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Although I try to keep it a secret, I LOVE fried food. Going gluten free has helped to squelch this addiction, because a lot of fried food has wheat flour or other forms of gluten in it. That’s why I like dishes like this. They become juuust close enough to being fried that I can’t get enough of them, but they are also pretty guilt free. Butternut squash is pretty good for you and as you can see from the recipe list, there aren’t too many other ingredients! The spices add a nice twist with the sweet-ish squash; the end flavor is a perfect mix of sweet and savory!

Spicy Butternut Squash ‘Meat’balls


2 cups cooked butternut squash
2 eggs
2 tbsp cooking oil (your preference)
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup millet flour


Mash together the cooked butternut squash in a medium mixing bowl until it’s smooth. In a separate small mixing bowl, whip up the eggs for about a minute, then add into the mashed butternut squash. Add the lemon juice, coriander and turmeric powder, cumin seeds, and sea salt. The millet flour should be added slowly to achieve the texture you want. I added it one tablespoon at a time and ended up using approximately 1/4 cup total. At this amount, the flavor wasn’t overpowering – you could barely taste it. Also, I think it you add too much more than that, the texture would be too dry.

Add the oil to the pan and drop the batter in. I used a tablespoon measure to scoop out the batter (they were heaping though, so more in quantity than a tablespoon). Any size would do though. I think next time I will spread them out a little thinner and wider to make ‘burgers’!

Hope you enjoy :)


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8 Responses to Spicy Butternut Squash ‘Meat’balls

  1. Ricki says:

    These sound great–I’m keen on patties of all kinds and sure would love some with squash. I wonder how they’d work with flax eggs?

  2. Maggie says:

    Yum! These look and sound delish. I am a lover of fried foods too Aubree :)

  3. What a great idea! the flavours sound great.

  4. These sound really good! I love butternut squash, but I am tired of always roasting it.

  5. Liz says:

    I saw your post featured on Midnight Maniac’s Meatless Monday, and just had to tell you that these look fantastic. Thanks for sharing!

  6. yum – these look like such a yummy alternative to meatballs or any other kind of fritter. Bet they’re yummy with some GF greek yoghurt!

  7. christy says:

    hmm…i thought i already commented on these..but i guess i didn’t. i love, love, love this recipe. i can see myself using them as “meatballs”in sauce,dipping in chutney, popping them in a wrap like falafel..oh so many ways. thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club!

  8. […] crunchy and creamy with a variety of textures and flavors. To round out my lunch, I added leftover Butternut Squash “Meatball” Patties. I liked the spice in these. I also had marinated tomato and basil, plum with Greek yogurt and […]

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