Hasselback Butternut Squash
Hasselback Butternut Squash is a beautiful and delicious vegetarian side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas. This Hasselback squash recipe is half roasted for easy slicing, then basted with maple sage brown butter and roasted again. It's fairly simple to make, but is impressive looking enough for the high holidays!
- 1 medium butternut squash about 2lbs
- 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp finely chopped sage leaves or 1 tsp fresh sage
- pinch fine grain sea salt
Prepare the squash
Pre-heat your oven to 200°C / 400°F.
Slice the squash in half and remove the seeds. Use a vegetable peeler to remove all of the skin.
Rub the squash halves with olive oil, and place into a baking dish. Roast for 15 minutes.
Make the brown butter
Put the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
Once melted, allow the butter to simmer, swirling the pan every minute or so.
The butter will foam up; this is normal. Keep watching closely and swirling often as it will turn brown very quickly.
Remove from the heat and transfer the butter into a small bowl, leaving the sediment behind.
Add the maple syrup, minced sage leaves, and a pinch of salt to the brown butter.
Hasselback the squash
Transfer the par-cooked squash halves to a cutting board and place a wooden spoon on either side.
Using a sharp knife, slice 3/4 of the way through the squash. Repeat, making thin slices along the entire length of the squash.
Repeat with the second squash half, and then return to the baking dish.
Using a silicon brush, liberally brush the sliced squash halves with the maple brown butter.
Return the squash to the oven and roast for another 30 minutes until soft and golden. Baste the squash with the brown butter mixture once or twice during the roasting time.
Allow the squash to cool slightly, then serve.
- Nutrition values are an estimate only.
Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 341mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 10320IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg