Monday, March 26, 2012

Butternut Squash Fries

Well, what more can I say? I LOVE butternut squash. Such good and nutritious, it could easily be called super vegetable. I have made soup, ravioli and gratin from this squash already. So this time, I have come up with something crunchy and kid friendly. Kids love fries, doesn’t matter what they are made of. You tell them this is fries, they would gobble it down. Fries made out of butternut squash and sweet potatoes are healthier and much better than potatoes. I like the sweet note in these 2 kinds of fries.

I saw bags of frozen sweet potato fries in my local food store and I thought why not try fries out of squash? This was my first try and it really came out so good, so crispy on the outside and moist in the inside…heavenly. I know I will be making this dish often now as I always keep at least one butternut squash handy in my pantry.

Butternut Squash Fries


1 medium squash, deseeded, cut into slices
Salt and pepper as needed
Paprika as needed
¼ cup olive oil
Parsley for garnish

How to:

Heat oven to 450° F.
Toss squash pieces with oil, salt and pepper and arrange evenly on a cookie sheet.
Bake for about 20 minutes, flip the sides and bake for further 20 minutes or till done.
Sprinkle with paprika and parsley.
Serve with your favorite condiments.


  1. yummy fries, very innovative...loved the baked version :)

  2. Thank God that you got that brilliant idea to use squash here. Nice to see a new fry

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. Looks so crunchy and yummy... Would love for tea-time...

  4. luks yumm yumm...nice one..vl try this..

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