Roasted Butternut Squash With Sage And Balsamic Syrup

Roasted Butternut Squash With Sage And Balsamic Syrup
Recipe by Dragon

This roasted butternut squash is the perfect fall side dish. You might think that the sweetness of the balsamic syrup would overpower the squash but it doesn't. The tastes compliment each other nicely. Just remember that a little syrup goes a long way. And, it's so pretty on a plate. Enjoy!

Serves 4


Butternut Squash:
1 medium butternut squash (about 2 pounds), cut into 1 inch pieces
1 tablespoon sage leaves, finely chopped
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 shallots, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Balsamic Syrup:
1 cup balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons of brown sugar
8 sage leaves

1. Combine balsamic vinegar, brown sugar and sage leaves in a saucepan over medium/low heat.

2. Simmer until reduced by ½ and has the consistency of syrup.

3. Be careful not to let it reduce too much or it will become bitter and hard. Also watch out for the fumes from the vinegar as it cooks.

4. Allow the syrup to come to room temperature. You can cover and refrigerate the syrup for up to 2 weeks.

5. Bring the syrup to room temperature before using it.

6. Preheat oven to 350.

7. Combine all the butternut squash ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.

8. Spread out the squash evenly onto a lined baking sheet.

9. Roast squash 30 to 35 minutes until tender and caramelized. Turn the squash once halfway through.

10. To serve the squash, spoon onto a plate and drizzle with a some of the balsamic syrup.


Vijitha said...

yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy! looks so tempting.

Nic said...

I adore butternut squash, I bought one today. This recipe looks really good!

Núria said...

Delicious, Dragon! I've a Small pumpkin waiting for this side dish... it must have Dragon written somewhere ;D

Hanaâ said...

That looks delicious. Very nice presentation. I love butternut squash. Thanks for sharing the recipe.


Anonymous said...

What a great recipe! I've been looking for ideas for butternut squash beyond soup and this one works for me. Thanks!

Darius T. Williams said...

I love a balsamic glaze...yumm!


Anonymous said...

Oh I love the glaze idea, I would never have thought of that. Beautiful presentation too!

Anonymous said...

I can almost taste the flavour of that right through my monitor. It's a great photo!

Anonymous said...

uncanny!! roasted butternut squash have been on my mind since friday. this must be a sign. looks really good by the way ;) x

Lo said...

I love this. And since I have a whole load of butternuts sitting down the basement and waiting to be used, I just might try it.

Love the balsamic glaze idea.

test it comm said...

Nice way to enjoy butternut squash!

Dragon said...

vij: Just wait until you try it.

nicisme: Give it a try!

nuria: Try looking at the bottom of the pumpkin. :)

hanaa: Anytime!

paninikathy: You're welcome!

darius: It's got so many, many uses. I just love it.

noble: Thank you, my friend.

hanne: Thank you!

diva: It is a sign. Try it!

lo: Thanks!

kevin: Nice and yummy.

Anonymous said...

Another elegant and bookmarked recipe :)

Anonymous said...

You inspired me! I made this for supper, with roasted Italian sausage. Delicious!

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