Air Fry Kabocha Fries 🍟

Air fry kabocha fries cooked to a perfect golden brown
Air fry kabocha fries cooked to a perfect golden brown

Have you guys tried Kabocha squash yet?

It’s so good! To me, it’s kind of a miracle vegetable that can be used as a great low carb substitute for potatoes, particularly sweet potatoes (my favorite♥️). It’s sweet and delicious.

I have used Kabocha in a few recipes and I’m always pleased with the results. I made Banh Tet, a Vietnamese pastry to celebrate the New Year, and it was a great mung bean dupe.

Kabocha goes great in curry. I’ve used it in several curry dishes. They are a great addition to soups too. In addition to savory dishes, they can serve as a great substitute for pumpkin or sweet potato pie.

Today, I made Air Fry Kabocha Wedges. Oh my goodness, it was so good. I have always love sweet potato anything. Since going keto, I haven’t been eating sweet potato fries.

The key to preparing Kabocha is to microwave it for a few minutes before cutting into it. It’s easier to cut when it’s soft, otherwise you’ll be using a lot of strength to crack it open. Trust me, I’ve tried both ways.

Air Fry Kabocha Fries

A low carb option if you've missed sweet potato fries.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins


  • Air Fryer
  • Microwave


  • 1 whole Kabocha Squash


  • Microwave Kabocha for 5 to 7 minutes depending on the size.
  • Let it cool and cut in half. Scoop out all the seeds.
  • Cut into even slices or wedges.
  • Spray air fryer basket with avocado or olive oil.
  • Lay fries in one layer so that it can crisp up evenly.
  • Air fry for 10 minutes at 300°-350°F. Depending on how crispy you want it, increase the temp or time after the 10 minutes.
  • Toss fries with with salt and/or your favorite seasoning.



If this is your first time, stay close and monitor the fries so it doesn't burn. All air fryers are little bit different. I have the Cuisinart AF and am familiar with how it works. Yours my run hotter or cooler.


I'm a busy mom of 2 active kids. Cooking is my passion and I love to make food for my family. Since being on the keto journey, I've lost 40 pounds. By changing the way I ate, I changed my body from flab to fab.

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  1. One cup of potato or sweet potato has about of carbs while one cup of kabocha squash only yields of carbs. Given that they have fairly similar texture when air fried, kabocha fries are certainly the guiltless way to enjoy “french fries”. Gochujang sauce, however, is not low carb. Therefore, if you would like to stick with low carb, just toss these fries with seasoned salt of your choice.

    1. i agree! 🙂 Good idea for a low carb seasoning

  2. Can you eat the rind of the squash?

    1. Yes you can totally eat the rind. I hope you give it a try.

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