Squash Hasselback with Bacon

ngredients Needed For Air Fryer Roasted Butternut Squash Hasselback with Bacon
  • Butternut Squash
  • Bay Leaves
  • Garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Bacon or Pancetta
  • Honey

How To Make Air Fryer Roasted Butternut Squash Hasselback with Bacon

Air Fryer Roasted Butternut Squash Hasselback with Bacon

Preheat the air fryer to 350 F | 180 C and place either a silicone air fryer liner or a piece of parchment paper (if you use parchment paper, wait until the air fryer is preheated to avoid a fire hazard) in the basket.

Cut the butternut squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds with a metal spoon. Using a vegetable peeler, remove the skin. Place on a wooden cutting board and cut slices without cutting through with a sharp knife. Use the help of 2 wooden chopsticks placed on both sides of the squash to slice through.

Air Fryer Roasted Butternut Squash Hasselback

Place bay leaves in between the slices. Place butternut squash in the air fryer basket with the whole garlic. Brush both with oil, then season with salt and pepper. Top with bacon or pancetta cubes.

Place in the air fryer and roast for about 20 minutes. Remove and drizzle honey on top. Roast for another 2 minutes.  Test with a skewer if it is entirely softened. If not, leave it a bit longer.

Air Fryer Roasted Butternut Squash Hasselback with Bacon

How To Store Leftovers

Allow to cool to room temperature, then store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Can I Freeze Leftovers

Place in a foil and store for up to 1 month. Be sure to label with recipe name and date not to forget. Defrost thoroughly before reheating.

How To Reheat

Reheat in the air fryer at a lower temperature. Heat until warm through.

How To Use Butternut Squash Leftovers

You can convert butternut squash leftovers into soup, cream to add to pasta, stews, chili con carne.

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Air Fryer Roasted Butternut Squash Hasselback with Bacon

Air Fryer Roasted Butternut Squash Hasselback with Bacon

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
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Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings

Description

Air Fryer Roasted Butternut Squash Hasselback with Bacon —Butternut squash is the perfect seasonal vegetable for this time of year. It's hearty with a sweet flavor that pairs well with just about any type of meat.

Ingredients 

  • 1 small butternut squash (about 700 g / 1.54 lbs)
  • 10-14 large bay leaves, 1
  • 1 whole garlic, cut the head and remove excess of skin
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup diced bacon or pancehetta
  • 3 tablespoons honey

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 350 F | 180 C and place either a silicone air fryer liner or a piece of parchment paper (if you use parchment paper, wait until the air fryer is preheated to avoid a fire hazard) in the basket.
  • Cut the butternut squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds with a metal spoon. Using a vegetable peeler, remove the skin. Place on a wooden cutting board and cut slices by not cutting all the way through with a sharp knife. Use the help of 2 wooden spoons placed on both sides of the squash to slice through.
  • Place bay leaves in between the slices. Place butternut squash in the air fryer basket with the whole garlic. Brush both with oil, then season with salt and pepper. Top with bacon or pancetta cubes.
  • Place in the air fryer and roast for about 20 minutes. Remove and drizzle honey on top. Roast for another 2 minutes.  Test with a skewer if it is entirely softened. If not, leave it a bit longer.
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Parchment Paper or Silicone Liner

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 111kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 0.1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 582mgPotassium: 13mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 17IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 0.2mg

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