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. Jump to Recipe

113 CALORIES 17g CARBS 5g FAT 1g PROTEIN
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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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Butternut Squash Fries

Butternut Squash Fries

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

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  • 1 U butternut squash, peeled and cut into thin fries
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch (or arrowroot powder)
  • 1.5 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • Salt and pepper

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Instructions

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Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Toss the butternut squash fries with the cornstarch to coat well.

2

Add the olive oil, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat.

3

Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray. Lay the fries out in a single layer on the baking sheet, making sure not to overcrowd the pan.

4

Bake for 30-35 minutes, flipping after 20 minutes, until lightly browned and crispy on the outside.

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Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 3/4 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 113
Calories from Fat 48
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
8%
Saturated Fat 1g
4%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 7mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate 17g
5%
Dietary Fiber 3g
11%
Sugars 3g
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™ calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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