Air-Fryer Pumpkin Fries

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min./batch


4 servings

Updated: May. 17, 2023
Move over french fries—these homemade pumpkin fries are divine! Not only are they healthier than traditional fries, but they are simple to make and crisp up beautifully in the air fryer. The maple-chipotle dipping sauce is the perfect accompaniment. —Julie Peterson, Crofton, Maryland
Air-Fryer Pumpkin Fries Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon plus 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 medium pie pumpkin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. In a small bowl, combine yogurt, maple syrup, chipotle peppers and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Refrigerate, covered, until serving.
  2. Preheat air fryer to 400°. Peel pumpkin; cut in half lengthwise. Discard seeds or save for toasting. Cut pumpkin into 1/2-in. strips. Transfer to a large bowl. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder and pepper; toss to coat.
  3. In batches, arrange pumpkin on greased tray in air-fryer basket. Cook until just tender, 6-8 minutes. Toss to redistribute; cook until browned and crisp, 3-5 minutes longer. Serve with sauce.

Test Kitchen tip
  • If you don’t have pumpkin on hand, butternut squash makes an excellent substitute. And don’t forget to save those seeds for roasting!
  • Nutrition Facts

    1/2 cup pumpkin fries with 2 tablespoons sauce: 151 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 413mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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