Roasted Butternut Squash Fries

Posted on Feb 10 2011 - 3:49am by Mike Lieberman

Regardless of what part of the country you are in, winter squashes should be in season and available at your local farmers market. Our market has them for $0.59 a pound, so we’ve been loving them.

When buying a butternut squash, you want to pick one that has a longer and/or fatter neck because that’s where most of the squash is. The bottom part has squash, but also the seeds.

The following recipe for Butternut Squash Fries is one that we have been enjoying a lot lately.

    Here’s what you’ll need

  • Butternut squash
  • Organic olive oil
  • Sea salt
    How to make:

  • Cut the squash where the neck meets the fat bottom part.
  • Remove any seeds from the neck. Save them for later to roast.
  • Cut off the top part of the squash.
  • Cut the squash into discs that are about 1/4-1/2″ thick.
  • Cut the skin off the squash and save to make vegetable broth.
  • When the skins are removed, cut the discs into fry shapes. The thicker the cuts, the longer it will take to roast.
  • Put all of the fries into a bowl.
  • Sprinkle on some olive oil and sea salt.
  • Toss to coat.
  • Put one baking sheet and into oven at 400 degrees.
  • After about 30 minutes, flip the fries by hand or using a spatula.
  • Roast for another 20 minutes.
  • The most important part — enjoy!


23 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Monique February 10, 2011 at 2:08 pm -

    Looks very easy to make and seems to be delicious. I think I have to try this one!

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Mike Lieberman February 10, 2011 at 3:09 pm -

    Lemme know what you thinks.

  3. Jessica @ Delicious Obsessions February 10, 2011 at 3:47 pm -

    I love that you do videos for a lot of your posts! Video is one area that I haven’t branched off into, but I think I should start!

  4. Ohgarden February 10, 2011 at 4:38 pm -

    I see a nice and juice loaded with veggies Turkey Burger next to those fries. Thank you for providing this recipe video!

  5. Heidikooy February 10, 2011 at 5:23 pm -

    This is my favorite way to eat squash. i don’t even bother to remove the seeds. i just roast them along with the squash. love the video.

  6. Dana @ PottedFarm February 10, 2011 at 5:30 pm -

    Looks delicious!

  7. Manure Tea Gardening February 10, 2011 at 5:53 pm -

    WOOT between you and Brenda Haas of @BG_garden recipes for #freshfood everyone will be planting gardens : ) Annie

  8. Anonymous February 10, 2011 at 5:53 pm -

    looks yummy. a lot like my yam fries recipe. I will give it a try.

  9. Mike Lieberman February 10, 2011 at 6:08 pm -

    Video def takes a bit more time, but it resonates better with some people. Plus there’s the fact of talking to a camera…

  10. Mike Lieberman February 10, 2011 at 6:08 pm -

    Nice. Sounds like a great meal.

  11. Mike Lieberman February 10, 2011 at 6:09 pm -

    Sweet. I usually roast the seeds separately.

  12. Mike Lieberman February 10, 2011 at 6:09 pm -

    Certainly is. Make em yourself to find out.

  13. Mike Lieberman February 10, 2011 at 6:09 pm -

    That’s the plan!

  14. Mike Lieberman February 10, 2011 at 6:09 pm -

    That’s where I got the idea from.

  15. Anonymous February 10, 2011 at 7:26 pm -

    I need to try this!!!! Thanks!

  16. Mike Lieberman February 10, 2011 at 9:20 pm -

    Lemme know what ya thinks.

  17. Mdsmedile February 27, 2011 at 2:52 am -

    I made these last night. They were delish!! My husband even liked them…which is really good. hehe

  18. Mike Lieberman February 27, 2011 at 5:24 am -

    Nice. Glad you both liked.

  19. Donald Calvin Joseph Rice April 12, 2011 at 1:40 am -

    man, those look good! one more addition to the Mike Lieberman cookbook!

  20. Anonymous April 14, 2011 at 7:11 pm -

    Ok I made this once for the kids I babysit, think I used too much olive oil. They liked it ok, but they came out too soft.
    I tried it again last night with a spray olive oil and some cinnamon – GREAT!!! I accidentally burned them some, but now I think I’ve got it figured out for next time;) Thanks!

  21. Mike Lieberman April 14, 2011 at 11:56 pm -

    Sure screw it up for the kids and make it better for yourself. I see how you roll.

  22. Jke July 13, 2011 at 11:19 pm -

    Looking good! (just came here via your tweet)

    Am growing mine on the balcony, for the first time this year. And this in our relatively moderate climate here in Frankfurt, Germany! 

  23. Mike Lieberman July 14, 2011 at 3:08 am -

    Nice. I’ve been to Frankfurt before!

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