This air fryer delicata squash recipe is zero points and can be made in the air fryer. Delicata squash is the perfect alternative to french fries on Weight Watchers freestyle.
I’ve been scrolling through Instagram lately and noticed a couple of posts about delicata squash. I’ve been wanting to try it for a while now and yesterday I finally got the chance. Why did I wait so long? It’s buttery, delicious, and they are the perfect size for 1 person living alone!
If you’ve never tried delicata squash before the best way to prepare it is by roasting it in the oven. It is just like any other squash. You cut it down the middle and scoop out the seeds. If you like roasted pumpkin seeds, you can save the delicata squash seeds and roast those just like pumpkin seeds. Place the squash on a sheet pan flesh side down and spray it with some cooking spray to keep it 0 points. Tis the season for pumpkin spice so to spice this up a bit I flavored it with some sugar-free maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice. So yummy you are going to love this squash. Give something new a try!
Cut the squash into crescent moon shapes and eat them like french fries! I added air fryer instructions to the post as well as oven instructions.
Delicata squash is 0 points on WW and you can flavor it so many ways or make fries with it.
What is an Air Fryer?
An air fryer is a kitchen appliance that cooks by circulating hot air around the food using the convection mechanism. It is a downsized version of the convection oven.
Is air fried food healthy?
When you compare air fried food to deep fried food it is much healthier because there is hardly any oil used at all. The only oil I use is from my Pam cooking spray. I spray only the food once or twice because most air fryer baskets are non stick. If you are concerned about using aerosol sprays for the environment or your health buy a Misto Brushed Aluminum Oil Sprayer can from Amazon and fill that with your favorite oil.
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Maple Roasted Delicata Squash
2 – 3 lbs of delicata squash – 2 normal sized ones
2 tablespoons of sugar-free maple syrup
1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
salt to season with
Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees.
Remove the bottoms of the squash so you can set it on the bottom. Cut delicata squash down the middle and scoop out all the seeds.
Spray a sheet pan with nonstick cooking spray. Cut the squash into moon size shapes and place them on a sheet pan. Drizzle with maple syrup and sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice and salt.
Air fry for 8 minutes or if you don’t have an air fryer set oven temp to 425 and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
You can eat the whole squash for 0 smart points or divide it into 4 equal portions.
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