Butternut Squash Couscous Fritters
Appetizers & Snacks | Published Dec 29, 2015 | Updated Jun 29, 2019 | By Tawnie
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
- 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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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
Wonderful! I hope she loves them. Thank you!! Happy Holidays <3
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?
Hi Kim – I have never frozen them before actually – I am sorry! This salmon recipe is a great option: https://krollskorner.com/recipes/sheet-pan-pesto-salmon/
Thank you for replying so quickly, and thank you for the salmon alternative Tawnie.
You have a nutrition fact, but not what a serving size is. One cake? Two?
So sorry! 2!!
squash sizes vary hugely – how many pounds/cups are you using?
You’re right – they do. 3 pounds.
These look great! Can’t wait to try them. Happy new year tawnie!
These looks just delicious! Can’t wait to try them out 🙂 Hope had a great NYE.
Such a creative way to use butternut squash! These fritters look delicious, especially topped with some siggi’s. Happy New Year!
Thank you!! Happy New Year 🙂