Spicy Pumpkin Fries Recipe

Spicy Pumpkin Fries Recipe
Staff Writer
Spicy Pumpkin Fries Recipe


I've always been a fan of sweet potato fries covered in spicy seasonings. This is a new favorite — much healthier than fries, as they are not truly "fried" but are baked instead.


  • 2 pounds pumpkin, peeled and cut into fry-shaped pieces about 2-3 inches long and ¼-½-inch thick*
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • Sprinkling of fresh black pepper


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Toss the pumpkin pieces with the remaining ingredients and arrange in 1 layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake for 30 minutes or until soft enough that a toothpick easily goes through.

Pumpkin Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Pumpkin Cooking Tip

Vegetable should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.