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Squash Finger Nuggets (gluten-free | vegan)

Make these Squash finger Nuggets for a perfect autumnal snack that can be dipped into your favourite sauce or served on side of your favourite dish. These Squash Finger Nuggets are vegan, gluten-free, easy-to-make, nut-free and require only 7 ingredients!

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WHEN IS SQUASH IN SEASON?

Although it is available all year-round, Squash is at its best from fall to the end of winter. Any variety of squash can be used for this recipe (butternut squash, spaghetti squash, buttercup squash, pumpkin…). When off-season, you can still make this recipe by using sweet or normal potato instead of squash!

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GLUTEN-FREE VEGAN FINGER NUGGETS

These Squash Finger Nuggets are not only deliciously crispy and tasty, but they are also naturally free from gluten and free from any animal product!

Visit this Beetroot Mushroom Stroganoff (vegan | one-pan) recipe or this Spicy Potato Chips (oil-free | easy) recipe for more gluten-free meal ideas. 

squash finger nuggets with ketchup and salad

SQUASH FINGER NUGGETS INGREDIENTS

To make these delicious Nuggets, all you need is:

-squash

-potato

-olive oil

-onion

cumin seeds

soy sauce

paprika powder

Read the ‘substitutions’ section at the end of the recipe description for more details on the ingredients.

HOW TO MAKE SQUASH FINGER NUGGETS?

You only need 5 easy steps and 45 minutes of your time to go through this recipe and enjoy one of the best meals you have ever had.

  • Cook the squash and potato in boiling water.
  • Cook onions and cumin seeds in olive oil.

onions and cumin seeds in large pan

  • Add the cooked squash and potato, mash with a masher and add spices.

mashed potato and squash with spices

  • Let cool completely and shape the Squash Finger Nuggets with your hands.
  • Cook in the oven for 25 minutes. 

HOW TO SERVE SQUASH FINGER NUGGETS?

I love to serve these Squash Nuggets with a mix of Sriracha sauce and ketchup, and with a side of melted vegan cheese.

squash finger nuggets with ketchup and cheese

 I also LOVE to have these Nuggets on side of rice and curry, such as this Easy Chickpea curry (in only 30 minutes!).

EASY SQUASH FINGER NUGGETS RECIPE

These Nuggets are so fun and easy-to-make since you just have to cook and mash the ingredients, and then roll them like sausages using your hands. By the way, your hands will get sticky when rolling the Nuggets into Fingers, but that’s what makes cooking so fun!

squash finger nuggets in baking tray

SQUASH FINGER NUGGETS CALORIES

167 calories for 5 Nuggets, which means only 33 calories for one Squash Nugget, yet lots of nutrients! (See nutrition facts at the end of the page for more information.) 

You can also choose to make these Squash Finger Nuggets even lower in calories by reducing the amount of oil used in this recipe. However, keep in mind it will slightly affect the final result. 

For an oil-free low-calorie savoury recipe, check out this Coconut Red Lentil Dhal (gluten-free | oil-free).

squash finger nuggets with sauces

SUBSTITUTIONS

You can substitute squash with any variety of squash (such as pumpkin or butternut squash) or with sweet potato. If you don’t like or have any of the above, you can simply substitute squash with normal potatoes!

You can use any type of vegetable oil for this recipe.

To make this recipe without onions, I recommend substituting with 2 cloves of garlic.

You can also substitute the 2 tablespoons of soy sauce with 1 tablespoon of salt.

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Squash Finger Nuggets (gluten-free | vegan)

Make these Squash finger Nuggets for a perfect autumnal snack that can be dipped into your favourite sauce or served on side of your favourite dish. These Squash Finger Nuggets are vegan, gluten-free, easy-to-make, nut-free and require only 7 ingredients!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Lunch, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American, European
Keyword: fingers, gluten-free, squash, vegan nuggets
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 167kcal
Author: TheDorkyFrench

Equipment

  • Masher (or fork)
  • Large cooking pan
  • Knife
  • wooden spoon
  • Baking tray

Ingredients

  • 300 g (raw weight) squash (about 1/2 small squash) peeled and cut in cubes
  • 200 g (raw weight) potato (about 1 potato) cut in cubes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or any vegetable oil
  • 1 onion peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsps soy sauce
  • 1 tsp paprika powder

Instructions

  • Watch the one minute recipe video to see all instruction steps.
  • In a saucepan, bring water to a boil and add the potato and squash. Simmer with closed lid for about 10 minutes, until potato and squash are soft.
    squash and potatoes in water and pan
  • Meanwhile, heat up a  large cooking pan with olive oil.
  • Add onion and cumin seeds and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until onions are brown, then remove pan from the heat*.
    onions and cumin seeds in large pan
  • Once squash and potato are cooked, rinse them with cold water and drain them.
  • Preheat the oven to 200.C (392.F)
  • Add potato and squash to the cooking pan with the cooked onions.
    potato onion and squash in pan
  • Mash everything with a masher**
    squash mashed
  • Add soy sauce and paprika and mix well with wooden spoon.
    mashed potato and squash with spices
  • Put baking sheet on a baking tray (optional).
  • Let cooking pan cool completely and use your hands to shape the finger nuggets into approximatively 15 sausages. Put shaped nuggets on the baking tray.
    squash finger nuggets in baking tray
  • Cook in the oven for 25 minutes, and enjoy with your favourite dipping***!

Video

Notes

*I recommend removing the pan from the heat as soon as you finish cooking the onion so it can start cooling down as you will have to use your hands.
**Or a fork if your pan if scratch-proof.
***I love to serve these Squash Nuggets with a mix of Sriracha sauce and ketchup, and with a side of melted vegan cheese.


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