roasted butternut squash with sage & dried cherries

★★★★★ 4
By Jo Zimny
from Ithaca, NY

It's fall and time for squash. I love butternut squash and paired with the sage and dried cherries it's so delicious. I use coconut oil because it doesn't go rancid when heated like other oils.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is a simple way to roast butternut squash and the final result is big on flavor. We loved the sweet onion combined with the butternut squash. Sage adds a slightly earthy flavor to the side dish that's balanced by the dried cherries. The cherries almost taste like dried cranberries. The perfect fall side dish. It would be delicious at Thanksgiving dinner, too.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 4
serves 4
prep time 20 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For roasted butternut squash with sage & dried cherries

  • 1 md
    butternut squash
  • 4 Tbsp
    coconut oil (divided in half)
  • sea salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • 2 md
    sweet onions
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh chopped sage
  • 4 Tbsp
    dried organic cherries

How To Make roasted butternut squash with sage & dried cherries

  • Butternut squash peeled and seeds removed.
    1
    Preheat oven to 375 F. Peel the squash with a potato peeler and cut in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds and discard them.
  • Butternut squash chunks coated in coconut oil, salt, and pepper.
    2
    Cut the squash in large chunks and put them in a huge bowl. Add the two tablespoons of coconut oil, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat the squash.
  • Roasted butternut squash chunks on a baking sheet.
    3
    Arrange on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes or until caramelized.
  • Onion chunks coated with coconut oil, salt, and pepper.
    4
    Peel the onions and cut into large chunks and put them into a large bowl. Coat with the remaining 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Onion chunks on a baking sheet.
    5
    Spread on a second parchment-lined baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until well caramelized.
  • Squash, onions, sage, and cherries in a bowl.
    6
    When the squash and onions are done, put in a big bowl toss with the sage and cherries.
  • Roasted Butternut Squash With Sage and Dried Cherries on a plate.
    7
    Serve warm and enjoy.
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