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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Butternut Squash Fries

Oh how I love squash, summer squash, acorn squash, spaghetti squash and oh my butternut squash! It's cheap, healthy, hearty and totally delicious! I love exposing my kids to all kinds of veggies, they love helping me make them and explore them especially when they are as funny looking as a butternut squash. The sweetness of the squash with the savory from the salt combine so nicely. This is so easy, really, really easy.

1 butternut squash
1 t olive oil
salt & fresh cracked pepper (as much as you like, don't be stingy)

Heat the oven to 425 degrees. Peel the squash with a vegetable peeler, cut off the bottom end then slice down the center and scoop out the seeds.
Then smell it, because really it smells so good! Like this...
Or you could pose with it like this...
Actually at this point you are supposed slice it in the shape of fries. Then put it in a baggie and add your salt and pepper. You could always do this in a bowl but I feel like when you use a large storage bag you can use less oil and really get all the pieces wet with a small amount of oil.
Then I line a cookie sheet with foil (because I am lazy-like-that and don't like to clean my cookie sheet) Bake them for about 20 minutes turning them at 10 mintues.
These are so good! Enjoy this as a yummy snack or a side dish with your dinner.

Weight Watcher friends: 1.5 cups of this has 1 point.


  1. This sounds like a healthy and delicious idea. I know my daughter would love if I made these for her. You have a wonderful blog...I found it through Foodbuzz and I am so happy I did. I am also now following. Have a wonderful Monday! Blessings, Catherine

  2. Thanks Catherine! Glad to have you as a follower, hope you enjoy this one, my daughter and I ate these all up!

  3. I made this today. It was super simple, yet so delicious! Will be making this every chance I get this Fall.