Ranch-tastic Butternut Fries with BaconFrom lizzconn 7 years ago
- Ranch-tastic Butternut Fries with bacon shopping list
- PER SERVING (1/2 of recipe): 235 calories, 5.5g fat, 880mg sodium, 39g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 10g sugars, 8.5g protein -- POINTS® value 4* shopping list
- The salty taste of bacon, the natural sweetness of squash, the cool-yet-zesty taste of ranch -- yup, this recipe has it ALL! shopping list
- Recipe from hungrygirl.com - LOVE HER! She does makeover meals to make them healthier to eat! shopping list
- 1/3 cup fat-free sour cream shopping list
- 1/2 tbsp. dry ranch dressing/dip mix shopping list
- 1 butternut squash (about 2 pounds -- large enough to yield 20 oz. once peeled & sliced) shopping list
- 1/8 tsp. coarse salt shopping list
- 4 slices turkey bacon shopping list
- Optional topping: chopped scallions shopping list
How to make it
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- In a small bowl, combine sour cream with ranch mix and stir thoroughly. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Slice ends off squash, and then cut it in half widthwise. Peel squash carefully with a vegetable peeler or knife. Cut the round bottom piece in half lengthwise and remove seeds.
- Using a crinkle cutter or knife, carefully cut squash into spears/French-fry shapes. (For exact nutritionals, weigh spears and use 20 oz.) Pat firmly with paper towels to absorb excess moisture. Sprinkle evenly with salt.
- Lay spears on a layer of paper towels, and let stand for at least 5 minutes, to allow salt to draw out excess moisture. Pat with paper towels.
- Spray a broiler pan, a baking rack placed over a baking sheet, or a baking sheet with nonstick spray, and lay spears flat on it. (Use two pieces of bakeware, if needed.)
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Carefully flip fries, and bake for about 20 minutes longer, until tender on the inside and crispy on the outside.
- Meanwhile, bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat on the stove. Cook bacon until crispy, and set aside to cool. Then cut each slice in half widthwise, and cut each half into very thin strips lengthwise.
- Mix bacon strips with fries and drizzle or serve with ranch mixture. If you like, sprinkle with scallions, as well. Eat up!
The Cooklizzconn Naas Co Kildare, IE
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