These fries? Oh, they are fantastic! They are tasty, a little sweet, and healthy! We haven't eaten at a fast food restaurant in over a year... It is one of our goals to stay away from fast foods. Therefore, we haven't had french fries in a very long time. Do I miss them? Yes, sometimes. But I've been trying to find a way to enjoy healthier fries, such as this one. Yes, they do taste different... totally different. But butternut squash is so healthy for you and I do love the taste of it. It is a little similar to sweet potatoes or yams and all these are my favorite! A little sprinkle of Parmesan cheese is also a perfect addition to these delicious oven baked fries.
Butternut Squash Cheese FriesAdapted slightly changed from "Cook Yourself Thin Faster Cookbook"
1 large butternut squash, peeled and seeded
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and line a sheet with aluminum foil.
Cut butternut squash into 1/4-inch strips, like french fries.
Coat the squash with the olive oil and spread evenly on the pan. Season with paprika, salt and pepper.
Bake for 30 minutes, turning the fries midway through, until the fries are golden and roasted.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and return to the oven for 2 more minutes, or until the cheese is melted.