Butternut Squash Fries - My Fussy Eater | Easy Family Recipes (2024)

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A low calorie and low carb alternative to french fries. These Butternut Squash Fries are a perfect way to get your fussy eaters eating more veg!

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You know Autumn is here when the squash and pumpkin recipes start appearing all over the place.

As much as I love Butternut Squash I really can’t disassociate it with the winter months so I tend not to eat it during Spring and Summer.

But after months of cold salads I am ready to start tucking into my favourite squash again.

Why is Butternut Squash So Good For You?

Rich in vitaminsand fibre, Butternut Squash is an excellent choice of vegetable providing slow release energy for managed blood sugar regulation.

It is also high in antioxidants and has some incredible anti-inflammatory properties.

So It really does make a great alternative to regular chips or fries.

What Recipes Can I Make With Butternut Squash?

Soups, curries and casseroles are all great vehicles for Butternut Squash.

You can even use it as a base for this healthier !

And did you know that you can cook a whole squash in the slow cooker? Saves so much faffing about with the vegetable peeler and then trying to cut it into chunks!

But anyway, I am hoping to get my fussy eater into the habit of eating and used to the taste of this vegetable on its own. And what better way to do that than in the form of fries!

She loves regular french fries, so I’m hoping by making these fries resemble something she is already familiar with and likes, that it won’t be too much of a leap for her.

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What You Will Need

This recipe is super easy and you only need a handful of ingredients.

  • 1 large squash
  • olive oil
  • sea salt

See the recipe card below for full instructions!

I’ve cut my squash into a normal french fry shape just for ease, but I think they would look great if you used a crinkle cutter if you have one!

How To Serve These Homemade Fries

These fries make a great healthy side dish for the whole family that you could serve alongside these Airfryer Chicken Nuggets or even these Baked Salmon Nuggets for a healthy take on fish and chip night!

Or you could even serve them up simply sprinkled with a bit of coarse salt alongside your favorite dipping sauce as a snack!

Next time I’m just serving for adults, I’d try really like to try it cooked with some fresh rosemary and then garnished with some of that fancy garlic sea salt!

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I have to be honest and let you know that if you are expecting a crispy french fry then you are going to be a little disappointed.

These Butternut Squash Fries won’t crisp up like a normal potato fry but they are still a fantastic way of introducing new vegetables to fussy eaters in a recognisable form.

I need to come up with an airfryer butternut squash fries recipe I think!

That might just fix the crispiness issue! If you have tried making these in your airfryer, then do let me know how they turned out!

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Butternut Squash Fries

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  • Author: Ciara @ My Fussy Eater
  • Butternut Squash Fries - My Fussy Eater | Easy Family Recipes (6)Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Butternut Squash Fries - My Fussy Eater | Easy Family Recipes (7)Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Butternut Squash Fries - My Fussy Eater | Easy Family Recipes (8)Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Butternut Squash Fries - My Fussy Eater | Easy Family Recipes (9)Yield: 2 1x
  • Butternut Squash Fries - My Fussy Eater | Easy Family Recipes (10)Category: Side Dish
  • Butternut Squash Fries - My Fussy Eater | Easy Family Recipes (11)Cuisine: European

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Description

A low calorie and low carb alternative to french fries. These Butternut Squash Fries are a perfect way to get your fussy eaters eating more veg!

Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt to garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200c. Peel and cut the squash in half lengthways. Scoop out the seeds and then cut each half into fries or wedges.
  2. Toss the fries in oil and then place in a single layer onto a baking tray. Bake for 20-35 minutes (depending on the size of your fries) turning once.
  3. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with sea salt.

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