Butternut Squash Fries (Crisp Lid or Air Fryer)

These Butternut Squash Fries are extremely simple to create and only takes four ingredients. They’re a delicious way to welcome fall and utilize the squash you may have pouring out of your garden this time of year. Tender on the inside and crispy on the outside, these fries pack all the flavor with none of the bad stuff. These tantalizing fries are gluten-free, vegan, soy-free, and paleo, which means you can indulge with zero guilt.

Butternut Squash Fries

Butternut Squash Fries (Crisp Lid or Air Fryer)

Butternut squash isn’t a type of food the majority of recipes call for. If we’re being brutally honest, many people have either never tried it or don’t like it. However, if used correctly, butternut squash can have such a delicious flavor and contains a lot of healthy vitamins and minerals the body needs. I don’t have too many recipes for butternut squash myself. But, the recipes I do have for butternut squash are at the top of my “must-have” list around the Fall season. 

 

Butternut Squash Fries are number one on my list of favorites. This is because they’re so easy to make and everyone loves them so it’s an easy choice. I usually have all the ingredients on hand which means less planning. Not to mention, I know I’m not feeding family and friends unhealthy junk food. This recipe is both quick and healthy.

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How Do You Make Butternut Squash Fries?

 

You can either make these tasty morsels with a Crisp Lid or an Air Fryer. Before you make the fries with either option, you’ll need to peel and slice your butternut squash. You’ll want the slices to be around ¼ inch thick. Any thinner and they will be too crispy and any thicker and they’ll take longer to cook.

Toss everything including the butternut squash slices in a bowl and toss it together. If using a Crisp Lid, place a trivet in your pressure cooker and place the Crisp Lid inside also. Add the oil and lay out the butternut squash evenly to cook. If using an air fryer, cook your fries at 400 degrees F for around ten minutes and you’re set!

 

Butternut Squash Fries

Tips for Making Butternut Squash Fries

 

You can cut your butternut squash to a different thickness if you prefer a different style fry. This recipe makes your average fry that’s crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. If you prefer more crisp, either cook them longer or cut them thinner. If you prefer a thicker cut fry, you’ll need to adjust the cooking time accordingly.

You can choose your own seasoning if you don’t particularly like the ingredient suggestion. Keep in mind that changing the seasoning may change the dietary restrictions I have listed for this specific recipe. If you or your family do not have restrictions, choose the seasoning you enjoy.

Feel free to serve with a dipping sauce if desired. Although I may have a biased opinion, these fries are delicious all on their own due to the homemade seasoning I used.

Common Questions About Butternut Squash Fries

Butternut Squash Fries

What is Healthier, Butternut Squash or Sweet Potato?

 

Butternut squash is lower in calories, carbs, and sugars per serving. Many people use sweet potato as a healthy alternative to a potato. Well, butternut squash is a healthy alternative to a sweet potato for sure. So if you’re counting carbs, you should really give it a try.

 

Does Butternut Squash Taste Like Sweet Potato?

 

Butternut squash tastes like a pumpkin and a sweet potato had a baby. It’s sort of a plain taste with a dash of sweet and an aftertaste of pumpkin. It’s delicious and goes well in most recipes that either pumpkin or sweet potato would go well in. It’s definitely one of those unsung squashes that deserve to be in the limelight more than it is. 

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What Color is Butternut Squash?

 

The outside of butternut squash will be a darker beige, maybe even a light brown. The inside of butternut squash will be similar to pumpkin, but more yellowish in color. It’s important to note that the exact color of squash will differ slightly depending on what they were grown next to. Sometimes, when growing various plants next to each other, cross-pollination can occur resulting in varying colors. If you’re buying a butternut squash in the store though, expect to find the color I mentioned before. 

 

I have been attempting to work with butternut squash more this year as the Autumn season permeates the air. I always thought it was limited and had very few recipes for it. However, since making these Butternut Squash Fries, I have realized it deserves more focus.

 

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How do you make Butternut Squash Fries?

Butternut Squash Fries

Serves – 4

Ingredients

Butternut Squash Fries

 

Instructions

Slice up the butternut squash

Toss butternut squash slices with oil, salt, and homemade bagel seasoning.

Butternut Squash Fries

Put the trivet inside the insert of your Electric Pressure Cooker or instant pot. Place the Crisp Lid Basket on top of the trivet.

Grease the basket.

Now you will want to place butternut squash slices in a single layer.

Put the Crisp Lid on top of the Electric Pressure Cooker insert. NOTE: If you have never used a Crisp Lid before, it can be used on other pressure cooker brands besides a Mealthy Multipot.

Butternut Squash Fries

Air Fry at 400 F for 10 minutes. Flip and air fry for another 5 minutes at 400 F.

Butternut Squash Fries

Butternut Squash Fries

Repeat with the remaining slices.

Serve immediately.

Butternut Squash Fries

If using a regular air fryer, just follow the cooking directions once the crisp lid is on. So basically you will do a single layer on 400 degrees F. Flip and air fryer another 5 minutes on 400 degrees F. That’s it!

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If you enjoyed this recipe, you’re sure to love these other fall recipes!

 

Don’t forget to print out the complete recipe for later!

Air Fryer or CrispLid Butternut Squash Fries

Air Fryer or CrispLid Butternut Squash Fries

Ingredients

  • 1 large Butternut Squash, peeled and sliced about ½ of an inch
  • 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoon of Everything Bagel but the Salt Seasoning Blend
  • ½ teaspoon of Salt

Instructions

    1. Peel and slice the butternut squash about ¼ of an inch thick.
    2. In a large bowl, toss the butternut squash slices with oil, salt and Homemade Bagel Seasoning. Make sure the butternut squash is well coated with the seasoning blend.
    3. Place the tall trivet inside the insert of your Electric Pressure Cooker. Place the Crisp Lid Basket on top of the trivet.
    4. Generously grease the basket and place a few butternut squash slices in a single layer.
    5. Put the Crisp Lid on top of the Electric Pressure Cooker insert.
    6. Air Fry at 400 F for 10 minutes. Flip and air fry for another 5 minutes at 400 F.
    7. Repeat with the remaining slices.
    8. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 57Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 517mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

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