Easy Meal Prep: Air Fryer Roasted Yellow Squash

If you follow me on Instagram, then you know my air fryer and Instant Pot are MY JAM!!

I have pretty much only used my Gourmia 5 Qt Air Fryer to cook vegetables since I got it last December. The clean up is super easy, the time to roast my veggies is often cut in half, and they come out perfectly cooked and flavorful every time!

 
Easy Meal Prep: Air Fryer Roasted Yellow Squash. This recipe is so easy to make for a healthy meal prep idea or as a healthy side dish for dinner. #airfryerrecipe #airfryersidedish
 
Easy Meal Prep: Air Fryer Roasted Yellow Squash. This recipe is so easy to make for a healthy meal prep idea or as a healthy side dish for dinner. #airfryerrecipe #airfryersidedish

Each week, I usually cook yellow squash, zucchini, green beans, and roasted carrots. I’ve also cooked some amazing roasted golden potatoes and sweet potato fries that were out of this world.

I chose to get a 5 Qt size air fryer because I knew I would be cooking large batches of food at time and a smaller fryer just wouldn’t do the job because it would take more time and effort.

I meal prep every week but the way I usually do it now is by cooking all throughout the week rather than all in one day. So I find myself using my air fryer at least 3-4 times a week that way I always have plenty of vegetables on hand.

When I’m short on time in the morning but need veggies for my lunch, I quickly chop up squash and throw them into the air fryer to cook for 15 minutes while I am getting showering or putting on my makeup. It’s so easy to do and comes out delish every time!!


 

Step 1: Wash and cut my squash into about 1/2” half moon slices.

Easy Meal Prep: Air Fryer Roasted Yellow Squash. This recipe is so easy to make for a healthy meal prep idea or as a healthy side dish for dinner. #airfryerrecipe #airfryersidedish

Step 2: I spray the air fryer basket lightly with avocado oil. We buy the large bottle of avocado oil from Costco for $9.99 and fill it into my Misto oil sprayer.

Step 3: Add sliced yellow squash to the basket, spray them lightly with avocado oil, and season. Shake well to make sure all the squash are seasoned. If needed, add another spritz of oil to make sure all the squash are coated.

 
 
Easy Meal Prep: Air Fryer Roasted Yellow Squash. This recipe is so easy to make for a healthy meal prep idea or as a healthy side dish for dinner. #airfryerrecipe #airfryersidedish

Step 4: Close the basket. Set the air fryer to 370 degrees and set cook time to 15 minutes. Shake the basket about halfway through and spray lightly with more avocado oil if needed.

Depending on how many squash are in your basket and their thickness, you may need to add extra time in 5 minute increments until the are cooked through. Remove from basket, plate, and enjoy!!

Easy Meal Prep: Air Fryer Roasted Yellow Squash. This recipe is so easy to make for a healthy meal prep idea or as a healthy side dish for dinner. #airfryerrecipe #airfryersidedish
 

Air Fryer Roasted Yellow Squash

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 yellow squash depending on their size

  • Avocado oil spray

  • Everything bagel seasoning (I get from Trader Joe’s or Costco)

  • Thyme, salt and pepper

Instructions:

  • Step 1: Wash and cut squash into about 1/2” half moon slices

  • Step 2: Spray the air fryer basket lightly with avocado oil. We buy the large bottle of avocado oil from Costco for $9.99 and fill it into my Misto oil sprayer.

  • Step 3: Add sliced yellow squash to the basket, spray them lightly with avocado oil, and season with everything bagel seasoning, salt, pepper, and thyme. Shake well to make sure all the squash are seasoned. If needed, add another spritz of oil to make sure all the squash are coated.

  • Step 4: Close the basket. Set the air fryer to 370 degrees and set cook time to 15 minutes. Shake the basket about halfway through at the 7 minute mark and spray lightly with more oil if needed. Depending on how many squash are in your basket or their thickness, you may need to add extra time in 5 minute increments until the are cooked through.

  • Step 5: Remove from basket, plate, and enjoy!!

I usually enjoy my squash as a side to my Instant Pot salsa shredded chicken but there are so many other dishes you can make with this delightful side!

Leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite air fryer side dish is!

 
Instant Pot Salsa Shredded Chicken with air fryer roasted yellow squash. Grab both recipes in this post! #airfryerrecipe #instantpotrecipe
 
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Easy Meal Prep: Air Fryer Roasted Yellow Squash. This recipe is so easy to make for a healthy meal prep idea or as a healthy side dish for dinner. #airfryerrecipe #airfryersidedish