Butternut Squash Dressed with Sage Butter

There is nothing more delicious to me than butternut squash. It is easily one of my absolute favorite foods and I really enjoy cooking with it and more importantly eating it. Normally I make a nice butternut squash risotto but for the sake of trying something new I roasted my squash and then drizzled it with sage-butter. It came out VERY VERY delicious!

What you will need:
Butternut Squash – cut in half length-wise and seeded
Olive Oil
1 ½ tbsp Sage
6 tbsp Butter (unsalted)

Pre-heat your oven to 400 F. After cutting your squash in half lengthwise brush the cut-side with a bit of olive oil. Line a baking-sheet with foil and put a little bit of oil where the squash will be laying to help moisten the squash and ensure it doesn’t stick. You don’t want to put too much oil because as that heats it will ‘jump’ in the oven (which means you will definitely have to clean it sooner than later).

Put the squash in the oven and bake for about 40 – 50 minutes. I use a long skewer and stick that in the squash to test that it is done. Similar to cookies, when the skewer comes out of the squash clean it is nice and ready. I will say, I prefer my squash slightly more firm, still nice and soft but with a bit of a firmness. You can feel the firmness of your squash as you put the skewer in to test it – a little give and you have some firmness, etc.

When the squash is almost ready head up your butter in a small pan, and as the butter hits a boil lower the heat and add some sage. Reduce it to a nice simmer. Once you pull the squash from the oven drizzle this over the squash (both sides), but be sure to save some of the sage-butter sauce in the pot. After you move your squash to a dish you may want to cut it up at this point. In our picture below we left them whole because, frankly, we were lazy. TO serve it in a nicer fashion I would suggest cutting up your squash and then drizzling some extra sage-butter over the top on the serving platter. Enjoy!


2 responses to this post.

  1. Isn’t it amazing how something so simple could be so good tasting.


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