Harissa-Spiced Butternut Squash Air Fries

It’s butternut squash time and I can’t seem to get enough of this stuff.

The hardest part of using butternut squash (no pun intended) is slicing it, right? I do love a good shortcut, so I’m always happy to see it already prepped in the produce section.

I was especially delighted to find these crinkle-cuts (called Zig-Zags) at Trader Joes. I immediately thought of crisping them in my air fryer, and that was a great call.

Before air frying, I tossed them first with harissa seasoning, my newest favorite blend. I’m using harissa made by Frontier Organic, a mixture of paprika, red chili pepper, cayenne, coriander, and cumin, and it’s hot, spicy, and extra good.

Then I placed them in my air fryer. Extremely easy and extremely delicious!

(For a little more information about air frying, check out this post. I am using a Philips Air Fryer Avance Digital TurboStar, and love it.)


12 ounces butternut squash, sliced like crinkle-cut French fries
1 teaspoon harissa seasoning
salt to taste


Toss the butternut squash crinkle cuts with harissa seasoning and salt.

Place in the basket of your Air Fryer, and follow instructions for your model. With a Philips, it takes around 12 to 14 minutes at 400 degrees, or until tender and crispy.

Carefully remove from air fryer, and serve immediately.

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