Brown Butter & Sage Acorn Squash

We like acorn squash because its skin is tender enough to eat (which saves you the hassle of peeling), but any winter squash will work for this nutty, maple-drizzled side.

Brown Butter & Sage Acorn Squash
Photo: Greg DuPree
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 1 medium acorn squash, halved, seeded and cut into 12 wedges

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh sage

  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 3 tablespoons pepitas, toasted


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.

  2. Toss squash with oil, nutmeg, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast until lightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, whisk butter in a small skillet over medium-low heat until melted. Cook until the solids at the bottom begin to brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in sage, maple syrup and lemon juice.

  4. Flip the squash and spoon the butter mixture over the top. Continue roasting until golden and tender, 8 to 10 minutes more. Serve sprinkled with pepitas.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

200 Calories
15g Fat
16g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 3 wedges
Calories 200
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Vitamin A 619IU 12%
Sodium 330mg 14%
Potassium 395mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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