Easy Roasted Butternut Squash with Sage Recipe

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This Roasted Butternut Squash with Sage recipe features cubes of butternut squash cooked to perfection with olive oil, garlic and fresh sage. It makes a healthy and delicious fall and winter side dish that is naturally gluten-free, paleo, and vegan. Learn how to make baked butternut squash with this simple recipe that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

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Roasted Butternut Squash with Sage

This simple, 4-ingredient side is perfect for Thanksgiving and the holidays. The star of this dish is butternut squash, which is a type of winter squash that is rich in fiber and vitamins A, C and E. It has a naturally sweet flavor that is enhanced when roasted.

The savory, slightly peppery flavor of sage is the perfect herb to complement the sweet, nutty flavor of butternut squash. A bit of fresh garlic also balances the flavor of the squash very well.

Tips for Preparing Butternut Squash

While butternut squash is relatively straightforward to peel and cut, a vegetable peeler and well-sharpened knife will make peeling and chopping the squash less of a hassle. Simply use the knife to cut off the ends of the squash and then peel off the skin with the vegetable peeler. Then slice it lengthwise down the middle, scrape out the seeds and chop the flesh into approximately 1-inch cubes.

You can also microwave the squash before you begin peeling to make the process easier. To do this, pierce the squash a few times with a fork and microwave it whole for 1 – 2 minutes. This helps loosen and soften the skin, making it easier to remove.

However, if peeling and chopping isn’t your thing, you can also find pre-peeled and pre-chopped butternut squash in the produce aisle at your grocery store.

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Roasted Butternut Squash with Sage

Close-up overhead view of a serving bowl of Roasted Butternut Squash with Sage on a grey background.
Cubes of butternut squash roasted to perfection with olive oil, fresh sage and garlic. A healthy and delicious fall side that is naturally vegan and paleo.
Alia Kay
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Side
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 100 calories

Ingredients

  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh sage
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Season generously with salt and pepper and toss until squash is evenly coated.
  • Spread squash out in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Roast for about 30 minutes, turning over halfway through baking time, until squash is fork tender. Serve warm.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Butternut Squash with Sage
Amount per Serving
Calories
100
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
4
g
6
%
Sodium
 
5
mg
0
%
Potassium
 
440
mg
13
%
Carbohydrates
 
15
g
5
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Vitamin A
 
13315
IU
266
%
Vitamin C
 
26.7
mg
32
%
Calcium
 
70
mg
7
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to five days or in the freezer for up to three months.
Keyword Baked Butternut Squash, Roasted Butternut Squash

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12 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I love butternut squash, I have it growing in my garden and love any recipe which uses it as an ingredient. So I am going to love to try this recipe. Adding sage must give it such a fragrant flavour as well. Thanks for the recipe and have a great weekend, Alia.

    1. Hi Ashika! That’s so cool that you grow butternut squash in your garden! Anytime I want butternut squash I have to buy it from the store. Yeah sage goes so well with butternut squash, I think it’s probably the best herb to use with it. You are very welcome and I hope you have a great weekend too my dear! 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Prepping butternut squash is probably one of the scarier kitchen tasks in my mind, so I love the trick to microwave it for a bit to soften it! And it sounds so tasty with sage. (:

  3. 5 stars
    Hey Alia! I really enjoyed your recipe, it was so yummy and delicious. I also really like your photography. Thanks for sharing your new amazing recipes!

  4. 5 stars
    This looks like a great vegetarian side dish for fall! It’s so simple and yet packed with flavor! Thanks for the tip on microwaving the squash for easier peeling. 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    Yum! My mouth is watering after seeing your recipe, Alia! Perfect combo of ingredients. Can I prepare this dish without garlic? 🙂