This Compound Butter with Sage and Squash 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.
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.
Well, it’s mostly in the name: Compound Butter with Sage and Squash, but let’s get more specific. . .
- butternut squash purée
- unsalted butter
- fresh sage
- smoked paprika and salt
Uses for Compound Butter with Sage and Squash
- 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?
- This butter is fabulous for basting chicken and turkey.
Can you almost taste how amazing any of those would be!?
Baste your Thanksgiving Turkey with it!
And now, the best — and most timely — idea of all. Why not baste your Thanksgiving turkey with this divine Compound Butter with Sage and Squash? It’s bursting with fall flavors, after all.
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.
Can you make Compound Butter with Sage and Squash ahead?
Yes! Most compound butters can be made up to a week in advance.
More compound butter recipes:
- Avocado Butter
- Hatch Chile-Agave Butter
- Meyer Lemon-Dill Butter
- Spiced Chai Butter
- Smoky Tomato Butter
- Rosemary Orange Butter
Roasted Butternut Squash Sage Butter
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.)