Butternut Squash with Brown Butter and Sage

This easy butternut squash is sweet and savory, thanks to some deliciously nutty sage-infused brown butter. Slideshow:  10 Fast Thanksgiving Side Dishes 

Butternut Squash with Brown Butter and Sage
Photo: © Emily Farris 
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • One 3-pound butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch dice

  • 1/2 cup sage leaves, torn in 1/2-inch pieces

  • Sea salt

  • Freshly ground pepper


  1. In a large sauté pan, melt the butter over moderately high heat. Swirl the butter in the pan until foaming subsides and the butter just begins to brown. Add the butternut squash and sage, season with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Cook over moderate heat for 10 minutes, or until tender and golden brown. Transfer to a bowl and serve.

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