Oven-Roasted Winter Squash with Garlic and Sage

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Oven-baked winter squash.

Oven-baked winter squash.
Oven-baked winter squash.Click To Enlarge

Oven-baked winter squash.

Photo: Susan Belsinger

3 pounds winter squash
1/3 cup olive oil
10 to 12 cloves garlic, halved lengthwise
About 12 sage leaves cut into chiffonade; about 2 tablespoons
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Use whichever winter squash you prefer. Some of my favorites are Sweet Dumpling, Delicata, Blue Hubbard, Carnival, acorn, and butternut; I usually use two different types for this dish. This is so simple and oh-so-good.

Serves 8

Preheat oven to 400º F.  Cut the squash into quarters lengthwise and remove the seeds and strings.  Using a sharp vegetable peeler, peel the squash.  Cut it into 1/2-inch dice.  Toss the squash with the olive oil, garlic, sage, and generously season with salt and pepper.  Transfer the prepared squash into a large, well-oiled baking dish.

Bake the squash, turning occasionally for 20 minutes.  Reduce temperature to 350º F and bake for another 20 minutes, turning occasionally.  The squash are done when they have some browned edges and they are soft and tender.  Serve immediately.

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Comments (3)

roberthais writes: nice.
Posted: 4:46 am on February 16th
stevejon writes: One of the best...
Posted: 4:56 am on February 9th
Lukewhite writes: Definitely going to try this at home...
Posted: 2:46 am on December 23rd
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