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Butternut Squash Couscous Fritters

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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

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 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

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  • 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.

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is automatically calculated. It should only be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Kroll's Korner can’t make any guarantees to the accuracy of this information.

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Lisa Bymark

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


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?


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?

Kathy jordan

squash sizes vary hugely – how many pounds/cups are you using?

Jessica @ Nutritioulicious

These look great! Can’t wait to try them. Happy new year tawnie!

Lilly / Three Silver Spoons

These looks just delicious! Can’t wait to try them out 🙂 Hope had a great NYE.

Sonali- The Foodie Physician

Such a creative way to use butternut squash! These fritters look delicious, especially topped with some siggi’s. Happy New Year!