These sweet-and-spicy butternut squash fries are packed with flavor from yummy sriracha. Oven baked, and made with just three simple ingredients, they're so much healthier than traditional fries!
I am perpetually counting calories. Which is a whole lot of fun! Perhaps this is just my perception, but it sure seems like the food blogging world is full of the "Oh gosh—I just eat whatever I want, and I never workout!" types who weigh 110 pounds and post six dessert recipes a week, usually involving Rolos and/or several heaping cups full of Nutella
and I resent them and their amazing metabolism.
I am not one of those bloggers. Nope. I have to watch every single thing I eat. So butternut squash fries make a frequent appearance on our dinner table.
Ok, now that I have that off my chest, let's move on to the fries!
And they're filling! And delicious! And healthy! Butternut squash is high in fiber, beta carotene, potassium, and Vitamins C & B6. So in addition to having fewer calories than potato fries, they're more nutritious too.
Lower calories! More nutrition! Really, you can't go wrong with butternut squash fries.
These Baked Butternut Squash Fries are:
- Packed with spicy flavor from sriracha.
- Easy to make with just 3 ingredients!
- Low calorie and healthy.
- A tasty snack the whole family will love!
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Okay, there's one slight downside. Butternut squash fries are not as crispy as regular fries. But if you want them as crispy as possible, make sure you cut the fries nice and thin!
You can create your own variations of these basic butternut squash fries by changing up the seasoning. I used to alternate between sprinkling them with chipotle powder and sprinkling them with cinnamon, but my new thing is sriracha. These Baked Sriracha Butternut Squash Fries are now my favorite butternut squash fries!
To me, they're just spicy enough, but you can always drizzle some extra sriracha onto the fries after they're done baking to increase the spice level.
And if you love these butternut squash fries, be sure to check all the other fries you can make out of fresh veggies!
- 1 tbsp peanut vegetable, canola or any other neutral-flavored oil
- 1 tsp sriracha
- 1 large butternut squash peeled, seeded and cut into evenly-sized steak fries
- salt to taste
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Whisk together oil and sriracha in a large bowl. Transfer butternut squash fries to bowl and toss to coat. (It’s messy, but use your hands—it works best!) Pour fries onto a rimmed baking sheet and arrange in a single layer. Sprinkle with salt.
- Bake for 20 minutes, then carefully flip fries over using tongs or a spatula. Sprinkle with additional salt and bake for 20 minutes more or until tender and browned on edges.