Butternut Squash Fries


Happy Monday friends!

So….this happened yesterday….

Photo credit, Bradley Becker
Photo credit, Bradley Becker

My first win in a big race! I won the Army 10 miler averaging 5:31 per mile 🙂 Unfortunately that was then followed by an 8 hour drive home, arriving back at 9pm, so this is all I have for you now, but I will have my race recap up on Wednesday 🙂

And besides….today is Meatless Monday day!

One of my favorite things about fall is butternut squash.

No, really.

I know most people see vegetables as a necessary evil, but for me, it is not really the case, and butternut squash is something I do eat for pleasure. I LOVE it! Not quite enough to trade sweets for it, but I would trade a lot of other things for it.

Thankfully Steve likes it too, so I can use it in pretty much everything over the winter months, and this was my reasoning for trying it out as fries. I tried with both sage and rosemary seasoning, and let Steve be the judge. He preferred the sage, so that is what I am sharing with you today!

Even if you are not a fan of vegetables, who isn’t a fan of fries? This way, you can get a little break from potatoes, and you may just discover something completely new that you love!

Be sure to check out the other recipes in the Meatless Monday link up, including my co-host Confessions of a Mother Runner.

Butternut Squash Fries

Serves: 4

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes


1 medium sized butternut squash, peeled and cored

2 tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1/2 tbsp Sage


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Cut the butternut squash into 1/2 inch thick slices, about the same size.
Toss them in the oil in a large bowl, and sprinkle with the seasonings.
Spread across two baking trays, leaving space between them.
After 15 minutes, carefully turn the butternut squash fries onto a different side. Repeat after 5 minutes onto another side until they are crispy and browning on all four sides.
Remove and serve.

What is a healthy food you just LOVE to eat? 

butternut squash, side dish

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  • Congrats on winning – incredible! Also bn squash fries are a favorite of mine – so good!

  • Congrats Tina! That is amazing. You’re amazing! Butternut squash fries are nothing short of recipe genius.

  • Yay! Congrats on an awesome winning race! Looking forward to the recap. LOVE butternut squash, definitely my favorite.

  • Congratulations on WINNING Tina! That’s wonderful news! I’ve never used squash for fries…the horror…I’ll have to try these I picked up more squash this weekend tis the season right?

  • OMG I don’t even know where to comment. Congrats on winning Tina, you deserve that! I cannot wait to hear the recap.

    The butternut squash fries sound amazing. I would definitely be interested to try them.

  • Congratulations! Can’t wait for the recap 🙂 Never thought of butternut squash fries – what a good idea!

  • I am so happy that it is finally squash season! I love all kinds of squash, and we’ll have to try making butternut squash fries. What a fun and easy way to use squash.

  • Congrats on winning! How cool is that! I can’t imagine the feeling of breaking the tape. I did not win the entire marathon, but I won my marathon 😀

  • You are amazing and I am so happy for you! <3 enjoy this day and recovery.

  • Congrats on the awesome race I can’t wait to read about it! You totally rock oh yeah and I love squash fries too!

  • Well done on winning! You’re awesome!
    My favourite way to cook butternut squash is to drizzle it in coconut oil first…love the flavours!

  • Lisa@runningoutofwine
    October 12, 2015 8:36 am

    Congrats on your race!! So amazing! I definitely want to give these fries a try, thanks for sharing!

  • Congrats on winning your first race!! That long of a drive is a bummer, but I am so excited for you. Oh my – yes, I am trying these fries for sure. Thanks for this great idea!

  • Oh my goodness! Congratulations on your win! And butternut squash fries. Who would have thought? Brilliant!

  • Congrats on the win, and thanks for sharing this great recipe! I love Butternut Squash 🙂

  • Michelle Homan
    October 12, 2015 9:05 am

    Yum! I’ve never had butternut squash fries! Will have to give them a try! And congrats on a great race!!

  • I was jumping up and down when I saw that you won! Tina, that is so exciting- that in combination with Deena Kastor setting the new US masters marathon record completely made my day. I can’t wait to start running again– going out this morning.I just received a butternut squash in my CSA box– I pealed it, chopped it up and put it in the freezer– still not sure what I’ll do with it, but roasting or making fries is always good. Hope you got some rest last night and enjoy your recovery. Miss you!

  • Congratulations on your win!
    I can’t get enough butternut squash, these look amazing!

  • Congrats on winning! You are amazing! My Meatless Monday recipe used butternut squash as well – definitely one of the best parts of fall. I love the idea of turning them into fries – I’m going to try this tonight!

  • Congratulations on an amazing race, Tina!! All of that hard work paid off. Must have felt incredible to break that ribbon!! You are amazing. Enjoy some rest! 🙂

  • Congratulations on breaking the tape, Tina; that is soooo exciting!! I can’t even imagine; I will live vicariously and I can’t wait to read your recap. Okay, so why do I always put foods in certain categories? Do other people do this, too? I would never have thought to make french fries out of squash; what a great idea! Thanks for sharing this, Tina! I love butternut squash; so yummy.

  • Amazing race for you!!! Congrats!! I love fries from all kinds of veggies too… I need to try these soon!

  • Stephanie Felder
    October 12, 2015 11:30 am

    Congratulations!? We love butternut squash around here. My kids will love those fries!

  • Congratulations Tina! What a cool picture and such an incredible experience. You worked hard for that and deserve that moment in the spotlight. WOOHOO!

  • Christine @ Love, Life, Surf
    October 12, 2015 11:50 am

    Congrats Tina!! I’m so stinking happy for you!! And squash fries – I’ve never tried that. What a great idea!

  • I was so excited for your when I saw your Instagram. Congrats! And these fries…OMG!!! You know I die for anything butternut squash. Why have I not done these yet?

  • Maria Chamorro
    October 12, 2015 12:17 pm

    No recipes today I just stop by to wish you a happy happy congratulations on your raise that was so amazing! I don’t come in much but I’ve been following your blog including your struggles lately and I know sometimes can be dejecting glad I am so proud of you! I don’t think you realize that by sharing your journey you are inspiring so many women and man so keep it up!

  • So happy about your big win!!! I am a huge butternut squash fan and never thought to make fries with them! Genius!!

  • I love all things roasted and I am sure these are delicious too! We haven’t met yet but we have so many friends in common!

  • Annette Petrosino
    October 12, 2015 2:32 pm

    Congrats on winning the race!!! I know some people who ran that as well, looks like it was a great time. Your times are amazing and so inspiring!!!!

  • Caroline Cole
    October 12, 2015 2:34 pm

    YAY! I was so pumped to see your post this morning and that you won the Ten Miler 😀 I can’t wait to hear more about it. I ran it as well, which was awesome, so I’m excited to read about your experience. ALSO I love squash so I gotta give these a try.

  • 5:31 pace…You are AMAZING and congrats on such a big win…That is awesome! XOXO

  • I have not stopped smiling since I saw this on FB. I cannot wait for the recap!!!

  • Congratulations on your race, that’s massive! I’m addicted to butternut chips & love trying out different seasonings. My favs at the moment are turmeric, cayenne pepper or cumin. Cinnamon goes really well too, depending on what mood you’re in!

  • Yum! I love butternut squash and can’t wait to try these. Thanks for the fall inspiration 🙂

  • carla birnberg
    October 13, 2015 5:18 am

    Im just in AWE at 5:31 per mile pace. You amaze me with your gifts.

  • Congrats!!! That’s freakin amazing!!!! Your fries look pretty rockin too! You’re on a roll today!

  • Congratulations Tina on winning, I have to try this butternut squash fries recipe soon.

  • YAYAYAYAYAY! That’s so exciting Tina! Can’t wait to hear more details. I would be in so much pain if I ever ran that fast, so I love that you have a smile on your face! These fries look amazing too!

  • Lynda@fitnessmomwinecountry
    October 14, 2015 9:01 am

    I have made these myself in the past, they are always so good.

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