Butternut Squash Fries

Butternut Squash Fries You know Autumn is here when the squash and pumpkin recipes start appearing all over the place. As much as I love Butternut Squash I really can’t disassociate it with the winter months so I tend not to eat it during Spring and Summer. But after months of cold salads I am ready to start tucking into my favourite squash again.

Soups, curries and casseroles are all great vehicles for Butternut Squash but I am hoping to get my fussy eater into the habit of eating and used to the taste of this vegetable on its own. And what better way to do that than in the form of fries!

Butternut Squash Chips Rich in Vitamin  and fibre, Butternut Squash is an excellent choice of vegetable providing slow release energy for managed blood sugar regulation. It is also high in antioxidants and has some incredible anti-inflammatory properties.

butternut squash fries I have to be honest and let you know that if you are expecting a crispy french fry then you are going to be a little disappointed. These Butternut Squash Fries won’t crisp up like a normal potato fry but they are still a fantastic way of introducing new vegetables to fussy eaters in a recognisable form.

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A low calories and low carb alternative to french fries. These Butternut Squash Fries are a perfect way to get your fussy eaters eating more veg!
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 2
  • 1 butternut squash
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt to garnish
  1. Preheat the oven to 200c. Peel and cut the squash in half lengthways. Scoop out the seeds and then cut each half into fries or wedges.
  2. Toss the fries in oil and then place in a single layer onto a baking tray. Bake for 20-35 minutes (depending on the size of your fries) turning once.
  3. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with sea salt.



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  1. Diana at DCW7117 says

    Hi Ciara!

    First time visiting your site!
    I made these right away and they are wonderful!!
    I prepared them as you stated but got a little crispier by putting them under the broiler for a minute!
    Thank you for this wonderful alternative to potatoes!

  2. Irene says

    I pinned your recipe for the butternut squash fries on Pinterest today and then chose to make them for dinner tonight. My husband and I loved them! They were so sweet and my husband said, “that recipe is a keeper.” I just put salt on them as your recipe suggested and they were delicious. I am curious as to what spice/spices you used in the photo above. Is that basil?
    Thanks so much, Ciara!

  3. Daniel says

    Hey I made this last night. Instead of making them into “fry shape” I just cubed them and tossed in some sweet potatoes per Sophie at Franglaise Cooking suggesting.

    FANTASTIC! I never knew how incredibly awesome butternut squash can be!

    Thank you for posting this recipe.

    • Ciara Attwell says

      These won’t crisp up like normal fries and will always be soft. However you could try cooking them for a little longer or perhaps even up the temperature slightly (every oven is a bit different temperature wise!) and that might make them more crispy round the edges.


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