Full of aroma, sage goes so well with my favorite autumn ingredient sweet potatoes. Even better is sage that’s been cooked to a vibrant green and crispy texture.
There’s just something about crisp sage leaves that adds a bold flavor you would never achieve in its original state.
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In particular, crispy sage is perfect in my Sweet Potato Bake with Sage Butter Sauce side dish.
While the edges of the sliced sweet potatoes are baked until wavy, the potato itself is soft, so it needs the crunchy texture to create balance in each bite.
Additionally, the richness from the butter and golden garlic, that’s nearly sweet, makes it so easy to achieve full flavors without the use of so many ingredients.
If you decide to go a bit healthier, you can skip the butter all together and use coconut oil. I find refined coconut oil is much better for all types of cooking as it omits the flavors and aromas of coconut.
Refined coconut oil is processed, but still a much more nutritious alternative to butter, which I’m sure you’ll be using in mashed potatoes, turkey and gravy this Thanksgiving.
If you are still looking for last-minute recipes ideas, here are some for your consideration:
- roasted turkey in parchment paper
- pecan pie cheesecake
- garlic parmesan roasted butternut squash
- honey roasted butternut squash
- cheesy roasted potatoes with bacon
- parmesan sweet potato fries
- honey butter cloverleaf rolls
- easy cheesy garlic bread
- mini garlic monkey bread
- pull-apart garlic bread
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Sweet Potato Bake with Sage Butter Sauce Recipe
Sweet potato bake with cheese, sage and butter sauce. Easy peasy sweet potato side dish that goes well with any main entrees and perfect for holidays.
- 3 sweet potatoes, cleaned and sliced thin
- salt, to taste
- freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 sprig sage, chopped
- 1 cup pecorino romano cheese, shredded (90 g)
1Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
2Arrange the sweet potato slices in a circular pattern in the baking dish. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to the oven to bake for 1 hour.
3During the last few minutes of baking, combine the butter, garlic and sage in a small pan and cook on medium heat until the sage is crisp and the butter is slightly golden brown.
4Remove the sweet potato from oven and place on a trivet. Drizzle the sage butter sauce evenly as possible over the sweet potatoes. Sprinkle on the cheese, and serve.
Parmigiano reggiano or any type of hard, salty cheese is a good substitute for pecorino romano.