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Butternut Squash Fries with Magic Sauce

Butternut Squash "Fries" with Magic Sauce

  • Author: Caitlin
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Roasted
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Low Calorie

Description

These butternut squash “fries” are packed full of rosemary and garlic flavor then dipped into a magic sauce that is so good you just have to try it for yourself! The perfect low calorie alternative to french fries! Only 66 cals per serving!


Ingredients

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FOR THE FRIES:

  • 1 medium butternut squash, sliced into uniform fry shapes
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp minced fresh rosemary (about 5 sprigs worth)
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • Fresh black pepper, to taste

FOR THE SAUCE:

  • 1/2 C thousand island dressing
  • 2 garlic cloves garlic, minced (this is to taste so use more or less as desired)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh parsley, minced (about 6 stems worth)
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika

Instructions

  1. Slice 1 medium butternut squash into uniform fry-like shapes. *See notes
  2. Toss squash "fries" into a large bowl and drizzle with 1 Tbsp olive oil. Add in 3 Tbsp minced rosemary, 1 Tbsp garlic powder and black pepper, to taste. Mix so that all of the squash fries are coated.
  3. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees then line a large baking sheet (or two, if needed) with foil. Spray with cooking spray then spread the seasoned fries out in a single layer.
  4. Roast for 20 minutes then flip and roast for another 20-25 minutes, or until browned and crispy.
  5. While the fries are baking you can prep your magic sauce! Into a small bowl add 1/2 C thousand island dressing, 2 minced garlic cloves, 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh parsley, and 1 Tbsp smoked paprika. Mix well then refrigerate until fries are done.
  6. Serve the fries with the magic sauce and enjoy!

Notes

If you need a guide in how to cut a butternut sqush, check out this post!

You can reheat any leftovers by placing on a baking sheet and broiling until crispy again.

Keywords: butternut squash, French fry alternative, healthier fries, low calorie fries

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