Sage Brown Butter Sauce Recipe

Sage butter sauce in pan
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  • 8 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins,
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Rich and savory sage brown butter sauce is a quick way to dress up roasted poultry, pasta, and vegetable dishes. It tastes especially luxurious drizzled over caramelized butternut squash or simple mashed potatoes.

What You'll Need

  • 8 tablespoons butter (1 stick)
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed and chopped
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped sage leaves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

How to Make It

  1. How to make sage brown butter sauce:
  2. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan set over low-medium heat. When the butter begins to get just slightly bubbly, add the chopped garlic clove.
  3. Stir the garlic in the butter for 1 minute. Add the chopped sage to the garlic butter and continue stirring and cooking the mixture for 1 to 2 additional minutes, until the butter has turned very light brown and has a rich, nutty aroma.
  1. Season the sage brown butter sauce with ground black pepper and serve it hot.
  2. This sage browned butter sauce recipe makes 4 to 6 servings.