Air Fryer Yellow Squash Recipe

Contributor: Christine Pittman

I love yellow squash cooked in the air fryer. It comes out nice and browned in places without being too mushy in the middle, and it only takes 8 minutes.

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 2 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 Minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American


  • 2 small-to-medium yellow squash
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
  2. Trim the two ends off each squash. Slice them in half lengthwise, end to end. Slice into 3/4-inch slices.
  3. Put the yellow squash slices in a medium bowl with the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat.
  4. Transfer to the air fryer basket and toss to get them into a single layer.
  5. Cook for 5 minutes. Check and see if they’re browned and slightly softened in the middle. If not, toss and then cook another 2-3 minutes.

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