Delicious and Healthy Butternut Squash Fries

Once we joined Weight Watchers, my husband and I struggled to find something delicious to go with our burgers and steaks that were not going to cost us many points.  I love French fries and sweet potato fries so when I saw a recipe for butternut squash fries I just knew we had to try them.

I must make them once a week now and for ZERO points you just can't go wrong!

There are only 4 ingredients needed:
Butternut squash
spray bottle of oil

When picking a squash for fries I look for one with a long neck since that is the part we use to make the fries.  I actually cut the "bulb" part off the squash and save it in a Ziploc bag for another side dish another night.

Peel the squash neck and then cut into strips like fries.  I find it helpful to cut the neck into smaller blocks and then make strips from each block.

Once they are all cut into somewhat equal sizes I lay them out in as close to a single layer as I can get on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

Then I lightly spray them with oil and give them a good sprinkling of salt and pepper.

Then I roast them in the oven at 400 for 20-30 minutes until they are fork tender.

They are delicious and have completely taken the places of fries.

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  1. Oh, these look so good. Isn't it hard to cut a squash like this though? I can barely cut one in half!

    1. It is a bit hard to cut the squash but I do find it easier to cut it into slices than I do cutting it in half.

  2. What a great idea! This is a nice change from regular potato..

  3. I am totally going to try this! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Let me know what you think! I do think the work to make them is so worth the taste.

  4. These look delicious! What a great idea. Thanks for linking up with Hello Monday! Tanya - The Other Side of the Road

  5. I seriously need to try these! They look delish!

    1. I just LOVE them. I am seriously at the point where we're making them once a week now.


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