These 'fries' made with Chinese five-spice powder are sweet and spicy, and they're a fiber-full, lower-carb alternative to French fries. Made in the air fryer, they're less messy and can cook up while the rest of your meal is in the making.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Place cut squash in a large bowl. Add oil, five-spice powder, garlic, salt, and black pepper and toss to coat.

  • Cook butternut squash fries in the preheated air fryer, shaking every 5 minutes, until crisp, 15 to 20 minutes total. Remove fries and season with additional sea salt.

Nutrition Facts

150 calories; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 28.5g; fat 4.9g; sodium 596.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2019
My husband and I loved this recipe! Great flavor & texture! Great way to get more veggies in your diet! Will definitely make this again! Read More
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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2020
These are delicious! We loved the flavors from the spices which really made the fries have a wow factor. Definitely my favorite air fryer butternut squash recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2019
My husband and I loved this recipe! Great flavor & texture! Great way to get more veggies in your diet! Will definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/08/2020
These are delicious. I only subtract a star because my air fryer burned them within 5 minutes. I tried again at a lower temp and same thing. My third try I used grape seed oil, cooked at 350 for 10 minutes, and seasoned them after they cooked. This time they turned out perfect, delicious, and as beautiful as the ones in the pictures. If you have a cheap air fryer like me, you might need to tweak the recipe a bit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2020
These turned out great! They don't crisp up like regular fries, but they're tasty nonetheless. I was making some pork chops with Chinese five spice and was looking for something to go with it. I had a couple of huge butternut squashes in my fridge and this was a perfect way to use them up. I will say, butternut squash is REALLY hard to cut up. I have to use my cleaver and meat mallet and it took me a long time to cut these into fries. My first batch was thin, my second batch was a thicker cut. We definitely liked the thicker cut better. The spice is the key! Read More
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