Butternut Squash Fries

I love squash.  I love all kinds of squash.  Butternut is one of my recent favorites.  I had been roasting it in some EVOO, salt & pepper, until I saw on various food blogs…..butternut squash fries!!  Holy YUM!!  Why didn’t I think of that?  I make sweet potato fries all the time, why not butternut squash fries?

Making fries out of butternut squash is simple.  I don’t even peel the squash!  I wash it and cut the bottom off.  Then, I cut into fry-like shapes (or as close as I can get to fry-like).  Toss in extra-virgin olive oil or spray with Pam and season as you like.  I just use sea salt & fresh ground pepper, but cayenne, chili powder & cumin would be tasty, too.

Toss into your preheated oven (375 or 400).  Bake for 20-40 minutes, flipping once & keeping a close eye on.  I showed pics of how they look going into the oven.  I didn’t get an “after” shot.  They went into my belly way too fast!  ;) 

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Super healthy & delicious with burgers, chicken or fish.  I also like leftovers over a salad with other roasted veggies. 

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17 Responses

  1. Do they taste kinda like sweet potato fries? What’s the texture like?

    • Very similar to SP fries. They don’t get as crisp, but I don’t use EVOO, I use Pam and if you fried them, they would get crispier, I am sure. They do brown nicely. The texture is lighter than a potato, but still substantial & satisfying like a “fry”.

  2. So you’re eating them with the skin on like you would with the sweet potato fries?

  3. Those butternut squash fries look so good!! I just started my own blog- Anna’s Eats, My Food Adventures of Living with Allergies. I thought you might enjoy it. I just published my very first post today and am so excited about it! If you have a chance check it out- http://www.annaseats.com and let me know what you think :)

    • Hi Anna!!

      I just checked out your blog & it looks great! :) I look forward to reading more of your posts. :)

      Kim

  4. I saw that someone already mentioned sweet potato fries. I make mine coated with parm and dip in garlic aioli. I know – something so healthy and add all that fut but it’s worth it! I love butternut squash and am going to sneak this in on my husband. If I attach the word “fries” to anything he’ll eat it. :)

    • LOL!!! I love that!! My hubby will eat the SP fries. I haven’t fed these to him yet. I ate these all myself over a couple of days! LOL!

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  6. Wow, those look amazing!

  7. I never heard of this before. Thanks for sharing them on Friday Foodie Fix. These I may like!

  8. Mmm yum! Great idea!

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