Recipe: Squash baked with sage and chile butter

Recipe: Squash baked with sage and chile butter
A tasty, easy day-after-Thanksgiving side dish, made with sage and chile butter. (Carlos Chavez / Los Angeles Times)

Total time:

1 hour, 15 minutes




From Corie Brown and Donna Deane

5 pounds assorted squash such as buttercup, delicata, kabocha and carnival

1/4 cup olive oil

1 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/2 cup butter

2 tablespoons minced sage

1/2 teaspoon ancho



1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1. Heat the oven

to 375 degrees. Cut the squash in half and remove seeds. Cut into one-half-inch thick slices. It is not necessary to peel the squash. Toss the squash with olive oil, 1 teaspoon of the salt, and the pepper.

2. Arrange the squash

in a single layer on two large baking pans with sides. Bake 45 minutes to 1 hour, until the squash is lightly browned and tender.

3. Heat the butter

until melted. Stir in the sage, chile pepper and cumin. Brush the squash with the butter mixture during the last 5 minutes of baking.

Each serving:

248 calories; 2 grams protein; 23 grams carbohydrates; 3 grams fiber; 18 grams fat; 8 grams saturated fat; 30 mg. cholesterol; 373 mg. sodium.