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Crispy Baked Butternut Squash Fries

These butternut squash are crispy and unstoppable. An important trick keeps them from becoming mushy in the oven. Kids and adults alike love this recipe!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD


  • 1 butternut squash peeled and cut into (approx. 1/2" x 4") matchsticks
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper (for easier flipping and cleanup).
  • In a large bowl, toss butternut squash with oil. Arrange fries on baking sheets, making sure that none are overlapping. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake (use convection, if you have it) for 30 minutes, or until caramelized and charred in spots. flipping once halfway through.