Butternut Squash Latkes

Butternut  Squash Latkes are a twist  on the usual potato  latke, combining  winter squash with spices and savory  flavorings.
Butternut Squash Latkes

Butternut  Squash Latkes

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Butternut Squash Latkes is  my recipe of the day with the  blogging group Sunday Funday. We  get together weekly to post on a variety  of topics. This week Wendy is hosting and asked us  to  share  favorite Winter Squash  recipes.

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Butternut Squash Latkes

I just  happened to have a butternut squash hanging out in  my   kitchen. And feeling nostalgic for some  latkes I tried a few years back with potato,  went full throttle with a butternut squash edition.

They work out even better than I expected. I added a few spices to give them some oomph and finished with  a dab of sour cream. But truth be told, I  actually prefer them  without. You can have  them either way you  prefer.

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Butternut  Squash Latkes

Butternut Squash Latkes

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 94 kcal



  • 12 ounces peeled butternut squash (and shredded)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon dried chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour


  • Cooking oil
  • Sour cream


  • Toss together ingredients for latkes in a mixing bowl.
  • Make a thin layer of oil in a large skillet and heat the pan.
  • Press 1/3 cup sweet potato mixture into a measuring cup then invert into a pile on the heated skillet.
  • Press mixture down to flatten.
  • When it browns underneath, turn the latkes to brown the other side.
  • Serve topped with a little sour cream, if desired.
  • Makes 8 latkes, 2 per person.


From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com


Calories: 94kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 5gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 265mgPotassium: 330mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 9184IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 124mgIron: 1mg
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4 responses

  1. Every year my son-in-law made potato latkes for Christmas Eve so we’ve already started discussing the menu without him, which makes us immeasurably sad. Perhaps I’ll propose your butternut squash version. They are so pretty and bright, they might help cheer us up.

    • I could only aspire that mine would measure up to his. I am so very sorry for your loss. It will be unbearable for your family. My thoughts will be with you and yours.

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