These Jamaican Jerk Butternut Squash Fries are my favorite fries during the colder months. If you are like me, I love regular potato fries but potato fries don’t love my waistline. I’m in love with making fries in the oven, like Tofu Fries, Turnip Fries, Yellow Yam Fries.

Jamaican Jerk Butternut Squash Fries

I eat them mostly baked in the oven but for my birthday I visited one of my favorite Jamaican restaurants in town. We ordered  Jamaican Jerk fries for our table and it tasted so good, it was gone in minutes. I said to myself that I had to recreate the recipe when I get home.

Here are some of my favorite oven fries:

  1. Baked Jicama Fries 
  2. Baked Zucchini Fries
  3. Oven-Baked Fries
  4. Chili Fries

Jamaican Jerk seasoning is one of my favorite flavors from growing up in Jamaica so it was no challenge to me. My concern was more to recreate it with a healthier spin.

Jamaican Jerk Butternut Fries

I decided to use butternut squash instead of regular potatoes,  I also decided to bake them instead of deep-frying. The taste was out of this world!

It was slightly crisp on the outside and melt in your mouth soft on the inside. The Jamaican Jerk seasoning was not too hot but just the right hint of spiciness, but you can leave out the heat completely and the taste will be just as phenomenal.

Check out the video on How To Peel And Chop Butternut Squash

Jamaican Jerk Butternut Squash Fries Ingredients

  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Allspice
  • Thyme
  • Parsley
  • Paprika
  • Salt
  • Sweetener

How To Make Butternut Squash French Fries?

  1. Peel the butternut squash and cut into even strips, toss with oil, and place in a large bowl.
  2. Combine seasonings in a small bowl. 
  3. Toss seasonings with fries evenly to coat.
  4. Place fries on the baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 30 minutes, turning after 15 minutes or until crispy!

How To Make Butternut Squash Fries Crispy?

For crispy fries, make sure to spread fries in a single layer on your baking sheet. Also, turn fries halfway during baking, and if at the end of the 30 minutes, your fries are not crispy to your liking bake about 5 more minutes or until edges are brown and crispy.

Other Butternut Squash Recipes To Prepare

  1. Roasted Butternut Squash With Pecans And Cranberries
  2. Gluten-Free Vegan Butternut Squash Muffins
  3. Autumn Squash Soup
  4. Butternut Squash Coconut Curry
  5. Black Bean Butternut Squash Stew
  6. Roasted Butternut Squash
  7. Roasted Radicchio And Butternut Squash Salad

Jamaican Jerk Butternut Fries

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Nutrition

(Per 100g)
  • Energy: 95 kcal / 397 kJ
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Carbs: 17 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 10 min
  • Cooking: 30 min
  • Ready in: 50 min
  • For:
  • 4 people

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly spray or brush a baking sheet with oil and set aside.
  2. Peel the butternut squash and cut into even strips, toss with oil, and place in a large bowl
  3. In a separate smaller mix all the seasonings.
  4. Toss seasonings with fries evenly to coat.
  5. Place fries on the baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 30 minutes, turning after 15 minutes or until crispy!
  6. Deliciously served with ketchup or on its own.

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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.