Cooking With Kids – Baked Butternut Squash French Fries

Baked Butternut Squash French Fries


Looking for a new way to get your kids to eat their vegetables? These baked “fries” are actually squash in disguise, but cut into handy strips like one of kid’s favorite foods.  They’re always a hit at our dinner table and are lots of fun to eat.  Here’s how to make them.


  • One large squash
  • Olive oil
  • Salt



  • Cut squash in half.
  • Scoop out seeds and peel with potato peeler.
  • Cut into french fry shapes and toss with olive oil and salt.
  • Spread fries on a baking sheet with a wire cookie rack insert.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes.
  • Enjoy!


  1. Did you get much resistance from the kids when you first tried this? I’d like to give this a try but I’m afraid my kids would refuse to even try a nibble just because it’s squash.

    • My sister is our food editor and provided this recipe. Her kids LOVE these! When she first introduced them (and didn’t tell them what they were) they thought they were sweet potato fries like what they were used to getting at school, but just a little less sweet.

  2. Looks good and easy to make

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