Brown Butter Sage Sauce for Butternut Squash Pasta

Try this fast and easy fall recipe for brown butter and sage sauce. Add it to classic butternut squash pasta, gnocchi, ravioli, or pan seared chicken for a seasonal meal. The pasta used in this example is the Fall Zucchette Pasta from Trader Joe’s.

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Pair this pasta with pan seared chicken breast and you’ll be in for a treat. 

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This pasta recipe is large enough to feed the whole family and is a crowd favorite every time I make it…

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  1. Melt butter and sage in a skillet for 2 – 3 minutes.
  2. Add al dente butternut squash pasta and toss to combine.
  3. Add parmesan cheese and black pepper to serve.
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Brown Butter Sage Sauce with Butternut Squash Pasta

Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make this brown butter and sage pasta sauce.

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  • ½ cup butter, salted
  • 10 small sage leaves, fresh
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, shaved
  • ⅛ tsp ground pepper
  • 1 lb butternut squash pasta (I used the Fall Zucchette Pasta from Trader Joe’s)
Boiling butternut squash pasta

How to cook brown butter and sage pasta sauce

Now I’ll walk you through the detailed recipe steps with extra tips…

  1. Melt butter with sage in a medium skillet on the stove, on medium heat. Stir regularly 2-3 minutes until sauce is fragrant. 
  2. To serve with pasta, turn off the heat of the burner, and add al dente cooked pasta. Add a little pasta sauce water if desired. 
  3. Serve pasta with brown butter sage sauce, a sprinkle of shredded Parmesan cheese, and fresh-cracked pepper. 
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Hey home chef, hope that answers all your questions about making a brown butter and sage pasta sauce – I hope you enjoy it for many weeknight dinners and holiday meals to come! 

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Brown Butter Sage Sauce with Butternut Squash Pasta

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Try this fast and easy fall recipe for brown butter and sage sauce. Add it to classic butternut squash pasta, gnocchi, ravioli, or pan seared chicken for a seasonal meal. The pasta used in this example is the Fall Zucchette Pasta from Trader Joe’s.

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Course: Main Course, Main Dish

Cuisine: American, Italian

Diet: Vegetarian

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4 people

Calories: 203kcal

Instructions

  • Melt butter with sage in a medium skillet on the stove, on medium heat. Stir regularly 2-3 minutes until sauce is fragrant.

  • To serve with pasta, turn off the heat of the burner, and add al dente cooked pasta. Add a little pasta sauce water if desired.

  • Serve pasta with brown butter sage sauce, a sprinkle of shredded Parmesan cheese, and fresh-cracked pepper.

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Nutrition

Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.02g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 182mg | Potassium: 7mg | Sugar: 0.02g | Vitamin A: 709IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.01mg



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