Sweet & Spicy Pumpkin Fries

by inspiredrd on October 21, 2011

Welcome to this month’s Recipe ReDux Roundup where the theme is “Fresh from the Pumpkin Patch”.  I can’t wait to check out all of the pumpkin recipes we’ve gathered up.  They all sound so good!


I decided to use fresh pumpkin for my recipe, and the inspiration came from Kate at Gluten Free Gobsmacked.  She made pumpkin fries last week, and I thought it sounded like a perfect idea!  Because I love making sweet & spicy seeds in the fall, I thought the same combo could go right onto the pumpkin itself.  The result was a very spicy and slightly sweet side dish that Jeff and I both enjoyed.  I saved a few of the fries for the kids and only coated them with maple syrup.  They gobbled them up!



Sweet & Spicy Pumpkin Fries
Recipe type: Side
  • 1 pie pumpkin, peeled, seeded and cut into ½ inch fries
  • 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. Sriracha (less if you don’t want as much spice)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray large baking sheet with oil. Toss pumpkin fries, maple syrup and Sriracha in a large bowl. Arrange in single layer on baking sheet. Roast for 35 minutes, flipping fries halfway through. Enjoy with a glass of water close by.
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Don’t forget to check out the other pumpkin recipes below!


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  • Pumpkin-Bacon Ravioli
  • Sweet & Spicy Pumpkin Fries
  • Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
  • Pumpkin Chili Chicken Pizza
  • Vegan Pumpkin Soup
  • baked pumpkin oatmeal
  • Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins
  • Pumpkin Ravioli in a Walnut-Sage Cider Sauce
  • Pumpkin Goulash
  • (Vegan) Cocoa Pumpkin (Whiskey) Mousse
  • baked mini pumpkins
  • Recipe Redux Chermoula Chickpea & Pumpkin Sliders
  • Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
  • Kaddo Bourani – Candied Pumpkin with Yogurt and Meat Sauce
  • Pumpkin Apple Soup
  • Pumpkin Cream Pie Filling & Pudding
  • Recipe Redux: Pumpkin Pancakes
  • Pumpkin yogurt dip for waffle sticks
  • Pumpkin Stuffing
  • Whole Pumpkin Cheddar Gratin
  • Pumpkin Mash
  • Baked Stuffed Pumpkin & Pumpkin Orange Muffins
  • Pumpkin, Squash and Apple Soup
  • Pumpkin Yogurt Dip
  • Fall Harvest Chili
  • Pumpkin-Potato Breakfast Hash
  • Salt and Vinegar Pumpkin Seeds
  • Pumpkin Rosemary & Mushroom Quinoa
  • Ham and Cheese Stuffed Pumpkin
  • Pumpkin Pesto Bruschetta
  • Ghoulishly Good Stuffed Sugar Pumpkin
  • Pumpkin Cranberry Scones
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spacer Regan @ The Professional Palate October 21, 2011 at 4:26 am

These are too die for appetizing. So simple, but I bet so good. I can’t wait to try.

And lovely images…hope I see one on Healthy Aperture spacer


spacer Karman October 21, 2011 at 5:31 am

Sounds delicious! Glad I just bought a bottle of sriracha so I can try these out!


spacer Danielle Omar October 21, 2011 at 6:30 am

So interesting….definitely a dinner party treat. Will bring to my next Supper Club for sure.


spacer Angel October 21, 2011 at 8:24 am

You know I love all things pumpkin! Can’t wait to try these and a couple of the other recipes you suggested. Thanks, Alysa!


spacer Chris October 21, 2011 at 8:46 am

Looks great! You did a great job on the photo.


spacer Deanna Segrave-Daly October 21, 2011 at 8:58 am

Yum factor is a 10 here! I’ve done sweet potato fries but never pumpkin. Love how simple this is yet will encourage others to try out fresh pumpkin – awesome (and easy) recipe!


spacer Kristen @ Swanky Dietitian October 21, 2011 at 9:01 am

I love the look of these fries! Yum!
And the simple ingredient list is even better!!


spacer Jeff Bajenaru October 21, 2011 at 9:13 am

These were SOOOOO good! Definite keeper!


spacer GRAINCRAZY October 21, 2011 at 9:39 am

These look wonderful. I love sweet potato fries. What a great idea to use pumpkin Thanks! spacer


spacer Jessica @ Nutritioulicious October 21, 2011 at 11:24 am

Yum! I make sweet potato fries all the time, but never thought to use pumpkin. Great idea!


spacer Jesse @ Happy Go Lucky Vegan October 21, 2011 at 11:47 am

What a great way to use pumpkins! We’re going to the pumpkin patch this weekend – and I’ll have to reserve one for extra special recipes like these!


spacer Alexandra October 21, 2011 at 2:06 pm

LOVE sriracha! These look awesome!


spacer EA-The Spicy RD October 21, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Fun idea! I love siracha and maple syrup so this must be super tasty spacer Have a wonderful weekend!


spacer eatingRD October 21, 2011 at 4:55 pm

mmm I love sweet tater fries so I know I would like these. I especially like sweet and spicy combos. Yum!


spacer Emma Stirling (@EmmaStirling) October 22, 2011 at 12:48 am

I had the exact same idea but was worried they would not keep together as pumpkin flseh tends to go mushy when baked or roasted. Were they ok to pick up like fries? Do yu think you could leave the skin on in sections?


spacer inspiredrd October 22, 2011 at 8:43 am

They weren’t too mushy to pick up. Kind of similar to sweet potato fries.


spacer Darcie-such the spot October 24, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Sounds delicious. I never would have thought of pumpkin fries. So tell me, how hard is it to cut a pumpkin for serving?


spacer inspiredrd October 24, 2011 at 12:23 pm

The hardest part is the peeling. I did it with a paring knife. Other than that, not too bad!


spacer Melanie October 24, 2011 at 2:33 pm

my husband and I LOVE Sriracha sauce and I think that would make this recipe a definite winner. What a great use of pumpkin! How do you think it would work for other types of squash?


spacer Tiffany October 24, 2011 at 8:36 pm

Mmmmm….these look SO SO good spacer Pumpkin + Fries = Amazing!


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