South African Butternut Rings (Vegan, Gluten Free)

READY IN: 1hr 7mins
Recipe by Vegetarian Hostess

Butternut Squash is a type of orange fleshed winter squash that has a sweet and nutty taste. In South Africa it is commonly cooked with cinnamon and nutmeg. I have to thank my sister in law Janine Solarsh from Johannesburg for sharing this with me enabling me to bring this across continents.

Top Review by Erin T.

We loved this!! I made it for my bookclub last night and everyone loved this! I skinned the squash and I used butter in place of vegetable oil. I also baked it in a glass baking dish. Very good and will make it again!!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 large butternut squash, sliced into rings and unpeeled (long thin ones)
  • 13 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to Roast at 425°F.
  2. Mix ingredients together in a mixing bowl coating butternut well with oil and spices.
  3. Place single layer on baking sheet. Roast until golden and crispy (your nostrils will know) for 40-50 minutes. Turn over half way through roasting.

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