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Healthy Butternut Squash Fries Recipe

Healthy Butternut Squash Fries

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Healthy Butternut Squash Fries Recipe
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4
  • 1 - 2 pound butternut squash
  • PAM Spray Olive Oil
  • Salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Peel and cut the squash into long, thin french fry shapes (roughly ⅓″ thick).
  3. In a large bowl, spray and toss the squash with PAM, using your hands to evenly coat each one. Lay them on a wire rack set on top of a foil-lined baking sheet and salt them generously.
  4. Bake for about 40 minutes, flipping halfway through for even crispness. Serve immediately with extra salt and ketchup.

From Minnie:  Hooo-eeey, these are delicious!  So good that there is no way anyone would ever know that they are so very healthy!  These are definitely going on our list of foods that we have very often!

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About Kelli Miller

My husband (Ricky) of 15 years, our three wild and wonderfully different little boys, one totally spoiled little dog named Annie, and I live in a small town on the coast of Southern Alabama.


  1. Stacy @Stacy Makes Cents says:

    I made some like these last year, but I forgot all about it. Thanks for the reminder! :-)
    Visiting from Tuesdays at the Table.
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  2. Boy do I have a couple of Butternut Squash with this recipe’s name on them!! Thanks for sharing! Pinning!
    Athena@Life’sAbundant Adventures´s last blog post ..Elegant Pink and Crystal Baby Shower

  3. What a great idea for fries! I’ve never used butternut squash to make them, but love the sound of this!!!! Thanks for sharing!
    Maria´s last blog post ..Raspberry Lemon Loaf

  4. Sylvia Phillips says:

    Hello, I saw your link on TGIF. This may just be one way of preparing squash that even I will like! I will def be looking through your site!
    Sylvia Phillips´s last blog post ..Unschooling for High School

  5. Never thought about doing this. My kids and I would love this!
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  6. These sound great ! And you have so many other yummy squash recipes it looks like. I LOVE squash, and I always need new ways to use it. Thanks so much ! Have a wonderful weekend!
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  7. Badgertails says:

    This looks an amazing idea! Definitely going to try it. Thanks for the inspiration! b_t x

  8. Susie @Bowdabra says:

    Hey there! Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up your yummy recipe! Stop by again next week and link up another awesome project!

    Have a great week!
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  9. Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a wonderful week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen
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  10. barbara hauke says:

    I use sweet potatoes :)

  11. Wow, had no idea they’d make delicious fries! Makes sense, sweet potatoes do. Thanks for sharing. :)
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  12. How do you peel butternut squash? Or am I making something big out of something simple? Sounds great.

    • Leslie Moyer says:

      Re: peeling butternut squash….. I try to choose butternut squash with a smaller round end and a longer neck. Then, I just cut off the round end and set it aside. (You can use it later as you might acorn squash.) Then I cut off the top of the squash (the end where the stem was attached). Then I set the prepared “neck” piece on one of its flat ends on a cutting board (making a tall “column”) and I slice the skin off in small sections down towards the cutting board. Make sense? If the neck is really long, you can cut it in half so that you have two columns, making it not so unwieldy.

    • Hi Rebeca, if you scroll through the comments, one of my readers left a great explanation :-)


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