Roasted Acorn Squash with Brown Butter & Crispy Sage

Roasted Acorn Squash with Brown Butter & Crispy Sage

Ok, so I had never actually made crispy sage before…amazing! I am completely obsessed with it, and it is incredibly easy (bonus)! This is one of my new favorite ways to serve acorn squash. Not only is it beautiful, but the flavors are wonderful. If you like any kind of squash, you are bound to love this dish.


Wash squash, cut in half length-wise and scoop out the seeds. 


Slice into pieces that are about 3/4 in. thick- beautiful, right??


Toss in olive oil and salt to coat and arrange on a foil lined baking sheet.


Grab a handful of fresh sage from the garden and get ready for brown butter magic! 😉


Ok, it may not look like much, but it tastes amazing! Melt the butter and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until a beautiful golden brown color. Pour it over your baked squash when it comes out of the oven. Ta-Da! 

Recipe has been adapted from


Roasted Acorn Squash with Brown Butter & Crispy Sage

Prep- 5-10 mins; Cook time- 30 mins



  • 1 large or 2 small acorn squash
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 dashes salt
  • 4 Tbsp real butter (not butter substitute)
  • large bunch fresh sage leaves, approx 10-12 leaves, chopped



  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheet with foil.
  2. Wash squash, cut in half length-wise. Scoop out seeds and cut squash into 3/4 inch thick slices.
  3. Toss squash slices in olive oil and salt. Arrange on baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for about 30 mins until golden and tender.
  4. When squash is almost done baking (about 5-10 mins away), make brown butter sauce. Melt butter in saucepan over medium/low heat. Continue heating until butter reaches a nice golden brown color, stirring occasionally and being careful not to burn it. Once the butter is golden, add chopped sage and cook 1-2 minutes, until crispy.
  5. Remove squash from the oven and place in a serving dish. Drizzle with butter and sage mixture and serve immediately.





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