Appetizers, Canapes & Sides,  Food,  Vegetarian

Baked Acorn Squash ‘Fries’

I bought this little acorn squash with the intention of making it into a mini pumpkin but Halloween is now long gone and it was still siting in my fridge.  One great thing about squash is that it lasts a LONG time before going bad.  So now I had an acorn squash and I had no idea what to do with it so I made it into ‘fries’.
First, I peeled and cut the squash and then spread it out on a baking sheet and sprinkled it with some olive oil, Parmesan cheese, paprika, cayenne, black pepper, and garlic powder.  It didn’t need salt because the cheese is salty enough as is.
Next, I gave everything a good toss until all the fries were nicely coated and then put them in the oven at 350°C and baked for about 30 minutes until the ‘fries’ were cooked through and lightly golden brown on the outside.  Since this was such a small amount though I used my toaster oven instead!

Baked Acorn Squash ‘Fries’

1 Acorn squash
1-2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
pinch of freshly grated black pepper
sprinkle of olive oil


  1. Preheat oven (or toaster oven) to 350°C. 
  1. Peel and cut the acorn squash into fries (alternatively you can cut the squash into rounds).
  2. Place on a tinfoil-lined baking sheet and sprinkle on the Parmesan, paprika, cayenne, black pepper, and olive oil.
  3. Toss everything to coat the fries evenly.
  4. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until cooked through and lightly golden brown on the outside.

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