Bring dinner to the table quickly with this Butternut Squash and Sausage recipe. This is an easy and delicious meal-in-one, made in the Air Fryer. It is perfect for those hectic fall evenings.

Nothing signals the coming fall more than the colorful display of squash in the local farmers’ market and grocery store. Harness the healthy benefits of squash by making it for family meals.

Air Fryer Butternut Squash and Sausage in a serving dish

Air Fryer Butternut Squash and Sausage

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Sausage and Squash

  • Sausage and squash make a great combination. The sweet and nutty flavors of this lovely vegetable with the salty heartiness of sausage make a delightful dish.
  • Don’t overlook squash. It is a healthy vegetable that is low-calorie and packed full of fiber, nutrients, and vitamins.
  • What is a bonus with this recipe is that with so few ingredients it is also low cost. Squash is especially cheaper in the fall months.
  • Air-fried squash cooks so quickly compared to roasting in the oven.
  • The taste is so similar to a casserole that has had a long roast in the oven.

Air Fryer Butternut Squash and Sausage ingredients

Ingredients and Variations

THE SQUASH: This recipe calls for the simple and sweet butternut squash. When buying a squash make sure that the flesh has no blemishes. It should also feel a little heavier for its size.

THE MEAT: Italian sausage is the main protein for this medley of a dish. With a variety of flavors to choose from, to make the meal a little spicier purchase a spicy sausage. Looking for a sweeter meal, purchase a sweeter sausage. There are so many varieties when it comes to Italian sausages!

VARIATIONS: Want to add a few extra ingredients to enhance the flavors? Try adding a few diced apples to enhance the sweet flavor of the dish. For some added fall favorites, toss in some parsnips or carrots.

How to Make Butternut Squash and Sausage

Simplicity is great for those busy fall nights!

  1. Prep squash and cut into cubes.
  2. Season, oil, and place in the air fryer. Cook.
  3. Add onion and sausage and finish cooking. (Per recipe below)

Serve hot for a yummy weeknight meal!

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Air Fryer Recipe Tips

Remember to spray the basket down with olive oil before adding the squash.

Add the sausage after the squash has cooked for ten minutes. Squash takes a little longer to cook.

After they both have cooked in the air fryer check the squash for doneness. Insert a fork into the flesh. It should pierce it easily.

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Air Fryer Butternut Squash and Sausage

Dinner has never been easier with this air fryer roasted butternut squash and smoked sausage recipe!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2



  • 2 cups butternut squash diced
  • cup smoked sausage sliced
  • ¼ cup white onion diced
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat air fryer to 370°F.
  • Peel butternut squash and cut into one-inch cubes. Toss squash with oil and season to taste.
  • Place the squash in the air fryer and cook for 10 minutes. Add sausage and onion and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 933mg | Potassium: 655mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 14882IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American

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  1. This recipe calls for ¼ tablespoon of diced onion. I’m guessing that’s supposed to be ¼ cup? It sounds delicious and I’m looking forward to trying it!