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Butternut Squash Chips

A delicious and healthy snack: Butternut squash chips are a tasty, lower carb alternative to potato crisps/chips.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine British
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 portions
Calories 83kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 medium butternut squash preferably with a skinny neck
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
  • sea salt to taste
  • fresh rosemary or thyme sprig
  • optional: cayenne pepper/paprika

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 190 Celsius/375 Fahrenheit.
  • Remove the top of the butternut squash and cut the neck into thin slices. You can do this by hand or with a mandolin slicer. It is not necessary to remove the skins - with the skin on you get s slightly more rustic taste. For larger butternut squash, you might want to halve or even quarter your slices. You're the boss.
  • In a bowl, rub in the olive oil, making sure that all slices are coated.
  • Place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper or a silicone baking mat, making sure the slices do not overlap
  • Season with sea salt and scatter over the rosemary or thyme (or a bit of both). Sprinkle sparingly with cayenne pepper if you'd like a bit of heat. I also seasoned some with paprika, with tasted equally yummy.
  • Bake for ca 20-25 minutes until the crisps are hardened and browned. THis time will vary depending on how thin your slices are.
  • Enjoy on their own or with dips

Notes

I actually cut the rest of the squash into slices and baked them as well, after scooping the seeds out in the middle. My kids enjoyed them as "pumpkin wheels" - much more fun to eat than just as boring little squares.

Nutrition

Serving: 60g | Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.8g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 2mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1.1g