Butternut Squash and Yukon Gold Potatoes with Sage-Brown Butter
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This starchy side dish is upscale-enough for a holiday but simple enough to pull together during an ordinary week.
cooking spray2 spray(s)
uncooked butternut squash2 pound(s), peeled, cut into 1-inch chunks ( about 6 cups)
uncooked Yukon gold potato(es)2 pound(s), cut into 1-inch chunks (about 6 cups)
kosher salt1 ½ tsp
black pepper¼ tsp, freshly ground
fresh sage¼ cup(s), leaves, packed
unsalted butter4 Tbsp
- Place a large, rimmed, nonstick baking sheet in oven. Preheat oven to 425ºF.
- Carefully remove warmed baking sheet from oven; coat with cooking spray. Place squash and potatoes on prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Roast, tossing about halfway through cooking, until squash and potatoes are tender and slightly browned, about 35 to 40 minutes.
- Meanwhile, after vegetables have cooked for about 20 minutes, place butter in a small saucepan (the smaller the better); set pan over medium-low heat. Let butter sit until it melts; continue to cook butter until it foams. Start swirling pan and continue to cook butter until foam subsides and milk solids brown. The butter will have a nutty smell - be careful not to cook it too long or it can burn. Remove pan from heat and immediately crumble sage into butter (be careful, the butter will bubble).
- Transfer squash and potatoes to a serving platter or bowl; drizzle with hot butter mixture and toss to coat. Yields about 3/4 cup per serving.