Butternut Squash with Sage

Photo: Clive Streeter
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins

This warm and comforting dish is the epitome of fall flavors.


  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 pounds butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into ¾-inch chunks

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage (or ½ teaspoon dried)


  1. Melt butter in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add butternut squash. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, tossing frequently, until squash is lightly browned, 5 to 6 minutes.

  2. Add 1/4 cup water, and reduce heat to a simmer. Cover, and cook until squash is fork-tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

  3. Toss with sage.

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