Roasted Butternut Squash with Sage Brown Butter


This roasted butternut squash is a simple and tasty way to enjoy this winter squash. The sage brown butter adds a delicious depth of flavour to the dish, and the squash itself is roasted to perfection. This dish is perfect as a side or as a main, and can be enjoyed with a variety of other foods. Read on for the full recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into cubes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) butter
  • 1 tablespoon chopped sage

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C (400 F).
  2. Toss the butternut squash cubes with the olive oil and salt and pepper. Spread them out on a baking sheet and roast for 25-30 minutes, until they are tender and lightly browned.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small pan over medium heat. Once melted, add the sage and cook for a minute or two, until the sage is fragrant. Remove from the heat.
  4. Once the squash is roasted, toss it with the sage brown butter. Serve immediately.

Potential changes & improvements

There are a few potential changes and improvements that can be made to this dish. Firstly, if you want a bit more of a sage flavour, you could increase the amount of sage in the brown butter. Alternatively, you could add other herbs, such as thyme or rosemary. Secondly, you could add some Parmesan cheese to the dish for an extra bit of flavour. Finally, if you want a bit of a crunch, you could add some toasted nuts, such as almonds or pecans.

What other food it works well with

This roasted butternut squash goes well with a variety of other foods. It is delicious as a side dish with roasted chicken or fish. It also goes well with grains, such as quinoa or rice. And it makes a great addition to a winter salad.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake when making this dish is to not roast the squash long enough. Be sure to roast the squash until it is tender and lightly browned. Another mistake is to not chop the sage finely enough. If the sage is not chopped finely enough, it will be tough and chewy in the finished dish.

Nutritional Information

This dish is high in vitamins A and C, and is a good source of fibre. It is also low in calories and fat. However, it does contain some saturated fat from the butter, so it should be enjoyed in moderation.

Allergens

This dish contains the following allergens:

  • Butter

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