Charlotte's Butternut Squash Fries Recipe -
Charlotte's Butternut Squash Fries Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Charlotte's Butternut Squash Fries

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"This is my favorite side dish, and the first thing I've made all by myself. It goes great with pretty much anything and is a perfect side for a Thanksgiving dinner or just a cold fall day. Hope you enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 3 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    50 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Lightly oil a baking sheet.
  2. Mix squash, olive oil, paprika, garlic, thyme, and salt together in a bowl until evenly coated; spread in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until squash is tender and lightly browned, 30 to 40 minutes.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • Serve it plain, or make a tasty spiced aioli dip with it! Simply combine mayonnaise, olive oil, paprika, cayenne, garlic, and salt. There are no measurements for the dip, so write it down if you find a good balance.

Reviews More Reviews

Nov 09, 2014

Incredible. My husband recently confessed he was not enjoying all of the yellow squash I had been serving him. We are eating Paleo and low carb. Tried this recipe and he thought they were sweet potato fries. My hubby loves ketchup with his fries, said these were so good they did not need any! After he cleaned his plate and looked for more, I told him what they were made from. He still doesn't believe it! The long baking brings out a real sweetness to the squash. My garlic burned some before the fries were done so will try garlic powder next time. Otherwise, this recipe rocks! Thank you for the new healthy addiction!

Aug 20, 2014

This is my new favorite squash recipe! My VERY picky two year old even loved it when I told him they were french fries. I didn't have fresh thyme, and though I'm sure it would be even better, dried was good too. We will be making this again.


8 Ratings

Jun 27, 2015

Just brought it out of the oven! WOW, who knew this squash was so easy to cook and its scrumptious! The hardest part is peeling it. I used smoked paprika for a little sniffers the flair. I grew up with sugary butternut, I am so glad you made this Charlotte!

Aug 23, 2014

We have a bumper crop of butternut squash this year to fix all different ways. Seasoned with garlic salt and paprika. Sprayed the cookie sheet with PAM and put them in the oven for 35 minutes Grilled the other half of this squash outside with the same seasoning for 15 minutes. Personally I prefer the oven baked squash fries.

Jan 22, 2014

The seasoning on these was perfect, and the aioli suggestion was great too. I would have liked them a bit crispier, but that can be adjusted based on cooking time and thickness. Thanks for the recipe!

Dec 22, 2013

These were so good and tasted like sweet potato fries!


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  • Calories
  • 276 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 50.6 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 9.6 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 9 g
  • 36%
  • Protein
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 18 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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