5-Ingredient Butternut Squash Fritters

4.18 from 70 votes

It's impossible to eat just one!

Butternut squash is the ultimate cozy fall side dish. Aromatic and flavorful, this squash is versatile and can be prepared any number of ways. One of our favorite ways is in the form of a fritter. Our recipe for 5-Ingredient Butternut Squash Fritters is quick and easy. Shredded butternut squash is seasoned simply with sage, then formed into a fritter and pan-fried to crunchy goodness.

These butternut squash fritters are also a great way to sneak veggies onto the plates of your picky eaters! Make sure to prepare a big stack of them though, because it’s impossible to eat just one!

4.18 from 70 votes

5-Ingredient Butternut Squash Fritters

Even the picky vegetable eaters will enjoy these tasty fritters with gusto.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield 10 people
Serving Size
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 5 cups butternut squash shredded
  • 2 eggs large
  • 1 tablespoon sage fresh, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt more or less to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2/3 cup flour we used white whole-wheat
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine shredded butternut squash, eggs, minced sage, salt, and pepper. Fold in flour and add more if needed in order to hold fritters together.
  • Add olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat, and heat until the oil sizzles when a drop of water is added. Drop 1/4 cup of the mixture at a time, making sure to keep the fritters at least 1-inch apart.
  • Cook about 2 minutes on each side, or until they are cooked through and golden brown.
  • When cooked, transfer them to a paper towel to absorb the excess oil. Repeat the procedure with the remaining mixture.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 250mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 3
Keywords dairy-free, Kid-Friendly, Low-Carb, Quick and Easy

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Adapted from Pinch of Yum.

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    1. Annette, We haven’t tried using an air fryer for this recipe. Please let us know if you do and the results.

  1. These were great, kids ate one each (with ketchup), husband ate a dozen. I added onion as I haded some extra to use up, and they had to cook waaaay longer than 2 min per side. Was more like 10-15 per side on medium.4 stars

  2. They’re very good. But I bake mine, never fry. A light brushing on both sides of olive oil, 400 oven, 15 minutes per side (varies with ovens).4 stars

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