In an effort to eat a little healthier and prolong the fall months, I recently got into butternut squash recipes. When I'm not scouting out fun, new foods at Trader Joe's or perusing Pinterest for recipe inspiration, I make up my own recipes. This one, albeit simple, is my absolute favorite. 

You don't have to be a chef to make this — in fact, there's not much cooking involved here. I call them my butternut squash fries, but it's not actually a fried dish. I like to whip up these bad boys for dinner or a late lunch — they make for the perfect side.

Butternut Squash Fries

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:12 mins
  • Total Time:17 mins
  • Servings:2
  • Easy


  • 1 box 12 oz butternut squash zig zags or other shape if desired
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • Pinch black pepper
  • Pinch parmesan cheese
  • Other spices if desired
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  • Step 1

    Clean butternut squash zig-zags and set aside.

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  • Step 2

    In a medium-sized bowl, mix together olive oil, salt, garlic salt, pepper, and other seasonings.

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  • Step 3

    Add zig-zags to the mixture and mix together. The zig-zags should be covered in the mixture.

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  • Step 4

    Spread zig-zags on a medium-sized pan, and bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until crisp.

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  • Step 5

    Whip up some avocado toast or a spunky sandwich to go along with your healthy side of "fries." Enjoy!

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