All right, this is the simplest “recipe” ever. It truly is more of an idea. If you never tried butternut squash, it is a good first recipe to try. It’s easy and gives you an idea of the taste and texture of butternut.
Now I don’t want you to except potato type fries. Butternut has a slightly sweet nutty taste, it’s mild but there. These are good with just salt but if you want to make a sweet treat cinnamon and nutmeg would be good too.
As for the texture, they hold together and have a similar feel as sweet potato fries. They do come out soft.
- 1 medium butternut squash cut in long strips (about 670 g)
- Non stick cooking spray (preferably olive oil)
- Kosher Salt
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Line a large cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Arrange the butternut squash pieces in the sheet leaving some room in between.
Spray tops with non-stick cooking spray and sprinkle with salt.
Bake for 40-45 minutes turning at least once for soft sweet fries
Bake for 15-20 minutes turning at least once for firmer fries
The toddler loves to dip them in ketchup!
I’m going to count this recipe as 2 super large servings, each about 335g. That’s just over 2 cups. The butternut is so low in calories that it makes a nice side dish when you want to bulk up dinner.
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|2||About 2 Cups|
|126||0g||6g||old: 2||new: 3|