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Sweet & Salty Baked Pumpkin Fries

pumpkin fries spilling out of cone

Golden, crispy, sweet, salty and delicious, baked pumpkin fries! In the spirit of pumpkin everything, I just have to add french fries to the list of goodies! These are very simple to make. An absolutely perfect appetizer or side dish. The natural sweetness from the pumpkin combined with savoury seasonings give these baked pumpkin fries a TON of flavour. I used a pie pumpkin to maximize the natural sweetness. This coupled with the savoury seasonings makes a perfectly scrumptious combo!

The only somewhat hard part is cutting your pumpkin, which I won’t deny, takes a small amount of effort. But once the prep is done, these fries come together super quickly! To speed up prep time and make it easier on yourself, cut your pumpkin in half first. Peeling the pumpkin after cutting in half just makes it so much easier to work with. Once you’ve cut your pumpkin into fries, make sure to spread them on your baking tray in a single layer for maximum crispiness and even cooking.

pumpkin fries prepped on baking tray

These are so good, just try them, NOW! šŸ™‚

My husband was happy to come home to this special treat. He loves all things pumpkin. Who doesn’t? Am I right??

When broiling your pumpkin fries, you want to crisp up the edges without burning them. So watch carefully and decrease broiling time if needed.

baked pumpkin fries in baking tray

Serve with ketchup, or enjoy as is. These baked pumpkin fries are loaded with flavour!

baked pumpkin fries served with ketchup

Pumpkin Fries in cone with ketchup

My husband enjoys these with both ketchup and our homemade jarred peppers for extra kick!

pumpkin fries with hot peppers

Next time, I may try a sweet and spicy version. Hmm…or maybe some smoked paprika. I think I’ll be making these again very soon!

For more savoury pumpkin ideas, try my pumpkin sauce spaghetti, or pumpkin black bean burgers.

Not a fan of pumpkin? Try these sweet potato fries or sweet & spicy plantain chips instead!

Pumpkin Fries in cone with ketchup

Sweet & Salty Baked Pumpkin Fries

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
These sweet and salty baked pumpkin fries are crispy, delicious, and oh so satisfying. Broiled to add the crunch you're looking for.
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Ingredients

  • 1 small pumpkin I used a pie pumpkin
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp oregano

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F convection bake and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Peel your pumpkin, cut in half and scoop out all the seeds. (I cut my pumpkin in half before peeling to make it easier to work with.)
  • Next, slice your pumpkin into french fries, approx 1/4 inch in thickness.
  • Spread your pumpkin fries into a single layer over your prepared baking sheet. Then drizzle with the olive oil, and sprinkle the salt and oregano over top.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, then switch your oven to broil and place the tray directly under the broiler for 5 minutes. Flip your fries and broil for 5 more minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Watch your pumpkin fries carefully when broiling to ensure they do not burn, and if they are browning too quickly, reduce broiling time.
Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 770mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 385.9% | Vitamin C: 24.7% | Calcium: 4.8% | Iron: 10.2%
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*Nutritional information is an estimate, calculated using online tools.

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