This is my favorite side dish, and the first thing I've made all by myself. It goes great with pretty much anything and is a perfect side for a Thanksgiving dinner or just a cold fall day. Hope you enjoy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
3
Yield:
3 servings
Advertisement

Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Lightly oil a baking sheet.

    Advertisement
  • Mix squash, olive oil, paprika, garlic, thyme, and salt together in a bowl until evenly coated; spread in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until squash is tender and lightly browned, 30 to 40 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Serve it plain, or make a tasty spiced aioli dip with it! Simply combine mayonnaise, olive oil, paprika, cayenne, garlic, and salt. There are no measurements for the dip, so write it down if you find a good balance.

Nutrition Facts

276 calories; protein 4.6g 9% DV; carbohydrates 50.6g 16% DV; fat 9.6g 15% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 17.9mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2014
Incredible. My husband recently confessed he was not enjoying all of the yellow squash I had been serving him. We are eating Paleo and low carb. Tried this recipe and he thought they were sweet potato fries. My hubby loves ketchup with his fries said these were so good they did not need any! After he cleaned his plate and looked for more I told him what they were made from. He still doesn't believe it! The long baking brings out a real sweetness to the squash. My garlic burned some before the fries were done so will try garlic powder next time. Otherwise this recipe rocks! Thank you for the new healthy addiction! Read More
(8)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/13/2018
The worst recipe I've gotten from Allrecipes in 15 years! I was doing Butternut Squash for "Three Sisters Soup" which I love saw this and decided to try it. I used 1/2 of the neck of a big squash to get consistent fries about 1/2" square 4" long shook them in a bag of the ingredients and placed them on a mesh baking rack in my convection oven figuring both of these would help crispness. Cut time down to 30 min as some reviewers complained about overdone-ness. And I got mush Bad tasting mush most of them came apart when I turned them off of the rack. I wasn't expecting McDonald's fries but these were a huge disappointment almost inedible---and I like squash! How do you ruin squash??? Well you can depend on this recipe. Never again. Read More
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2014
Incredible. My husband recently confessed he was not enjoying all of the yellow squash I had been serving him. We are eating Paleo and low carb. Tried this recipe and he thought they were sweet potato fries. My hubby loves ketchup with his fries said these were so good they did not need any! After he cleaned his plate and looked for more I told him what they were made from. He still doesn't believe it! The long baking brings out a real sweetness to the squash. My garlic burned some before the fries were done so will try garlic powder next time. Otherwise this recipe rocks! Thank you for the new healthy addiction! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2014
We have a bumper crop of butternut squash this year to fix all different ways. Seasoned with garlic salt and paprika. Sprayed the cookie sheet with PAM and put them in the oven for 35 minutes Grilled the other half of this squash outside with the same seasoning for 15 minutes. Personally I prefer the oven baked squash fries. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2014
This is my new favorite squash recipe! My VERY picky two year old even loved it when I told him they were french fries. I didn't have fresh thyme and though I'm sure it would be even better dried was good too. We will be making this again. Read More
(2)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2013
These were so good and tasted like sweet potato fries! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/29/2016
I think I cut the pieces too large because some of them were overdone but most of it just didn't get crisp at all. They were really tasty though and my 1 year old twins loved them! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2017
should have made the chips a bit bigger wasn't aware they'd shrink so much in the oven but so easy and yummy. Read More
Advertisement
Rating: 4 stars
01/31/2019
Don t over cook. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/19/2016
way over cooked. reduce the time by 10-15 mins Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2016
This recipe is wonderful. My husband who doesn't like vegetables went back for thirds. Next time I'll keep the garlic in larger pieces and slice the squash smaller. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
01/13/2018
The worst recipe I've gotten from Allrecipes in 15 years! I was doing Butternut Squash for "Three Sisters Soup" which I love saw this and decided to try it. I used 1/2 of the neck of a big squash to get consistent fries about 1/2" square 4" long shook them in a bag of the ingredients and placed them on a mesh baking rack in my convection oven figuring both of these would help crispness. Cut time down to 30 min as some reviewers complained about overdone-ness. And I got mush Bad tasting mush most of them came apart when I turned them off of the rack. I wasn't expecting McDonald's fries but these were a huge disappointment almost inedible---and I like squash! How do you ruin squash??? Well you can depend on this recipe. Never again. Read More