One of my kids favorite things to eat, believe it or not, (at least 2 of them) is brown butter and sage pasta with parmesan. I don’t blame them. If you have never tried this simple dish, try it, trust me, it’s delicious. I grown sage every year, primarily for that reason, but I also grow it to be used in brining chicken and turkey. Lord help us it’s almost Thanksgiving!
With our farmer’s market winding down, I decided to pick up a handful of squash. In all honesty, I’m not a big fan of squash, but I think my wife is and hence why I buy the stuff, plus I have no problem supporting the farmers. No problem at all. So as I picked up some acorn, butternut, and spaghetti squash, I decided to come up with a riff on the favorite browned butter and sage pasta with butternut squash. Did my wife love it" YES.
Roasted Butternut Squash with Sage and Browned Butter Recipe
Let’s get started.
1 lb of your favorite pasta, cooked just before al dente (I used a thin linguine)
1 whole butternut squash, peeled, seeds removed, and cubed
generous pinch of salt and pepper
drizzle of olive oil
1/2 cup fresh sage leaves, chopped
4 tbsp unsalted butter
cherry tomatoes, quartered, optional
pinch of red chili flakes, optional
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees. Add the cubed butternut squash to a baking dish, season with salt and pepper, and drizzle with olive oil.
Bake for 30 minutes until fork tender, and let cool.
Cook your pasta just before al dente, drain and set to the side.
Roasted Butternut Squash and Browned Butter Sage Pasta Ingredients
Heat a large skillet on medium heat, and then add in the butter. Let the butter sizzle and bubble and get a light brown, then add in the pasta and squash. Gently toss, and cook for a minute or two.
Add in the sage, chili flakes, and parmesan cheese, and give another good toss. Cook for a few more minutes until the cheese slightly melts, then serve. Add a ...