Butternut Squash Fritters

  • Author: Ciara Attwell @ My Fussy Eater
  • Prep Time: 4 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 14 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Category: Main Meal
  • Cuisine: European


These Butternut Squash Fritters make a delicious and comforting lunch or dinner the whole family will love. They’re also a brilliant way to get some veggies into your picky eaters!


  • 1 small butternut squash (200g / 2 cups grated squash)
  • 100g / 3/4 cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 100ml / 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 spring onion, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Peel the butternut squash, chop it in half lengthways and remove the seeds. Grate the squash and weigh out 200g or 2 cups of it.
  2. Sieve the flour and baking powder into a large bowl. Add the eggs and milk and mix well.
  3. Stir in the grated butternut squash, spring onion, garlic and herbs and mix well.
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Heat a little oil in a frying pan and add in a heaped tablespoon of the fritter batter. Press down gently with a spatula and repeat until the frying pan is full. I was able to cook 4 fritters at a time in my frying pan but it will depend on the size of yours. I made a total of 8 fritters from the batter.
  6. Fry the fritters on a medium heat for approximately 3-4 minutes on either side, or until they are golden brown and cooked through.
  7. Serve immediately with a little creme fraiche or greek yogurt for dipping.