Thyme for Garlic Butternut Squash Fries

Butternut squash is my all-time favorite grain-free side dish. It offers many different explorations for the palate, depending on the preparation. It has a variety of uses – it can be grilled, stewed, souped, mashed, baked and roasted. My Beginner’s Guide to Butternut Squash includes a simple steamed recipe, plus seven other tasty creations that you’re sure to love. And if that’s not enough to tempt your creative side, try Top 10 Uses for Butternut Squash by Empowered Sustenance or Butternut Squash: 20 Ways by Easy Paleo.

Garlic Butternut Squash Fries 3

Today I provide you a fun and simple squash fries recipe, a perfect addition for your coming July 4th holiday BBQ! Substitute these butternut squash fries for potato fries to accommodate your friends and family with potato allergies or those on a low-carb diet.

To make prep super easy, choose a butternut squash that has a long straight neck and small round end. Then, use only the straight end to make your fries. It’s more difficult to cut straight-looking sticks out of the round end. :)

Ingredients

  • 1 large butternut squash
  • 2 tablespoons of melted butter or coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1/3 cup of water

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt butter or coconut oil in oven while preheating.
  3. Cut butternut squash into fries (long sticks) and place in 9 x 13 glass pan.
  4. Pour butter or coconut oil evenly over squash.
  5. Sprinkle garlic powder, thyme and salt evenly.
  6. Pour water into bottom of pan.
  7. Bake for 45-50 minutes until soft, longer if you like them crispy.
  8. Serve hot with dinner, as an afternoon snack, or for your July 4th BBQ!

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Ingredients
  • 1 large butternut squash
  • 2 tablespoons of melted butter or coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 and ½ teaspoons thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • ⅓ cup of water
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt butter or coconut oil in oven while preheating.
  3. Cut butternut squash into fries (long sticks) and place in 9 x 13 glass pan.
  4. Pour butter or coconut oil evenly over squash.
  5. Sprinkle garlic powder, thyme and salt evenly.
  6. Pour water into bottom of pan.
  7. Bake for 45-50 minutes until soft, longer if you like them crispy.
  8. Serve hot with dinner, as an afternoon snack, or for your July 4th BBQ!

garlic butternut squash fries

Enjoy Thyme for Garlic Butternut Squash Fries!

Happy Fourth of July!

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3 Responses to Thyme for Garlic Butternut Squash Fries

  1. I REALLY have to stop reading fry recipes while I’m hungry . . . man, those look good.

  2. Pech says:

    what an innovative way to enjoy butternut squash and a much better snack than using potato
    Pech recently posted…SALT FIRE WATER with Jacobsen Salt Co and Ivan Ramen + Lang BaanMy Profile

  3. Wow, those look really good. I love anything squash, so that is right up my alley!
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