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Baked Butternut Squash Fries Recipe

You have to try these Butternut Squash Fries with Sea Salt. Delish! #Recipe

 

I swear fries are one of the most delicious foods ever created.They might even be evil, that's right. Someone created them so that we'd constantly be tempted to spoil our diets. Between the salty crispness to the contrast of dipping them into tangy ketchup, I could eat them every day. Of course, my body begs to differ.  Baking fries has always been a decent option to avoid greasier fried food. But, these Butternut Squash Baked Fries take "better for you" options to the next level. They really do.
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I found it fun to learn that in Australia and New Zealand they call it Butternut Pumpkin. That is just too cute, I like it.  Other things that I learned  about Butternut Squash while fishing around the "net" is that it's a good source of fiber, vitamin C, manganese, magnesium and potassium with notable amounts of vitamins A and E too.

Sounds like this girl needs to make more of these fries, huh?

The other day I shared a bit about The Virgin Diet and mainly so that I could share heaven in a bite. This Dark Chocolate Almond Bark with Sea Salt recipe from the respective cookbook that is easy and ridiculously good.  Although the diet restricts lots of tasty foods, I've been seriously intrigued by some of the recipes. Plus, you know my mom lost 12 pounds on the diet so far... so my ears are pretty perked. So, long story short, that is where I got this splendid idea to make fries out of this tasty squash. I was shocked at how delicious and satisfying they are, I already made them twice. The best part is that I don't feel a bit guilty and why should I? 😉

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Most guessed sweet potato fries and another clever tweeter said carrot fries. Now, that sounds just the like next little kitchen experiment in the making! Yum!

So anyway, if you are looking to incorporate something tasty and different to your cooking repertoire, these are delish!

Recipe adapted from The Virgin Diet Cookbook.

Baked Butternut Squash Fries Recipe

Baked Butternut Squash Fries Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 Large Butternut Squash
  • 4 Tsp. Olive Oil
  • ¼ Tsp. Sea Salt

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400° F. Peel and remove seeds from one large butternut squash. Cut into even "fries". Toss in olive oil and sea salt. Spread out on lightly oiled baking sheet. Bake for 20-30 depending on size of your squash. Turn squash several times to ensure that each side gets lightly browned. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 159Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 2gSodium 515mg

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Baked Butternut Squash Fries Recipe

Baked Butternut Squash Fries Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 Large Butternut Squash
  • 4 Tsp. Olive Oil
  • ¼ Tsp. Sea Salt

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400° F. Peel and remove seeds from one large butternut squash. Cut into even "fries". Toss in olive oil and sea salt. Spread out on lightly oiled baking sheet. Bake for 20-30 depending on size of your squash. Turn squash several times to ensure that each side gets lightly browned. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 159Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 2gSodium 515mg

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Michelle @ My Gluten-free Kitchen.com

Sunday 6th of April 2014

Fun! I've only done sweet potato fries before. Who knew you could use butternut squash up this way?! Great idea!

Toni | Boulder Locavore

Sunday 6th of April 2014

Yummy! I love sweet potato oven fries and I bet these are fantastic too! Butternut squash is a favorite winter squash in my house. Can't wait to try these.

Debbie Denny

Sunday 30th of March 2014

These sound awesome. Love any kind of fries.

Dawn Lopez

Sunday 6th of April 2014

Mmm me too! I could eat most kind of fries sent my way ;)

Melanie a/k/a CrazyMom

Sunday 30th of March 2014

YUMMMM.. these look amazing!!! Who would have known that Butternut squash would look this good.. almost fooled me.. I love fries,, Soo will try them and see if the kids like them.. bet they are good.. thanks for sharing

Dawn Lopez

Sunday 6th of April 2014

Tee hee! I'm a sneaky one! ;) I really hope you like them.. let me know!

Greta

Sunday 30th of March 2014

I've never even considered making fries from butternut squash. Sounds interesting, and they look delicious!

Dawn Lopez

Sunday 6th of April 2014

Hope you'll give them a try! Promise you will love them!

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