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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Baked Butternut Squash Fries

As most of you know I'm on a high protein, low carb and low sugar diet. I'm finding new ways to get my 4 cups of veggies in each day.  I came across these Baked Butternut Squash Fries that I wanted to make.  I love the Sweet Potato Fries I've made in the past, but sweet potatoes are off limits right now do to the high sugar content.  Butternut squash also is a little high on the carbs but I couldn't find Delicata Squash that is low in carbs (that will be on my list to find for next time).  

What you need:
2lb Butternut Squash
2 tbs Canola Oil (I used Olive Oil - it's on my diet plan)
some salt (I used Sea Salt - it's on my diet plan)
1/4 cup of Parmesan Cheese (I added this to the recipe)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Peel and cut the squash into long, thin french fry shapes (mine turned more into steak fries).  In a large bowl, toss the squash with the oil and cheese, using your hands to evenly coat each one.  Lay them on a wire rack set on top of a baking sheet and salt them.  Bake for about 40 minutes, flipping halfway for an even crispiness. Serve immediately.  (I ate half of them that night and the other half cold the next day and they were still very yummy).

Give them a try I love them so much better then fries. 
Ok maybe not but it's still very yummy!


  1. These sound yummy! I just got a mandolin slicer for Christmas and I'm looking for ways to use it - cutting french fry shapes is something I am excited to try. Butternut squash sounds like a great healthy alternative.

  2. I'm normally not a big squash eater, but I do have to admit that these look pretty tasty!

  3. I am glad you found something tasty. I'm not a big fan of squash other than zucchini.

  4. Oh!!! Cannot wait to try these! And I will be soon!! Maybe I can trick my nephew into eating them, too.

  5. These do sound very yummy!! I really need to get more veggies in my diet.

  6. this might be the only way my kid will eat squash... hrm

  7. I love butternut squash and this looks wonderful!

  8. Hmmmm....I have a butternut squash sitting on my counter right now. A gift from my neighbor. I was thinking making brownies or bread with it, but these sound MUCH healthier! I have got to get away from the carbs!!

  9. You know...I have never tried butternut squash. Just not a fan of others so would think I wouldn't like it. I may try this!

  10. I had no idea you could do this with sqaush! A great tip for the beginning of 2013!

  11. Those look amazing!! I do a lot of my vegetables in the oven. YUMM!!

  12. I didn't know you could make fries with squash either. Yummy!

  13. These look great and like a healthy alternative to fries. Visiting from the Pin Me party. Just pinned this!

  14. These do look really good because I love squash! I'll have to try this.

  15. I'll have try this with one of the squashes I have left!! :-)

  16. This sounds so good. I will be trying this soon!!

  17. We *LOVE* butternut. I do similar but cube the squash and throw a little balsamic in with the olive oil. I need to try this in stick form. Pinned!

  18. I pinned you.Looks great i will make these soon.


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