Sage Brown Butter Sauce Recipe

Sage Brown Butter Sauce

The Spruce 

Ratings (29)
  • Total: 8 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
174 Calories
16g Fat
8g Carbs
2g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.

Ingredients

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

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  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.

  4. Season the sage brown butter sauce with ground black pepper.

  5. Serve and enjoy.