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Hasselback Butternut Squash with Brown Butter Sage

Hasselback Butternut Squash with Brown Butter Sage and Bacon

A delicious holiday side dish that you can enjoy all year round. This Hasselback butternut squash recipe that has brown butter sage is made with fall produce and fall spices! 
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butternut squash with brown butter sage, hasselback butternut squash, roasted butternut squash
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6
Calories: 194kcal
Author: Rika Livingston


  • 1 large butternut squash
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp ground sage
  • ¼ tsp dried rosemary
  • tsp paprika


  • 2-3 tbsp real bacon bits (use more or less according to your liking
  • 2-3 tbsp walnut pieces (use more or less according to your liking
  • freshly shredded parmesan cheese


  • 12 fresh sage leaves


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Cut the butternut squash in half vertically. Scoop out seeds and pulp with a large spoon. Using a peeler, remove skin and white flesh below. You can leave the stem intact or off.
  • Brush the squash with olive oil then season with salt and pepper. Roast for about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and use a sharp knife and carefully slice the flesh into thin slices.  Cut as deep as you can without cutting all the way through.  This keeps the squash intact.
  • In a medium saucepan, add butter, sage, rosemary, apple cider vinegar, and maple syrup over medium-high heat. Cook for about 5 minutes.  Be sure to keep stirring to prevent burning.
  • Use a brush to spread the glaze all over the squash, then transfer the Hasselback squash to the oven, cook and basting every 15 minutes. Repeat this process until the squash is cooked through and tender for another 30 minutes or longer.
  • Optional: Add some fresh sage leaves to the baking sheet for about 3-5 minutes before the cooking is done.
  • Remove from the oven. Serve topped with shredded parmesan cheese, bacon bits, walnut pieces and browned butter sage leaves.


Nutrition Facts
Hasselback Butternut Squash with Brown Butter Sage and Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 194 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 77mg3%
Potassium 470mg13%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 13544IU271%
Vitamin C 26mg32%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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