Roasted Butternut Squash, Red Grapes and Sage

The second recipe for the South Arm Cooking Club for Seniors is Roasted Butternut Squash, Red Grapes and Sage.  This recipe is adapted from Bon Appetit and it serves 4 to 6.

This side dish is versatile in the sense that you can use it in different ways like as a topper for spinach salad or stuff it inside a whole wheat pita with a bit of blue cheese for an unusual and delicious snack.


This Roasted Butternut Squash, Red Grapes and Sage is easy to make fall recipe.

The grapes are a surprise to this recipe which I think you will like.

The hardest part of this recipe is cutting up the squash.  Charlene shared some tips on how to prepare butternut squash in a later kitchen.  If you’re making soup, simply cut the squash in half, lengthwise and bake in a 400F degrees oven until the flesh is soft enough to scoop out, about 45 minutes.  If you need to peel the squash, submerge the squash in a big pot of boiling water for 2 minutes.  This will soften the skin, making it easier for removal using a vegetable peeler.


  • 1 x 2 1/4 pounds butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups seedless red grapes (about 8 ounces)
  • 1 medium onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh sage leaves (or 1 tablespoon dry sage, crumbled)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts or walnuts (optional)



Roasted-Butternut-Squash-2-300x200I must say that we have to thank Sydney who cut up the squash with strong hands.

Marcel who is new to this cooking club partnered with Sydney to prepare this dish.

Roasted-Butternut-Squash-3-300x200Preheat the oven to 425F.

Combine butternut squash, grapes, onion and sage in a large bowl. Drizzle with oil and melted butter. Season generously with salt and pepper. Toss to coat.

Roasted-Butternut-Squash-4-300x200Spread out onto a large rimmed baking sheet.  Roast until squash and onion begin to brown, stirring occasionally, about 40 minutes.

You may sprinkle the finished dish with 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts or chopped walnuts for the extra crunch.

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