Winter Squash with Browned Butter and Sage

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Holiday meals are often complicated with tremendous pressure on the cook in terms of both talent and time. This recipe has been a favorite of mine for many years. Not only is it seasonal, but everything about it says autumn, home, and comfort—the perfect blend for a great holiday side dish!

Winter Squash with Browned Butter and Sage
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1450 calories
176 g
228 g
86 g
23 g
53 g
2148 g
292 g
51 g
3 g
26 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
2148g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1450
Calories from Fat 752
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 86g
132%
Saturated Fat 53g
265%
Trans Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 22g
Cholesterol 228mg
76%
Sodium 292mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates 176g
59%
Dietary Fiber 28g
113%
Sugars 51g
Protein 23g
Vitamin A
552%
Vitamin C
436%
Calcium
68%
Iron
61%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. • Approximately 4 pounds of organic winter squash (You can use several varieties or stick with one.)
  2. • ½ Cup orange juice
  3. • ½ Cup half and half cream
  4. • ½ Teaspoon fresh sage, finely chopped
  5. • 2 Tablespoons butter
  6. • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  7. • 4 Tablespoons butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Lightly butter the bottom of a rimmed baking sheet.
  2. Cut each squash in half and place (cut side down) on a lightly buttered baking sheet. Bake for around 45 minutes or until easily pierced with a fork.
  3. Cool slightly, then remove and discard the seeds.
  4. Scoop out the flesh from the rind into a casserole baking dish.
  5. Add orange juice, half and half, fresh sage, and 2 Tablespoons butter.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
  7. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes to heat thoroughly.
  8. In a small pan, heat 4 Tablespoons of butter over medium-high heat and drizzle over hot squash.
  9. Pop it back into the oven on low broil for a few minutes, to crisp it up, adding a few patches of deeper color for even more eye appeal.
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calories
1450
fat
86g
protein
23g
carbs
176g
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about the author…Carole Davenport is a Montana travel writer-photographer and content specialist on her blog https://divineviewtraveler.wordpress.com. She is co-authoring a soon-to-be-released cookbook #bitterrootfresh with her two daughters, filled with their original recipes and photographs.

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s November 2018 issue.
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