Spicy Butternut Squash Fries with Avocado Dip

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Serves 4

These spicy butternut squash fries are probably the most delicious preparation of butternut squash that I’ve ever eaten.  Nice and crispy on the outside and the spicy seasoning makes it so my kids can’t devour them fast enough!  They’re super easy-to-prepare and make the perfect side for any dinner!


  • 1 large or 2 medium butternut squash
  • 1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil or coconut oil
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • Sea salt and freshly group pepper to taste

Ingredients for mashed avocado:

  • 1-2 avocados, mashed
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Sea salt
  • 1-2 tsp. red pepper flakes


  • Preheat oven to 375 convection or 400 degrees. 
  • With a chef knife, cut both ends of the squash.  Then slice vertically into two halves.  Scoop out the seeds and set aside to make a yummy snack .  (Try my recipe for roasted squash seeds)
  • Slice the squash into horizontal pieces to resemble French fries.
  • Throw squash into a bowl; add the oil and the spices.  Toss to coat all pieces evenly.
  • Place squash on a baking sheet and bake for about 30-40 minutes, flipping them halfway for even roasting on both sides.
  • For extra crispy fries you can finish them off on broil for 2-3 minutes.
  • Enjoy with mashed avocado mixed with lemon, sea salt and red pepper flakes.
  • Enjoy!