Celebrate the festival of lights with a nutrient-packed twist on the classic potato latke. This gluten-free variety, courtesy of Elana’s Pantry, is sure to be a hit with the entire family.

Butternut Squash Latkes, serves 6


  • 4 cups butternut squash, peeled and grated
  • 1 small onion, peeled and grated
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • grapeseed oil or olive oil, for frying


  1. In a large bowl make latke batter by mixing together squash, onion and eggs
  2. Use your hands to form batter into 3 inch patties
  3. In a large skillet, heat oil
  4. Fry patties on each side over medium heat until golden brown and crispy
  5. Remove latkes from pan and place on a paper towel lined plate to drain excess oil
  6. Repeat Steps 2-4 until batter is used up
  7. Serve with applesauce, sour cream or yogurt

Published by Dana Leigh Smith

Dana Leigh Smith has written for several wellness publications, including "Women's Health," "Men's Health," LIVESTRONG.com and Health.com. She loves Brussels sprouts, Starbucks and French Bulldogs.