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Air Fryer Pumpkin Fries

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 4 people


  • Air Fryer


  • 1 small pumpkin
  • 3 teaspoons arrowroot starch (corn or potato starch will also work)
  • 2 teaspoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 15 oz. can of Ricos Gourmet Nacho Cheese Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chile powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground chipotle powder optional
  • flaked sea salt to taste


  • Using a very sharp knife, cut the pumpkin in half and scoop out the flesh and seeds. Cut the halves in half again and peel off pumpkin pieces using a vegetable peeler.
  • Carefully slice the peeled pieces into ¼"- thick fries. Place the pumpkin fries in a large bowl and cover with cold water. Let the fries soak for least 30 minutes.
  • Drain the fries, rinse and with pat dry.
  • In large mixing bowl, add fries and top with arrowroot starch and olive oil. Mix well to make sure the fries are evenly coated.
  • Sprinkle on the chile powder and garlic powder and toss again until evenly distributed.
  • Spread fries in a single layer on the prepared baking sheets.
  • Place fries in air fryer in a single layer. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees F, flipping once halfway through, until the fries are golden brown and crisp.
  • Top the fries with Ricos Gourmet Nacho Cheese Sauce and spices to taste. Enjoy!


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