It really has been a while since I’ve shared a recipe with you all.

Trust me, I really miss the kitchen. Between the wedding, the move and the apartment search, I haven’t had my own kitchen for over a month!

The end is in sight though and I’ve got a huge list of things that need to be made. I’m baaaack! ;)

Anyway, brown butter is pretty much amazing. I’m convinced you could drizzle it over anything and whatever it was would taste delicious.

When you combine brown butter with squash and sage however, you are instantly transported to fall and all that comes with it. Crunchy leaves, pumpkin lattes, and brown boots. Any squash (or vegetable for that matter) would work although the acorn squash that I used was especially delicious.

And it felt like fall while I was eating it, even though I haven’t busted out my brown boots quite yet.


Acorn Squash with Sage Brown Butter


  • 2 small acorn sqush, sliced
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped sage
  • salt & pepper


  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Bake squash for about 45-60 minutes until soft.
  3. Heat butter on medium-low heat.
  4. When hot, add sage and season with salt & pepper.
  5. Cook, stirring frequently for about 10 minutes until butter is a brownish shade and sage is crispy.
  6. Brush butter mixture over squash slices and serve.
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15 Comments (Reply )

  1. EA-The Spicy RD
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 8:19 am

    This is perfect timing-I just bought an acorn squash yesterday and wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it. Thanks for the inspiration :-). Love how pretty the acorn squash rigs are!


    • Emily
      Oct 20, 2011 @ 10:14 am

      I know, kind of a pain to cut the rings, but so much prettier!


  2. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 10:49 am

    I have yet to make acorn squash this year. Looks delicious :)


  3. thehealthyapron
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 11:02 am

    I’ve been obsessed with acorn squash as of late! YUMMY!


  4. Stephanie @cookinfanatic
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 11:25 am

    I am on a total acorn squash kick right now, this recipe sounds delicious!!


  5. Nicola
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 11:43 am

    I really know how you feel about not having your own kitchen. I’m in the process of moving from London to Amsterdam and I’ve not had my own kitchen since September 5th…oh how I miss it. Fortunately my mother-in-law lends me hers until I have my own again but unfortunately she has electric hobs and not gas – seems there is a lot of that in Amsterdam! Is it only me who finds electric hobs a challenge?
    I’m going to make this tomorrow – looks great!


    • Emily
      Oct 20, 2011 @ 7:17 pm

      Is a hob an oven? I’m not familiar with the term!


  6. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 1:43 pm

    Yum, I totally agree- brown butter is amazing! And it makes anything feel more fall-like. :)


  7. sarah k @ the pajama chef
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 2:27 pm

    I love squash and the sage brown butter sound fantastic!


  8. Evan Thomas
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 4:19 pm

    I haven’t had brown butter in a while; the addition of sage over squash sounds perfect for Fall.


  9. Erika @ Dr.TriRunner
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 7:53 pm

    True story: I have never cooked (or eaten) an acorn squash before. Tried just about every other kind except acorn!! (In fact, I’m eating butternut right now!) I might have to try this one. :)


  10. sarah@spinach and spice
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 9:22 pm

    I know how you felt.. I’ve been missing my kitchen too!
    It’s great that you’re back :) and back with browned butter? Yes, puhlease!


  11. Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous!
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 10:13 pm

    I’m on a serious acorn squash kick right now! I made acorn squash chili today and it was delicious. I will have to try this one asap! Thanks girl!


  12. Lori@FakeFoodFree
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 4:47 pm

    I love it when squash is made simple. This sounds like a great version. Beautiful, rustic pics as well!


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