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Truth be told, I’m someone who gets way more excited about side dishes and appetizers than the actual main meal component! Playing with different colours and flavours without the need to follow exact measurement is a cooking technique I can truly enjoy and love sharing my creations!

I love the slightly sweet and starchy flavour of butternut squash, especially when it’s roasted to perfection.

Butternut squash offers us healing properties such as:

  • Rich in carotenoids antioxidants, which are used as vitamin A in the body, helping us fight inflammation & disease and build a strong defense system
  • Source of essential minerals like potassium, manganese, & magnesium to support cardiovascular health & energy
  • Good source of vitamin C for optimal skin, immune, and adrenal health

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Print Recipe
Pomegranate & Sage Hasselback Butternut Squash
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
side dishes
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
side dishes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425ºF (220ºC) and line a baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper.
  2. Rub half the oil over the squash halves and season with some salt and pepper. Place the squash halves on the baking sheet, cut side down, and roast for 15 minutes to soften.
  3. Remove the squash and allow to cool somewhat. Place two chopsticks (or wooden spoons) on both sides of the squash lengthwise. Using a sharp knife, thinly slice the squash until it reaches the chopstick (this prevents the knife from going all the way through). Repeat with remaining squash.
  4. Place sage leaves between the butternut squash slices.
  5. In a small bowl, stir together the nutmeg, sea salt, maple syrup, and remaining oil. Brush half of the mixture on the squash and place back in the oven for 20 minutes. Remove the squash, brush with the remaining mixture and bake for another 16 to 20 minutes, until cooked through.