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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Easy Butternut Squash Ravioli with Sage Butter Sauce


I'm really not the type of cook who can taste a certain dish in a restaurant and then turn around and re-create it at home.  I've had plenty of trials that turned out to be major errors. (Just ask my family!)  But, I recently had a moment of success and it was so delicious, I had to share it with you all.

It started last fall when I had a butternut squash pasta dish at Macaroni Grill and absolutely fell in love with that flavor combination.  I loved it so much so that it's still on my mind a year later.  (I know--food issues much?)

So, after a little experimentation at home, I came up with a dish that's perfect for my fall cravings and super-easy to make, too.




Here's what you'll need:

3 cups butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
3 Tbsp brown sugar
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 20 oz pkg refrigerated four-cheese ravioli
4 Tbsp butter
1 tsp dried sage
1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese


Start by preheating your oven to 475°. In a large bowl, mix together the brown sugar and olive oil.  



Then, peel and cube the squash. (If you've never done this, click here for an easy step-by-step.)





Then, add the squash to the bowl and coat with the oil and sugar mixture.




Pour this onto a roasting pan and place in the oven for approximately 20 minutes.  (By the way, the roasted butternut makes a great side dish as well.)




While the squash is roasting, prepare the ravioli according to package directions.  I used Buitoni Four Cheese Ravioli --delish!




While the ravioli cooks, melt the butter in a small saucepan, then stir in the sage.






When the ravioli is done, drain and toss with the sage butter sauce and parmesan cheese.  Pour it onto a large platter and top with the roasted butternut squash.  





It's super-simple, yet delicious.  Hope you love this flavor of fall.  I'm making this again tonight!





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4 comments:

  1. This looks WONDERFUL! I think we will be having this for dinner one day next week.

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  2. Thanks for sharing...I'll be trying it out soon!

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  3. Oh, My, Word! This looks so good and I love butternut squash! Thank you for sharing and thank you for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House. It means the world. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/10/make-it-pretty-monday-week-18.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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