Paleo-Friendly Baked Butternut Squash Fries

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Crispy-tender Paleo-Friendly Baked Butternut Squash Fries are a wonderful low-carb alternative to sweet potato fries with the same great taste!

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Paleo-Friendly Baked Butternut Squash Fries

An easy recipe you’ll instantly want to make and instantly love, these Paleo-Friendly Baked Butternut Squash Fries are the real deal! What is paleo-friendly? It’s part of a new Paleo diet, which is also called the caveman diet or the primal diet. The goal is to basically eat how cavemen once did, including anything you can hunt or find – meats, fish, leafy greens, fresh fruits, regional vegetables and nuts/seeds. Although I’ve never done the paleo diet, I know many people swear by it and it has helped them lose weight and feel great! If you are trying a paelo diet and want a low-carb substitute for sweet potatoes, these Paleo-Friendly Baked Butternut Squash Fries will hit the spot!

However, if you really don’t care for anything paleo, why not just try making fries from something other than potatoes?! They make a great healthy side dish for burgers or grilled chicken and they’re super easy to make. If you’re trying this recipe, a key thing to keep in mind for the crispy factor is not to over-crowd your pan with the cut fries. That’s the biggest reason fries come out soggy when you bake them. So, spread out the fries and allow them to get nice and crispy. You can eat these alone, dip them in ketchup, garlic aioli, or whatever you’d like! I had some Chipotle Lime mayo that I thought would go perfect with these because the mayo was also paleo-friendly (wink).

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Ok, enough about paleo, shmaleo, let’s get to the easy recipe and make these babies!

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Crispy-tender Paleo-Friendly Baked Butternut Squash Fries are a wonderful low-carb alternative to sweet potato fries with the same great taste!
Paleo-Friendly Baked Butternut Squash Fries
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Crispy-tender Paleo-Friendly Baked Butternut Squash Fries are a wonderful low-carb alternative to sweet potato fries with the same great taste!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Butternut Squash, Butternut Squash Fries
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 119 kcal
Author: Yumna Jawad
Ingredients
  • One large butternut squash cut into sticks
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • Sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place the butternut squash sticks into a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic, chili, smoked paprika and salt.
  2. Evenly coat the butternut squash with the olive oil and seasoning.
  3. Place the fries evenly in a single layer on two baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  4. Be sure not to over-crowd the pan, because that will create too much steam, which is often the reason the fries come out soggy when baked. This is the reason I use two baking sheets instead of one.
  5. Bake for 20-30 minutes, until tender and crispy.
Nutrition Facts
Paleo-Friendly Baked Butternut Squash Fries
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 119 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Potassium 669mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 4g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 401.5%
Vitamin C 47.7%
Calcium 9%
Iron 8.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    Top 10 Paleo Foods Rich in Potassium & Potassium Benefits
    November 17, 2018 at 10:55 am

    […] Butternut squash– 1 cup serving has 582 mg potassiumThis fall favorite is rich in potassium with a high amount per cup. It is also high in vitamins A and C and E along with several B vitamins and magnesium. Try making it for a side dish or throwing in your morning egg scramble for a delicious, potassium- boosting addition.Try it: Baked Butternut Squash Fries […]

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    Bethany @ athletic avocado
    January 30, 2017 at 10:28 am

    butternut squash in fry form? This is such an amazing idea! NOMS!

    • Reply
      Yumna
      February 4, 2017 at 11:24 pm

      Yes! They’re so awesome! Hope you try it 🙂

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