Embrace the cozy flavors of fall with our Crispy Pumpkin Wedges recipe. These golden delights are easy to make, and with just the right touch of seasoning, they're a perfect autumn snack or side dish. Let's dive into this seasonal favorite!
- 1 small pumpkin or half of a medium-sized pumpkin
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat the Air Fryer: Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C). This will allow it to be hot and ready when you're finished preparing the pumpkin wedges.
- Prepare the Pumpkin: Wash the pumpkin thoroughly, then cut it in half and remove the seeds and stringy bits. Slice each half into wedges, similar to the size of steak fries.
- Season the Wedges: In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
- Coat the Pumpkin: Add the pumpkin wedges to the bowl with the seasoning mixture and toss them until they are evenly coated with the seasoned oil.
- Air Fry the Pumpkin Wedges: Place the seasoned pumpkin wedges in a single layer in the air fryer basket, making sure they are not crowded. If necessary, cook in batches.
- Air Fry: Cook the pumpkin wedges at 375°F (190°C) for 15-20 minutes, flipping them halfway through the cooking time. Cook until the wedges are golden brown and crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Cooking time may vary depending on your air fryer, so keep an eye on them.
- Serve: Once the pumpkin wedges are done, remove them from the air fryer and serve immediately. They are delicious on their own or with your favorite dipping sauce, such as ketchup, aioli, or a yogurt-based dip.
Enjoy your crispy pumpkin wedges as a tasty and nutritious fall snack or side dish!