Spiced Butternut Squash Fries

As you know by now, we are huge fans of butternut squash, squash in general. We recently perused one of our usual blogs and came across these amazing sweet potato fries. We thought that Sarah of Everyday Paleo had a great flavor combination in her Sweet Potato Spears and wanted to take it for a spin with butternut squash. What an ultra delicious way of making them. We made them tonight as a side dish to our Calf Liver Austrian Style and … OMG! Amazing combination.

Spiced Butternut Squash Fries

Here’s what you’ll need to make this super delicious side dish or treat:

  • 1 large Butternut Squash (peeled and cut into slices, see picture)
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • sprinkle of sea salt
  • 1 pinch of fresh ground nutmeg (tiny pinch)
  • 1/8 cup of coconut oil

Preheat oven to 425. In a freezer bag combine all spices together with the coconut oil and then toss the butternut squash fries with mixture until they are completely coated.  Spread the fries on a baking sheet, evenly. Do not crowd them. Bake for 40 minutes total, 20 minutes on each side.

Enjoy this as a wonderful snack or as an amazing side dish! Jo and Henry


11 Comments Add yours

  1. Brenna says:

    Sounds delicious! Thinking about giving these a go in the solar cooker, will let you know if I get good results!


  2. Andrea says:

    I love butternut pumpkin and I love things a little bit spicy. Will definitely give this a try.


  3. Made these tonight and they were delicious. They weren’t real crisp, though. Is there a secret to making them more crisp or are they supposed to be softer fries?


    1. Hi Jamie, I am so glad that you gave these a whirl, they are so good. Depending on your oven, you can give them some top heat at 400 for 5 to 10 mins longer. Just watch them to make sure that they don’t burn. They don’t get as crispy as “french fries” but they should get a little crunchy. Just saw that you’re following on Twitter – thank you! Looking forward to sharing. Jo


  4. Jill says:

    I know you posted this a few months ago, but I wanted to tell you that I make these fries at least once a week. They’re fantastic. Thanks for posting!


    1. That’s awesome, thank you Jill!


  5. just made these tonight (we are new to the Paleo diet) Delicious!!


    1. Hello Ali, welcome to the Paleo lifestyle, you are going to be so happy. We have lots of easy recipes for you that you’ll love. Please let me know if we can help in any way. Jo


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