This Roasted Butternut Squash Sage Butter will bring depth and warm flavors to anything it’s added to. Spread it on bread, melt it over steak, or baste a chicken or turkey with it.This Roasted Butternut Squash Sage Butter is a compound butter.
What is a compound butter?
A compound butter is a mixture of butter and other ingredients. They are typically used to enhance flavor in various dishes, much in the way a sauce would.
I absolutely love blending delicious flavors into butter — you can do this with almost anything, and then use it on almost anything.
Imagine the flavors of earthy sage, sweet squash, and smoky paprika melting over a bowl of Pappardelle pasta.
Or how about on a grilled rib-eye steak?
What about a warm slice of rustic bread?
Can you almost taste how amazing any of those would be!?And now, the best — and most timely — idea of all. Why not baste your Thanksgiving turkey with this divine Roasted Butternut Squash Sage Butter?
I’m telling you, you will be so happy you did. And so will your guests!
Of course, you can still brine the turkey, and do all of the other good stuff to the turkey like I did here. Or simply use the butter.
This recipe is super quick and easy if you roast the squash ahead of time. Here’s a step-by-step guide to roasting a butternut squash.
Please note that the prep time does not include roasting the squash. (Here's How to Roast Butternut Squash.)
Makes about ½ cup
- 4 ounces unsalted butter, softened
- 2 tablespoons roasted butternut squash purée (click here for How to Roast a Butternut Squash)
- 1 tablespoon fresh sage, finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
Mix all of the ingredients together until it's as smooth as possible. (Having the butter soft enough is very important -- it should be room temperature, but not melted.)