Sage is one of those spices that you can sprinkle into your dish to take it to the next level. However, sage can also be the star of your dish, especially for the holidays. Sage is a part of the mint family and gives meals an earthy flavor and a strong, inviting aroma. However, even when it’s the star of your dish, a little bit goes a long way! Don’t forget to check out these sage recipes and many more on our Food Monster App!
1. Squash Risotto with Fried Sage
Source: Squash Risotto with Fried Sage
Risotto is the food equivalent of a hug in a bowl, and this squash risotto takes comfort food to a new level. Roasting the squash brings out its natural sweetness in this Squash Risotto with Fried Sage by Fraiche Food, Jillian Harris & Tori Wesszer; if you don’t feel like dealing with the hassle of peeling the acorn squash (those ridges can be such a pain in the you know what), simply replace it with more butternut squash, which has a sweeter flavour.
2. Butternut Squash and Apple Galette with Sage
This is a savory galette that has just a touch of sweetness coming from the beautifully roasted apple slices. Beneath the layers of roasted squash and apples are sautéed onions, all wrapped in a sage freckled crust. This Butternut Squash and Apple Galette with Sage by Marie Reginato absolutely heavenly. It’s also synch to whip together!
3. Sage Purple Potato Cakes With Saffron Sauce and Turnip Greens
These Sage Purple Potato Cakes With Saffron Sauce and Turnip Greens by Valentina Chiappa are an easy, elegant, and healthy recipe! Drizzle over saffron sauce and top with turnips for a delicious simple dinner.
4. Pumpkin Ravioli in White Wine Butter Sage Sauce
Although making your own ravioli takes a bit more work than opening a package, with hard work comes great reward. These Pumpkin Ravioli in White Wine Butter Sage Sauce by Gabrielle St. Claire have pumpkin folded into the dough, which gives them a lovely orange color. Then, they are stuffed with creamy pumpkin purée and vegan Parmesan and cooked until tender. The finishing touch is a delicious white wine butter sauce that is perfectly seasoned with fresh sage. This makes a small serving, so it is the perfect entrée for an intimate gathering or you can double the batch and freeze the rest for later!
5. Sage Rosemary and Thyme Stuffing
Source: Sage Rosemary and Thyme Stuffing
Herbs aside, we’ve loaded our holiday stuffing with sweet dried cranberries, the classic carrot & celery smash combo, roasted pecans, pepitas, and a full cup of green lentils for those holiday gains you know? This baked Sage Rosemary and Thyme Stuffing by Logan Dunn & Lexus Osman is anything but boring.
6. Sage Pesto
Source: Sage Pesto
Sage pairs perfectly with squash and sweet potato, so just imagine how amazing this sage pesto will be on any and all of your festive and seasonal fall recipes! Try out this Sage Pesto by Ashley Smyczek!
7. Portobello Pumpkin Ravioli With Sage and Walnut Pesto
Pumpkin and sage is a classic flavor combination that can’t be beat. These hearty Portobello Pumpkin Ravioli With Sage and Walnut Pesto by Medha Swaminathan are packed with portobello mushroom filling and topped with a chunky sage and walnut pesto!
8. Cauliflower Cranberry Sage Stuffing
With this Cauliflower Cranberry Sage Stuffing by Daniela Modesto, there’s truly not much to stress over. It’s cutting up a bunch of veggies and herbs and tossing them with cauliflower. If you’re following a paleo way of eating or are gluten free, this is going to be a nice alternative for your Thanksgiving table. The vegetables work exceptionally well with the sweetness of the cranberries and the earthy taste of sage. It will not disappoint.
9. Sage and Onion Seitan Roast
Source: Sage and Onion Seitan Roast
Seitan is a plant-based meat made from vital wheat gluten, but this Sage and Onion Seitan Roast by Becca Pusey adds something unique…beans! White beans add a texture to this roast that’s incomparable to anything else. The end result is a meaty, chewy roast with a crispy crust and sage and onion flavor throughout.
10. Sweet Potato and Sage Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
This Sweet Potato and Sage Lentil Shepherd’s Pie by Kristen Genton is a complete meal! You have your protein/base and yummy potatoes on top. This rendition has a mushroom and lentil filling with a creamy sweet potato and sage topping!
11. Caramelized Squash With Saffron Rice and Sage Gremolata
The combination of roasted, slightly sweet, and herbal butternut squash with saffron rice and this flavorful sage gremolata is pure healthy comfort. This Caramelized Squash With Saffron Rice and Sage Gremolata by Christine DesRoches is naturally free from gluten and dairy, and ready in under an hour. Plus, it looks super elegant- consider serving it for the holidays!
12. Sweet Potato Gnocchi With Brown Butter Sage Sauce
13. Roasted Veggie Pasta With Sage Cream Sauce
When we think of fall, we think of flavorful comfort foods and roasted veggies. This filling Roasted Veggie Pasta With Sage Cream Sauce by Kristen Genton, with seasonal and colorful root vegetables, is just that kind of meal. Covered with a cream sauce made from garlic and fresh sage, it provides a balance of flavor between roast vegetables and herby sauce.
14. Kale-Basil Pesto Pasta with Apple-Sage Sausage
This Kale-Basil Pesto Pasta with Apple-Sage Sausage by Annie Oliverio is packed with nutrient-dense ingredients – use your favorite combination of greens and vegetables – and has no added oil and no gluten (if you use a GF pasta). And just like that you’ve got a delicious, cheesy, guilt-free dinner on your hands.
15. Pumpkin Puree Sage Risotto
Source: Pumpkin Puree Sage Risotto
Loving these sage recipes? Check out our 15 Stunning Thanksgiving Entrées Made With Just Vegetables and our 25 Meat-Free Main Dishes for Your Thanksgiving Feast!
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