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The Future Mrs. Butternut Squash

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Our future together looks bright (bright orange!)

First things first: A lot of you asked how I got the squash to look so “fry-like.” It’s thanks to this cool gadget, called a “fry cutter,” that looks something like this:

“Butter(nut) Me Up” Fries
  • 1 Butternut Squash
  • salt
  • cinnamon (optional, but awesome)
  • oil or oil spray
Cut the squash into fry shapes (using a fry cutter or a knife). Preheat the oven to 425 F. Put the fries and spices into a big Ziploc-type bag and mix. Line a baking sheet with tin foil, then toss in a little oil or spray with a bit of oil spray. (Wipe with a paper towel so it’s even on the foil.) Spread your fries on the baking sheet and shove ’em in the oven. Bake for 30-40 minutes, depending on how crispy you like your fries, and depending on how many fries you put on the baking sheet.

 

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. alaina says:

    haha, i can eat a whole head of cauliflower by myself 😉 i loooove packin away the veggies.

  2. Kiki says:

    My tummy certainly would be happy if you were my personal chef! Thanks for the fries recipe. The ones I make just uses oil, salt+pepper and are lacking the kick cinnamon would give. Nom nom. Hope you had a great Sunday!

  3. Eddie G says:

    Yum! I haven’t tried Lightlife chicken strips…I’m still stuck on Morning Star Farms 🙂

  4. Ricki says:

    They do sound yummy–and what a cool gadget! I like Joaquin as well–great actor, vegan, but now that he’s retired from acting and is “singing,” he’s just a bit too “out there” for me, I think!

  5. laci says:

    Katie-
    I tried those fries yesterday and they were amazing! I had some creamy cheeze whiz dip (from the ultimate uncheese cookbook) leftover and used that for dipping… they’re like canday sweet! (But take FOREVER to chop and peel !:( ) I’ve enver seen that contraption but since BNSFs will definalty be a lagre part of my fav. foods in the near future, I’ll be on the lookout! And that meal looks fabulous… I need to try wheatberriers and ween myself off the traditional oats! =)

  6. cinnamonapple says:

    I think I definitely need to start making those fries–amazing!

  7. kirsten says:

    you eat the most well rounded meals 🙂 Where did you get that fry cutter?

  8. Mrs. LC says:

    yummmm your bnut fries look so good!! Actually that whole meal looked delish, I really want to try wheatberries! I just haven’t found them yet!

  9. Jess - The Domestic Vegan says:

    Cool! Those fries look awesome!

  10. Katie says:

    SQUASH! The name alone makes me laugh. In a good way…I love my seasonal veggies!

  11. shelby says:

    Mmm, I’ve yet to try cinnamon on top but yum! Katie, you always have the best ideas.

    My tummy would be happy with just the veggies, I swear if I could only live on veggies I would!

  12. Meg says:

    Love the fry cutter! I definitely need to get one. I also need to have some butternut fries soon!

  13. Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) says:

    I just love your blog Katie. I really want one of those fry-cutters. I use my mandolin. It’s great, but the fry-cutter looks easier to use. I love putting cinnamon on my fries! YUM. Don’t even get me started on the broccoli…it’s my favorite green veggie. Our house always stinks.
    Have a good week. 🙂

  14. selina says:

    yes. Joaquin Phoenix rocks my world. yum!

    and so do those fries! yum!

  15. River says:

    Not sure what’s going on with Joaquin Phoenix right now. He’s rapping?

    Anyway, I must get me one of those easy fry-cutters. And next time we go to the grocery store, we’re buying a Mr. Butternut Squash!

  16. Marianne says:

    Fry-cutter eh? Can’t say I’ve ever seen one of those before. Looks interesting.

    And your meal does look tasty! But I don’t think I could eat that much in one sitting.

  17. erica says:

    your chocolate covered meal of the day is making my stomach growl.

  18. Lauren says:

    i lovve butternut squash fries! i can eat the whole squash myself, but i usually try to make sure i’m sharing them with someone haah 😉
    that cutter is so cool though! im sure it saves SO much time!!

  19. Kiersten says:

    what a cool kitchen gadget, i need to find one of those

  20. Maggie says:

    That’s my secret ingredient too 😀 I also put oregano. You should try it!

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