Butternut Squash Fries

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Butternut Squash Fries baked in the oven until they are nice and crispy make a healthier alternative to traditional french fries.

79 CALORIES 13g CARBS 4g FAT 1g PROTEIN
1
Freestyle™ SmartPoints™ New!
(1 Old SmartPoints™)
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For me, there can never enough options for simple oven fries.  I love them all -  from the classic oven baked or sweet potato fry to the green bean fry to the zucchini fry to the celery root fry.  You get the idea.  So in my quest to make all things into fries, I whipped up these simple squash fries  few nights back and loved them.  I used butternut squash but an acorn, kabocha, or delicata squash would work as well.   From there, season them up with your favorite spices, and bake until crispy.  I like the combination of smoky cumin and paprika with squash because its naturally sweet, but any spice combo will work.

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The Recipe

Butternut Squash Fries

PREP TIME: 10 Min
COOK TIME: 40 Min
TOTAL TIME: 50 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 3 cups butternut squash, peeled and cut into fries
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • Salt and pepper

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Toss the squash with the olive oil, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  3. Place in one layer on 1-2 baking sheets sprayed with cooking spray. The more space the fries have, the crispier they will be.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes. Shake the baking sheets and bake for 20 more minutes.
  5. Baking time will vary based on the thickness of the fries.
Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 3/4 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 79
Calories from Fat 32
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
6%
Saturated Fat 1g
2%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 5mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate 13g
4%
Dietary Fiber 2g
9%
Sugars 2g
Protein 1g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

Notes

If you don't have 40 minutes to cook them, microwave them first for 6-8 minutes until they are tender. Then toss with the olive oil and spices and place on a preheated baking sheet. Roast for 10-15 minutes and you have crispy fries in less time.
† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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