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kalabasa and corned beef nuggets recipe
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Homemade Kalabasa and Corned Beef Nuggets

How to make homemade nuggets using Butternut squash and corned beef.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Keyword: chicken nuggets, homemade nuggets, vegetable nuggets
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 491kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 12 ounces corned beef
  • 2 cups kalabasa
  • 1 piece egg
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs for the mixture
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs for coating
  • 2 1/2 cups cooking oil


  • Grate the kalabasa or butternut squash using a cheese grater. You can also use a food processor.
  • Combine grated kalabasa nd corned beef in a bowl. Mix the ingredients together.
  • Add garlic powder, pepper, salt, egg, and breadcrumbs. Continue to mix until all ingredients are well blended. Note: If the texture of the mixture is still sticky, you can add more breadcrumbs.
  • Heat oil in a cooking pot.
  • Scoop around 2 tablespoons of mixture and mold it into nuggets. Dredge in breadcrumbs.
  • Fry one side until golden brown. Turn over and continue to fry the opposite side until the same color is achieved. Remove from the cooking pot and let excess oil drip.
  • Tranfer to a serving plate. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.


Calories: 491kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 1931mg | Potassium: 559mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 852IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 4mg