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Butternut Squash Couscous Fritters

Appetizers & Snacks  |  Published on Dec 29, 2015  |  Last modified on Jun 29, 2019

Cheers to my last and final recipe post of 2015! I have had a butternut squash on my counter that I have been needing to use up and just have not gotten around to it until this evening. Winter squash are low in calories, with just 80 calories in a cup of cooked butternut squash! So these fritters make for a nutrient packed low calories snack or side dish. They are an excellent source of carotenoids and vitamin C, as well as fiber – with 6.6 grams of fiber in one cup of cooked butternut squash – and also a good source of potassium. Foods high in vitamin A may help protect against certain cancers, and vitamin A is essential to maintaining eye health and supports immune function. 

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Butternut Squash Couscous Fritters

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 1 butternut squash cooked + mashed (about 3 pounds)
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked couscous
  • 2/3 cup AP flour
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. red pepper chili flakes
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Vegetable oil


  • In a large bowl, mix the couscous, butternut squash, flour, eggs and spices together.
  • Take a small portion in your hands to make round disks.
  • Heat about 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil in a non stick pan and swirl the oil all over. Place the patties in a single layer.
  • Keep the heat on medium and let it develop a golden color on one side before flipping, then repeat on the other side.
  • Sprinkle siggi's plain yogurt and parsley on top and enjoy.
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  1. My daughter is a vegetarian and when she is home from college I like to have new and different foods for her to snack on…and this fits the bill!! I made them..and froze them for Christmas break. I did a taste test and she will love them!! Hope freezing them works as I have frozen other vegetable based fritters and they were as good as the day I made them…Thanks for the recipe…Happy Holidays

  2. My hubby works out of town (with a 8hr layover at the airport). I’m looking for healthy, mess free food that can sit frozen in a cooler in luggage with couple ice packs for the 16 hr til he can put it in his work deepfreeze/fridge. Have you frozen these? When unfrozen, do they turn to mush? Do you have other suggestions from your site of healthy protein foods?

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