Roasted butternut squash & apples with fresh sage

by Suzanne on November 21, 2013

in Side Dish

Roasted butternut squash, apple with fresh sage | you-made-that.comIt’s almost Thanksgiving and I can hardly wait. Everyone says it’s all about the turkey but I think it’s all about the sides, because we usually only have 2 turkey’s but about 6 or 7 side dishes. What are your favorite side dishes? Mine has to be the stuffing, but I also like the mashed potatoes too, then sweet potatoes, salads and finally the PIE :).

sqaushandapplesToday I’m joining with some other bloggers in a group that Kita from Pass the Sushi started called Pass the Cookbook Club. If you are like many us and have lots of cookbooks that you love to look at but seem to leave the recipes in the book then you should join us and begin cooking those recipes. Kita keeps us updated on the facebook page, she chooses 3 recipes that we may try from a popular cookbook, then we make it and post our recipes or if you are not a blogger you can still share  your recipe and photo on the facebook page. It’s great fun to see all the recipes and photos so please join us.  This month we got to choose from 3 recipes from Molto Gusto – Easy Italian Cooking from Mario Baltali and Mark Ladner. I enjoyed making this dish, it took hardly any time because I cheated and bought already chopped up butternut squash. Apples go well with the squash and I love roasted vegetables. The sauce was a little too tangy for me but my husband really liked the tangy sauce, so I guess it just depends on the amount of acidity you prefer. The fresh sage was nice fresh component to the dish and in the future I would probably use reduced balsamic vinegar with a little sugar too.  I’m sure you could customize this simple side dish any way you like


Roasted butternut squash & apples with fresh sage

1 cup apple cider
2 lbs. of butternut squash cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 Granny Smith Apples
3 T. olive oil
Sea salt and cracked black pepper
2 T. Asian Fish sauce
2 T. rice wine vinegar
2 T. fresh chopped sage

Step 1: Preheat oven to broil. Toss the squash with 2 T. olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Step 2: Put the squash on a sheet pan in single layer and broil stirring occasionally until charred in places and starts to soften.
Step 3: Toss the apples with remaining oil and season with salt and pepper, toss onto baking sheet and back into the oven until apples and squash are tender.
Step 4: While the squash and apples are cooking put the cider in small sauce pan and cook until it reduces to 2 T.
Step 5: Combine the cider, sherry vinegar and fish sauce, and chopped sage in a small bowl then when the apples are ready to serve pour over the vegetables and enjoy.

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1 Laura (Tutti Dolci) November 22, 2013 at 1:06 am

Perfect Thanksgiving side, I love butternut squash!

2 Choc Chip Uru November 22, 2013 at 2:46 am

The ingredients are wonderful, they combine deliciously 😀


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3 Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction November 22, 2013 at 10:38 am

Roasted butternut squash is my favorite! I’m all about the sides for Thanksgiving, too, and this one looks perfect!

4 Julia | November 22, 2013 at 2:36 pm

What a beautiful dish for Thanksgiving. love the playfulness of colors in this one! Pinned!

5 Patty November 23, 2013 at 6:55 pm

I agree with you 100% -it’s all about the side dishes on Turkey Day- we should call it Side Dish Day but seriously Thanksgiving is my favorite eating holiday and it nice to give thanks too 😉
I love anything with roasted butternut squash and with apples and fresh sage-oh’ve got a winner on your hands Suzanne!!! I like the idea of trying recipes from cookbooks in an organized fashion-I’m such a cookbook lover and collector…need to give a few of mine away 😉 Happy Thanksgiving 😉

6 Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} November 24, 2013 at 9:20 pm

I was just at my parents today and we were planning out the Thanksgiving day meal! I said I would bring a veggie and now I just landed on your page. I think this is the side I am bringing. Hope you and your family have a great holiday!!!

7 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts November 25, 2013 at 5:48 pm

I sat this pass the cookbook club out, but this squash looks incredible! I am all about the sides too, stuffing is my favorite!

8 Amy (Savory Moments) November 27, 2013 at 8:04 pm

I’m intrigued by the use in fish sauce in this dish! It looks really delicious and I love the fresh sage on top – very fallish!

9 Adri November 29, 2013 at 10:06 am

Your cookbook club is fabulous idea. I have hundreds of books that literally sit on the shelf unopened… funny how I was SO sure I’d make everything from them when I made the purchase… this dish looks wonderful. Roasting brings out the very best in squash, don’t you think? This is my first visit to your site, and I am so pleased to have found “your space on the web.”

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