Winter Squash with Fried Sage Leaves

Winter Squash with Fried Sage Leaves
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Crisp fried sage leaves add a new flavor twist to butternut squash.
15 min
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
8 servings

Ingredients

3 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Butter
1 tablespoon
vegetable oil
1/2 cup
loosely packed sage leaves
2 1/2 pounds (4 cups)
butternut squash, peeled, cubed
1/2 teaspoon
salt
1 clove
garlic, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon
pepper

Directions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon butter and oil in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; add sage leaves in single layer. Cook over low heat 1 minute or just until edges start to turn brown. Remove sage leaves from skillet with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Set skillet aside.
  2. Place squash into 3-quart saucepan; add 1 inch water and salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover; reduce heat to low. Cook 10-12 minutes or until squash is tender. Drain well.
  3. Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter to butter and oil in skillet. Cook over medium heat until melted; add garlic and pepper. Continue cooking 1-2 minutes or until garlic is tender. Pour garlic mixture over cooked squash; toss to coat.
  4. Crumble all but a few fried sage leaves just before serving; sprinkle over squash. Garnish with whole sage leaves.

Recipe Tips

- Sage leaves can be fried several hours ahead of time. Drain on paper towels; cover loosely.

- The squash and garlic sauce can be cooked ahead of time. Place squash in resealable plastic food bag; place garlic sauce in small container. Refrigerate until ready to use. To serve, heat squash thoroughly in microwave. Heat garlic mixture in microwave until melted. Place squash and garlic mixture in medium bowl; toss lightly.

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Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
130
Cholesterol
10mg
Carbohydrates
18g
Protein
2g
Fat
6g
Sodium
190mg
Dietary Fiber
4g

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